1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Who makes a good 1911 in 9mm?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by wbwanzer, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. wbwanzer

    wbwanzer Well-Known Member

    I know, I know. It shouldn't be in 9mm. But that's what I'm thinking about. So play along if you can deal with 9mm. Who makes the most problem free 1911 in 9mm? And under $700. STI maybe? Who else? Tell me about yours and include pictures if you want. Thanks.
  2. Sal1911A1

    Sal1911A1 Active Member

    9mm 1911

    Lately I have been checking on the taurus pt1911 in 9mm, some good reviews on some other forums.
    Under the $700 price range you want.
  3. hq

    hq Well-Known Member

    Norinco NP-28 I almost accidentally bought a couple of years ago ($350) has turned out to be a very reliable, bare bones double stack 9mm 1911. Not the most accurate gun, trigger needed some work, sights are early milspec and fit and finish are barely acceptable, but most importantly, it goes bang every time you pull the trigger. IIRC, the magazines are Caspian-compatible, 15rd with flat base plate.
  4. smalls

    smalls Well-Known Member

    I daily carry an STI Spartan IV in 9mm. Extractor tension was too loose (common 9mm 1911 problem) when I first got it, but was an easy fix, and it's been 100% since then.

    It's the best option for <$700. The gut and finish are great, you get all the bells and whistles plus the best CS in the game.

    I've also heard nothing but good stuff about the RIA's. I've shot a few of their .45's, but no 9mm's.
  5. billy396

    billy396 Member

    I've had good luck with STI, Colt, Springfield, and Kimber 1911's in 9MM.
  6. TonyT

    TonyT Well-Known Member

    I had aSA 1911 target in 9mm - functioned flawlessly but rotten accuracy, 6 inch "groups" at 50 ft. Purchased a Dan Wesson PM-9 equally relaible and less than 1 inch groups at the same distance. The STI Trojan in 9mm, while not a stainless steel gun, is also quite good.
  7. smalls

    smalls Well-Known Member

    Except not one if those run <$700. Not even used.

    Well, maybe the SA.
  8. trickyasafox

    trickyasafox Well-Known Member

    RIA Tactical- I have one in 9mm and it is has been absolutely great. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it at all
  9. powder

    powder member

    My next 9mm will be the STI Tactical, but its around $1700.
  10. wrench

    wrench Well-Known Member

    I have an STI Spartan 5" in 9mm, got it last February. It's a fine shooter, accurate and reliable. Shoot reloads and factory ammo without issue.
    It's one of the guns that nearly always accompanies me to the range.
  11. wally

    wally Well-Known Member

    RIA "Tactical" 9mm about the best ~$450 you can spend on a 1911 pistol in 9mm or .45ACP

    I don't know your purpose, but for me the 1911 = .45ACP so I can't really see spending ~$800+ on a 9mm version who's only purpose is to allow using cheaper ammo.
  12. DC3-CVN-72

    DC3-CVN-72 Well-Known Member

    My twin brother just got a R.I.A 9mm. fit & finish is outstanding. We put 200 rounds of Federal 115 grn. fmj through it last friday. not one problem. I think @ $450.00 it is the best deal on a 9mm. 1911 by far. :)
  13. Kendahl

    Kendahl Well-Known Member

    Are the guns mentioned just 9 mm in the same sized frame as the .45s? It would be nice to have a 1911 style gun scaled down in length, width and height in proportion to the smaller cartridge.
  14. smalls

    smalls Well-Known Member

    9mm 1911's are the same size as their .45 counterparts.

    The SA EMP is a compact 1911 designed around the 9mm cartridge.
  15. TheReiver

    TheReiver Well-Known Member

    Confession: I've wanted a 1911 in 9mm since I saw The Way of The Gun........

    Anyway I've not used one but I've heard great things about the STI Spartan.
  16. rswartsell

    rswartsell Well-Known Member

    From what you posted I think the Springer XD9 is better that the 1911 options you have, and for a lot less. But to conform to the OPs request, I will personally stick with the Springer.
  17. jrod102

    jrod102 Well-Known Member

    For what its worth......

    I bought an SA EMP in '09' and I wouldn't take a share in the railroad for it. Its been flawless from day one. Here's the catch,... I gave almost $1200 for it, :eek: BNIB. Would I do it again? You betcha!
  18. hq

    hq Well-Known Member

    As far as I know, the only common, mass produced, scaled down 1911 is Browning 1911-22 rimfire in 7/8th scale. Guns like Colt Commander (and equivalents) are the same width/thickness as regular models, only with a shorter slide, barrel, frame and magazine.

    On the other hand, full size 1911 in 9mm is exceptionally manageable to shoot, the difference in recoil is significant compared to .40/.45/10mm/.38Super.
  19. Esoxchaser

    Esoxchaser Well-Known Member

    Same here. The EMP is a spectacular pistol. I like it better than my Hi-Power. At one point in time I would have considered that to be blasphemy but the EMP is that good.
  20. Hit_Factor

    Hit_Factor Well-Known Member

    STI makes several models in 9mm. The Spartan is their entry level. I compete in 3 gun with a 5" Tactical.

    Springfield EMP is a very nice pistol and I carry it often.

Share This Page