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9mm 1911 Questions

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by iblong, Jan 8, 2010.

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  1. iblong

    iblong Member

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    Hi guys,
    Would like some input on 9mm 1911's,I have 2 full size and an officers model in 45 cal.I have a buyer for my M&P 9 and one of my J frames and am thinking about buying a 1911 9mm.It would be used in Idpa and mabe carry once in a while.Thinking about a camander size.Any recomendations for or against?
    I liked my M&P but love the 1911 platform.
    Thanks,Bob
     
  2. Loyalist Dave

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    OK some additional questions. First, is power-factor a consideration as you mentioned IDPA? I ask as some of the hotter combinations needed for 9mm bullets in IDPA competition have (in some 1911A1 configurations) really put lots of wear and tear on the handgun. Commander size tends to need the loads a bit hotter than a government sized barrel, and the Government size sometimes get away with adding a longer barrel as well. I'm not sure how much you could fudge that with a Commander, OR if you would want to do that in the first place. You can make up for lots of initial problems, with buffers, and heavier springs, and custom loads. Folks may ask you why a single stacked 9mm platform when there are so many double columned magazine guns out there, but you already said you really like the 1911A1. There are those who would say if you are going that big on a platform, then why not .40 s&w or .45 ACP, and I like the Browning Hi-Power if I was going to go to vintage 9mm designs..., but I am not you, and it's your money, right :D

    On the plus side, (iirc) with the exception of the mags, extractor, barrel and bushing, the platform is the same as any Commander, so no worries on parts or after-market upgrades. If you are OK with the older design, you like it and how well you shoot it..., why not?

    LD
     
  3. earlthegoat2

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    I like the Colt Commander 1911s the best for 9mm. Springfield has current offerings that you may be able to get your hands on quickly. I dont know about a Commander size though. You might just have to go Kimber on that one or pay the big bucks.

    Dan Wesson Pointman 9 is a sold choice I am sure but once again, not commander.
     
  4. iblong

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    The camander size was just a thought a standard would be just fine too.
     
  5. Jim Watson

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    What ARE you talking about, Dave?
    Every standard pressure standard velocity 9mm econo-ball I have shot and nearly all the handbook reloads have had ample power factor for IDPA ESP. Not much risk of beating up a big heavy 1911 with that. A Commander delivers higher velocity and power factor with my reloads than my Sig-Sauer P226. I had to step up my load for SSP for that reason.
     
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    The 9mm 1911 is a good choice for IDPA ESP. I'm with Jim I have never seen any factory ammo that doesn't make PF. I shoot mostly the double stack 1911 style pistols now adays but I do go back and forth from a standard and commander length.

    Another note if you do go with a commander length your ammunition does not have to make PF in your pistol it just has to out of a gun with the maximum barrel length for the division (p.28 of the IDPA rule book).
     
  7. doc540

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    I'm on my second 9mm Combat Commander, so stay tuned.:)
     
  8. BullfrogKen

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    9mm 1911's aren't nearly as plentiful as ones in 38 Super.


    You can always get a 38 Super and fit a 9mm barrel. The mags will work. The extractor might need slight tuning, but mine doesn't require any when I switch between 38 Super and 9mm. You would likely need another recoil spring, though.


    Colt's still making an XSE Lightweight Commander in 38 Super.

    http://www.coltsmfg.com/products-c5-q7-COLT_PISTOLS.aspx

    It'll make an excellent carry pistol just the way it is, and you'll have a good option for IDPA matches with the less expensive 9mm rounds.
     
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    How hard are 1911 mags not in .45 to come by? What do they run? I have been looking at getting a 1911 in .40 or 9mm mainly because ammo is considerably cheaper, for me a major consideration.
     
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    There is a custom commander size 38 super 1911 for about $1000 at randgfirearms.com great guy to deal with.
     
  11. BullfrogKen

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    Easy to come by. You won't likely find them in Gander Mountain, but both Midway and Brownell's certainly carry them.

    Chip McKormick, Wilson, Metalform . . . lots of compaines make government model magazines for the 10mm/.40 S&W and 9x23/38 Super/9mm 1911's.
     
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    I like wilsons and they can be found everywhere.
     
  13. doc540

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    Virgil Tripp mag's.
     
  14. Full Metal Jacket

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    springfield's loaded 9mm 1911 is a great one. only problem is finding one :uhoh:
     
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    If you shop dilgently you can find original Colt Commanders in 9mm between $700 and $1200.

    I bought this one from an online auction for less than $800:


    DSCN0670-2.jpg

    They're out there.
     
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    There's quite a few companies with single stack 9mm 1911's

    Springfield
    STI
    Dan Wesson
    Kimber
    Wilson Combat
    Nighthawk
    Fusion
    Les Baer
    Colt
    Smith & Wesson
    Para

    here's my Springfield.
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    you just fit that straight trigger to all your 1911's, didn't you quack lol.

    looks great. never fired one with a straight trigger, how does it feel compared to the standard curved one?
     
  20. Quack

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    Thanks!

    well i started out with one of my 1911's to see if i would like it. after i gave it some time, i found that i liked it, so i switched them all over to a straight trigger a few months back. i only have 1 more to do an that's my STI Edge.

    here's another one of my 9mm 1911's...yep it has a stright trigger :lol:
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    Yer killin' me rellascout. :D

    Congrats again.
     
  22. Quack

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    stopped by one of the shops today and they had a pair of 9mm Loaded's, Dan Wesson PM-9 and a S&W 9mm Pro Series.
     
  23. rellascout

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    Sorry man.....
     
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    What where they priced at.

    The PM7 and Pro?
     
  25. Full Metal Jacket

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    someone spotted the mythical loaded 9mm? :what:

    :D


    wow, i've never seen that many rare 1911's in one place. cleveland must truly be a magical place, my friend. :eek: :)
     
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