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9mm 1911 recommendations??

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by L-Frame, Feb 14, 2009.

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  1. L-Frame

    L-Frame Member

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    I'm piggybacking on a previous thread here. I was thinking about buying a 1911 9mm just for fun shooting (I carry revolvers for defense). I have 2 questions:

    1) Could anyone recommend a good 9mm 1911 for a decent price, say under $800?

    2) I've heard the 9mm 1911 are inherently less reliable than 45's. Is there any truth to that? I'm not sure why that would be but I've heard it more than a few times. If I get comfortable and confident enough in the 1911 design to ever carry it that would be a nice thing to know. Thanks.
     
  2. jerkface11

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    If you won't miss the grip safety how about a Star model B or BM?
     
  3. Jason_G

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    Springfield has some 9mm offerings at that price range if you look around.
    If you upped your spending limit by $100 (I know, easier said than done), or considered a .38 super, you'd probably have many more options to choose from.

    Jason
     
  4. L-Frame

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    Is .38 super ammo a lot more expensive than 9mm? I don't reload and with ammo getting silly expensive....
    That's my only worry with .38 super.
     
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    unless you find a deal on a used 9mm, expect to pay +$850 for a 9mm 1911.

    Springfield 9mm Loaded - $849 - $899
    STI Trojan 9mm - $999
    STI Ranger II - $999
    Springfield EMP - $1049 - $1149
    STI Edge - $1749


    I have the Loaded, EMP and Edge. the only problem i had was on the EMP. the extractor had too much tension on it.
    9mm 1911's should have zero tension on the extractor. the EMP is my CCW now.
     
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    Yeah, it is. It's more on par with .45ACP in price of ammo, which I'm guessing defeats your purpose. Sorry, I didn't know you were wanting a 9mm because of ammo costs, I just assumed there were other reasons.


    From Whittaker's Guns:
    You might call them and see if they have any in stock...

    Jason
     
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    I'm eying up a Kimber Pro Carry 9mm real hard.
     
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    J&G sales has RIA 1911's in 38 Super...I know the dims are a bit different, but with the rounds being fairly close to the same, why couldn't you convert a 38 Super into 9mm Para?

    price on the pistol is 430 bucks...and I trust a RIA for reliability.


    there have been a few threads around here about the conversion so do a search.


    hope this helps
    D
     
  10. robctwo

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    My Baer PII has enough tension to need the hook moved out to get it out of the tunnel. It runs great with the tension. I think it would need a bigger hook, or a lot less pad if it didn't have that much tension.

    Tuning the extractor can be a bit of an issue on the 9mm 1911, but once set up mine is very reliable. Not in your price range.
     
  11. Walkalong

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    About covers it, although I did not check prices.

    The Springfield 9MM Loaded can be had used in great shape for $750 or less if you keep an eye out.

    The STI 9MM guns are very interesting to me, as are the Fusion ones, but it will be around $1000 to $1200.

    I have an EMP and it is great, but is was around $1050 if I remember correctly.

    I had a Kimber Tactical Pro, and it was great, but it was an aluminum frame gun and I sold it in favor of an all steel frame for range work.

    Kimber - just for a price reference.
     
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    My uncle just bought a Kimber 1911 in 9mm as his new competition gun. I've shot it a few times, ands its a really sweet gun, but firing a 1911 in 9mm just doesn't feel right imo.
     
  13. L-Frame

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    I've read many good things about RIA 1911's. J&G is only 1.5 hours from my house. Maybe, for that price, I should give a .38 super some more consideration. But then, I might as well just get a .45. The SA loaded 9's look very sweet. Maybe I'll patiently (yeah right) look for a nice used one. Thanks guys. Good stuff.

    Dave
     
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    Gutsy thread. I was thinking about asking the the same thing except for 1911 .45 ACP. I Googled this forum and got about a bazillion posts about the topic and thought better of it. Problem is that wading through all the threads and posts would take forever. Wonder if the moderators would mind if I asked?
     
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