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A 1911 caliber question........

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Gary in Pennsylvania, Mar 25, 2004.

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  1. Gary in Pennsylvania

    Gary in Pennsylvania Member

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    Anyone out there ever heard of a 1911 chambered in .357sig???
    I suppose that it'd still be s single stack.

    Just curious.
     
  2. Sean Smith

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    It has been done. I think Ed Brown and a couple other custom-type folks sell them. Apparently, it is a very tricky conversion to get to run right, however.

    A better solution for a fast .355" bullet in a 1911 is .38 Super or 9x23.
     
  3. BigRedBowtie

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    Never heard of one, but I'd imagine it's just a custom barrel away from a 1911 in .40.
     
  4. Preacherman

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    Well, since you can get both single-stack and double-stack 1911's chambered in .40 S&W, it shouldn't be hard to drop in a 357 SIG barrel and get it working. However, when I asked Para-Ordnance about this on one occasion, they replied that they had "no plans" to produce any 1911's in this caliber. I don't know why... perhaps 10mm. in the 1911 platform is a superior combination?
     
  5. critter

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    FYI: I have a Para Ordnance P-16 (1911 type double stack .40 cal) that I ordered an Ed Brown barrel for. I fitted it myself (much advise from my 'smith) and installed it. No spring changes and no mag changes needed-they all work. It is SUPER accurate, runs absolutely 100% and is a ton of fun. Makes my P-16 quite versatile and I like it very much.

    I don't see why other 1911's in .40 couldn't be done the same way.
     
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