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All around best made 1911 9mm?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by ge0624me, Sep 8, 2008.

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  1. ge0624me

    ge0624me Member

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    Which of the current mass production type manufactures out there makes an extremely well if not the best full size ,9mm 1911 out there, such as colt, Kimber, para, s/a, just to name a few as im aiming more for your experience with the pistol, reliability,any issues,out of the box, Im in the market for one and frankly not to much info out there & who better to ask....THX in advance....
     
  2. BamBam-31

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    Rock River makes a pretty kick ass 9mm 1911. My wife's BIL bought one w/ a 6" slide for $2500, and it's TIGHT!
     
  3. ge0624me

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    rock river arms

    i bet that is a kick ass 1911 9mm, but for $2500.00 it better do more than that....i'm sorry i should of given you a price range , i'm looking for something in around the $1,000.00 range +or-, thx for that info that rra sounds bad ass ...
     
  4. BlindJustice

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    Full size or Commander - Get a Colt New build/issue '70 Series
    forged frame and no MIM internals, out of the Colt Pro shop
    should be within your budget.

    Sub-Compact
    Springfield Armory EMP 3" bbl. Forged SLide & alloy frame
    28 oz, and it has the same mag cap. as a full size/Commander
    with 9 rds. It's scaled to the 9MMx19 Cartridge.

    Randall
     
  5. rellascout

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    Browning Hi Power. :neener:
     
  6. ge0624me

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    good answer on the hi power rella scout i agree and have one, only problem that was not the question ,it was 1911 not 1911 style, thx...
     
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    Dan Wesson 9mm 1911. Even with FFL fee and shipping, just under a grand.
    Solid and bank vault tight.
     

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    Only other 9mm 1911 I have experience with is a friend's Kimber 9mm. Accurate gun, nice trigger, but IIRC it did have a few hiccups, even with the Cobra mags. I'd say it's a keeper nevertheless.
     
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    +1 for the Dan Wesson.

    I am not sure if Springfield still makes a 9mm but mine shoots OK.
     
  10. Aguila Blanca

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    In that range ==> Colt.
     
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    You can buy plenty of Colts in 9mm, but they are not in current production.
     
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    SA EMP 9mm
     
  13. Aguila Blanca

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    Sorry, I missed the 9mm part.

    Hmmm ... mass production, and 9mm. Rock River is not what I consider a mass producer/manufacturer. And they certainly aren't in the $1,000 price range.

    Kimber won't get my vote for "best" in any category other than quality of full page photo ads.

    It pains me to say this, but with all the OP's criteria considered, IMHO the only one that fits all the parameters is Springfield Armory.
     
  14. ge0624me

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    damn, guys thank you fr stepping up with those with those testimonials, i really like the sound and looks of that dan wesson, with the sa in close second...
     
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    Weird. I have been thinking about getting a 9mm 1911 also. I'm a fan of the 1911 and I think a 9mm one would fit the bill for me perfectly.

    Debating abut selling my current 1911 (I really like MOST things about my Kimber Tac Pro II except it's .45 and it's an older model with the external extractor) and adding up fiances and such for about a week to see if I can swing a new one without selling anything right now.

    Even thou the .45 Tac Pro II, I currently have is unreliable I'd rather not sell any of my weapons (even the bad ones) so I'm most likey going to just save until I can buy a 9mm one outright.


    This is what I'm considering, all in the $700-$1200 range.

    Kimber Pro Carry II in 9mm.

    Par LTC in 9mm.

    Dan Wesson PM9.

    Kimber Tac Pro II in 9mm.

    I know they are all 4" guns....

    Par makes a few high cap (18 rounds) 5" guns and Springfield has a 5" single stack. Every 9mm Colt I've seen was a 4.5 Commander.
    Will
     
  17. ge0624me

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    man that sti is sweet, think i just had an accident...
     
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    Colt no longer makes a 9mm 1911 in their current production

    Kimber cuts their breechface for a .40, it requires a lot of tension on the extractor

    Springfields are nice, but they were built a little looser than I prefer. Comparing both the Kimber was fit tighter and had a better trigger.

    Para, well... pass.

    The STI looks promising. I'd honestly would recommend saving up more and getting a semi-custom 1911 in 9mm. The production guns offered in 9mm are limited and "fair." If I had a broader range of 1911s to choose from, I'd be looking at offerings from Nighthawk, Wilson, Les Baer, and Rock River.

    Oh, which I completely forgot. Look into Dan Wesson, I believe they offer 1911s in 9mm. I'd definitely look hard into a DW. They're a great value for the quality of parts you receive.


    Bambam-31 was referring to my pistol. I have it running fine now, but it was finicky. The overtravel screw needed adjusting a couple of times (doubling and not dropping the hammer), finally locktited. Since I use Cobra mags, it needed the followers replaced with the dropleg followers. It locks back reliably now. Other than that, it runs fine. The extractor needs to be kept relatively clean, and with a lot of tension. Otherwise a fun gun, but I do lust for a semi-custom 9mm 1911.
     
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    You should get the TROJAN.
     
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    yeah that does kinda sound like a route i'll probably be taking but im looking at the d/w as one of 1st options, atbliss im curious what that trojan runs & is that in 9mm?
     
  21. gc70

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    Here you go - a 9mm Colt Government Model (model number O-1992).

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    manofsteele has a couple of brand new DW PM9's for sale at $915 each . . . he's absolutely great to deal with, and he could get it sent to you ASAP. I can send you a flier of his deal - just PM me.
     
  23. ge0624me

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    very nice gc70, where do you guys get all these pics at, i tell you what colt is definitely not a pushover....
     
  24. bigmike45

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    I have a stainless loaded target in 9mm that is as tight as my $2500 Wilson. I checked the trigger the other day and it breaks like glass at 5 lbs. Accuracy is not an issue with this gun, it tears ragged holes. I had a Kimber that was just the opposite, loose slide but had a decent trigger. Shot pretty good once I sent it back to have the sights adjusted. It shot 11" high right out of the box.

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    http://www.stiguns.com/guns/Trojan5/Trojan5.html
    Yep, comes in 9mm.

    MSRP is $1024. I'd guess they sell for somewhere between $900 and $1000.

    Dan Wesson is worth considering too.
    For a plinker, Springfield would be decent.
    A used Colt...
     
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