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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. BlindJustice

    BlindJustice Member

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    I have a S&W 1911 5" Bbl. Stainless Steel
    & drifted a bit, this spring getting a CZ 75B so
    spank me. I'm trading for a 2nd 1911 later this
    month with a Revolver I don't care for /doesn't fit.

    Howver, I handled a SA EMP and am saving up
    seems like a nice CCW piece to me with the same
    1911 manual of arms. SInce getting the CZ 75B
    in 9MMx19 I've been enjoying the cartridge

    I took a friend to the range a month ago. We took
    my 1911 and the CZ 75B. Afterwards he said he wanted
    a 9MM but on a 1911 platform but just a bit shorter in
    Bbl. Len. I told him he wanted a 1911 Commander with
    the 4.25" Bbl./Slide He liked the 1911 trigger more
    Of course!

    Randall
     
  2. steelyblue

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    I like this one. My $800 9mm. It has over 3000 rounds through it now.

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    This is what it does at 15 yrds:

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  3. nalioth

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    Is there a reason for having a 9mm in a 1911 platform ( other than just to have one )?
     
  4. atblis

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    Well

    Higher Capacity
    Cheaper Ammo
    Less Recoil
    Something Different
     
  5. steelyblue

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    They are every bit as fun as the 45acp, but you can shoot more for the same amount of money. I would like to eventually get one in a full size, but my Pro is fun, nontheless. Oh yeah, they make it a cinch to keep on target in rapid fire.
     
  6. BamBam-31

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    And I missed the "massed produced" part, but I did get the "best" part (hence the RRA mention). Thing is, "best" and "mass produced" are something of an oxymoron. Given the OP's parameters, the Kimber is as "best" as any other offering in that particular category.

    Oh, and since we're picking nits, he didn't mention the $1000 price range til after I mentioned the $2500 RRA. ;)
     
  7. Black Majik

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    Please, please, invite him out for a day at Angeles :)
     
  8. BamBam-31

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    Good God, man, not again! :D
     
  9. atblis

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    Ha

    I'd take the STI over a Kimber.
     
  10. BamBam-31

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    Double Ha....

    Sadly, STI's are not on the CA DOJ's list of approved handguns. :(
     
  11. Phydeaux642

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    I wonder why you can find a decent 1911 in .45 (Rock Island) for a reasonable amount of money but not a 1911 in 9mm. I would jump on one for $500, but not for $1000.
     
  12. Cloudpeak

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    I shot a friend's 9mm STI and was very impressed. I really liked the "high cut" on the trigger guard/grip interface. It felt like I was getting a higher grip with the STI than I do on my Springfield 1911's and the trigger guard doesn't rub my middle finger.

    I'm interested in a 9mm 1911 for shooting plates. My lead supply will last longer shooting little 9mm bullets cast bullets (I really like the Lee 105 gr. SWC cast bullets) instead of my 45's 200 gr. SWC's.

    Cloudpeak
     
  13. punchdrunk

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    I have a sti and a kimber. Like them both.
     
  14. sadp40

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    hard to beat the colt

    i have a colt combat commander, an all steel blued beauty. i also have a .38 super barrel that i can swap out for more power.
     
  15. jaysouth

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    Sorry you live in Kali.

    STI Trojan and Ranger II in 9mm will give you more bang for the buck than a Kimber or SA.

    Always order STIs through Brazos or Dawson Precision.

    If 1911 is not an option 7 or 800 spent on a Tanfoglio plus a Barsto barrel and a trigger job would get you Les Baer or Rock River accuracy in 9mm. A Smith 952 might just be the most accurate 9mm on the planet but is very pricy.
     
  16. atblis

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    Heck, just get a Witness Elite Limited. Would come in about the same price as the STI Trojan.

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  17. BamBam-31

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    OMG, I so want a Witness. :(

    Anyways, I do own an X5 and a Matt Mink custom CZ SP-01, so I'm pretty good as far as uber-accurate 9mm's go. X5 cost twice as much as the SP-01, but you wouldn't know it shooting both side by side! Talk about bang for the buck! :p
     
  18. punchdrunk

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    I have a kimber aegis pro that shoots great and has the carry melt treatment. Love the little tack driver.
     
  19. ge0624me

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    thx for all the input

    i went with a STI TROJAN 5.0, should be picking it up tomorrow at my ffl,..cant wait, i've heard alot of good things about STI,...
     
  20. Cloudpeak

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    From STI:

    We will be suspending all shipments of guns to California effective October 13, 2007. This includes everyone from civilians to Law Enforcement.

    Cloudpeak
     
  21. loosecannon

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    The 1911 9mm is the sweetest shooting center fire pistol that I ever shot, and I have fired most of them over the years. Felt recoil for some reason is very mild compared to similar pistols in 9mm.

    I regret that I no longer own one. My advice would be to buy one made by CZ/Dan Wesson. Their product is truly fine.

    If you locate an older Colt version, you may see a very high collector price tag, and although it will be a nice gun, you may be disappointed with its accuracy which might be described as service(1950/60's)level.

    With the CZDW you should be ready to go out of the box without spending money on gunsmithing.
     
  22. robctwo

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    I was looking at the STI real hard. The 2008 DW 9mms weren't out or being talked about. I was also looking at the Kimber and the SA. I ended up with a Les Baer PII from John at ProLoad. Had some exractor trouble out of the box, but once that was resolved it runs like a dream. I only mentioned that so Richard could feel a slight pang of envy.

    Ran about 400 through it the other day. Lots of fun.
     
  23. Trebor

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    My wife wants a Commander sized 1911 in 9mm.

    Which of these companies make a 9mm with a 4" or 4.25" barrel?

    I think the DW only offers a 9mm with a 5" barrel, correct?

    What about the other manufacturers?
     
  24. surjimmy

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    Les Baer, you'll pay for it but worth every penny. Try John at proload.com.
     
  25. huntershooter

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