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Does Springfield Make a 1911 in .40 caliber?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by MikePGS, Mar 13, 2007.

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  1. MikePGS

    MikePGS Member

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    Occasionally, i'll come across something that says that springfield carries a 1911 in .40 caliber. However, on their website i haven't quite seen such a thing, at least outside of the custom shop. Does anyone know if they actually make any of their models in .40? Thanks in advance, see ya later
     
  2. ugaarguy

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    They did offer the Loaded Champion model in 40 S&W but rumor is it was discontinued because of feed problems. Kimber offers the Pro Carry II Stainless in 40 S&W if you're looking for a 40 S&W 1911 with similar features at a similar price.
     
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    Now thats a nice looking gun! too bad its more than i'm looking to spend. Ah well, i'll have to look at other options.
     
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    The XD is a very nice option.:)
     
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    Is it easy to conceal? I'm looking for a carry gun mainly, and i like the 1911 style with the single stack, but i think i prefer the ballistics of a .40 cal. Of course i might just have to resort to a fullsize 1911 or an xd 40 or glock 23.
     
  6. ugaarguy

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    The Hi-Power (Browning / FN) carries much like a single stack, and they offer those in 40 S&W. The bbl is 4 & 5/8" long so it's right between the Commander & Gov't length 1911s.

    If you're ok with DA/SA or DAO and want to stay with a single stack mag the SIG P239 and metal frame S&Ws look to be the best bets.
     
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    They offered a 5" Loaded model in 40. It's been discontinue several years now.
     
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