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Grip Safeties and 1911 Pistols

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by sig228, Oct 30, 2006.

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  1. sig228

    sig228 Member

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    Are grip safetys a standard feature on 1911 pistols? It seems that they all have them. Also, can anyone recommend a 1911 in 9mm? Thanks.
     
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    The grip safety's are standard on all 1911's that I know of. Don't know
    about 1911's in 9X19~!:uhoh: :D
     
  3. AirForceShooter

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    Springfield makes a 9mm 1911.

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    I don't know if Colt still makes a 9mm or not I have a Colt LW Commander in 9 and its a fine pistol. Their are good used ones around . My self I would love to find a 38 super .
     
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    Sorry - I messed up the edit. I'll try to repost.
     
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    Kimber builds a few different models of 1911s in 9mm. I personally am not too keen on the idea of either a 9mm or a .40 S&W 1911 – not that I have anything against either cartridge. It’s just that both cartridges are relatively short for 1911 frames. That leaves wasted space in 1911 magazines. But don’t get all fired up and mad at me folks. It’s just my opinion. Personally I love my Kimber 1911 .38 Super and I’ll probably be getting another 1911 soon (undecided on the brand) in 10mm.
    I guess if a person didn’t reload and liked 1911s, a 9mm 1911 might be the way to go. 9mm factory ammo is easier to find and cheaper too than .38 Super factory ammo. Besides, my 1911 .38 Super won’t do anything my wife’s little Sig 239 9mm won’t do unless I shoot that hot 115 grain CorBon stuff in my .38 Super. My chronograph made me aware of that fact. I know, I know, some people shoot 9X23 Winchester ammo in their .38 Supers. I’m not going to. For more power, I prefer larger calibers. But that’s just me. Some people like Chevys. I like Fords.
     
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    The grip safety has allways been on 1911s, and was part of the original design.

    Most of the big 1911 companies make a 9mm version, Springfield Armory, Kimber, Para Ordinace.

    Springfield just released the EMP which was specifically designed for 9mm and has been getting good reports. It will cost you close to $1000 though:(

    Here's a thread on it:
    http://thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=225870
     
  8. Bazooka Joe71

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    If it doesn't have a grip safety its not a 1911 is it?
     
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