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WTD: Ultra-Micro Compact .40 S&W

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by chasm, Jun 30, 2006.

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  1. chasm

    chasm Member

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    It irritates me that I cannot find a .40S&W in a frame size (1911 Pattern) between my PocketLite Govt Mdl and my Defender. Does anyone know of a STEEL 1911 trigger, etc pistol which fits the above standards? For Size purposes.. the K4043 is the closest but to me, is still too large in thickness.
    I guess that what I want is the minimum external dimensions necessary to physically handle the cartridge and its pressures. oh, and the barrel chamber must be fully supported.

    anyone??
    thanks
    chas
     
  2. MEDDAC19

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    Have you looked at the CZ 2075 RAMI? I have one in .40 and like it a lot. Not sure if it meets your specs though.
     
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  4. chasm

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    STI Compact? news to me...

    many thanks for bringing this to my attention. I LIKE this pistol although I would like the barrel to be 3" instead and I still do not know what the height of the pistol is. However, it IS a 1911 !!! very thin or certainly about .2" thinner than the skinny Kimber as I remember. in fact, my Defender (against which all things are judged in this search) has a slide thickness of about 15/16"... so, this slide will be about a 1/16th thinner.

    got to find one to fondle and compare to my Defender. <G>

    thanks again Zundfolge. not sure why I am wanting to get into this other than I have gotten to the point that I think that my Defenders are too heavy to carry, and too bulky. and, I have bought 3k pcs of brass for this chambering and now have to buy a set of dies for the XL650. I have looked at K40s, Gl 23, XD, etc and this is the first thing that looks as if it might be what I want to play with.


    btw MEDDAC19, the CZ is a polymer I believe.

    cheers
    chas
     
  5. Walter

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    I carry a CZ RAMI, it's an aluminum alloy frame with a steel slide.
    I think it's a great gun. btw, .40s&w.

    Walter
     
  6. MachIVshooter

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    The Kahr PM and Mk are the smallest .40's available, so if they won't work I guess you'd better pick up a mill and lathe and get to it.
     
  7. jetman

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    MachIVshooter pretty much called it. I have a PM40 with black slide and night sites and while not a 1911 series, it is still a powerful and small yet still accurate carry pistol. I carry it when it's not convenient to carry the bigger SDS I have. it's gotten so easy to carry/conceal I rarely takled the SDS out unless it is really COLD and I have lots of cover clothing on.
     
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