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Posted: 2/1/2014 1:09:22 PM EST
My favorite 9mm are the Browning High-Power and Sig P226 X5 Tactical SAO. Both of them are 100% reliable. I have owned both for years and have used both as CC and in classes (Clint Smith, Tiger Mckee & Louis Awerbuck).

Now I am lusting for a 1911 Commander in 9mm. I want it to be:

•100% reliable
•Have high-capacity magazine
•Be ready for CC

I have found the following:

1.PARA USA Black Ops Recon
2.STI 2011Tactical 4.0
3.Wilson Combat Spec Ops 9

Is there another option for a 1911 Commander in Double-stack 9mm?

Can you make a recommendation which would fulfill my requirements?

Looking forward to hearing of your experiences and recommendations.

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Link Posted: 2/1/2014 1:19:44 PM EST
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Link Posted: 2/1/2014 4:01:22 PM EST
I have a woody for This, STI VIP in 9. I'm still kicking myself for passing on the last one I had a chance to get for 1250.00. Like 26 oz with the alloy frame. Mags are pricey.
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Link Posted: 2/1/2014 5:30:09 PM EST
+1 on STI. They have several options in what you are looking for. I have 2 9mm STIs (one single stack, one double stack) and absolutely love them!

If you are looking for other options, SVI also make double stack 1911s, but they are in the price range with Wilson Combat... Not sure of your price range.

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Link Posted: 2/3/2014 3:22:20 AM EST
STI with SV mags would be where I would look, If SVI is in your price range them look there.

Don't know how weell a 2011 works with std lgth 9mm as mine are loadded longer to get some more powder room to make major.

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Link Posted: 2/3/2014 4:26:48 AM EST
Good luck with the reliable part!

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Link Posted: 2/4/2014 4:08:35 PM EST
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Link Posted: 2/4/2014 11:19:44 PM EST
Bring on the hours of magazine tuning.

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STI- How in the world can you charge 1700.00 for a double stack and include only one mag. Spare mags will be another
65/ea and still probably need tuning. And ppl are lined up to buy them.
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Link Posted: 2/5/2014 3:00:44 AM EST
Never once had to tune any of my 40 (sti) or my 9mm Major (svI) tubes for correct feeding. Now if you want to push the limits of the magazine ie 21 reloadable for a 40 then I can see some tunning.

Built right a 9mm 1911 style will function just as well as a 45, key is there are fewer smiths that can build a 1911 style correctly in other calibers than there are smiths that can hack together a 45 1911.

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STI- How in the world can you charge 1700.00 for a double stack and include only one mag. Spare mags will be another
65/ea and still probably need tuning. And ppl are lined up to buy them.
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Bring on the hours of magazine tuning.


STI- How in the world can you charge 1700.00 for a double stack and include only one mag. Spare mags will be another
65/ea and still probably need tuning. And ppl are lined up to buy them.


Most guns come with 2 mags. Double stack mags cost about 2x single stack mags. Makes sense. STI is about the cheapest good hi cap 1911. Want sticker shock? Look at SVI or Caspian.

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Link Posted: 2/6/2014 10:39:40 AM EST
RIA just released a 4 1/4 " 9 MM / 22 TCM double stack 1911. The 22 TCM is a very interesting cartridge, think short 5.56 with 40 grain bullet at 2100 FPS out of a pistol which has the recoil of a 22 LR. Switch barrels and springs and shoot 9 MM. Uses Para P-14 mags.

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RIA just released a 4 1/4 " 9 MM / 22 TCM double stack 1911. The 22 TCM is a very interesting cartridge, think short 5.56 with 40 grain bullet at 2100 FPS out of a pistol which has the recoil of a 22 LR. Switch barrels and springs and shoot 9 MM. Uses Para P-14 mags.
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It actually uses P-18 mags since P-14 mags are for a .45 cartridge. I've had the Government-sized TCM for about a year and it's decent enough for what it is.
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It actually uses P-18 mags since P-14 mags are for a .45 cartridge. I've had the Government-sized TCM for about a year and it's decent enough for what it is.
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RIA just released a 4 1/4 " 9 MM / 22 TCM double stack 1911. The 22 TCM is a very interesting cartridge, think short 5.56 with 40 grain bullet at 2100 FPS out of a pistol which has the recoil of a 22 LR. Switch barrels and springs and shoot 9 MM. Uses Para P-14 mags.


It actually uses P-18 mags since P-14 mags are for a .45 cartridge. I've had the Government-sized TCM for about a year and it's decent enough for what it is.



Oops your right, P-18 old age again...........................

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