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Posted: 1/11/2015 3:25:39 PM EST
looking into a Rock Island 9mm 1911 GI model


saw one at the LGS and while totally useless it just looks kinda neat



What do I need to know about 9mm 1911's? Who makes quality mags for them?


pic of a Rock Island 9mm GI 1911
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 3:26:43 PM EST
I almost bought a used STI 9mm last week. I bought a Glock 19 instead.
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 3:29:28 PM EST
I bought the Rock Island tactical model to transition my daughter to 9mm. No recoil and shoots great. Very reliable. I use Wilson mags but the factory mags are fine.
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 3:43:32 PM EST
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I bought one of the Citadel's (made by Rock Island) from Buds when they had them for $329. Unbelievable gun for that price. Virtually no recoil, super nice trigger, and has not had any issues in the 300 rounds I've put through it so far. I was skeptical at this price but it's really impressive.


Link Posted: 1/11/2015 3:44:44 PM EST
I've had a few, great guns, very little recoil and cheap to shoot!
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 3:52:09 PM EST
Originally Posted By Beamy:
looking into a Rock Island 9mm 1911 GI model


saw one at the LGS and while totally useless it just looks kinda neat



What do I need to know about 9mm 1911's? Who makes quality mags for them?


pic of a Rock Island 9mm GI 1911
http://www.slickguns.com/sites/default/files/AC-RI1911-9MM_rt_D.jpg
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Friend of mine has one. I've shot it, it's fun. Recoil-wise it's like a loud .22LR.
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 4:05:21 PM EST
In thinking about a 3" 9mm but it's almost too dirty for me

Not sure if it would be reliable or not
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 4:05:21 PM EST
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Originally Posted By PCBliss:

I bought one of the Citadel's (made by Rock Island) from Buds when they had them for $329. Unbelievable gun for that price. Virtually no recoil, super nice trigger, and has not had any issues in the 300 rounds I've put through it so far. I was skeptical at this price but it's really impressive.

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What fore end is that?
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 4:10:43 PM EST
Tuned up two RIA 9mm Tacticals and ran them thru Front Sight with my son.

Both were GTG.
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 4:12:29 PM EST
I had a Colt Combat Commander, awesome shooter, very reliable and accurate.

Stupid gun though. Too heavy for the caliber and capacity. I traded it for an M1 and I'm a 1911 guy.
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 4:12:32 PM EST
My Springfield EMP in 9mm is my favorite handgun. Does that count as a real 1911?
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 4:21:24 PM EST
I have a kimber ultra carry II in 9mm.

Immediately after purchase it was a piece of shit. At the time, Kimber had some issues with their 9mm pistols. I sent it in and they fixed it (extractor) under warranty. Ever since then, it's been absolutely flawless - I love it now.
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 4:25:33 PM EST
1911 should be 45 ACP, or 38 super.
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 4:25:49 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Troubl3shooter:
Originally Posted By PCBliss:

I bought one of the Citadel's (made by Rock Island) from Buds when they had them for $329. Unbelievable gun for that price. Virtually no recoil, super nice trigger, and has not had any issues in the 300 rounds I've put through it so far. I was skeptical at this price but it's really impressive.


What fore end is that?
Magpul SL
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 4:27:42 PM EST
Originally Posted By Beamy:
looking into a Rock Island 9mm 1911 GI model


saw one at the LGS and while totally useless it just looks kinda neat



What do I need to know about 9mm 1911's? Who makes quality mags for them?


pic of a Rock Island 9mm GI 1911
http://www.slickguns.com/sites/default/files/AC-RI1911-9MM_rt_D.jpg
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I've got one in 357 Magnum, does that count?
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 4:30:23 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Troubl3shooter:
Originally Posted By PCBliss:

I bought one of the Citadel's (made by Rock Island) from Buds when they had them for $329. Unbelievable gun for that price. Virtually no recoil, super nice trigger, and has not had any issues in the 300 rounds I've put through it so far. I was skeptical at this price but it's really impressive.


What fore end is that?

Magpul SL

Think it might work on a railed gasblock?
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 4:30:36 PM EST
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Originally Posted By maggiethecat:
1911 should be 45 ACP, or 38 super.
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already have one in .45ACP

Springfield Milspec
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 4:32:21 PM EST
I have two the RIA GI model and a Colt, mostly shoot the RIA, fun little gun to shoot, easy recoil, cheap to shoot, some guys don't like them but I use the Checkmate mags.
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 4:33:04 PM EST
Double stack or nothing!


as in I want to get a double stack 9 1911 but dont want a Para and dont want to pay close to a grand for all the others.
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 4:34:00 PM EST
OP. What's useless about a single stack, 8 round, reliable handgun ?
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 4:41:43 PM EST
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Originally Posted By sefus:
Double stack or nothing!


as in I want to get a double stack 9 1911 but dont want a Para and dont want to pay close to a grand for all the others.
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Way north of a grand. Completely satisfied though.

Link Posted: 1/11/2015 4:43:03 PM EST
No, but I want one.
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 4:44:13 PM EST
I have a LLama 1911 style 9mm that's a fun plinker.
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 4:54:13 PM EST
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This. Bunch a' Got-damn commie pinko faggots in here, dividing by zero and profaning Saint John's most holy work!!1!1!1!






...tho if one fell in my lap, I'd prolly take her out for a spin or two.
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 5:00:15 PM EST
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Originally Posted By sefus:
Double stack or nothing!


as in I want to get a double stack 9 1911 but dont want a Para and dont want to pay close to a grand for all the others.
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Rock Island makes 'em. Not sure how hard they are to find without the .22 TCM package though.
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 5:00:38 PM EST
I have a SA RO 9mm and a RIA commander full rail 9mm.

Both work great, I have Metalform and WC mags.

The RIA has a custom 9x23 barrel.
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 5:01:49 PM EST
I have a RI tac in 9mm that I got as a project gun ,I have no complaints
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 5:03:19 PM EST
I have the gun in your pic OP. It's fun to shoot and hasn't messed up yet. Cheap too.
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 5:05:59 PM EST
The Springfield RO in 9mm is pretty appealing. A hard chromed STI Sentry in 9mm would be pretty nice.
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 5:07:20 PM EST
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Originally Posted By maggiethecat:
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Actually I think the 1911 reached perfection when chambered in 9x23.

I am building one for myself.

Of course I haven't actually worked on it in months. So the .45 will have to do for now.

PS I have two cases of 9x23 ammo.
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 5:08:17 PM EST
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Originally Posted By sefus:
Double stack or nothing!


as in I want to get a double stack 9 1911 but dont want a Para and dont want to pay close to a grand for all the others.
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RIA makes a double stack. You can also contact them and purchase the frame.
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 5:09:52 PM EST
Got a STI Trojan in 9mm with a highly modified trigger. Absolutely love that gun, its hyper accurate, barely any recoil, and very very reliable too. I use the Tripp mags in it.

Link Posted: 1/11/2015 5:10:47 PM EST
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Originally Posted By UtahShotgunner:


Actually I think the 1911 reached perfection when chambered in 9x23.

I am building one for myself.

Of course I haven't actually worked on it in months. So the .45 will have to do for now.

PS I have two cases of 9x23 ammo.
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Originally Posted By UtahShotgunner:
Originally Posted By maggiethecat:
1911 should be 45 ACP, or 38 super.


Actually I think the 1911 reached perfection when chambered in 9x23.

I am building one for myself.

Of course I haven't actually worked on it in months. So the .45 will have to do for now.

PS I have two cases of 9x23 ammo.

9x23 and 10mm should be all the 1911 comes in.

It's so damn big and heavy it shoots very powerful ammo very well.
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 5:22:02 PM EST
Colt Series 70 9mm, use either OEM Colt mags or Mec-Gar's which are extremely high quality. [I have a LOT of Mec Gars, I got a deal on them for $6 each several years ago so I bought a ton of them]

It's fun to have different calibers in the 1911 family, .22, .38 spl, 9mm and .45 are what I own.
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 5:25:35 PM EST
I have a friend with a 9mm Wilson Combat that I have never seen jam and it seems to run like a sewing machine.

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Link Posted: 1/11/2015 5:27:36 PM EST
The 9mm 1911 is my favorite pistol to shoot.
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 5:29:09 PM EST
I've got a S&W 1911 in 9mm.

It's crap.

It recoils less than a 1911 in 45, but the 41oz metal 1911 has more noticeable recoil than my polymer-framed 24oz M&P. It's also got inconsistent ejection issues. Sometimes it will eject cleanly to the right, sometimes it will dribble the case onto the rear sight to jam between the hammer and frame, and sometimes it will chuck the case at your forehead with enough force to draw blood.
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 5:31:05 PM EST
Star Model B Super is a better choice. I can shoot either 9mm P or Largo out of it.



Same with the military version with extra 9mm P barrel.

Link Posted: 1/11/2015 5:33:05 PM EST
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Originally Posted By 1srelluc:
Star Model B Super is a better choice. I can shoot either 9mm P or Largo out of it.

http://oi58.tinypic.com/34sq7o8.jpg

Same with the military version with extra 9mm P barrel.

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+100, Get a Star, BKS or BKM, Great guns
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 5:39:07 PM EST
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+100, Get a Star, BKS or BKM, Great guns
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Originally Posted By 1srelluc:
Star Model B Super is a better choice. I can shoot either 9mm P or Largo out of it.

http://oi58.tinypic.com/34sq7o8.jpg

Same with the military version with extra 9mm P barrel.

http://oi62.tinypic.com/hwcmd2.jpg


+100, Get a Star, BKS or BKM, Great guns


those are pretty neat and would go good with my Spanish Destroyer Carbine in 9x19

however how hard are spare mags and spare parts to come by
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 5:40:24 PM EST
A little caliber with small capacity mags. nope
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 6:48:51 PM EST
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Originally Posted By 1srelluc:
Star Model B Super is a better choice. I can shoot either 9mm P or Largo out of it.

http://oi58.tinypic.com/34sq7o8.jpg

Same with the military version with extra 9mm P barrel.

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I have shot the following in my 38 Super 1911.

9x23 Win
9x23 Largo
9x19 Luger
38 Super
38Super Comp
380 Auto

All from the same magazine and the same barrel. Have even mixed calibers in the same magazine.

Not recommended, but it does work, except 380 won't cycle the slide.
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 9:10:47 PM EST
i just picked up one of these:

https://us.armscor.com/products/tcm-22-vz-fullsize

I have not shot it yet. I will tomorrow. I plan to run both the TCM ammo and 9mm through it. My first impressions are;
it is built well and it is HEAVY ! I am on the lookout for spare mags. It does not take standard TCM mags due to the magwell.
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 9:34:29 PM EST
I have worked on the ria 9mm. Make sure the front sight is not a blade/tenon style.
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 10:45:02 PM EST
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Originally Posted By m4pointman:

Way north of a grand. Completely satisfied though.

http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff295/m4pointman/595f53d7-0fd7-4a9e-af3e-c2b25d99df5a_zpsfb01914f.jpg
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Originally Posted By m4pointman:
Originally Posted By sefus:
Double stack or nothing!


as in I want to get a double stack 9 1911 but dont want a Para and dont want to pay close to a grand for all the others.

Way north of a grand. Completely satisfied though.

http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff295/m4pointman/595f53d7-0fd7-4a9e-af3e-c2b25d99df5a_zpsfb01914f.jpg


That is the loveliest thing I've ever seen...

What's the reliability like?
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 10:48:26 PM EST
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Originally Posted By 53vortec:


Rock Island makes 'em. Not sure how hard they are to find without the .22 TCM package though.
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Originally Posted By 53vortec:
Originally Posted By sefus:
Double stack or nothing!


as in I want to get a double stack 9 1911 but dont want a Para and dont want to pay close to a grand for all the others.


Rock Island makes 'em. Not sure how hard they are to find without the .22 TCM package though.

You could always get the combo and sell the .22TCM barrel. I've wanted the combo for a while now, but more for the 9mm barrel. .22TCM will be a fun side project to mess with, not sure I'd trust it for serious purposes.
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 10:50:13 PM EST
I like my STI in 9, fun and accurate, but so are most 1911 pistols.

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Link Posted: 1/11/2015 10:52:11 PM EST
I have a Colt 9mm Lightweight Commander. It's a joy to shoot.
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 10:53:50 PM EST
Had one in the mid 80's it was a Colt and the mags were Wilson & Shooting Star
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 11:04:36 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/11/2015 11:14:58 PM EST by hkusp]
RIA Tactical. Great pistol for the money.

Link Posted: 1/11/2015 11:07:05 PM EST
I got one of the RIA 9mm 1911s when PSA had them for $350 with a $50 mail in rebate. In fact, I got the rebate last week.

I haven't shot it yet. Been a weird couple months getting the house ready to sell and such. Then weather. Meh.
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