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Posted: 3/13/2002 6:43:54 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/13/2002 6:56:15 AM EDT by 45srock]
I want to buy/build a 9MM 1911. No I am not off my rocker. I have my trusty Springfiled Loaded 5" SS in .45 and shoot the haides out of it. I want to get a short version of the 1911 in 9mm. Any ideas from the "gallery" likes, dislikes, or opinions in general.

thanks Charlie
Link Posted: 3/13/2002 6:57:23 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/13/2002 7:00:36 AM EDT by anothergene]
A 9MM in 1911 is the same size as the .45, so I dont see what advantage there is. Am I missing the point here? over... You edited while I was responding...A half inch or so will really help ya out? Is .38 super an option? They are meaner than the 9.
Link Posted: 3/13/2002 7:12:45 AM EDT
Ok let me rephrase. I want a 1911 in 9mm because I want one. That better?
Link Posted: 3/13/2002 7:48:41 AM EDT
Makes sense, similar/familiar controls, just a smaller package and in 9MM. Copy that. Gotcha this time.
Link Posted: 3/13/2002 6:46:50 PM EDT
I bought a Colt 9mm in '88. Had a 45 upper bulit for it, gone now. Now has a 9mm SV-Infinity 5" slide, Bomar, Nowlin 5" SS 38 Super ramped barrel, all Wilson parts, and Wilson Combat SS 10 round mags. Can shoot my IPSC "major" loads with no problem, or download for "minor".
Have the Colt slide with a Wilson Combat 38 Super barrel w/ twin port comp as a quick switch upper. Also have a SV hi-cap built in 38 Super.
Link Posted: 3/16/2002 11:39:45 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/16/2002 1:33:34 PM EDT
You could also check out Dan Wesson. They make 9mm 1911s. A couple of people really seem to like theirs, .45 acp & 9mm. HTH
Link Posted: 3/16/2002 3:39:46 PM EDT
My ex loved the feel of my 1911, except the recoil from the 230gr .45acp. I got her a 70's series Colt Government in 9mm and she LOVED IT.
Great ergonomics for moderate to small hands and a pussycat for recoil.

Recently tried to deal on a Colt LW Commander in 9mm, cept the price was a little stiff for the conditon. Great gun and 9mm is a good caliber which is CHE-E-E-E-P to shoot.
Link Posted: 3/16/2002 10:20:18 PM EDT
Well,

4 hours after trading my Springfield SS 9mm 1911 for a HOWA .30/06 plus $160 cash to me, I guess I am more than a little sick/depressed. I did really love that gun (now that I have time to reminisce.

Only problem was, it FTF'd so dam much, I couldn't stake my life on it, so it had to go. I WILL GET ANOTHER ONE SOON!!!!

Jarhead
Link Posted: 3/21/2002 9:30:07 AM EDT
I have a Colt Combat Commander in 9mm that I received from my dad. I just finished refinishing and rebluing it (pictures up soon). I like it quite a bit, my wife loves it. It's not particularly accurate, but I figure with a new bushing and maybe a new barrel that could improve.

They are not too common from what I've seen.
Link Posted: 3/21/2002 9:38:53 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/21/2002 9:40:08 AM EDT by Malpaso]
I ran across one last year, and bought it for my daughter. I was always a large caliber snob, and didn't think much for 9mm. It is probably the most accurate gun in my collection, and absolutely kicks butt in combat matches. It has definitely turned my head with regard to the 9mm. The only down side is that it has a two piece guide rod and I can't field strip it blindfolded like my .45
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