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Posted: 12/14/2005 4:17:19 PM EDT
Is there even such a thing? Just read a thread in my own HTF where a guy said his GF likes his "shiny new 9mm 1911."

I thought all 1911's were .45 caliber?
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 4:45:44 PM EDT
The orginial M1911 and M1911A1 were .45 acp

1911 is almost a generic name now for a particular family or style of pistol, just as AR15 is often used for many rifles that look like AR15s, but may differ substatially (no, this is not starting a thread about ABC brand being better or more original than XYZ brand).

There are even gas-operated "1911" pistols.

In the 94 (!) years since it was adopted by the US Gov't as a service pistol, the 1911 platform has been adapted to many cartridges, including but not limited to:

38 super
.22 LR
9x19
9x23
9x25 (dillon)
40 s&w
.357 magnum
.45 GAP
.50 GI

Link Posted: 12/14/2005 4:52:18 PM EDT
So there are 1911's that are 9 mils?
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 4:57:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By deej86:
So there are 1911's that are 9 mils?



yes, there are 9mm 1911's
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 5:41:10 PM EDT
Mine is made by Springfield, there are also Colts, Kimbers, STI's, Les Baers, etc. made in 9mm. Mine was finicky to get running 100%. Many are. But it's easily the most controllable, smoothest shooting centerfire handgun I've ever shot.

Scott Warren used a 9mm 1911 when he won IDPA nationals in ESP and they kind of dominate the ESP division.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 5:48:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/14/2005 5:54:05 PM EDT by sandboxmedic]
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 5:58:59 PM EDT
i have a Kimber Pro Tacticall 9mm in layway for the old lady, i went ahead and told her i was buying it for her. she started to cpmplain that it was a 9 and not 45. i guess i can't complain to much, if she doesn't want it i just got a new one.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 7:08:54 PM EDT
It's not a 1911 exactly, but what about the Browning High Power?
Double stack mag, single action like the 1911, and designed by John Browning himself.
Jim
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 7:16:33 PM EDT
So there are 1911's that are 9 mils?


9mm Luger
9mm NATO
9mm parabellum
9x19 mm

Are all the same cartridge



9x18
9mm kurz
9mm makorov
.356 TSW
9x23
9x21
9mm Largo
9x25
.38 super
.380 acp

Are all 9mm's, but the cartridges differ.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 11:45:43 AM EDT
dont have one in 9mm but i do have a colt 1911 gov mk4 in 38 super that i love very much to shoot.i never felt the 1911 in 5 acp had very much recoil but after shooting my 38 super the 45s fell like their much more ferochous bark with more pronounced muzzel jump.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 12:43:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By a38337:
The orginial M1911 and M1911A1 were .45 acp

1911 is almost a generic name now for a particular family or style of pistol, just as AR15 is often used for many rifles that look like AR15s, but may differ substatially (no, this is not starting a thread about ABC brand being better or more original than XYZ brand).

There are even gas-operated "1911" pistols.

In the 94 (!) years since it was adopted by the US Gov't as a service pistol, the 1911 platform has been adapted to many cartridges, including but not limited to:

38 super
.22 LR
9x19
9x23
9x25 (dillon)
40 s&w
.357 magnum
.45 GAP
.50 GI




You forgot 10mm and .357sig.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 5:24:12 PM EDT

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Originally Posted By a38337:
The orginial M1911 and M1911A1 were .45 acp

1911 is almost a generic name now for a particular family or style of pistol, just as AR15 is often used for many rifles that look like AR15s, but may differ substatially (no, this is not starting a thread about ABC brand being better or more original than XYZ brand).

There are even gas-operated "1911" pistols.

In the 94 (!) years since it was adopted by the US Gov't as a service pistol, the 1911 platform has been adapted to many cartridges, including but not limited to:

38 super
.22 LR
9x19
9x23
9x25 (dillon)
40 s&w
.357 magnum
.45 GAP
.50 GI
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You forgot 10mm and .357sig.

Right. Also .400 cor-bon. There are others, I'm sure.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 6:09:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By a38337:
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Originally Posted By a38337:
The orginial M1911 and M1911A1 were .45 acp

1911 is almost a generic name now for a particular family or style of pistol, just as AR15 is often used for many rifles that look like AR15s, but may differ substatially (no, this is not starting a thread about ABC brand being better or more original than XYZ brand).

There are even gas-operated "1911" pistols.

In the 94 (!) years since it was adopted by the US Gov't as a service pistol, the 1911 platform has been adapted to many cartridges, including but not limited to:

38 super
.22 LR
9x19
9x23
9x25 (dillon)
40 s&w
.357 magnum
.45 GAP
.50 GI
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You forgot 10mm and .357sig.

Right. Also .400 cor-bon. There are others, I'm sure.



Dad has a Colt Gold Cup National Match in .38 special. It's the only one I have seen, but there are others out there. He also has a .38 super as well as various .45acp pistols.
Jim
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 6:21:31 PM EDT
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c55/3dvr_m4/DSC007651.jpg

That is a Colt 9mm there with my suppressed .458SOCOM.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 6:13:10 AM EDT
I shoot a Kimber Target II and a highly re-worked Rock Island in 9mm. Both guns are accurate and reliable. Shooting the puny 9mm cartridge through a 1911 is as close to cheating as you can get! It's about like shooting a Colt Ace.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 7:02:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Melvin_Johnson:
I shoot a Kimber Target II and a highly re-worked Rock Island in 9mm. Both guns are accurate and reliable. Shooting the puny 9mm cartridge through a 1911 is as close to cheating as you can get! It's about like shooting a Colt Ace.



Yeah, I've never shot a 9mm 1911, but I hear they are a freakin' hoot!


Rich
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 1:48:38 PM EDT
Here are a couple pictures of my RIA 9mm. My Kimber is currently at Tripp Research getting a makeover. I'll post some pictures once I get it back, if you'd like to see what it looks like.


Link Posted: 12/25/2005 3:14:37 PM EDT
Thanks guys.
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 8:11:44 AM EDT


Colt 9mm Combat Commander
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 8:39:33 AM EDT
I have a Kimber STS Target II and a Para-Ordnance STS P18,both in 9mm.I had some FTE's with the Kimber.But after adjusting the extractor it's running fine.No problems with the Para.
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 9:12:42 AM EDT
That grip looks good on that ken ;)
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 9:49:15 AM EDT
Many years ago, I had two Colt Combat Commanders in .9mm and I kick myself in the ass for ever getting rid of them. One of them had the Satin Nickel finish which was not too common.
The other one was blued and it had the standard spur hammer instead of the Commander ring style hammer. I have an old Essex frame that I am thinking of building into a .9mm Govt. Model someday.....
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 10:18:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By sysfailur:
That grip looks good on that ken ;)



Thanks! Those are the Ahrends Tulipwood.
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 8:43:47 PM EDT
Vic Tibbets makes a gorgeous 9mm 1911. There is one for sale right now from PT-Partners. I believe it's the bob-tailed stainless Commander to the right, on the top row. Terry Peters (owner of PT-Partners) will usually have one or two available through the year, so if you're interested, he's a great resource for picking one up.
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