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Posted: 3/6/2006 6:27:20 PM EDT
I'm looking to get my first 1911. I know the purists won't like this, but I would like to get it chambered in 9mm -- cheaper ammo and I think my wife will like the recoil better and I'd like to suppress this one once I get a pistol can.

Anyway, I was set on a Springfield Mil-Spec or GI as my entry level 1911 but found those don't come in 9mm.

So, back to square one.

What entry-level 9mm 1911 would you recommend? Would like to spend under $600 if possible.
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 7:08:11 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 8:58:47 AM EDT

Originally Posted By johnsopa:
I'm looking to get my first 1911. I know the purists won't like this, but I would like to get it chambered in 9mm -- cheaper ammo and I think my wife will like the recoil better and I'd like to suppress this one once I get a pistol can.

Anyway, I was set on a Springfield Mil-Spec or GI as my entry level 1911 but found those don't come in 9mm.

So, back to square one.

What entry-level 9mm 1911 would you recommend? Would like to spend under $600 if possible.



I think you'll be pretty hard-pressed to find a basic pistol chambered in 9mm. To the best of my knowledge, Kimber and Springfield both offer 9mm's but not in a basic platform. I have seen a couple used Springfield Loaded's in 9mm for around the $650 range. That's probably your best bet.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 4:47:13 PM EDT
For a bit more you could probably get somthing decent from Springfield.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 5:47:38 PM EDT
Just spend a little extra $ and get the Springfield.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 6:10:26 PM EDT


originally posted by: johnsopa


I'm looking to get my first 1911. I know the purists won't like this, but I would like to get it chambered in 9mm -- cheaper ammo and I think my wife will like the recoil better and I'd like to suppress this one once I get a pistol can.

Anyway, I was set on a Springfield Mil-Spec or GI as my entry level 1911 but found those don't come in 9mm.

So, back to square one.

What entry-level 9mm 1911 would you recommend? Would like to spend under $600 if possible.




I have same question but want the .45. I'm kinda looking at SA's, A good choice???
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 7:20:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By buckfever34:
Just spend a little extra $ and get the SpringfieldKimber.



Fixed it for ya
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 11:48:57 PM EDT
johnsopa: Funny you want a 1911 in 9mm Para. Years ago, Colt made their standard 1911 in 9mm, but had reasonable tough time selling them because of too much competition from all double-stack 9mm guns. I guess it has gone full circle now.
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 3:11:45 AM EDT
I think the 9mm 1911 is popular now because it's a good gun for IDPA ESP and USPSA single stack.

Kimber makes a Target II and a Tactical in 9mm
Para makes the LDA and P-series in 9mm
Springfield makes a Compact and a Loaded in 9mm

I have a Kimber Target II and a Rock Island that was rebarreled from a .38 Super.
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