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Old 11-28-2010, 23:06   #1
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9mm 1911?

I was thinking, what I need is a 1911. I've never owned one or even fired one.

But they sure look spiffy.

Only problem is, I don't really want to get into stocking another caliber. So, it'd have to be in 9x19mm.

So, I was looking about, and Rock Island Armory apparently makes a 9mm full-sized 1911. It's USGI style, so I'd probably end up swapping the hammer for a ring type and the sights for...well, just about anything else, I think.

Local guns store could apparently have one in there pretty much whenever I wanted for $460 out the door.

What do you guys think?
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Old 11-29-2010, 00:20   #2
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my buddy bought a 9mm tactical rock about 5 months ago for 520.00 very nice had all the stuff and shoots well very dependable well worth the money.
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Old 11-29-2010, 00:32   #3
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Hm.

The Tactical version actually seems to be pretty much exactly what I'm looking for.

Non-spur hammer, improved sights, ambi safety...

I wonder how much it'd cost to get my LGS to special-order one.

Hopefully not much more.
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Old 04-18-2011, 08:32   #4
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I own a 1911 in .38 super and my wife asked me to buy her a 9mm barrel and a few magazines so she could shoot it. I also had to buy the correct recoil spring, its a fun pistol to shoot with the 9mm parts. She enjoys shooting it and I have not changed it back to .38 super since. It runs great and no other mods. were needed.

Go for it you will enjoy it....................
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Why would you need a 1911 that shoots a round you already have a gun for? Why specifically a 1911?
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Originally Posted by TooFarGone
Local guns store could apparently have one in there pretty much whenever I wanted for $460 out the door.
I think you will get what you pay for. At $460 OTD, you will not be happy (long term) with what you got.
Find one in the range of twice that and you will be happy.

If you are getting one to fiddle and tinker with for the next several years, the $460 will be fine.
If you want one to shoot and enjoy, pay more for it, out front. Much less frustration that way.

Either way, get a copy of the Kuhnhausen "The Colt .45 Automatic - A Shop Manual".
They are anything but cheap, but worth every penny.
(Be VERY careful if you try to get one online - There is one site that puts a virus on your system)
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Originally Posted by Qiojrguioeorifjioergthiosdjksd View Post
Why would you need a 1911 that shoots a round you already have a gun for? Why specifically a 1911?
Because 1911s need no justification. Like most Browning designs, the fact that they exist is sufficient reason to want one.

The stated reason is that "they sure look spiffy", which strikes me as a perfectly good reason.
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Originally Posted by PigBat View Post
Because 1911s need no justification. Like most Browning designs, the fact that they exist is sufficient reason to want one.

The stated reason is that "they sure look spiffy", which strikes me as a perfectly good reason.
this is true...

but if I were to personally add another handgun to my toolbox.

it would be a .45... and it would be a 1911
(I have a 9mm ruger P89)
the 9mm is much maligned by the "bigger is better crowd"h - I personally don't think the bad reputation is justified... but that being said I've always wanted a 1911 .45

just my .02
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when i picked up my s.a. 1911, i, was not in the market for a 1911. i was looking for a glock in 40 or 45 full size. ben, my friend/co-worker said he had a little something and went to his "other job" to pick it up. he returned with the blue plastic case and a box of ammo. "take it for a test drive this weekend" he told me with a grin on his face. so i did as he said and stopped by the atm on the way back to work tuesday... "SOLD" is what i told him. he said he knew i did not want a glock...
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I want a Springfield EMP so bad I can taste it.
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I have a 9mm Springfield Custom Shop Operator. It really is an awesome gun. I had always wanted a 9mm 1911, and I finally got one. And, with the heavy frame and heavy bull barrel, it's ALMOST like shooting a 22 (the gun is like over 50 oz unloaded).

WIth good magazines, a 9mm 1911 is a lot of fun!
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The RIA Tac in 9mm is a greeat deal.
Springfield also has a good 9mm 1911.

Just the thought of ShipWreck's 9mm Operator makes me drool....never get tired of seeing that one!
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