Originally Posted by ALfiremedic1
I've been seeing alot of stuff on 1911's in .22 and 9mm. I don't own a 1911, but I will in the future. What's the point of owning a 1911 if its not a 45?
I find the cheaper shooting 1911's like a 22 or a 9mm can help with things like grip. You can learn proper shooting habits without shooting up the more expensive 45ACP rounds.
I have one in 9mm also just as a target gun. It has next to zero recoil and is a to of fun to shoot.
Also for me I just love 22's!!
I have several (rifle and pistol) in a few different configurations.
The OPs question to me is like saying why own a Glock when there where already other companies making guns in those calibers that where already reliable. I love 1911's, so I have them in more than one caliber and bbl length.