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Old 03-03-2013, 11:53 AM   #11
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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?
Honestly not a question to concider IMO--
Why a shotgun not in 12ga?
Why a AR not in 5.56?
Why a howitzer not in 105mm?
Why a cap 'n ball pistol not in 44?
To many to list-
Varity is the thing that keeps things interesting-

Shud add- My #1 is a 1911 in 9mm-----
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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?
Spend some time thinking outside the box, it's refreshing.

The other way of looking at is from perspective of the avid 22 shooter. You can also shoot 22s in a 1911!

I have 1911s in 45ACP, 9MM and 22. Everything is the same until you squeeze the trigger.
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Ok ok. I see the idea. I do understand how if you really enjoy the platform, then having different calibers is an option. To me, a 1911 is famous for the 45, so it's weird seeing it in smaller stuff. When I get one, I can see justifying purchasing a conversion kit to shoot cheaper ammo, but I still struggle with flat out buying a 1911 that's not a 45. Just me.
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Ok ok. I see the idea. I do understand how if you really enjoy the platform, then having different calibers is an option. To me, a 1911 is famous for the 45, so it's weird seeing it in smaller stuff. When I get one, I can see justifying purchasing a conversion kit to shoot cheaper ammo, but I still struggle with flat out buying a 1911 that's not a 45. Just me.
Now you get it
Little advice--Stay away from conversions--Now days its about as "economical" to just buy another 1911 in a different caliber -
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I would agree i would not have a 1911 if it wasn't .45 caliber. And i would not have .45 ammo only i have a 1911 both go together.
Both you and Doc3402 just need to pick up a Dan Wesson Guardian in 9mm and shoot it a few times, then you would both be 'believers'!!!
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Both you and Doc3402 just need to pick up a Dan Wesson Guardian in 9mm and shoot it a few times, then you would both be 'believers'!!!
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Just to throw a bit more caliber discussion in, I'm considering adding a .38 Super to my .22 and .45 1911s.
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Both you and Doc3402 just need to pick up a Dan Wesson Guardian in 9mm and shoot it a few times, then you would both be 'believers'!!!
Nice gun its just the only reason that i have a 1911 is that its in my opinion a classic handgun and for me it has to be .45. I am happy with the 9 mm CZ 75 SPO1 i have.
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Just to throw a bit more caliber discussion in, I'm considering adding a .38 Super to my .22 and .45 1911s
I had the opportunity to buy a 1911 in .38 super a while back. One of the things that would put me of is the price and availability of ammo here.
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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.
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