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Old 11-05-2013, 11:04 PM   #51
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just curious as what other might think of a 1911 type pistol in the 357 Sig?

good idea or bad?

just something that popped into my head.
I think it would be a fine solution to a non-existing problem.
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just curious as what other might think of a 1911 type pistol in the 357 Sig?
It'd make for a fine pistol, yet is sort of redundant and unnecessary.

.38 Super is common enough in the 1911 platform, and it really parellels 357sig ballistically. So a 357sig 1911 would be a fine gun, but there's simply no real need for it.
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just curious as what other might think of a 1911 type pistol in the 357 Sig?

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just something that popped into my head.
Gotta say im gonna agree with the other guys here. no reason for it but it would make a fine firearm. Personally if i get a 1911 its gotta be a .45
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I must say, while I've never shot a .357 Sig or a 1911 for that matter, I don't understand the whole "no reason for it" mentality. I think "just because I like it" is reason enough for ANY gun. I like that there is a lot of variance in handgun selection.

If every single 1911 were a .45 ACP, then there would probably be a slightly smaller 1911 fan base. Likewise if every Glock were a G17 in 9mm. "Why fix it if it ain't broke" - well, because some people might LIKE it, that's why.

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I must say, while I've never shot a .357 Sig or a 1911 for that matter, I don't understand the whole "no reason for it" mentality. I think "just because I like it" is reason enough for ANY gun. I like that there is a lot of variance in handgun selection.

If every single 1911 were a .45 ACP, then there would probably be a slightly smaller 1911 fan base. Likewise if every Glock were a G17 in 9mm. "Why fix it if it ain't broke" - well, because some people might LIKE it, that's why.
i agree. there are already some cartridges that perform very similiar in the 1911 platform, but i don't think that it would stop me from having one anyways.

variety is the spice of life. and i like variety.
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I must say, while I've never shot a .357 Sig or a 1911 for that matter, I don't understand the whole "no reason for it" mentality. I think "just because I like it" is reason enough for ANY gun. I like that there is a lot of variance in handgun selection.
If you're manufacturing the gun, there better be a serious 'need' or at least demand for it...to the tune of moving several thousand units at the increased price that'd be required to produce such small numbers. That's sort of what I'm getting at. There's a great deal of cost incurred in deviating from the norm, so there'd better be qualifying demand (with cash in hand) to accompany it.

I'm all for the expansion of the 357sig caliber. I really like it myself. But with many 1911-lovers already tied to 38super (extremely similar to 357sig), that's an awful tough hill to gain traction on.
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If you're manufacturing the gun, there better be a serious 'need' or at least demand for it...to the tune of moving several thousand units at the increased price that'd be required to produce such small numbers. That's sort of what I'm getting at. There's a great deal of cost incurred in deviating from the norm, so there'd better be qualifying demand (with cash in hand) to accompany it. I'm all for the expansion of the 357sig caliber. I really like it myself. But with many 1911-lovers already tied to 38super (extremely similar to 357sig), that's an awful tough hill to gain traction on.
I understand, and that makes perfect sense. It's also the kind of thinking (if everyone has that mindset) which will cause a 1911 chambered in 357 Sig to never come to existence.

So, the people need to start demanding it, and with enough demand someone will make it, and they'll essentially be the guinea pig. Once others see that its failing or succeeding, then they'll get on board or not. In the beginning, we just need one company to test the waters.

Personally, for my own self, I don't care if it happens. I don't own a 1911 yet and the first one I buy will be a .45 ACP. When I expand from there, I'll prolly do 9mm or 22LR. While I personally have no need for a 1911 in 357 Sig, I like the idea and think it should be an option for those who want it. If for no other reason, than for more options and things to think about floating around the market.
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I understand, and that makes perfect sense. It's also the kind of thinking (if everyone has that mindset) which will cause a 1911 chambered in 357 Sig to never come to existence.
BTW- They already exist. Quite rare, hard to find, and spendy. I've seen one....not from a major manufacturer...maybe STI...can't recall. We're talking $2K+. I suppose if you bought a 40sw 1911 (a handful of campanies make them...STI?, Para?), then all you'd need was an accompanying 357 barrel.

Also have seen a CZ 75 in 357sig, which I thought was really cool. Great platform. But it was some sort of pimped-out competition gun...also well over $2K I believe.
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Gotta say im gonna agree with the other guys here. no reason for it but it would make a fine firearm. Personally if i get a 1911 its gotta be a .45
Agreed. Only .45 1911s n my home
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I really like the 357 SIG and 1911 platform. I would be in the market for one that is fairly priced

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