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Old 08-25-2012, 03:13 PM   #11
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Illinois Gun Works, it's already a 45-55mins drive for me from Chicago to Elmwood Park.

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I would recommend trying the SR9. I have an SR9C and it shoots great. It is also designed with 1911 owners in mind an has a thumb safety in a similar spot. It did not take much getting used to in my case.

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I'd go with the M&P

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if i was going to pick a 9mm it would hands down be a springfield xdm. 19+1 capacity shoots fantastic. same grip angle as a 1911. uses a single stage trigger.

my wife has one in 9mm and ive got one in 45 acp. her 9mm is a dream to shoot. HIGHLY recomend it
Yep, XD's are NOT made in america...tis why i dont/wont have one.

The ruger sr9's are sweet shooting rigs. Might also look into what Kel-tec has to offer. 100% made and manufactured in USA. I have the PF-9 (more compact than what your looking for i know)and i like it well enough.
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nuther vote for the M&P 9.

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Recommendations are getting diversified, should have put up a poll maybe. One more question, being accustomed to single action, short trigger travel 1911s, which gun gets as close to that as possible?

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Recommendations are getting diversified, should have put up a poll maybe. One more question, being accustomed to single action, short trigger travel 1911s, which gun gets as close to that as possible?
None of the options you've mentioned can really compare with the 1911 trigger, but I've heard and read good things about the apex trigger kit upgrade when installed in the m&p. I've heard it's a very crisp trigger with a lot less take up. I tend to like the m&p trigger as is, but I haven't tried the apex yet.
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Hi points are good , newer paras are now made in the us .

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Read your original post several times--what I got is you like 1911's. Your only interest in going
to 9mm is it's cheaper to shoot.

So why not a 9mm 1911?? STI Spartan $600ish. STI Trojan or Springfield stainless loaded around $1000.
RIA 9mm down around $400.

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My vote is for the M&P9C as well, I have the thumb safety model and it feels like a scaled down version of a 1911 thumb safety.

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