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I wanting a 1911 chambered in 9mm for competition shooting.
Can anyone give me some good suggestions?
Hoping not to spend over 1100 bucks.
Right now, I'm leaning towards S&W's Pro series or a Kimber.
What do you suggest?

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I wanting a 1911 chambered in 9mm for competition shooting.
Can anyone give me some good suggestions?
Hoping not to spend over 1100 bucks.
Right now, I'm leaning towards S&W's Pro series or a Kimber.
What do you suggest?
What kind of competition? Bullseye? Steel Challenge? USPSA? IDPA?

It does make a difference in equipment.
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What kind of competition? Bullseye? Steel Challenge? USPSA? IDPA?

It does make a difference in equipment.
good question
Recently I attended an amateur shooting competition
in the county I live in.
I don't know what type of competition it was.
The participants shot from different positions at the target,
there was even one event that the shooters would run while
shooting at the targets. Most of the shooters had 1911's.

BillM, could you explain the differences in equipment for the different types of competitions. It would be very helpful. Also do you know the type of competition I have explained above. Thanks, UnderFire
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I wanting a 1911 chambered in 9mm for competition shooting.
Can anyone give me some good suggestions?
Hoping not to spend over 1100 bucks.
Right now, I'm leaning towards S&W's Pro series or a Kimber.
What do you suggest?
A Browning HP.

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Kimber makes 1911s in both 9mm and .38 Super. You might want to look at the .38 Super, as it allows you to compete in the major caliber class in many sanctioning bodies.

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good question
Recently I attended an amateur shooting competition
in the county I live in.
I don't know what type of competition it was.
The participants shot from different positions at the target,
there was even one event that the shooters would run while
shooting at the targets. Most of the shooters had 1911's.

BillM, could you explain the differences in equipment for the different types of competitions. It would be very helpful. Also do you know the type of competition I have explained above. Thanks, UnderFire
If they were "shooting from cover", drawing from concealed holsters and not dropping magazines on the ground,it was probably IDPA.

Not using cover and letting mags drop where they will--probably USPSA.
Did some of the "1911's" shoot a lot more than 8 or 10 times without
a reload? Any of them have compensators or optical sights? For sure
USPSA then. I shoot USPSA--a LOT, and that's what I'm most familiar
with.

It could also have been a 1911 Society shoot, a 1911 only match, or
something different that I'm not aware of.

Equipment---wow--that's a book in itself. In USPSA there are 6 Divisions,
depending on equipment. Anything from a box stock Glock to a full bore
race gun, even revolvers. If you think that's what you saw, PM me and
we can discuss it offline. Otherwise this post is going to be huge.

WARNING--USPSA Practical Pistol is addictive.
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A Browning HP.
canebrake, that Browning HP looks awesome.
It looks out of my price range. Do you know the price?
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Kimber makes 1911s in both 9mm and .38 Super. You might want to look at the .38 Super, as it allows you to compete in the major caliber class in many sanctioning bodies.
matt g, I wouldn't mind owning a .38Super, but I steered away from that caliber because I was afraid that ammo might not be readily available for that particular caliber. Am I wrong?
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If they were "shooting from cover", drawing from concealed holsters and not dropping magazines on the ground,it was probably IDPA.

Not using cover and letting mags drop where they will--probably USPSA.
Did some of the "1911's" shoot a lot more than 8 or 10 times without
a reload? Any of them have compensators or optical sights? For sure
USPSA then. I shoot USPSA--a LOT, and that's what I'm most familiar
with.

It could also have been a 1911 Society shoot, a 1911 only match, or
something different that I'm not aware of.

Equipment---wow--that's a book in itself. In USPSA there are 6 Divisions,
depending on equipment. Anything from a box stock Glock to a full bore
race gun, even revolvers. If you think that's what you saw, PM me and
we can discuss it offline. Otherwise this post is going to be huge.

WARNING--USPSA Practical Pistol is addictive.
BillM, they weren't shooting from cover, but one event the shooters drew from holisters on their hip not concealed. I would say some did shoot 8-10 rounds without a reload, but their 1911's weren't as tactical as you describe (compensators or optical sights). I understand the equipment issue being a book's worth.

Maybe the event I saw modeled one of the types you're mentioning,
but was a amateur low scale version?
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canebrake, that Browning HP looks awesome.
It looks out of my price range. Do you know the price?
Yea, Ted Yost will take your BHP and $3K and give you that gun back! IMHO, worth every penny!

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I have the P08, the Yost BHP is next!

It's on my dance card and if I hadn't just dropped a wad on a new Colt, it would have been soon.

Oh well, just another reason to keep on breathing!
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