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Old 03-02-2012, 04:03 PM   #1
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Default Looking for a 1911 Platform Chamber in 9mm

I have tried our search for what I'm after, but it either gives me 9mm threads or 1911 threads, and there are more of each of those than I could get through in under a year.

So I now turn to the 1911 group where I'm sure someone knows the answer.

Here's the issue: My wife currently carries a Sig P239 in 9mm, with which she is good. She picks up my STI 1911 5" in .45ACP and shoot the center out of targets. However, she doesn't want to CC anything that big & heavy. I had her try out a friend's Sig C3, a 4" 1911, and while the size was OK and she still takes out the center, she got more muzzle flip than she wants for a follow up round. She finds it uncomfortable and since she shoots a least once every week, that won't do.

So, what I am looking for is a 1911 chambered in 9mm that I can afford on an old fart's (me) fixed income. Either 4"(1st choice) or 3". I'll certainly sell the Sig P239 on consignment at my local shop/range so that will help.

I am aware of the Springfield EMP (a bit rich for my wallet, $1075 at Bud's) and the STI models (a bit rich) although the STI Spartan IV in 9mm is around $700 and doable.

Bottom line, I'm looking for something that meets the outlined needs that retails for no more than $800. I have looked used, but all the 1911's that I have found were in .45 or EMP's that were already sold.

So, time to pick the collective brain.

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Old 03-02-2012, 04:26 PM   #2
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The STI really might be your best bet. Also, the Colt Defender can be had for $850-900 new, and I've occasionally seen them used on Bud's for just over $700.

Kimber, Dan Wesson, Springfield, etc all make them for probably a bit more than you want to spend.

Taurus and Rock Island offer affordable 9mm 1911s, but I'm not aware of any compact models.
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Springfield Armory offers a Loaded model in 9mm.

I'd rather have a Hi Power than a 9mm 1911 though. That's just me.
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Springfield Armory offers a Loaded model in 9mm.

I'd rather have a Hi Power than a 9mm 1911 though. That's just me.
I usually would not recommend a non 1911 to someone who already likes the platform bit I'm a 1911 guy and I love the way my CZ75B 9 mm handles. You can get them SA only like a 1911 or SA/DA. They come full sized or compact. Shoot as good or better than the Hi Power. And can be found at buds for around $500 or better! Plus 15 to 16 round capacity in an all metal gun!

Again, I hate it when fan boys do this but that's not me. Out my 8 handguns the CZ is the one my wife and daughter keep going back to and like your wife they both like the 1911 as well.

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Rock island armory has a 1911 chambered in 9mm. They are not a top of the line manufacture but the Rock Islands are good and not expensive. Bud's usually carries them around $400. A Hi Power isn't a bad reccomendation either since it also is a John Browning design.
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I can't stand a pistol with no sights for the average person. That is a point and shoot weapon for more experianced shooters not a rookie. How do you get someone who hasn't shot much to practice with a new agent. Answer you don't. Worst idea colt ever had IMO.
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There is a Kimber Pro Carry II in 9mm for sale locally.
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Found the one i've been looking for -
RIA Tactical in 9mm-
All i wanted to add was a good magwell setup & grips that fit
VERY accurate & 100% so far ( 5-600 rds )
Mines a 5" but RIA has 3 1/2" & 4" models---

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