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hogger129 09-20-2009 12:34 AM

Non-.45 1911's?
 
Are there any 1911's that are not made for .45? Just wondering if they make them in 9mm or .380 or something like that. I do know there are some built for .357 Magnum and can also take .38 Special. I see they make .22 rimfire conversion kits also. Just wondering if any manufacturer makes them in 9mm or .40 S&W and what are the pros and cons of a non-.45 1911? Thanks.

Dillinger 09-20-2009 12:42 AM

Yes.

All the big makers produce both a 9mm and a .40S&W version of a traditional 1911 platform.

My woman had a 4.25" inch 9mm 1911 that I had made for her from Nighthawk. Then the boating accident happened. :rolleyes:

JD

CA357 09-20-2009 12:58 AM

I had a Springfield EMP that I reluctantly had to sell. It was a nice pistol.

lonyaeger 09-20-2009 02:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hogger129 (Post 162259)
Are there any 1911's that are not made for .45? Just wondering if they make them in 9mm or .380 or something like that. I do know there are some built for .357 Magnum and can also take .38 Special. I see they make .22 rimfire conversion kits also. Just wondering if any manufacturer makes them in 9mm or .40 S&W and what are the pros and cons of a non-.45 1911? Thanks.

yes, uh-huh

hogger129 09-20-2009 02:25 AM

Does Colt make any? I thought the Colt Commander (4 1/2" barreled 1911) was a 9mm.

Gatekeeper 09-20-2009 02:42 AM

googled colt commander chamberings
Development and evolution of the Colt Commander
enjoy

Gatekeeper 09-20-2009 02:49 AM

Wikopedia excerpt
 
Specifications
  • Cartridge: .45 ACP;
  • Other commercial and military derivatives: Other versions offered include .38 Super, 9mm Parabellum, .40 S&W, 10mm Auto, .400 Corbon, .22 LR, .50 GI,.455 Webley, 9x23 mm Winchester, and others. The major ones were 9mm Parabellum (9x19mm), .38 Super, 10mm Auto.
  • Barrel: 5 in (127 mm) Government, 4.25 in (108 mm) Commander, and the 3.5 in (89 mm) Officer's ACP. Some modern "carry" guns have significantly shorter barrels and frames, while others use standard frames and extended slides with 6 in (152 mm) barrels
  • Rate of twist: 16 in (406 mm) per turn, or 1:35.5 calibers (.45 ACP)
  • Operation: Recoil-operated, closed breech, single action, semi-automatic
  • Weight (unloaded): 2 lb 7 oz (1.1 kg) (government model)
  • Height: 5.25 in (133 mm)
  • Length: 8.25 in (210 mm)
  • Capacity: 7+1 rounds (7 in standard-capacity magazine +1 in firing chamber); 8+1 in aftermarket standard-size magazine; 9+1 in extended and hi-cap magazines/frames guns chambered in .38 Super and 9mm have a 9+1 capacity. Some models using double-stacked magazines, such as those from Para Ordnance, Strayer Voigt Inc and STI International Inc have significantly larger capacities. Colt makes their own 8 round magazines which they include with their Series 80 XSE models.

SGT-MILLER 09-20-2009 02:59 AM

Springfield Armory, Para-Ordnance, Nighthawk, and Kimber are a few brands that offer calibers other than .45 ACP for their 1911 handguns.

lonyaeger 09-20-2009 11:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hogger129 (Post 162321)
Does Colt make any? I thought the Colt Commander (4 1/2" barreled 1911) was a 9mm.

Not in Colt....huh-uh...just .45 acp, 10mm, and .38 Super, honey.;)

canebrake 09-20-2009 02:03 PM

Browning was working for Colt, and had already designed an autoloader pistol, around a cartridge similar in dimension to the .38 Super. When the Army requested designs for a new handgun with a .45 caliber cartridge to provide adequate stopping power, Browning re-engineered this .38 autoloader to accommodate a .45" diameter cartridge of his own design with a 230 gr. FMJ bullet, and submitted the pistol to the Army for evaluation.

The rest, as they say, is history.

It isn't a 1911 pattern pistol if it is chambered in anything other than the .45 ACP.


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