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getem2011 10-25-2012 03:33 AM

What is a good 1911 chambered in 9mm?
I would like to buy a 1911 in 9mm to save some money. It would primarily be for range use but possibly for carry one day if IL gains some common sense. What are some good choices? I am leaning towards the DW guardian but want to know other plausible options.


rock185 10-25-2012 04:39 AM

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getem, fun guns, IMHO. Over quite a few years, I've owned Colt, Dan Wesson, Kimber and Springfield in 9MM. I still have the four pictured. All, other than the Kimber, required at least minor tuning to achieve the reliability and/or accuracy I expect in a quality pistol. All my current 9MM 1911s are as reliable as my .45 ACPs. I don't carry these, but would not hesitate to do so if I so desired...

The Kimber Target IIs I've owned in 9 and Super all worked 100% from day one, no issues, very good value in a 9MM 1911, IMHO.

The Colts, Govt. and Commander size, worked well, but sometimes rquired a little tuning to achieve reliability.

Recent Springfield full sized stainless 9MM, rougher finish, improperly fitted barrel, accuracy, reliability issues, not a favorite of mine in stock form. I have an older blued custom SA 9MM that is a very reliable and accurate pistol.

Dan Wesson Pointman-9. A step up all the way around IMHO. Not perfect, but very well fit and finished, quality components, reliable and accurate. There may be higher quality production guns available, but I have not experienced them...ymmv

qwiksdraw 10-25-2012 10:18 AM

Any STI model.

Old_Crow 10-25-2012 11:19 AM

While the P95 is not a 1911 it handles and shoots a lot like a 1911. The P95 is competitively priced as well.

therewolf 10-25-2012 11:21 AM

Ahhh, the GP-35?

Probably better known as the Browning 9mm??

bartwatkins 10-25-2012 11:31 AM

I think you had it right the first time!!!!
My DW Guardian 9mm. Love it....

DoyleTheDog 10-25-2012 04:42 PM

To the OP, If you're not dead set on getting a 9mm in the 1911 platform you should consider the Browning Hi Power. Just an idea.

Overkill0084 10-25-2012 04:57 PM

A Dan Wesson will not be a mistake, whatever the caliber.

Dillinger 10-25-2012 05:00 PM

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My gal has a Talon II in 9mm and it's an awesome, incredibly reliable weapon.

canebrake 10-25-2012 06:42 PM

Colt Defender 9mm

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