1911 chambered in 9mm for competition shooting

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by UnderFire, Jun 1, 2009.

  1. UnderFire

    UnderFire New Member

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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?
     
  2. BillM

    BillM Active Member Supporter

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    What kind of competition? Bullseye? Steel Challenge? USPSA? IDPA?

    It does make a difference in equipment.
     

  3. UnderFire

    UnderFire New Member

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    good question :eek:
    Recently I attended an amateur shooting competition
    in the county I live in.
    I don't know what type of competition it was.:eek:
    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
     
  4. canebrake

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    A Browning HP.

    1YostBHP1.jpg

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  5. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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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.
     
  6. BillM

    BillM Active Member Supporter

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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.
     
  7. UnderFire

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    canebrake, that Browning HP looks awesome.
    It looks out of my price range. Do you know the price?
     
  8. UnderFire

    UnderFire New Member

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    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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  9. UnderFire

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    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?
     
  10. canebrake

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    Yea, Ted Yost will take your BHP and $3K and give you that gun back! IMHO, worth every penny!

    Heirloom Precision

    Like the welded on beavertail, combat hammer and Yost thumb safety!

    When it comes to Browning pistols (1911 and the BHP) it just doesn't get any better than Ted Yost!

    I will only own two 9mm handguns;
    1. The Luger P08 and the
    2. Browning High Power

    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! [​IMG]
     
  11. canebrake

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    PM Jo da Plumbr and ask him. He has a Colt 1911 commander 38super and he lives behind enemy lines in downtown Kalie! If he can get ammo in La La Land you should have no probelemo!

    http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f66/range-report-colt-commander-38-super-13999/#post107452
     
  12. BillM

    BillM Active Member Supporter

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    Anything's possible. I've seen matches done on some strange formats.
    There is an annual and very popular match every year in Idaho that's
    split along frame sizes--Sub compact, compact and full size.
    Single Stack matches for 1911's are common, and around here we have
    a annual "Plastic gun championship" match for polymer framed pistols.

    What range was it and when was the match? I'm kind of curious now.
     
  13. BillM

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    The only place that I'm aware of that you can "make major" with a
    38 super is USPSA Open Division, but then I don't shoot a lot of
    different diciplines.

    What other sanctioning bodies recognize 38 super as major?
     
  14. UnderFire

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    Did some research...it seems that one of the gun & rifle organizations in the state I live in had a "Pistol Competitor Shooting Challenge" last month, to me it seemed to be an Open Class. From what I understand it was on private property and they are planning to have more events like the one I described previously.
     
  15. UnderFire

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    That's a mighty fine 1911, for sure!!
    I'm sure it'll give me the edge over the competition,
    but I can't fit it in my budget. :(
     
  16. Flint Rock

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    I have used a Springfield Loaded Target model 1911 in IDPA. I must say mine was a disappointment, but most people have good luck with them. Now I have a new Nighthawk Custom on order in 9mm;), but that is north of the price limit you mentioned.
     
  17. robbo60

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    I have a Kimber custom target II in 9mm that was about $900.00 nib. I really like it and it has become my favorite 9mm hands down. But I'm biased toward 1911's anyway.
     
  18. UnderFire

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    yeah, I would love a Nighthawk Custom or a Wilson Combat Custom.
    I'm only going to use it for amateur shooting competition. Right now
    I have to crawl before I can walk. Thanks for your input.
    If you don't mind me asking, How much is the Nighthawk 9mm runnin' ya'?
     
  19. UnderFire

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    robbo60, are you referring to the Kimber Stainless Target II?
    I haven't seen/held one yet, but I'm beginning to lean toward Kimbers.
     
  20. robbo60

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    Yes, I'm sorry. Kimber stainless target II. Very happy with it. I will be shooting 250 rounds through it this weekend at a friends range. Can't wait.