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I'm one of those guys who used to think that 9mm 1911s were heresy. I broke down and bought one just to see what it would be like. Mine is a Ruger Lightweight Commander-style. It is about 10 oz lighter than a Government model and holds 9+1. I've shot it quite a bit now (probably 300 rounds) and it's been great. Function has been 100%, accuracy has been good, and recoil is very light. Surprisingly, I really like it and I'm glad I bought it. I bought some wood grips from Ruger. They look a lot better, but the rubber grips feel better.
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Very nice pistol. As you said it is fantastic looking with the wood grips. But it is all about feel and grip! (y)

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I'm a 1911 guy and collect calibers in 1911s. I think I have three in 9mm and what tends to cross my mind anytime I shoot one of them is "seems like a lot of gun for such a small caliber". 40 S&W feels less like that and I love a 1911 in 38 super. Loaded hot they get into 357 mag territory without the need of going to a Coonan or Grizzly or such. 357 Sig also works well. My carry gun is in 10mm though.

I just feel like they should downsize the 1911 in 9mm like they do with 380.
 
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. . . "seems like a lot of gun for such a small caliber".
Agreed.

I have a 5" 9x23 that feels just about perfect in terms of power. I fit a 9mm barrel to it so I could do inexpensive plinking and had to go to a 10lb recoil spring, a 16lb mainspring, and a radically profiled firing pin stop to get the slide to move fully to the rear. Not a lot of oomph in those generic 115gr factory rounds. 125gr 9mm rounds do better but it's just a plinking pistol until I swap in the 9x23 parts.

I just feel like they should downsize the 1911 in 9mm like they do with 380.
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I'm a 1911 guy and collect calibers in 1911s. I think I have three in 9mm and what tends to cross my mind anytime I shoot one of them is "seems like a lot of gun for such a small caliber". $0 S&W feels less like that and I love a 1911 in 38 super. Loaded hot they get into 357 mag territory without the need of going to a Coonan or Grizzly or such. 357 Sig also works well. My carry gun is in 10mm though.

I just feel like they should downsize the 1911 in 9mm like they do with 380.
Have you seen a Springfield Armory EMP? It's a down-sized 1911, but it's kind of pricey.
 

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Like @rman43 i had little interest in a 9mm 1911.
Love 38 SUPER and found a fantastic ED BROWN in that chambering. It also had an extra barrel and mag for 9mm. Have never shot that option.
LGS had a nice stainless Springfield Range Officer in 9mm. After several months they gave me a great deal. First 1911 for me that needed to be broken in to become 100% reliable. After Wilson Combat Mags and several hundred rounds it smoothed out wonderfully. Now it's a pleasure to shoot, cheaper to feed, and amazingly accurate.
Still prefer both 38 SUPER and 10mm.
Hope that gorgeous RUGER serves you well.
 

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Just to be clear; I'm not looking for a down sized 9mm 1911. I am not a 9mm kind of guy. I own a few just because I collect calibers in 1911s. It just strikes me that a full size 1911 in 9mm is WAY over kill. The Browning 380 that is 85% size strikes me as being the prefect size for the 9mm caliber. It was just a comment. IF they made one I would probably buy it to have one but I doubt I would ever carry it.
 
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