help on a 9mm1911

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by duddie10, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. duddie10

    duddie10 New Member

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    I was talking with a good friend of mine the other day and he had asked my thoughts on the 9mm 1911's. I told him i hurd both good and bad but really havent looked to deeply into them. He went on to ask if it would be a good first gun. I told him to give me a few daya so i could see whats out there and hear peoples personal experiance with them. Now hes had his ccw for a year and ive taken him to the range a bunch of times with my guns. The main purpose of the gun he said is a range gun not a carry and because its 9mm its cheap to shoot. So my question is whats good whats not good and lets hear it all. Thanks guys and gals.
     
  2. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    Depends on his budget. I love my RIA tactical 9 for range time, not ready to trust my life to it. I also have Colt commander 9mm, I would trust it.
     

  3. steadyshot

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    Take a look at STI. They make several models in 9mm. They are quality firearms that come with a lifetime warranty.
     
  4. duddie10

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    Hes looking around 650 700 range.
     
  5. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Personal Opinion of mine.
    Get a .45 with a .22 conversion kit.

    Magazines are more readily available for the .45.
     
  6. BillM

    BillM Active Member Supporter

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    For a relatively low budget 9mm 1911 my first choice would be a STI Spartan. Every one I've seen runs
    well.

    My wife has 2 9mm 1911's that she competes with in USPSA Single Stack division. Both run 100%
    Gun 1 is a Colt Series 70. It likes Tripp research 10 rd Cobra magazines
    Gun 2 is a Springfield loaded stainless. Magazines for it are Dawson Precision 10 rd.
     
  7. HOSSFLY

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    I really can't think of a true 1911 in 9mm that i've heard bad reviews on-
    I have a RIA Tactical that has run 100% with every type/style/brand of ammo i've run thru it :)
     
  8. HOSSFLY

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    My compliments on your wifes taste (in guns anyway) :D
     
  9. duddie10

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    Thank you every one for the fast answers. I have him looking at the stis im thinking of one for my self now.
     
  10. otisthecat

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    I'm having some serious issues with a 9mm Spartan IV, but it seems to be unique to me.
     
  11. duddie10

    duddie10 New Member

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    What are you running into for problems?
     
  12. otisthecat

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    An alarming number of FTEs the first time out. Waiting to hear back from STI. Based on what I've read, I really do think my experience is the exception, but thought I would chime in.
     
  13. duddie10

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    Its greatly appreacated.
     
  14. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    I'm ass/u/ming you've tryed different types/brands of ammo?
     
  15. otisthecat

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    Two kinds of ball (no HP) and two different mags. Just about a 40% fail rate. If it was just a few I would assume it was human error and keep shooting to see if I could work out the issue, but with that many it felt like I was just wasting ammo. Still waiting to hear back from STI.

    ***edit to add***

    Not sure it matters but it was WWB and Remington. I've got a picture of what was happening in the Spartan thread a few down.
     
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  16. GLI45

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    My experience with 9mm 1911s has been excellent. Of my 1911/2011 pistols from STI I have several in 9mm (Edge, Guardian, Escort and VIP) and haven't had any issues. The only caliber that had a hiccup was my .40 caliber Tactical, but STI promptly took care of it. In fact I just last week ordered a Trojan and an Eagle from Dawson in 9mm for IDPA.
     
  17. otisthecat

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    Richard at STI thinks it's an extractor issue, so it will be going on a trip to Texas. I didn't know that you could send/receive a handgun from your home, ever. Is it allowed for warranty work since ownership is not changing hands?
     
  18. duddie10

    duddie10 New Member

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    There alot more good than bad on these guns. I havent been able to fund any to fondle around my state :-(
     
  19. BillM

    BillM Active Member Supporter

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    If it's going to/from the manufacturer. Beretta had a recall on the Neos
    22's a couple of years ago. I boxed it, UPS showed up at my door with
    a call tag sticker---came back to me in a couple of weeks all fixed UPS signature required. Too bad they can't just do that for all gun shipments!!
     
  20. DrumJunkie

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    I got a Springfield 9mm 1911 that I just love. Trigger is WAY to light for carry but I don't have it for a carry gun. A spring change and it be good to go. I was lucky to find mine at he price I did (600.00). 9mm 1911's can get pretty expensive. If I was to get one now and wanted to save money I think I"d lean to STI. The RIA might be a pretty good one but the majority of those I've go to see 1st hand needed time to get broke in..Something I do not like with any pistol I plan to carry. I want to 100% from day one. Range toys and have a little slack but carry pistols to me are different.

    A 9mm 1911 is a great gun to shoot. The weight makes them have almost zero recoil so follow up shots are really easy to make right. The downside is the 1911 was not made to be anything but a 45ACP so when you venture outside of that caliber it starts to get more pricy.