Looking for a 1911 Platform Chamber in 9mm

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by Thebiker, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. Thebiker

    Thebiker New Member

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    I have tried our search for what I'm after, but it either gives me 9mm threads or 1911 threads, and there are more of each of those than I could get through in under a year.

    So I now turn to the 1911 group where I'm sure someone knows the answer.

    Here's the issue: My wife currently carries a Sig P239 in 9mm, with which she is good. She picks up my STI 1911 5" in .45ACP and shoot the center out of targets. However, she doesn't want to CC anything that big & heavy. I had her try out a friend's Sig C3, a 4" 1911, and while the size was OK and she still takes out the center, she got more muzzle flip than she wants for a follow up round. She finds it uncomfortable and since she shoots a least once every week, that won't do.

    So, what I am looking for is a 1911 chambered in 9mm that I can afford on an old fart's (me) fixed income. Either 4"(1st choice) or 3". I'll certainly sell the Sig P239 on consignment at my local shop/range so that will help.

    I am aware of the Springfield EMP (a bit rich for my wallet, $1075 at Bud's) and the STI models (a bit rich) although the STI Spartan IV in 9mm is around $700 and doable.

    Bottom line, I'm looking for something that meets the outlined needs that retails for no more than $800. I have looked used, but all the 1911's that I have found were in .45 or EMP's that were already sold.

    So, time to pick the collective brain.

    Thanks
     
  2. sweeper22

    sweeper22 New Member

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    The STI really might be your best bet. Also, the Colt Defender can be had for $850-900 new, and I've occasionally seen them used on Bud's for just over $700.

    Kimber, Dan Wesson, Springfield, etc all make them for probably a bit more than you want to spend.

    Taurus and Rock Island offer affordable 9mm 1911s, but I'm not aware of any compact models.
     

  3. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    Springfield Armory offers a Loaded model in 9mm.

    I'd rather have a Hi Power than a 9mm 1911 though. That's just me.
     
  4. Tackleberry1

    Tackleberry1 New Member

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    I usually would not recommend a non 1911 to someone who already likes the platform bit I'm a 1911 guy and I love the way my CZ75B 9 mm handles. You can get them SA only like a 1911 or SA/DA. They come full sized or compact. Shoot as good or better than the Hi Power. And can be found at buds for around $500 or better! Plus 15 to 16 round capacity in an all metal gun!:)

    Again, I hate it when fan boys do this but that's not me. Out my 8 handguns the CZ is the one my wife and daughter keep going back to and like your wife they both like the 1911 as well.

    Good Luck

    Tack
     
  5. Wiseman3

    Wiseman3 New Member

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    Rock island armory has a 1911 chambered in 9mm. They are not a top of the line manufacture but the Rock Islands are good and not expensive. Bud's usually carries them around $400. A Hi Power isn't a bad reccomendation either since it also is a John Browning design.
     
  6. limbkiller

    limbkiller New Member

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    I can't stand a pistol with no sights for the average person. That is a point and shoot weapon for more experianced shooters not a rookie. How do you get someone who hasn't shot much to practice with a new agent. Answer you don't. Worst idea colt ever had IMO.
     
  7. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    There is a Kimber Pro Carry II in 9mm for sale locally.
     
  8. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Found the one i've been looking for -
    RIA Tactical in 9mm-
    All i wanted to add was a good magwell setup & grips that fit :cool:
    VERY accurate & 100% so far ( 5-600 rds )
    Mines a 5" but RIA has 3 1/2" & 4" models---

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Thebiker

    Thebiker New Member

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    Thanks guys! I knew I could get the info I needed out of this group.

    Cane, the wife has been shooting a lot of years, but if I handed her a pistol without sights......well at least there wouldn't be jagged edges:eek:.
    The Defender does look good. But at $1015 MSRP I would need to find a deal or a good used.

    Hoss, thanks. Didn't know that RIA had Commander/Officer sized options.

    The Springer Loaded is still a bit rich for my pocket unless I can find a deal used.

    Kimbers are also usually, even used, a bit too much $ for my wallet.

    Well, I now have more options to check out.

    Thanks,
    Walt
     
  10. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    n my short list :cool:
    http://centerfiresystems.com/AC-RI1911-9MM-MSTT.aspx
     
  11. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    I completely disagree.

    A rookie has no habits to break.

    And a 3" mouse gun is made for point shooting.

    Its not a gold cup.
     
  12. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Kind of hard to argue with that :rolleyes:
     
  13. Gonzilla

    Gonzilla New Member

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    Point shooting - fastest way to miss I know of...
     
  14. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Sure is IF you dont know your gun or yourself with said gun :rolleyes:
     
  15. mes227

    mes227 New Member

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    I just got a Dan Wesson Guardian, a commander-sized 1911 in 9mm. Allow frame, light weight and well designed for carry. And it's a gorgeous gun!!
     

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  16. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i agree with Cane on this. the New Agent is about concealment, not target shooting. it's a pistol designed for up close and personal, which is what an attack on your person would be. up close and personal, sights will be useless and if you are ever in that situation, and are determined to use sights, you will probably end up dead. practice with a pistol like the New Agent should be 5 yards or less, which is what it's designed for.
     
  17. FCross7

    FCross7 New Member

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    Incorrect. Not practicing enough is the fastest way to miss.

    If you're practicing solely for self-defense, then point shooting is what you should be doing. If you're practicing for competition type shooting, then that's another story.

    I guarantee you anything on this planet, that if you were ever in a situation where you had to shoot someone to defend your life, the front sight of your pistol is the last place your eyes are gonna be. There is exactly one thing you will be looking at, and that is the threat.

    If you consider yourself a decent shooter and can't point shoot, then you need more practice.

    -Fred
     
  18. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    well said Fred. pretty much my thinking on the matter. practice and more practice.