Non-.45 1911's?

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by hogger129, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. hogger129

    hogger129 New Member

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    Are there any 1911's that are not made for .45? Just wondering if they make them in 9mm or .380 or something like that. I do know there are some built for .357 Magnum and can also take .38 Special. I see they make .22 rimfire conversion kits also. Just wondering if any manufacturer makes them in 9mm or .40 S&W and what are the pros and cons of a non-.45 1911? Thanks.
     
  2. Dillinger

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    Yes.

    All the big makers produce both a 9mm and a .40S&W version of a traditional 1911 platform.

    My woman had a 4.25" inch 9mm 1911 that I had made for her from Nighthawk. Then the boating accident happened. :rolleyes:

    JD
     

  3. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    I had a Springfield EMP that I reluctantly had to sell. It was a nice pistol.
     
  4. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    yes, uh-huh
     
  5. hogger129

    hogger129 New Member

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    Does Colt make any? I thought the Colt Commander (4 1/2" barreled 1911) was a 9mm.
     
  6. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper New Member

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    Wikopedia excerpt

    Specifications
    • Cartridge: .45 ACP;
    • Other commercial and military derivatives: Other versions offered include .38 Super, 9mm Parabellum, .40 S&W, 10mm Auto, .400 Corbon, .22 LR, .50 GI,.455 Webley, 9x23 mm Winchester, and others. The major ones were 9mm Parabellum (9x19mm), .38 Super, 10mm Auto.
    • Barrel: 5 in (127 mm) Government, 4.25 in (108 mm) Commander, and the 3.5 in (89 mm) Officer's ACP. Some modern "carry" guns have significantly shorter barrels and frames, while others use standard frames and extended slides with 6 in (152 mm) barrels
    • Rate of twist: 16 in (406 mm) per turn, or 1:35.5 calibers (.45 ACP)
    • Operation: Recoil-operated, closed breech, single action, semi-automatic
    • Weight (unloaded): 2 lb 7 oz (1.1 kg) (government model)
    • Height: 5.25 in (133 mm)
    • Length: 8.25 in (210 mm)
    • Capacity: 7+1 rounds (7 in standard-capacity magazine +1 in firing chamber); 8+1 in aftermarket standard-size magazine; 9+1 in extended and hi-cap magazines/frames guns chambered in .38 Super and 9mm have a 9+1 capacity. Some models using double-stacked magazines, such as those from Para Ordnance, Strayer Voigt Inc and STI International Inc have significantly larger capacities. Colt makes their own 8 round magazines which they include with their Series 80 XSE models.
     
  7. SGT-MILLER

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    Springfield Armory, Para-Ordnance, Nighthawk, and Kimber are a few brands that offer calibers other than .45 ACP for their 1911 handguns.
     
  8. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    Not in Colt....huh-uh...just .45 acp, 10mm, and .38 Super, honey.;)
     
  9. canebrake

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    Browning was working for Colt, and had already designed an autoloader pistol, around a cartridge similar in dimension to the .38 Super. When the Army requested designs for a new handgun with a .45 caliber cartridge to provide adequate stopping power, Browning re-engineered this .38 autoloader to accommodate a .45" diameter cartridge of his own design with a 230 gr. FMJ bullet, and submitted the pistol to the Army for evaluation.

    The rest, as they say, is history.

    It isn't a 1911 pattern pistol if it is chambered in anything other than the .45 ACP.
     
  10. IGETEVEN

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    Them god damn boats!!! Why can't they not float when you have a few dozen firearms in them? :confused: I am still pissed about losing all my weapons. :mad: They never turn over with all your damn fishing rods and gear, but guns, hell, they seem to want to vomit them overboard like poison every damn time one is in its hull. GEZZZZ...... :(

    Jack
     
  11. SGT-MILLER

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    Here's a good one to think about:

    Para-Ordnance LTC (9x19mm). Exact 1911 platform, with the only difference being it is chambered in 9x19mm instead of .45 ACP.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. General_lee

    General_lee New Member

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    I'm sorry but non .45 1911s are against my religion
     
  13. SGT-MILLER

    SGT-MILLER New Member

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    Good for you.......
     
  14. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    See? That Canebrake dude....he always know! Know that I'm sayin?
     
  15. Gojubrian

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    KAHR also has a new .380 in a 1911 platform. Dan Wesson offers the Pointman 7 in .40 as well.

    There are a whole bunch of 1911's in other calibers. Just depends on what you prefer. They seem to be more expensive for some reason.....
     
  16. tl1000ata

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  17. gadrooning

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    yeah there are plenty of different calibers out there. Including the 460 Rowland. if you ae not familiar with this caliber you have to check it out. I have the drop in kit from Clark Custom but Wilson Combat makes one as well. Shoots a 45 caliber to 44 mag speed and it kicks less. How's that for a kicker.
     
  18. canebrake

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    The 460 Rowland shoots the same bullet as the .45 ACP.

    Fenrir should be back home by the end of this week!!!!

    Wake up JD! It took a retainer of a Detroit attorney to get movement but It will ship tomorrow!!

    That light you see is the flash from the comp on Fenrir.

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