Opinions on 1911 9mm

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by Combat4Life, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. Combat4Life

    Combat4Life New Member

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    Okay I want a 9mm in 1911 frame. I have EMP, STI Shadow, Colt Defender, and Kimber CDP as my liking and would like opinions on guns please. .45 cal to much for my wrists and .9 mm cheaper to shoot. Want compact size cause gonna carry also.
     
  2. jyack45

    jyack45 New Member

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    I know u said u wanted 9 mm but have u checked the colt mustang....it is a .380 though
     

  3. limbkiller

    limbkiller New Member

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    Of those I would get the STI, then Colt them EMP. Forget the Kimber.
     
  4. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    hands down colt defender. the 45acp version doesnt kick as much as its bigger brothers. kinda counter intuitive. i would suggest renting before buying if you have never chot a small frame semi auto like these.
     
  5. Combat4Life

    Combat4Life New Member

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    Can I ask why u say forget Kimber? Like to hear opinions. Bad experience? I had the Colt Defender in .45 cal just couldn't handle .45. Is it true that the STI does not lock slide back after last round?
     
  6. tacticalfun

    tacticalfun Active Member

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    Kimbers are ok...but kimber as a company is a joke. One year warranty and terrible cs
     
  7. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    I'd probably go with the EMP, as it's slightly smaller than the others.
     
  8. kvtcomdo

    kvtcomdo New Member

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    9mm 1911

    EMP all the way.

    Built around the smaller (shorter) cartridge.

    I have been exceptionally pleased with mine.:D
     
  9. Tidalforce79

    Tidalforce79 New Member

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    9mm 1911s seem like a fairly decent idea for those who want to practice more. The 1911 frame is obviously a good one.......the only thing is, if you reload .45 its way cheaper then factory 9mm, so for me, it doesn't make sense to have a 1911 in 9.
     
  10. Combat4Life

    Combat4Life New Member

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    Thanks for all opinions! I ended up going with an STI Escort after comparing side by side to EMP. Still want EMP but can only buy one at a time. Also my dad and wife have 9mm so can reload more of just one caliber.
     
  11. limbkiller

    limbkiller New Member

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    Smart move.