single action 1911-like 9mm?

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by BeyondTheBox, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

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    Around $600 max, less welcome. Found Taurus has a double action, close but no cigar.

    What I mean by 1911 like is similar in style, but with shorder barrel. Perhaps the term wouod be more compact.
     
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  2. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    Rock Island has a 1911 9mm tactical thats under $600
     

  3. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

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    I shouldve been more clear. I dislike the length of 1911 barrels so I want something shorter, but with the similar look, with hammer.
     
  4. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    The tactical 9mm is the midsize model, you always have a chance of FTF problems with 1911s with a barrel length shorter than 4". I think that the tactical has a 4.5" barrel
     
  5. g17frantz

    g17frantz New Member

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    If you check out centerfiresystems.com they have some shorter 1911 9mms. Free shipping and inexpensive too!. RIA 9mms are actually pretty solid. But like Wray said, the commander and operator length 1911's do have some ftf problems. Just get some high quality mags to remedy that
     
  6. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Check out Kimber.
    Tactical Pro 2
     
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  7. rjgnwdc

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  8. Yetiman

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    Consider a Browning Hi Power ?? Should be able to find a used one in your price range.

    It's pretty much the evolution of the 1911.

    I had mine built by Novaks back in '95 and I love it. My GF also loves it and thinks I should give it to her. I told her if she gets her CC License I will consider it, though I would probably get her a different one as I am pretty attatched to mine.
     
  9. BillM

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  10. c3shooter

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    Another vote for Browning Hi-Power. Excellent handgun.
     
  11. sweeper22

    sweeper22 New Member

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    1911...Commander/Officer framed 9mm 1911s are about as close as you'll get.

    BHP...is almost a double-stack 1911 in 9mm. But the barrel is 4.6".

    CZ 75...various frame sizes, but DA/SA. Although for all intents and purposes, it performs the same as the BHP. Can be carried "condition one".
     
  12. Quentin

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    And another vote here for the BHP, you just can't find a better single action 9mm! But the barrel is as long as a 1911 so you might look around online for a used Argentine FM 90 Detective or FM 95 Detective which are excellent Hi Powers, even built using FN machinery.

    http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f15/need-advice-fm-detective-hi-power-clone-18181/
     
  13. Foozerman

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    Springfield EMP, l have the emp in 40 love it, but might be out of your price range
     
  14. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Excellent suggestion. The BHP is, IMHO, at the top of the heap for single action autos.:)

    I would have gone with that one in my first post, but I thought he was looking strictly for a 1911.
     
  15. gollygee

    gollygee New Member

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    I don't recall anyone making a 9mm 1911 in the commander size (4-1/4" barrel). As already stated, anything less the 4-1/4" seem to take a lot of tinkering to make them reliable, but if I wanted a compact/sub-compact 1911, I believe I'd wait until I could afford the Colt New Agent or Defender, either new or used.
     
  16. Yetiman

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