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REA9mm
02-24-2010, 21:32
First off, please forgive me if my terminology is off here. If the gun is chambered in 9mm, does that mean it's not a 1911? Or is 1911 referring to the frame/slide style? :dunno:

My wife likes my Glock 19 ok, but after shooting a full sized 1911 chambered in 9mm, she has decided that she prefers the grip of a 1911. But, she is a small lady and did not like the power of a .45. The rental she shot was an STI Trojan, priced around 1K at the shop. I know 1911 are generally more expensive than the polymer semi's, but I was wondering if anyone knew of reasonably priced 1911's chambered in 9mm. The shop did have 1 other, that was a Para Ord compact 1911 for about $800 used.

I just don't know much at all about 1911's chambered in 9mm, so I was hoping you guys could enlighten me. TIA

:patriot:

fgutie35
02-24-2010, 21:36
An original 1911 in 9mm, will be the 9mm High Point Browning. The new cheaper version, will be the FN9 I believe.

frdtech77
02-24-2010, 22:18
Kimber makes a few 1911 style pistols chambered in 9mm also.
If you like ther guns.

HAIL CAESAR
02-24-2010, 22:27
STI will be shipping there new Spartan 9mm 1911's any time now. They should run you about $630'ish.

I wouldn't wish a Para on my worst enemy.

SilverState
02-24-2010, 22:31
I have a Colt 9mm 1911 that was worked by Wilson Combat.

I think Springfield Armory also makes one...

HAIL CAESAR
02-24-2010, 22:33
Mimber, Springfield, STI, and Colt all make 9mm's under a grand.

beretta-neo
02-25-2010, 04:43
I personally like 9mm 1911s. I have a custom one, and just ordered another custom 1911in 9mm.

I'd also likely buy the Springfield loaded 9mm if they came with fixed sights instead of black adjustable ones (I think they do make a model with fixed sights, but its pretty rare).

Quack
02-25-2010, 05:10
I personally like 9mm 1911s. I have a custom one, and just ordered another custom 1911in 9mm.

I'd also likely buy the Springfield loaded 9mm if they came with fixed sights instead of black adjustable ones (I think they do make a model with fixed sights, but its pretty rare).


I like 9mm 1911's too.

they do make Loaded 9mm's w/ Novak style sights. PX9130LP

drc767
02-25-2010, 06:51
I have a Wilson Professional Bobtail in 9mm that I had a .38 Super barrel fit for, as well. The 9mm/.38 Super 1911's are fun to shoot and very easy to handle.

dr_hefley
02-25-2010, 08:30
Something to consider, Colt will be producing a 9-mm Defender this year I believe. It was introduced at SHOT this January.

beretta-neo
02-25-2010, 10:40
I like 9mm 1911's too.

they do make Loaded 9mm's w/ Novak style sights. PX9130LP

Yea, As I stated, however,m they are pretty rare. I've never seen one in person. My local shop does have a new one with the adj sights - but I hate all black sights. In the 1990s, there used to be a lot of 1911s with adjustible sights with white dots - ya don't see that much anymore.

ronin.45
02-25-2010, 11:15
The SA would be a great choice. If you don't mind waiting the STI Spartan will be a good bargain offering.

REA9mm
02-25-2010, 11:46
Thanks for the responses guys. What she liked most about it was the ease of control. A full size 1911 shooting 9mm has little recoil, plus the SA trigger makes it very easy to get back on target. I am gonna check out some of the kimbers I think.

glock2740
02-25-2010, 12:28
STI will be shipping there new Spartan 9mm 1911's any time now. They should run you about $630'ish.


That's sounds like a hell of a deal. Where are you finding them at that price?

glock2740
02-25-2010, 12:30
Nevermind. I was thinking of a Trojan for $630! That price is right on with what my local STI dealer charges for a Spartan. I got all excited for nothing:embarassed:

HAIL CAESAR
02-25-2010, 12:30
Based on the price of the 45 Spartan and what they sell for and STI said that the price will be the same then you should find them for 635'ish.

glock2740
02-25-2010, 12:31
I hate all black sights. In the 1990s, there used to be a lot of 1911s with adjustible sights with white dots - ya don't see that much anymore.
Yeah. That sucks. At least put a white dot on the front and a bar on the back.

HAIL CAESAR
02-25-2010, 12:32
Nevermind. I was thinking of a Trojan for $630! That price is right on with what my local STI dealer charges for a Spartan. I got all excited for nothing:embarassed:

I thought that in the back of my head as I was posting.:wavey:
I do it too, all the time. Too many damn names and numbers to remember them all.

gconan
02-25-2010, 14:40
I really like 9mm 1911's! I only have one but I would trade it for nothing.

WarMachine
02-25-2010, 14:57
I have a PX9130LP. Picked up it used a couple years back for a WELL below MSRP.

It is, without a doubt, the most pleasant centerfire handgun to shoot I've ever encountered.

I rarely clean it, and it's been 100% reliable over the course of just under 4,000 rounds. I have no idea how many rounds were fired by the previous owner. I'm running the factory magazines; I believe they are by Metalform.

Quack
02-25-2010, 15:26
Yea, As I stated, however,m they are pretty rare. I've never seen one in person. My local shop does have a new one with the adj sights - but I hate all black sights. In the 1990s, there used to be a lot of 1911s with adjustible sights with white dots - ya don't see that much anymore.

i must be lucky at one of the shops i go to. when i bought my 9mm target they had 3 in as well as 3 w/ Novak's

Quack
02-25-2010, 15:30
I really like 9mm 1911's! I only have one but I would trade it for nothing.

not even for a Klondike bar? :rofl:

http://www.orlandoweekly.com/blog/images/klondike.jpg

gconan
02-25-2010, 18:03
not even for a Klondike bar? :rofl:

http://www.orlandoweekly.com/blog/images/klondike.jpg

Not even a whole case of 'em!:eat:

beretta-neo
02-25-2010, 19:31
i must be lucky at one of the shops i go to. when i bought my 9mm target they had 3 in as well as 3 w/ Novak's

Wow. I've seen posts from people on the 1911 forum in the past - looking high and low for these. Before I just ordered my 9mm Custom Carry in Dec, I may have bought one of these had I come across one. Never even see them at the large Houston gunshows

GVFlyer
02-25-2010, 20:12
I really like my 9mm Les Bear Premier II. While I can't shoot it to its 1.5 inch group at 50 yards accuracy guarantee, the reduced recoil in comparison to .45 ACP, makes it very easy to shoot accurately .

http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq166/GVFlyer/003-6.jpg?t=1267153286

Quack
02-25-2010, 21:56
Based on the price of the 45 Spartan and what they sell for and STI said that the price will be the same then you should find them for 635'ish.

pretty close...$628
http://shootersconnectionstore.com/STI-Spartan-9mm-P1589.aspx

CMG
02-25-2010, 22:34
The Dan Wesson PM9 is another option, although discontinued for 2010, there are still a few new guns out there... cost will likely be just a dollar or so shy of $1K, but if mine is any gauge, they are very well done.

TonyT
02-25-2010, 22:37
First off, please forgive me if my terminology is off here. If the gun is chambered in 9mm, does that mean it's not a 1911? Or is 1911 referring to the frame/slide style? :dunno:

My wife likes my Glock 19 ok, but after shooting a full sized 1911 chambered in 9mm, she has decided that she prefers the grip of a 1911. But, she is a small lady and did not like the power of a .45. The rental she shot was an STI Trojan, priced around 1K at the shop. I know 1911 are generally more expensive than the polymer semi's, but I was wondering if anyone knew of reasonably priced 1911's chambered in 9mm. The shop did have 1 other, that was a Para Ord compact 1911 for about $800 used.

I just don't know much at all about 1911's chambered in 9mm, so I was hoping you guys could enlighten me. TIA

:patriot:
1911's are a particular mechanical configuration first adopted by the US military in cal 45 ACP in the year 1911. Currently 1911 style guns are produced in 45 ACP, 10mm, 40 S&W, 38 Super and 9mm. If you prefer the ergonomics of the 1911 style then you have a choice of calibers.

Morgo
02-26-2010, 01:12
If she liked the Trojan that she tried but would prefer a smaller calibre, then get a 9mm Trojan. I have one in .38 Super and with my target loads it is very soft to shoot.