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youngbuck
12-12-2010, 21:42
So I am requesting all the information as possible on this topic. I am currently in college and have the fortune of living with my grandparents. Back in October we found out that my grandfather has esophageal cancer and was recently moved to Stage 4. He bought me my first pistol and I find guns to be the easiest bond with him. He has a Kimber Eclipse Pro II already and enjoys it alot. He had always told me he wanted one more and tonight he said he the only caliber he was missing was a .40. He would like to get a Kimber in a .40cal but I told him there may be better selections for this choice. Are there any good quality .40cal models for a 1911 or should I direct him towards some other platform?

bac1023
12-12-2010, 21:47
I never cared for that caliber in the 1911 platform, to be honest.

That said, how about an STI Trojan?

bac1023
12-12-2010, 21:48
Sorry to hear about your grandfather as well.

That sort of thing is never easy and especially tough during the holidays.

MD357
12-12-2010, 21:52
Sorry to hear about your GF.


Outside of going custom.....

STI Trojan
Springfield EMP

You might find a used Kimber, Colt or Springer in .40 but they are rare.

youngbuck
12-12-2010, 21:58
I never cared for that caliber in the 1911 platform, to be honest.

That said, how about an STI Trojan?

I know most of your rules on 1911's but I am unsure if the ballistics of a .40 make it hard to properly work a 1911 or whats the major issue? :dunno:

rsxr22
12-12-2010, 22:03
Get a Trojan, I dont think you will have any issues with them

Hokie1911
12-12-2010, 22:04
Cancer SUCKS. I know firsthand. Thoughts and prayers for your grandfather and family.

If I was looking at a .40 1911, I'd go STI Trojan.

youngbuck
12-13-2010, 00:42
Cancer SUCKS. I know firsthand. Thoughts and prayers for your grandfather and family.

If I was looking at a .40 1911, I'd go STI Trojan.

How is your situation going Hookie? I remember your thread about your family member

Hokie1911
12-13-2010, 09:37
How is your situation going Hookie? I remember your thread about your family member

We found out last month that my mom's pancreatic cancer has spread to her liver and pelvic lymph nodes, so surgery is no longer an option. The Drs are giving her 6 months, but honestly it will be less...more like 3-4. Obviously, this has been a rough holiday season.

HAIL CAESAR
12-13-2010, 10:47
Hokie,

I haven't posted about your situation.....just because I couldn't think of anything worth a damn to say.

I lost my uncle last Christmas to bone cancer.....so I know in a way what you are going through. If it wasn't for Hospice I would have lost my mind.

God bless.

Hokie1911
12-13-2010, 11:17
Hokie,

I haven't posted about your situation.....just because I couldn't think of anything worth a damn to say.

I lost my uncle last Christmas to bone cancer.....so I know in a way what you are going through. If it wasn't for Hospice I would have lost my mind.

God bless.

Thanks Alan. I really appreciate that.

Quack
12-13-2010, 11:51
i saw a .40S&W Springfield (not an EMP) the other day. too bad i don't like the .40 round.

Hokie1911
12-13-2010, 11:59
i saw a .40S&W Springfield (not an EMP) the other day. too bad i don't like the .40 round.

Would love to shoot a .40 1911 sometime.

youngbuck
12-13-2010, 19:06
We found out last month that my mom's pancreatic cancer has spread to her liver and pelvic lymph nodes, so surgery is no longer an option. The Drs are giving her 6 months, but honestly it will be less...more like 3-4. Obviously, this has been a rough holiday season.

Hail Ceasar's post is how I felt when I read your thread about your mom. I feel for you but I dont know what to say either. I cant even talk to my grandma now about the situation. I just try to treat my grandpa like he is still the engergetic man I have come to know

youngbuck
12-13-2010, 19:07
Back on topic it appears the STI Trojan is leading the race? :dunno:

Hokie1911
12-13-2010, 19:09
Back on topic it appears the STI Trojan is leading the race? :dunno:

Thanks man.

Yeah, you really can't go wrong with a Trojan in any caliber.