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Gunruner1917
03-11-2011, 19:00
How many of you folks out there are moving towards 9mm for cost, ammo availability. I just sold a nice .45 because it has gotten so hard to find affordable ammo and bulk components for reloading are just not available. I shoot alot and always will. I simply can't afford .45ACP and have decided to move to 9mm for my 1911 shooting.
Don't get me wrong I really LOVE the big .45 but all the "Horders" have driven me away from it. Those that will pay anything for ammo/components just screwed those that cannot afford too.
And my newest rant "tiny primers (lead free) in .45ACP cases". This is a anti-gun thing folks! Don't jump on this bandwagon of lead danger. I got tested every 6 months for metals in my blood do to my job as a demolition safety officer. I have none. I reloaded, cast pure lead ball, shot for years on unvented military indoor ranges and dug lead by hand out of junk yards/old buildings. In demolition I've been in buildings half full of metal smoke from burning steel. The only way your going to be contaminated by lead is to start eating lead paint chips or get shot! Oops off :shocked:on a tangent.....Mike

bikewriter
03-11-2011, 19:05
I reload 45 and 9; 45 costs me about 3 cents more per than 9. Ten cents vs thirteen.

wrenrj1
03-11-2011, 19:07
Never moved from it...

TSAX
03-11-2011, 19:12
I buy several calibers and in time of ammo costs I buy .22 LR :crying:

cyberiad
03-11-2011, 19:20
What components are not available? Power Valley has both Federal and Win large pistol primers in stock. All types of bullets are available too.

20South
03-11-2011, 20:02
Just the opposite. I moved to the .45 last year. You think .45 is expensive, try 10mm. I carried a p7 for a while, and I still shoot it quite a bit. My other 9mm (g17 and cz) haven't been to the range in well over a year. When money gets tight, I shoot rimfire.

FLIPPER 348
03-11-2011, 20:17
How many of you folks out there are moving towards 9mm for cost, ammo availability. .....Mike

Nope


....as I still have 100s of pounds of Wolf Poly .45acp from before the moronic Obama maddness when it was $65/500. And have several 100 pounds of WWB when it was $22/100 at Wally*World. I reload for .357mag and have the components for .45acp.

Johan Beer
03-11-2011, 20:22
Since ammo prices went up I've bought a nice .22 revolver and a 9mm pistol.

I still love shooting my 1911, but it's really tempting to go shoot all the .22 I want for a fraction of the cost. Still get's me out of the house.

Quack
03-11-2011, 21:38
Never left and probably going to build one in the next few weeks.

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Quack
03-11-2011, 21:39
I also like shooting .22's

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tx787
03-11-2011, 22:22
Don't hate on supply and demand unless you're a commie :)

9mm is my favorite pistol caliber but I still really enjoy the 45 in the 1911 platform.

Boxerglocker
03-11-2011, 22:56
I shoot about 2K a month in guns games and training. For me it was a decision of I'd rather shoot than collect guns. All I shoot these days is 9mm, it was a decision to consolidate for cost and simplifying my reloading routine. I can still reload several other calibers and have a stash of standy components, just haven't come across a deal on a gun that will break me out of my current routine.

duncan
03-12-2011, 00:26
Have an older pre-Loaded Springfield Armory blued 9mm 1911 with BoMar target sights that I love.

Cobra64
03-12-2011, 01:42
What components are not available? Power Valley has both Federal and Win large pistol primers in stock. All types of bullets are available too.

Yup. One hour = 500 rounds. :supergrin:

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Nakanokalronin
03-12-2011, 04:19
I have separate 9mm handguns that are not of the 1911 configuration. I shoot mainly 45acp and when I want to shoot a 1911 on the cheap I bring out the GSG.

http://a3.l3-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/152/875f11926f9a495fa733101dce7632c0/l.jpg

It doesn't get any cheaper than what comes out the end of this muzzle. :supergrin:

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bac1023
03-12-2011, 04:33
I love 9mm, but prefer 45ACP in a 1911. :)

R0CKETMAN
03-12-2011, 04:38
I've got five 9mm's and six .45's so it's fairly balanced. Ammo is out there unlike a year or two ago.





I also like shooting .22's

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Guns/DSC_9711.jpg

Very nice pistol convert.

RMA
03-12-2011, 04:50
45's & 9mm's is all I shoot & I don't reload (as much as I would like to). I more so perfer 45's especailly on the 1911 platform. All my 9's are HK's (excluding a FS USP 45 & HK45) & a Glock 34 along with a Novak BHP. I just buy FMJ from Wally world whenever available & HP online. The price of ammo is what it is & will not prevent me from buying more thats for sure.

Golddog
03-12-2011, 05:24
I'd rather run, hike, or shoot than use up what little time I have left on reloading. So when ammo prices doubled and tripled, I sold my .38's, .357's, .40's, and .45's; now I own only 9's and .22's.

BuckyP
03-12-2011, 05:26
I like shooting all my 1911 calibers, 9mm, .38 super, .40 and .45. As a competitive shooter, I pick what is right for the job. For major, I'll typically pick the .40 over .45 (unless .45 is required) because I feel it gets back on target quicker.

To be honest, I only recently got the 9mms. I'm going to be experimenting with it in Single Stack division this year. For those that don't know, this division allows major caliber (.45 and .40) at 8+1 and minor at 10+1. For most matches, it seems more advantageous to go with the extra two rounds, and give up the points advantage on shots outside the A zone.

As a reloader, savings for me is around 4.5 cents per round.

Gunruner1917
03-12-2011, 07:04
I'd rather run, hike, or shoot than use up what little time I have left on reloading. So when ammo prices doubled and tripled, I sold my .38's, .357's, .40's, and .45's; now I own only 9's and .22's.

Similar but I do reload, however I'm with 9mm, .22LR for handguns now just to afford shooting at the level I enjoy.
And to the fella above that made the "Commie" comment. I'm a fiscal conservative, rightwing capitalist and 24year active military veteran so unless you know me personally, hold your name calling........Mike

98_1LE
03-12-2011, 10:40
My range 1911 has been 9mm since 2008. I still carry a 3" 1911 in .45acp, but it doesn't see many rounds down the tube.

Texas Bulldog
03-12-2011, 11:39
I have gone the way of the 9mm 1911. I think its a perfect platform for that caliber. Its a ton of fun to shoot and am always on the lookout for a used 9mm 1911.

My Trojan 9mm 6" is my most shot 1911 i own now.

JOe

Shipwreck-The-Sequel
03-12-2011, 17:20
I shoot 9pm 90+% of the time

Hokie1911
03-12-2011, 17:25
I shoot 9pm 90+% of the time

Is the range empty that late? :whistling:

stopatrain
03-12-2011, 17:31
9mm is my favorite pistol caliber.

BuckyP
03-12-2011, 18:09
I shoot 9pm 90+% of the time

Is the range empty that late? :whistling:

:rofl::rofl:

BK63
03-12-2011, 18:21
I had one 9 and several 45's. I saw a show that R. Lee Ermy did on 9 vs 45 which convinced me to carry 45 and get rid of the 9. If you think about it, the 45 killed a lot of people in WW2. It is definately a man stopper. If somebody is coming through my locked door at 2am, I want a 45 in my hand.

Texas Bulldog
03-12-2011, 18:27
I had one 9 and several 45's. I saw a show that R. Lee Ermy did on 9 vs 45 which convinced me to carry 45 and get rid of the 9. If you think about it, the 45 killed a lot of people in WW2. It is definately a man stopper. If somebody is coming through my locked door at 2am, I want a 45 in my hand.

Same could be said for the Beretta 92 in war and law enforcement use.

Considering Shots fired to actual hits tend to be pretty low, id rather have the ability to carry more ammo.

Its quite the tossup since i can go back and forth on the subject all day long. I love 45 and 9. Ive pretty much decided to carry .357sig though. More of a middle ground than the .40 IMO

JOe

BuckyP
03-12-2011, 18:28
I had one 9 and several 45's. I saw a show that R. Lee Ermy did on 9 vs 45 which convinced me to carry 45 and get rid of the 9. If you think about it, the 45 killed a lot of people in WW2. It is definately a man stopper. If somebody is coming through my locked door at 2am, I want a 45 in my hand.

Well, if you really think about it, 9mm likely killed a lot more people in WW2 than the .45. Just keeping it real.

Texas Bulldog
03-12-2011, 18:32
9mm Trojan 6". My favorite 1911 to shoot :)

http://i48.tinypic.com/2w3566r.jpg

Hokie1911
03-12-2011, 18:33
I have zero problems carrying a 9mm right now and it's ability to take care of business if needed. That being said, I am about to make the switch to a 1911 in .45, but will be picking up a 9mm 1911 probably this summer for range duty to keep ammo cost down.

drc767
03-12-2011, 18:47
I have two words......".38 Super". :)

thecableguy
03-12-2011, 18:50
I have two words......".38 Super". :)

I haven't seen a 1911 that looks good in that caliber.:whistling:

cole
03-12-2011, 18:52
How many of you folks out there are moving towards 9mm for cost, ammo availability. I just sold a nice .45 because it has gotten so hard to find affordable ammo and bulk components for reloading are just not available. I shoot alot and always will. I simply can't afford .45ACP and have decided to move to 9mm for my 1911 shooting. Don't get me wrong I really LOVE the big .45 but all the "Horders" have driven me away from it. Those that will pay anything for ammo/components just screwed those that cannot afford too....

When you want something you make it work. So, no vs. .45acp. Yes vs .40sw; made that change a few years back.

I still reload 9mm FMJ and .45acp LSWC/LRN for <$100/k. I buy in bulk (an understatement) and look/wait for deals. I shop online and look for FTF deals at the shows. Those prices will be going up when I have to buy more stuff in a few years.

If I had to buy retail, yes, I'd go only 9mm. And, if I had to choose, I'd choose 9mm. Good thing I don't because I really like the .45acp 1911.

drc767
03-12-2011, 18:52
I haven't seen a 1911 that looks good in that caliber.:whistling:

Me either.....:)

Jim S.
03-13-2011, 09:06
Well, if you really think about it, 9mm likely killed a lot more people in WW2 than the .45. Just keeping it real.

I would have to agree.
But since I have a choice it will be .45acp.

MajorD
03-13-2011, 09:28
I do shoot more 9mm due to cost than other calibers and do have a 9mm 1911 for when the urge to shoot a 1911 comes up. However I still have multiple 1911's in 45 acp and there are two keys to making shooting a 45 affordable- reloading and cast lead bullets. If you cast your own bullets become free. primers are about the same cost for small pistol vs large pistol and powder charges for 45 and 9mm are veery similar so it is very possible to shoot a 45 on the cheap. Most top level bullseye competitors (certain phases of the bullseye matches mandate a 45) are using cast bullets to make it affordable. they do very well indeed with cast bullets.

CAcop
03-13-2011, 11:34
I have been able to find 9mm cheaper locally but I have not switched my 1911s over to it. I have way too many mags to do that. I do have a .22 conversion unit that I use a lot. These days 80% of my trigger time is with that. I will probably pick one up for my P228 too.

drc767
03-13-2011, 13:27
I have been able to find 9mm cheaper locally but I have not switched my 1911s over to it. I have way too many mags to do that. I do have a .22 conversion unit that I use a lot. These days 80% of my trigger time is with that. I will probably pick one up for my P228 too.

You cannot convert a .45 1911 to a 9mm....

BuckyP
03-13-2011, 13:49
You cannot convert a .45 1911 to a 9mm....


A friend of mine has an old Colt Gold Cup in .45 ACP, with what I believe to be a factory 9mm conversion top. It works pretty good. :dunno:

quantico
03-14-2011, 22:08
I prefer to transfer some training to 22. I like the single action sig p220 in 22. I like to keep most of my pistols in 45. I have a couple 9mm guns , they might see more use in the near future.

71Commander
03-15-2011, 05:27
I split the difference. I just put this 40 together.

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cowboy1964
03-17-2011, 22:12
I started with 9 and will probably always have 9 since my smallest pocket type guns are 9s. Also have 45 but will always shoot 9s more because of cost and that's my main carry.

I really am thinking about that super-charged 9mm called .357 SIG. It's up there with .40/.45 in stopping power.

Quack
03-17-2011, 22:17
I started with 9 and will probably always have 9 since my smallest pocket type guns are 9s. Also have 45 but will always shoot 9s more because of cost and that's my main carry.

I really am thinking about that super-charged 9mm called .357 SIG. It's up there with .40/.45 in stopping power.

wouldn't that be a .38Super or 9x23

duncan
03-17-2011, 23:23
Never moved from it...

Just setup a G19 for the range but that's because it's a sweet shooter.

I reload and 9mm and 40SW cost darn near the same. 45 acp costs only a little more but you are shooting two 115 grains at once. Think about it.