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HotRoderX
03-12-2011, 20:21
OK asked earlier today about the 1911 and which ones. Right now looking at Citadel 1911 in 45acp or perhaps a RIT 1911 GI in 9mm. Could anyone give me little more info about the 9mm 1911's. Don't get me wrong I love the 45acp after shooting it but its kinda expensive and with the way things are right now re loadings not gonna be a option until some time next year. Are the 9mm 1911's pretty much the same internally as a 45 or they hard to get parts for any pros are cons to the to... Thanks guys for putting up with me and my 9million questions... Just glad I have someone to ask questions of who know what there doing. I would ask family but there not really gun people they cant even understand why I want more then 1.

Quack
03-12-2011, 20:49
some of the differences can be:
slide (breech face)
ejector
extractor
firing pin (depends on what the mfg uses.)
slide stop
feed ramp angle
magazines
barrel

knedrgr
03-12-2011, 23:04
everyone needs at least one of each.

HotRoderX
03-12-2011, 23:29
this is extremely tough on one hand we have the price of 9mm ammo vs 45acp ammo.

also we have the fact I know feel like my 9mm is a little boys gun after shooting 45acp.

I can get the 9mm as a RIA for around 405 OTD

I can get the 45acp as a Citadel (read online is a fancy RIA) for 450 otd

I have a G17 and 9mm is cheap

First 1911 so I kinda want the full exp I am worried if I decide to customize the gun it could become a issue. Would the 9mm be as easy to upgrade as a 45 version?

At the same token if I get the 9mm version I can shoot it a lot more and will be able to interchange SD rounds.

I still feel like my 9mm will do fine in a SD situation.....


so what do you guys think go with the 9mm now and maybe a few years down the road get a nice semi custom 45 or go ahead and get the 45 and shot it a lot less then later down the road get a nice semi custom 45 lol.

Quack
03-12-2011, 23:36
Buy the 9mm RIA TActical

bac1023
03-13-2011, 06:02
everyone needs at least one of each.

Except me. :tongueout:

Quack
03-13-2011, 07:32
everyone needs at least one of each.

So where's you 9mm 1911?

Jim S.
03-13-2011, 07:43
Except me. :tongueout:

And me...
and no flat triggers either!!! :supergrin:

Jim S.
03-13-2011, 07:45
And while I'm rolling along here...
Nothing but full sized 1911's either.
Hard core traditionalist !!!

Quack
03-13-2011, 08:08
Hard core traditionalist !!!

then no beavertail grip safety, dovetail front sight, commander hammer, checkering, g10 grips, extended TS, low/flared ejection port, long curved trigger, flat MSH, no tight fit....

Jim S.
03-13-2011, 08:21
then no beavertail grip safety, dovetail front sight, commander hammer, checkering, g10 grips, extended TS, low/flared ejection port, long curved trigger, flat MSH, no tight fit....

OUCH !!!!

You got me there.

Ok... not so hard core traditional as much as I thought I was.

Quack
03-13-2011, 08:22
So put a flat trigger on it already. :animlol:

a45sArtwork
03-13-2011, 08:24
You want a 9mm, fine. Get a Glock!!!

Quack
03-13-2011, 08:34
You want a 9mm, fine. Get a Glock!!!

And if you want a 1911, don't buy a Kimber. :animlol:

Jim S.
03-13-2011, 09:02
And if you want a 1911, don't buy a Kimber. :animlol:

...and I used to think that a classic 1911 A1 was it...
until Quack straightened me out.
:whistling:

Quack
03-13-2011, 09:03
...and I used to think that a classic 1911 A1 was it...
until Quack straightened me out.
:whistling:

:tongueout:

MajorD
03-13-2011, 09:32
9mm 1911's can be finicky feeders. Having said that I have had 2 Colts a combat commander and a gov model in 9mm and they both ran like a top. Still have the gov model. Pick whatever foreign made 1911 you want in 9mm and give it a try. the cheapest U.S. built 9mm 1911 you will find is a used Colt or STI trojan or Ranger II. Some of the cheaper ammo cost is offset by the fact 9mm 1911 mags are more expensive and difficult to find and not all guns feed well from certain makers magazines

Wade-19
03-13-2011, 10:15
9mm 1911s are not harder to customize than 45s are.
http://i823.photobucket.com/albums/zz153/Wade-19/c976465a.jpg
http://i823.photobucket.com/albums/zz153/Wade-19/27d16f9d.jpg
http://i823.photobucket.com/albums/zz153/Wade-19/75068e7c.jpg

Also, my experience with the 9mm RIA tactical was less than satisfactory .

MD357
03-13-2011, 10:41
Ok, so my other half wants a full size 9mm 1911. I was looking for a cost friendly alternative to buying a custom. Sooooo... upon handling a RIA Tactical 9mm and....a PT1911 in 9mm.... I will say that the Taurus was MUCH better fit. As much as it pains me to say it. This is in contrast to my previous experience and ownership of a RIA but who knows.....I just might be holding my nose and buying a PT1911. :crying: :whistling: Thank god I have some Nowlin and C&S parts laying around. :supergrin:

Hokie1911
03-13-2011, 11:28
Ok, so my other half wants a full size 9mm 1911. I was looking for a cost friendly alternative to buying a custom. Sooooo... upon handling a RIA Tactical 9mm and....a PT1911 in 9mm.... I will say that the Taurus was MUCH better fit. As much as it pains me to say it. This is in contrast to my previous experience and ownership of a RIA but who knows.....I just might be holding my nose and buying a PT1911. :crying: :whistling: Thank god I have some Nowlin and C&S parts laying around. :supergrin:

What about a Spartan9? When are they supposed to be out?

...nm, you said 5".

Damon555
03-13-2011, 11:53
I'd get the .45 ACP and then my 2nd one would be the 9mm. Shooting a 9mm 1911 right after shooting the 45 version makes the 9's feel like 22 lr. I'm happy to have my 9mm 1911 but I wouldn't have traded my Eclipse for it.

Eclipse & Stainless target II 9mm (dirty as they may be)

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y234/edlafond/Weapons/EDL_2043.jpg

MD357
03-13-2011, 13:17
What about a Spartan9? When are they supposed to be out?

...nm, you said 5".

Haven't seen one locally, and I don't want to mess with adjustable sights.

Wade-19
03-13-2011, 13:21
How about a Kimber Stainless II ? Fixed sights, full sized, NOT a Taurus !

BrazosCoTX
03-13-2011, 15:15
... having a Corvette with a 6 cylinder engine. I mean, sure you might be able to have some mechanic put it in there for you, and you could drive it cheaper than if you had a V8.

But dude... seriously. It's a 1911. If you're gonna be a bear, be a grizzly.

All I gotta say.

Semper Fidelis

thecableguy
03-13-2011, 15:33
... having a Corvette with a 6 cylinder engine. I mean, sure you might be able to have some mechanic put it in there for you, and you could drive it cheaper than if you had a V8.

But dude... seriously. It's a 1911. If you're gonna be a bear, be a grizzly.

All I gotta say.

Semper Fidelis

:agree:

Maikeli7
03-13-2011, 15:41
I have both a 9mm (two, actually) and a .45 ACP. My 9s are Sigs, and my .45 is a Glock 30 SF. I noticed some recoil difference, but this is negligible due to the relative position of the barrel to the height of the grip. I like the G30, especially for CCW. It may be a tad chunky, but the higher caliber just feels better for personal defense. Plus, being a Glock, it is reliable, easy to maintain, durable, and there is no need to mess with a safety. Plus, there is a consistent trigger pull for every shot--unlike the DA/SA of the Sigs. But by all means, get what you like and what you feel most comfortable with.

MD357
03-13-2011, 16:39
How about a Kimber Stainless II ? Fixed sights, full sized, NOT a Taurus !

I've looked here locally and can't find one to play with, there was a fixed sight Loaded 9mm here about a week ago but $900?? I can get the Taurus or RIA for ~$500. If only we could still get Norincos, they make all sort of models to be sold in Canada. :upeyes:

OVERTHEHILLGUY
03-14-2011, 16:31
1911 + .45ACP are like pots and lids .....they go together.

nastytrigger
03-14-2011, 17:08
To me, 9mm still isn't cheap. Prices have gone up ever since the Obama scare. 9mm is cheaper than .45, that's true. Finally, supply is catching up to demand. In reloading, I guess I don't see the "savings" yet. I haven't made enough ammo to recoup my initial investment of reloading essentials.

After taking a pay cut last year at work, I haven't been able to shoot very often. I'm still a gun enthusiast no matter what my financial situation. .22LR has kept my trigger finger happy :supergrin:, it's still cheap!

hi-power man
03-14-2011, 18:08
I really liked my G34, then, I went to a local show and met a fellow in the parking lot on the way in with a DW PM-9 he wanted to sell. He didn't know how many rounds he put thru it but not many based on the wear signs. I've not had any problems with it. It is a tack driver shooting 124g ammo. Much softer to shoot than my 45 ACP or 10 mm.


http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii156/hi-powerman/units/PM-9.jpg