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Old 08-22-2014, 20:36   #1
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Range Officer 9MM Or 45?

Which would you recommend I have and enjoy both 9MM and 45s just wondered in the RO if one is better then the other? Thanks
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Old 08-22-2014, 20:54   #2
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Get both. Each caliber has its own purpose. 9mm ammo is cheaper than .45 ACP. 9mm S.A. RO shoots like a dream. .45 ACP will settle social disputes more efficiently.
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Old 08-22-2014, 22:18   #3
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45ACP all the way

Its a 1911 after all.
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Old 08-22-2014, 22:20   #4
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45ACP all the way

Its a 1911 after all.
My 9mm Colt Defender is a dream to shoot.
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Old 08-22-2014, 22:21   #5
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My 9mm Colt Defender is a dream to shoot.
9mm 1911s shoot very well for the most part. I just prefer 45ACP for the platform.
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Old 08-22-2014, 22:23   #6
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.45 for the win, 9mm 1911s are weird to me.
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Old 08-22-2014, 22:51   #7
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9mm 1911s shoot very well for the most part. I just prefer 45ACP for the platform.
I agree in 4 and 5 inch guns, but in 3 inches I don't think I'd like that in 45.
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I agree in 4 and 5 inch guns, but in 3 inches I don't think I'd like that in 45.
I don't buy 3" 1911s at all, actually.
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Old 08-22-2014, 23:21   #9
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.45 for the win, 9mm 1911s are weird to me.

I agree
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Old 08-23-2014, 05:30   #10
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Purpose? If for any defensive purpose, by all means .45. Not to debate caliber, but in the 1911 platform the .45 will be more reliable.
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Old 08-23-2014, 05:36   #11
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Purpose? If for any defensive purpose, by all means .45. Not to debate caliber, but in the 1911 platform the .45 will be more reliable.
For sure...

The platform was designed around the cartridge.
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Old 08-23-2014, 06:08   #12
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Can't speak to the 9mm version but I have the .45, and it is a dream to shoot. Fit is excellent, accuracy is OUSTANDING. The combat sights are ok. A little contrast paint on front sight helps a lot for me. If the 9 is anything like its big brother, you can't go wrong with either
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Old 08-24-2014, 11:29   #13
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I agree with ashecht. I don't think you could go wrong either way. I have the .45ACP version, and is a dream to shoot, with a fantastic trigger. I can only imagine the 9mm would be just as nice.

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Old 08-24-2014, 15:54   #14
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If a 1911 or 1911-A1 it would have to be in 45 acp.
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If a 1911 or 1911-A1 it would have to be in 45 acp.
That's the rule I follow.
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Old 08-24-2014, 16:49   #16
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No point in a 9mm 1911. Good/better 9mms can be had elsewhere, that cost less than a RO 1911.

Top of my list for 9mm would be Glock or CZ clone.
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Old 08-24-2014, 17:36   #17
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I bought the 45 RO earlier in the year,nice gun for the price
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Old 08-24-2014, 18:30   #18
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For sure...

The platform was designed around the cartridge.
need to read your history on the 1911, it was designed around the 38 colt auto(38 suoer)not the 45 acp, US Army requested it be changed to 45.
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Old 08-24-2014, 19:05   #19
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No point in a 9mm 1911. Good/better 9mms can be had elsewhere, that cost less than a RO 1911.

Top of my list for 9mm would be Glock or CZ clone.
I don't know about you, but very little of what we do has a point. Does anybody really need 80 1911's or 50,000 rounds of .22LR. All of my 1911's must be full-size with no rail. I usually stick exclusively to 1911's in .45ACP. Just because I thought it might be fun, I bought a .22LR 1911. It's huge fun to shoot and the only one of my 1911's that one of my daughters will shoot. I have one 9mm 1911 and it's also a blast to shoot (no pun intended). There will be a 10mm added shortly. Sure there's a better .22 or a better 9mm out there. If I had wanted it, I would have bought it. Maybe I already did. Very simply, if he wants a 9mm 1911, he should buy it. He doesn't need a point.

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Old 08-24-2014, 19:46   #20
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I have an STI Commander in 9mm and a Colt LW Commander in .45.

They are both fun to shoot. I say, if you can, get both.

I understand preferring a 1911 in .45, but there's nothing wrong with a quality one in 9mm. The 9mm 1911 is a real pleasure to shoot.


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