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9mm 1911 Recommendations?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by cbzdel, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. cbzdel

    cbzdel Tacoma, WA Member

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    I have always wanted a 1911, a couple years back I got a good deal on a Taurus 1911, a stainless steel cambered in .45, I had zero complains about it, but I got tired of it quick because I 9mm guy, I have more rounds than I know what to do with, and I really didnt want to start stocking .45 just for a range gun..

    That being said I am getting the urge to own another 1911, I have always wanted to have a nice looking 1911 that I could shoot regularly, so this time I would get a 9mm one.

    Not looking at stating any debates, please keep that out.

    I am just looking for recommendations on a 9mm 1911, setting my budget cap at say $1000. I would prefer stainless steel model as well.
     
  2. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    Rock island 9mm/.22 TCM combo.
     
  3. Boss

    Boss USA Member

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    Springfield Armory makes a few variants, including two full size stainless Loaded models. Series 70 design, fully supported chambers, lifetime warranty, one of the best custom shops, and in your price range.

    They are super fun pistols, just be aware 9mm 1911's can be a little finicky. Mags and recoil springs are key.

    BOSS
     
  4. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    Springfield 9mm range officer or sti
     
  5. Reno911

    Reno911 Hillsboro Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    If you can find one!

    Been looking to snatch this pistol for at least a year. Of coarse I can go the gun broker route and get gouged...

    My vote is the rock island GI or officer.
     
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  6. sun

    sun Central CT New Member

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    This stainless Springfield 9mm is one of my favorite pistols. I bought it from a friend who installed the arched backstrap so that the target sights would align faster, easier and with a more comfortable hold. It has a wonderful trigger and as far as I'm concerned it shoots like a dream and is completely reliable. I highly recommend one of these because even if it has a higher initial price, it would only amount to paying a little more per year if apportioned over the lifetime of the gun.
     
  7. PuddleMonkey

    PuddleMonkey Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Here's what they look like before someone adds an arched MH and installs a magwell with the incorrect grip style 2i0ll5.jpg



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  8. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    I just passed on a one from a distributor, Not second hand. I think it was just over 500.
     
  9. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    If your into vintage firearms, the Polish Radom P.35 is a well built 9mm designed from the 1911.
     
  10. cbzdel

    cbzdel Tacoma, WA Member

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    I think that Springfield might be my way to go. Looks great and is a reputable brand.

    On my Taurus 1911 I has installed a stainles magwell with a flat back strap... I had never felt the arched back strap so I decided not want to try it. I also installed a set of Lazza Monkey Grips.. Black Punisher ones haha!!

    Thanks for all the input guys!

    Now to just shop around to find a good deal.
     
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    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    aasbra Portland Active Member

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    I have a DW Pointman 9 that I acquired last year. Functions 100% so far. Although cost is higher than your specified budget, I am very pleased with it. A nice 1911 for sure. I don't have any experience with the Springfield 9mm, but they look like a good option as well.
     
  14. oli700

    oli700 Rogue Valley Well-Known Member

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    I have only shot one 1911 in 9mm . A Smith & Wesson SW1911 9mm Pro, it was a very nice shooting pistol
     
  15. ripcity

    ripcity Milwaukie Active Member

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    I would love to get a 1911 chambered in 9mm as well. I didn't realize they were as finicky as they are. I will have to do some research before I buy.
     
  16. Reno911

    Reno911 Hillsboro Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I've owned many 1911s before making the switch to 9mm only. Now I too find myself looking at 9mm 1911s. I have shot a few. Mainly Rock Islands and a really fancy Trinity race gun. I did not find them finicky when it comes to ammo.

    Main reason I don't own one is each time I get around to possibly buying one I can't justify the cost against simply getting another Glock. I'm sorry about the bias. It has gotten worse recently. I always end up comparing everything to them.
     
  17. chucknveneta

    chucknveneta Veneta New Member

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    I traded off mine at Barons Den in Eugene. Was a good gun, but I did not like the wide grip due to double stag mags. It has had a gunsmith trigger job as well, and is for sale there currently. Less than 500 rounds....Chuck
     
  18. hm1ing

    hm1ing 97051 Member

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    :thumbup: This combo is a great asset, I have one in the Sig format and a RIA 1911A1 MS 45 acp
     
  19. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    Had no idea Sig has a .22 TCM option! Will check it out.
     
  20. hm1ing

    hm1ing 97051 Member

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    :confused: I didn't mean thet had a 22 TCM, I meant a 9mm to 22 conversion.