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9mm Compact 1911

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by spike1950, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. spike1950

    spike1950 South Lane County, Oregon Member

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    I'm looking for a 9mm compact 1911 for concealed carry. My wife has a Springfield compact 1911 but it still is a bit heavy for her to carry so she packs a NAA 22 magnum in her purse. I've been looking at the Colt New Agent and the Springfield EMP. Have never handled either one and have not even seen one at a gun show. I've noticed that the ones for sale on Gunbroker are not selling. The prices are pretty high for these, especially the EMP. Also would like to hear some thoughts on the Colt's trench sight. Any input is appreciated....Thanks
     
  2. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    The EMP aint cheap but is nice!! Hunt around and you can find a deal!!
     
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    boots WA New Member

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  4. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I am on the verge of buying a Colt Defender in 9mm for my wife. She tried the EMP but didnt think the slimmer frame was that important. The Defender also has a lightweight aluminum frame.
     
  5. joel4sale

    joel4sale Renton, WA Member

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    I tried the EMP, 9mm still seems to bite harder than it should be. Gun is much more accurate than I am so I can't common on that. The Marksman indoor range at Puyallup have a 9mm SA EMP for rent (free rental on Wednesday) if you want to try them.
    Oh, and Champion Arms at Renton have a STI Escort 9mm for rent (free rental on Wednesday, too).

    While we are talking about conceal 9mm... check out Kimber Solo Carry...MSRP $725, Marksman list them for $650.
     
  6. absoluterik07

    absoluterik07 Salem, OR Member

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    Trench sight on the new agent is odd at first but I really like it. Instead of having a dot or front sight post on your target you just look at it. Also you never have to worry about snagging your sights on anything. Springfield EMP is slick and I love the feel of it but both of these guns are pricey at around $1000
     
  7. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    Check 10-8's review of the defender on their FB page.
     
  8. spike1950

    spike1950 South Lane County, Oregon Member

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    Thanks everyone for the input! The Springfield she has is, I think, about the same size as the Kimber and Defender. Was leaning toward the New Agent and EMP because of the smaller size. It would be nice to find either or both of these and actually fire them. I'll keep hunting!
     
  9. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    If money were no object it would be the Kimber Ultra Carry for me. I held one today and messed with it a bit. Great trigger, a 1911 in a 9mm and overall a beauty - only $1199.00
     
  10. olydemon

    olydemon Olympia Active Member

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    I shot that EMP last week. Also shot one of their full size .45 Kimbers. Now I have the 1911 bug....
     
  11. Iceberg

    Iceberg Forest Grove Active Member

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    I have a Springfield Armory EMP 9 & really enjoy the quality little lightweight 1911.
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  12. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Just received our Colt Defender, we like the crisp trigger with short reset. Ammo was Blazer 147 grain flat point FMJ.

    [video=youtube;l1xPMXQmA0U]http://youtu.be/l1xPMXQmA0U[/video]
     
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    raftman Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Zastava M88, it's a 9mm that's based on the Tokarev, which in turn is quite 1911-esque. It's way cheaper without skimping on durability or reliability, and has far more cool factor than anything listed above.
     
  14. Iceberg

    Iceberg Forest Grove Active Member

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    While Tokarevs are in fact different, durable & reliable, they are not 1911s and can hardly be considered cool.
     
  15. raftman

    raftman Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Unless you're something other than a total square.
     
  16. Iceberg

    Iceberg Forest Grove Active Member

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    I do like the hot 7.62x25 round & enjoy shooting my flame throwing CZ52. I would like to pick up a Polish or Yugo Toke for my collection. That said, I don't think they would win any beauty contests. They are built tough like a Russian tractor or a (former) East German Woman's swim team member.

    Remember that the thread was really about 9mm compact 1911s, not Tokarevs.
     
  17. raftman

    raftman Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    That's true, but the action is pretty much identical, so an M88 isn't really that different than a compact 9mm 1911.
     
  18. B1911

    B1911 Seattle area Member

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    I have a 9mm Firestar that's pretty good. Probably some on gunbroker.