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A 1911 in 9mm?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Greenbug, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. Greenbug

    Greenbug Bend Well-Known Member

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    I know it may seem stoopid to some people, but can anybody recommend a good quality full size 1911 in 9mm?

    Preferably without breaking the bank (under $800), I'm trying to save money on ammo but still want a little pop but not as little as a 22LR.

    Any help would be appreciated!
     
  2. glock.40

    glock.40 Orygun Active Member

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    Taurus is an underrated 1911. They make one in 9mm.
     
  3. nwo

    nwo Southern Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Taurus makes an excellent product. I have owned both the .45 ACP,and 9mm versions of their 1911 pistols. They are well made, function well, quite accurate, and are priced under $600.

    You may be able to find a used COLT, or some other brand of 1911 in 9mm if you do some looking. Deals can be had out there!
     
  4. AndyH

    AndyH Keizer, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Rock island tactical in 9mm is an excellent choice that can had for less than $500
     
  5. Greenbug

    Greenbug Bend Well-Known Member

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    I didn't realize that Taurus made one in 9mm. I've always been leery about Taurus' products as I have seen many that were sub standard and prone to breaking or having function issues. On the plus side they do have a lifetime warranty, but the downside is that you have to use the warranty frequently...

    Does Springfield or Sig Sauer make a 1911 in 9mm? I've not heard of the reliablity or quality of Rock Island before, any comments?
     
  6. 22many

    22many PNW Well-Known Member

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    I have had a taurus pt1911 in 45 acp and it was a good gun. Never a problem with it and it shot any ammo I put through it. Givin my experience with taurus products, I would buy one again.

    I am trying to get my hands on a rock island 1911 to try it out. Have heard nothing but good things about them.
     
  7. FullCaliberII

    FullCaliberII Pierce County, WA Active Member

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    Sig Sauer and Springfield both offer 9mm 1911 models... I think both will put you a little over the $800 range though. Last new stainless Springfield 9mm was $875ish and the Sig was the same. I BELIEVE the Sig 9mm is brand new, so probably not too much info out on how it well it does.
     
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    cotillion medford Active Member

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  9. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    STI Spartan
     
  10. AndyH

    AndyH Keizer, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    +1 another great choice
     
  11. Greenbug

    Greenbug Bend Well-Known Member

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    STI Spartan? Do you have a website where I could check this gun out?
     
  12. glock.40

    glock.40 Orygun Active Member

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    google.
     
  13. AndyH

    AndyH Keizer, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    bruzer Grants Pass, OR Well-Known Member

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    You read my mind. I have been wondering about a 9mm 1911 for the Wife. She likes the Kimber but does not like the .40 caliber all that well.
    Mike
     
  16. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    I would go STI Spartan, then SA 9mm, then Rock Island, then a chunk of wood with a smiley face, a piece of wet tissue, then the Taurus and only if someone absolutley made me!!
     
  17. bulzeye

    bulzeye scappoose Member

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    sti spartan is the best valued 1911 on the market today
     
  18. Greenbug

    Greenbug Bend Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all the info! I think the STI Spartan looks to be the frontrunner here.

    Any local shops in the eugene area that have them so I can take a look?
     
  19. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    Barons Den may carry STI, I don't think I've seen any at Cabelas.
     
  20. 22many

    22many PNW Well-Known Member

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    I have always thought that any gun in 9mm that has a barrel longer then 4 inches is useless. I can see the match guns in competition having a slight advantage (although not much) but it just seems like it's unneeded weight. Anybody have any thoughts on this?