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Old 02-14-2012, 15:55   #26
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Great looking 1911s

The .38 Super is harder to find in person per say but is very easy to find on the internet for sale. Price is the same as .45ACP so that is not a factor. The .38 Super is just a nice round thru the 1911 platform, smooth as butter. I also love the sound as strange as that may be. It is a bit different than the sound of the 45 ACP.

Nothing wrong with .45ACP, it is still a incredible caliber and I have 1911s in it. But if I had to choose just one 1911 caliber it would be .38 Super at this point. Not saying it is a better round but just that I prefer it. All things being equal I would say it is a better defensive round than the .38 Super
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Old 02-14-2012, 16:41   #27
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Why put up with a round that is harder to find and more expensive than 9mm or 45ACP?

Also...isn't the real reason we go for a 1911, the 45ACP round? Having a 1911 in 9mm is like buying the V6 Mustang....not nearly as fun and not as reliable, either.

I have a very sweet shooting FN Hi-Power that fills my needs for a single action 9mm. It was designed as a 9mm and works well with that caliber. Designed by the same guy, too.

Nope...I don't get the wants for 1911s in other calibers....sorry.

What is wrong with the 45ACP round?

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Old 02-14-2012, 18:46   #28
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Why put up with a round that is harder to find and more expensive than 9mm or 45ACP?
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I don't know about you, but there are several gun shops in my area that carry plenty of .38 Super, all cheaper than .45ACP ammo. Not to mention the on-line purchase option.
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Old 02-14-2012, 18:49   #29
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Can someone post a picture of a 38 super cartridge next to a 45ACP please
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Old 02-14-2012, 18:55   #30
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Old 02-14-2012, 20:03   #31
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I think I have more 9mm 1911's than I do 45's
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Old 02-14-2012, 20:04   #32
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10mm is best cartridge for 1911 hands down
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Old 02-14-2012, 22:18   #33
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I have 1911's in .45ACP, .38 Super and 9mm. I want one in 10mm and .40S&W. Love'em all.
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Old 02-14-2012, 23:32   #34
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I won't own anything but a 9mm 1911, I do like the .45 acp however.
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Old 02-15-2012, 04:54   #35
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I'm going with 10mm.

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this. If its not a 45 it would have to be a 10mm
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Old 02-15-2012, 12:57   #36
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10mm is best cartridge for 1911 hands down
I'm a die hard 10mm fan, but I must beg to differ with you.

The 1911 was made around the .45ACP cartridge. The .38 Super is the only other caliber I would want in a 1911....both calibers tried and proven for decades.

Lots of 1911 makers have had several problems with the 10mm round. The only other 10mm 1911 I would get is a Fusion Arms longslide. I believe they perfected the 10mm round on the 1911 platform. Oh, and maybe a Bren Ten for the display case. IMHO!!




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Old 02-15-2012, 22:49   #37
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Why did Earl Swagger, a decorated Marine, carry the Colt in .38 Super instead of .45ACP?

Besides, how can you pimp out a .45 ACP? It just doesn't have the flair...the je ne sais quois of the .38 Super.

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Old 02-16-2012, 10:55   #38
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Can someone post a picture of a 38 super cartridge next to a 45ACP please
Same OAL, that was the whole idea behind it.
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:57   #39
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If I ever did get a 1911 that wasn't 45ACP, 38 Super would be it.

After all, it is really the only round designed specially for the 1911 pistol.
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:58   #40
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Old 02-18-2012, 06:37   #41
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. . . i said it before . . . i'll say it again . . .

i don't squat to pee . . . that's why i shoot a .45 ACP . . . either G21 or 1911G . . .
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Old 02-18-2012, 14:25   #42
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Purists are going to hate me for this, but ever since the 5.7x28 came out, I though it would make an awesome 1911 cartridge. Low recoil, flat shooting, and even single stack I bet you could get 10+ rounds in it.
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Old 02-18-2012, 15:28   #43
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Purists are going to hate me for this, but ever since the 5.7x28 came out, I though it would make an awesome 1911 cartridge. Low recoil, flat shooting, and even single stack I bet you could get 10+ rounds in it.
Back in the 1980s-1990s, there was a wildcat round which was a necked down .45ACP to .22 caliber firing a spitzer bullet.
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Old 02-19-2012, 10:53   #44
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Back in the 1980s-1990s, there was a wildcat round which was a necked down .45ACP to .22 caliber firing a spitzer bullet.
Now THAT would reach some major velocity. I personally wouldn't want one, but it would be a bird or squirrels worst nightmare
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Now THAT would reach some major velocity. I personally wouldn't want one, but it would be a bird or squirrels worst nightmare
It would have been a body armor nightmare. I think that it was necked down to take the 5.56mm bullet.
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Old 02-22-2012, 01:58   #46
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I have a 1911 in .45 ACP and .38 Super. I enjoy shooting them both. My current Super load will toss a 124 gr bullet at 1300 fps. Lots of fun!
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Old 02-22-2012, 17:26   #47
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You just wanted us to see your Wilson...

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Old 02-22-2012, 17:28   #48
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Old 02-22-2012, 23:12   #49
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I have 2 nighthawk 1911's in 9MM and a colt delta elite 1911 in 10MM
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Old 02-23-2012, 09:13   #50
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It would have been a body armor nightmare. I think that it was necked down to take the 5.56mm bullet.
the Boz?

It was a 10mm necked down:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/224_boz


http://www.ar15armory.com/forums/10m...OZ-t71705.html
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