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Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by nursetim, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. nursetim


    Mar 1, 2006
    liberalville N. M.
    Is it possible to have a 1911 chambered in both .45 acp and 10mm? With a rail for a light?
  2. FLIPPER 348

    FLIPPER 348 Happy Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    Bend Oregon

  3. Cochese

    Cochese Most mackinest CLM

    Jun 30, 2004
    Unmarked Rustbox
    It's possible to get one in .40 and 10mm, but not .45

    You would be better served in figuring out which one you want/need more to have the light rail and get either a .45 or 10mm light rail gun and then purchase a second, less expensive model sans LR in the second caliber. :wavey:

    I recommend a Springfield TRP with or without the LR in .45 and a STI in 10mm, again, with or without a LR.
  4. FusionVictim


    Aug 2, 2010
    Just a barrell/sprint swap ... no. The case is a different size (.40 versus .45 diameter) and subsequently the slides have different breechface sizes.

    However, if your pockets are deep enough, you could have a smith make you two slides - one a .45 and one a 10mm - that would both be fit to the same frame. This would allow you to run .357Sig, .40S&W, 10mm, .45ACP, .45Super, .45GAP, and 460 Rowland out of two slides and 6 different barrels. :tongueout:

    Seriously, two slides would get you 10mm and .45ACP .... a second barrel for the first slide will also get you cheapo .40S&W which, I must say, is a very nice cartridge in a 1911.
  5. Free Radical

    Free Radical Miembro Antiguo CLM

    Sep 11, 2005
    Four Corners
    :dunno: If you have one in 10mm, why do you want to sling ashtrays?
  6. nursetim


    Mar 1, 2006
    liberalville N. M.
    Thanks guys. i like throwing ashtrays. If I have to hit someone with something I want them to KNOW for sure they have been hit. I am still struggling with the .45 Vs 10mm thing. I'll work it out in time. At least I have decided on the 1911 platform. Again thanks guys.

  7. Give Caspian a call. A while back I ordered one of their Titanium framed 1911's with stainless 45 upper and an additional 10mm sts upper. The weapon came in a custom case with one upper fitted, the other in the case. To change calibers I simply have to change uppers.