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9mm vs 45acp 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by HotRoderX, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. HotRoderX

    HotRoderX Gen4 BETATester

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    OK asked earlier today about the 1911 and which ones. Right now looking at Citadel 1911 in 45acp or perhaps a RIT 1911 GI in 9mm. Could anyone give me little more info about the 9mm 1911's. Don't get me wrong I love the 45acp after shooting it but its kinda expensive and with the way things are right now re loadings not gonna be a option until some time next year. Are the 9mm 1911's pretty much the same internally as a 45 or they hard to get parts for any pros are cons to the to... Thanks guys for putting up with me and my 9million questions... Just glad I have someone to ask questions of who know what there doing. I would ask family but there not really gun people they cant even understand why I want more then 1.
     
  2. Quack

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    some of the differences can be:
    slide (breech face)
    ejector
    extractor
    firing pin (depends on what the mfg uses.)
    slide stop
    feed ramp angle
    magazines
    barrel
     


  3. HotRoderX

    HotRoderX Gen4 BETATester

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    this is extremely tough on one hand we have the price of 9mm ammo vs 45acp ammo.

    also we have the fact I know feel like my 9mm is a little boys gun after shooting 45acp.

    I can get the 9mm as a RIA for around 405 OTD

    I can get the 45acp as a Citadel (read online is a fancy RIA) for 450 otd

    I have a G17 and 9mm is cheap

    First 1911 so I kinda want the full exp I am worried if I decide to customize the gun it could become a issue. Would the 9mm be as easy to upgrade as a 45 version?

    At the same token if I get the 9mm version I can shoot it a lot more and will be able to interchange SD rounds.

    I still feel like my 9mm will do fine in a SD situation.....


    so what do you guys think go with the 9mm now and maybe a few years down the road get a nice semi custom 45 or go ahead and get the 45 and shot it a lot less then later down the road get a nice semi custom 45 lol.
     
  4. Quack

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  5. bac1023

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    Except me. :tongueout:
     
  6. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    So where's you 9mm 1911?
     
  7. And me...
    and no flat triggers either!!! :supergrin:
     
  8. And while I'm rolling along here...
    Nothing but full sized 1911's either.
    Hard core traditionalist !!!
     
  9. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    then no beavertail grip safety, dovetail front sight, commander hammer, checkering, g10 grips, extended TS, low/flared ejection port, long curved trigger, flat MSH, no tight fit....
     
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  10. OUCH !!!!

    You got me there.

    Ok... not so hard core traditional as much as I thought I was.
     
  11. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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  12. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    And if you want a 1911, don't buy a Kimber. :animlol:
     
  13. ...and I used to think that a classic 1911 A1 was it...
    until Quack straightened me out.
    :whistling:
     
  14. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    :tongueout:
     
  15. MajorD

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    9mm 1911's can be finicky feeders. Having said that I have had 2 Colts a combat commander and a gov model in 9mm and they both ran like a top. Still have the gov model. Pick whatever foreign made 1911 you want in 9mm and give it a try. the cheapest U.S. built 9mm 1911 you will find is a used Colt or STI trojan or Ranger II. Some of the cheaper ammo cost is offset by the fact 9mm 1911 mags are more expensive and difficult to find and not all guns feed well from certain makers magazines
     
  16. Wade-19

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    9mm 1911s are not harder to customize than 45s are.
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    Also, my experience with the 9mm RIA tactical was less than satisfactory .
     
  17. MD357

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    Ok, so my other half wants a full size 9mm 1911. I was looking for a cost friendly alternative to buying a custom. Sooooo... upon handling a RIA Tactical 9mm and....a PT1911 in 9mm.... I will say that the Taurus was MUCH better fit. As much as it pains me to say it. This is in contrast to my previous experience and ownership of a RIA but who knows.....I just might be holding my nose and buying a PT1911. :crying: :whistling: Thank god I have some Nowlin and C&S parts laying around. :supergrin:
     
  18. Hokie1911

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    What about a Spartan9? When are they supposed to be out?

    ...nm, you said 5".
     
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