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Are U moving to 9mm?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Gunruner1917, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. How many of you folks out there are moving towards 9mm for cost, ammo availability. I just sold a nice .45 because it has gotten so hard to find affordable ammo and bulk components for reloading are just not available. I shoot alot and always will. I simply can't afford .45ACP and have decided to move to 9mm for my 1911 shooting.
    Don't get me wrong I really LOVE the big .45 but all the "Horders" have driven me away from it. Those that will pay anything for ammo/components just screwed those that cannot afford too.
    And my newest rant "tiny primers (lead free) in .45ACP cases". This is a anti-gun thing folks! Don't jump on this bandwagon of lead danger. I got tested every 6 months for metals in my blood do to my job as a demolition safety officer. I have none. I reloaded, cast pure lead ball, shot for years on unvented military indoor ranges and dug lead by hand out of junk yards/old buildings. In demolition I've been in buildings half full of metal smoke from burning steel. The only way your going to be contaminated by lead is to start eating lead paint chips or get shot! Oops off :shocked:on a tangent.....Mike
     
  2. bikewriter

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    I reload 45 and 9; 45 costs me about 3 cents more per than 9. Ten cents vs thirteen.
     


  3. TSAX

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    I buy several calibers and in time of ammo costs I buy .22 LR :crying:
     
  4. cyberiad

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    What components are not available? Power Valley has both Federal and Win large pistol primers in stock. All types of bullets are available too.
     
  5. 20South

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    Just the opposite. I moved to the .45 last year. You think .45 is expensive, try 10mm. I carried a p7 for a while, and I still shoot it quite a bit. My other 9mm (g17 and cz) haven't been to the range in well over a year. When money gets tight, I shoot rimfire.
     
  6. FLIPPER 348

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    Nope


    ....as I still have 100s of pounds of Wolf Poly .45acp from before the moronic Obama maddness when it was $65/500. And have several 100 pounds of WWB when it was $22/100 at Wally*World. I reload for .357mag and have the components for .45acp.
     
  7. Johan Beer

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    Since ammo prices went up I've bought a nice .22 revolver and a 9mm pistol.

    I still love shooting my 1911, but it's really tempting to go shoot all the .22 I want for a fraction of the cost. Still get's me out of the house.
     
  8. Quack

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    Never left and probably going to build one in the next few weeks.

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  9. Quack

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  10. tx787

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    Don't hate on supply and demand unless you're a commie :)

    9mm is my favorite pistol caliber but I still really enjoy the 45 in the 1911 platform.
     
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  11. Boxerglocker

    Boxerglocker Jacks #1 Fan

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    I shoot about 2K a month in guns games and training. For me it was a decision of I'd rather shoot than collect guns. All I shoot these days is 9mm, it was a decision to consolidate for cost and simplifying my reloading routine. I can still reload several other calibers and have a stash of standy components, just haven't come across a deal on a gun that will break me out of my current routine.
     
  12. duncan

    duncan Millennium Member Lifetime Member

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    Have an older pre-Loaded Springfield Armory blued 9mm 1911 with BoMar target sights that I love.
     
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  13. Cobra64

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    Yup. One hour = 500 rounds. :supergrin:

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  14. Nakanokalronin

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    I have separate 9mm handguns that are not of the 1911 configuration. I shoot mainly 45acp and when I want to shoot a 1911 on the cheap I bring out the GSG.

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    It doesn't get any cheaper than what comes out the end of this muzzle. :supergrin:

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  15. bac1023

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  16. R0CKETMAN

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    I've got five 9mm's and six .45's so it's fairly balanced. Ammo is out there unlike a year or two ago.





    Very nice pistol convert.
     
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  17. RMA

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    45's & 9mm's is all I shoot & I don't reload (as much as I would like to). I more so perfer 45's especailly on the 1911 platform. All my 9's are HK's (excluding a FS USP 45 & HK45) & a Glock 34 along with a Novak BHP. I just buy FMJ from Wally world whenever available & HP online. The price of ammo is what it is & will not prevent me from buying more thats for sure.
     
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  18. Golddog

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    I'd rather run, hike, or shoot than use up what little time I have left on reloading. So when ammo prices doubled and tripled, I sold my .38's, .357's, .40's, and .45's; now I own only 9's and .22's.
     
  19. BuckyP

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    I like shooting all my 1911 calibers, 9mm, .38 super, .40 and .45. As a competitive shooter, I pick what is right for the job. For major, I'll typically pick the .40 over .45 (unless .45 is required) because I feel it gets back on target quicker.

    To be honest, I only recently got the 9mms. I'm going to be experimenting with it in Single Stack division this year. For those that don't know, this division allows major caliber (.45 and .40) at 8+1 and minor at 10+1. For most matches, it seems more advantageous to go with the extra two rounds, and give up the points advantage on shots outside the A zone.

    As a reloader, savings for me is around 4.5 cents per round.