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My second 1911 maybe?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by NEO Hunter, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. NEO Hunter

    NEO Hunter

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    I am new to the 1911s. I bought a Sig 1911-22 to save ammo at the range now I have the 1911 bug. I really like the feel of the 1911 and thinking of adding another to my collection to go allow with my glock 19 and S&W shield. I saw a Kimber 1911 Custom Stainless at my LGS that I liked. I was thinking of getting a 9mm to have less ammo to need since my others are 9mm. I know 1911 were designed for the .45. Is there any downfalls to getting it in 9mm vs 45 and is Kimber worth the 1,000 price tag. Thanks for the advice.


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  2. MarkAD

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    I am a purist. 1911's are chamber in 45 ACP.
    Now to the practical side. 45 is more fun to shoot. If you reload it isn't much more then 9MM.

    is Kimber worth the 1000 dollars? Would I pay it for a 9MM, no. Would I pay it for a 45? maybe,
    This is a tough decison except that it should be a 45. I think you would enjoy it and having more the 9's expand your horizions.
     

  3. bac1023

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    Well, I'd hate to say it, but you'll be buying your first 1911.

    The Sig 1911-22 is a fun plinker, but get the real deal. :cool:
     
  4. sawgrass

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    I picked up a Stainless Springfield Loaded in 9mm with seven magazines for a lot less than $1000 off of a local forum. It's great for teaching others to shoot, and especially helpful teaching women to shoot. However, it is not the same as shooting a nice .45acp 1911. Yes, 9mm is cheaper than .45 but both are currently hard to find. If you reload, it doesn't matter.

    To me there isn't anything like a nice .45 1911.
     
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  5. bac1023

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    Agreed
     
  6. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Take a good look at Bac's 1911 buyer's guide
     
  7. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    If it ain't .38 Super, it ain't squat.

    A proper M1911 type should be chambered for the flat shooting, powerful .38 Super round.
     
  8. bac1023

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    The 38 Super is really the only cartridge ever developed specifically for the 1911.

    If I ever bought a 1911 in something other than 45ACP, it would probably be this.