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Need help finding a 1911 in 9mm.

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by km625, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. km625


    Sep 26, 2005
    Upper NYS

    Hello all,

    The thread name explains it well. I know there are some out
    there and I figure someone in this group will know to find
    them all! I prefer the 1911 platform to any other handgun,
    9mm ammunition is inexpensive and being a long-time Glock
    fan I have way too much 9mm brass, powders, recipes, etc.


  2. Love my STI Ranger II in 9mm. They have a few models in this caliber.

  3. cangler

    cangler Republican!!

    Mar 3, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Dan Wesson Guardian 9mm works great for me. I modified mine quite a bit, but even stock was nice. I recommend wilson combat 9mm mags though.
  4. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

    Nov 24, 2005
    Springfield Armory makes a 9mm model.
  5. rock185


    Dec 5, 2001
    Hello KM, owners seem to really like the various STI 9MMs. I have handled a couple of the different 9MM STI models. Seemed like very solidly built and well finished guns to me. Probably try one myself one of these days.

    I have had good luck with the Kimber Target IIs in 9MM ( owned more than one of these), and the 9MM Dan Wesson PM-9 pistols. Not such good luck with out of the box Springfields, although I have an older custom SA 9MM that is excellent. I've had 9MM Colts in the Commander and Government versions, also good guns after a little tuning for reliability. 1911s in 9MM are considered wierd, or just plain wrong, by a lot of shooters and shops, so I rarely find one in stock. I usually have to check the auction sites, GB, etc to locate 9MM 1911s. Attached a photo of my current 9MM 1911s. All reliable, in spite of what some self-anoited 1911 experts say on the internet, accurate and fun...ymmv
  6. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

    Oct 23, 2000
    California & New Mexico, US
    Talo Edition Colt Government Model 9mm.

    Or standard Colt Defender/New Agent in 9mm.
  7. venenoindy


    Jul 13, 2004
    What is your budget?, STI Spartan is a basic 1911 that has more than the basics and still very affordable.
  8. eaglefrq

    eaglefrq NRA Member

    Oct 4, 2009
    The Twilight Zone
    I have a Springfield Arms EMP and love it. Very smooth and accurate, with minimal recoil.
  9. Lew-G17


    Feb 3, 2002
    Central, NC
    I have had excellent service from the following 9mm 1911's. Most of them were commanders.

    Colt 9mm and 38 super, another 9mm on the way now
    Colt Defender 9mm
    Kimber, Aegis pro, and Tactical Pro
    STI, Ranger and Guardian
    Bul Transmark, Commander
    Para LTC, very accurate, but had to have some reliability work to run right
    For low budget it is hard to beat a Rock Island or a Star model B, BKM, or BKS

    Springfield are great, but I have only owned them in 45acp

    STI has a wide selection of 9mm pistols to choose from and they build a great pistol

    Good luck with your search
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2012
  10. xp220


    Aug 19, 2012
    S&W Pro 1911 9mm
  11. Drucker


    Dec 7, 2011
    Westminster, CO
    My Wife purchased a Colt New Agent in 9mm and I have to say it is verry good. At the range each of the RO's had to take a look and let them run some rounds through. Postive remarks on all features. Of course a tweak here or there will still be in order.
  12. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
    You won't find any at my house. ;)
  13. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

    Oct 23, 2000
    California & New Mexico, US
    I just bought the Colt Defender 9mm. Can't wait to pick it up next week and give it a whirl.

    The only sucky part is the limited availability of magazines. You either get Colt brand, Metalform or Wilson Combat.
  14. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

    Jun 19, 2008
    NW Ark.
    Ditto. :cool:


  15. Sgt. Rambo

    Sgt. Rambo

    Apr 1, 2003
    South Jersey
    It may be a bad word to some but I have a Taurus PT 1911 9mm and I really like it. It was very reasonable in price. Just another option for you.
  16. jrs93accord


    Jul 10, 2005
    Pensacola, FL
    Rock Island Armory also has a 1911 in 9mm. I have the Tactical model and it performs very nicely.
  17. glock2619

    glock2619 Work in Progres

    Jan 18, 2006
    Rapid City, SD
    Lots of good options out there these days. What's the intended use? Carry? Range toy? That will obviously influence your decision.

    That said, I recently picked up an old series 70 Colt that may have been unfired. Beautiful gun but will get fired occasionally only.

    I also just recently picked up my new STI Lawman in 9mm. I believe last year was the first year they offered it in that caliber. To say I'm impressed with it would be an understatement. It's my first STI product but it won't be my last. It's incredibly fun to shoot. Accurate, well built, etc... I'd highly recommend anything from them.

    Just my $0.02

    EDIT: fnfalman, STI ships with metalforms. I bought 4 extra when I ordered the gun. All work flawlessly in the STI and the Colt. I just thought it would be worth noting.
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2012
  18. redbrd


    Sep 20, 2005
    I am interested in the RIA TCM. It comes with a 9mm barrel but also has a .22 caliber barrel necked down from 9mm. I could see ammo for the .22 being hard to find but it would be pretty simple to make if you reload.
    I would imagine it would be a pretty awesome range toy and fair substitute for a medium range weapon (PDW).
    Not a lot of experieance with the RIA gun's but they seem pretty popular and get good reviews as a low cost 1911 option.
  19. glock_19guy1983


    Sep 8, 2002
    I love my Kimber Aegis Custom.