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Options for 9mm 1911 carry size

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by ashnic, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. ashnic

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    Looking for a 9mm 1911. Looking for 4" carry size similar to the Kimber Pro Carry..who else offers this type/size gun? Been hunting on the net and can't really seem to find anything other then Kimbers...was hoping Sig offered somthing but if they do I can't find it...and before I get ask why 9mm because I already have a couple .45's. Thanks for any help..
     

  2. MD357

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  3. ashnic

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    I believe the EMP is only available in a 3" barrel...
     
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2012
  4. MD357

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    Correct. You said similar? I don't see how having it be smaller is a minus?
     
  5. ashnic

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    Just like the feel of my Pro carry better then the ultra.
     
  6. dragbike

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    Dan Wesson has the Gaurdian, 4.25" barrel with a bobtail. Basicly same size as the Kimber pro.
     
  7. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    If you can find it, a nice old Colt 9mm Commander.
     
  8. Lew-G17

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    Colt 9mm commander
    STI Ranger II
    Dan Wesson Guardian
    Para Ordnance LTC 9mm
    Kimber Pro

    I have owned all of the above 9mm commanders. All are excellent pistols and have served me well. I still have are the Colt and Para in commander size and I have a Kimber Pro chopped to make a CCO.
     
  9. Quack

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    I say go with a STI 2011 in the 4.0 size. They are no larger than a similar 1911 and hold twice the rounds.

    Sent from my ADR6425LVW using Tapatalk 2
     
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  10. Quack

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    And on the cheap, STI Spartan 4

    Sent from my ADR6425LVW using Tapatalk 2
     
  11. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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  12. Quack

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  13. Dairel

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    Look at a Sig P938, just bought one for my daughter. I was impressed with it. May have to change my daily carry. Dairel
     
  14. PBR Sailor

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    I was looking for a new pistol and I had the opportunity to shoot someone elses Springfield Armory EMP, I thought it was a good pistol, but I didn't care for the Novack rear sight. I could not justify the expense, so I purchased a brand new Kimber Ultra Carry .45 ACP for $450 less than I would have spent on the EMP. It carries about the same as the EMP and I have an extra $450 for ammunition, holsters, etc. I do not regret my decision. If recoil is an issue, you might look at the Kimber Ultra Carry in 9mm.
     
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2012
  15. samuse

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    I'm with Quack on this one.

    I like the VIP. It's like a badass Glock 19.

    Be prepared to have some tuning/load development done to get it to run like you want though...
     
  16. PBR Sailor

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    The bottom line is that if I can't get the job done with 5 or 6 shots, I need to change my training regimen. Any 1911 will do just fine. Choose the pistol that is easiest to conceal and train, train, train..........................