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first 1911 (9mm)

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Liquid, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. Liquid

    Liquid

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    well i am getting a 1911 to add to the collection. i dont have anything that uses 45 and the most common caliber i have is 9mm. i know most will say go with a .45 but i rather not stock another caliber so i am gonna stick with 9mm. what are my options? i would prefer ss, full size and dont want to go to much above 1500. at this point from what i have read i am about to go with rock island which seems like a great gun for the price. i dont plan to carry it or use it for home defense.

    http://www.centerfiresystems.com/AC-RI1911TACA9MM.aspx

    thanks

    liquid
     
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  2. zhix

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    I have been looking for a 9mm 1911 myself but I want something US made. I don't want a Wilson or Baer because I don't want to spend that much on it so IMO the best choice would probably be a Kimber Stainless II at around $800.
     

  3. Hokie1911

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    You want a REALLY good 5" 9mm 1911 under $1,500? Get a STI Trojan and have it hardchromed. You're welcome. :thumbsup:
     
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  4. rsxr22

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    I would agree the Trojan would be the best option. I went with the sTI Spartan and i plan on refinishing it soon and it is also amazing. Much better trigger then whats on the RIA
     
  5. bac1023

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    9mm really limits your options in that price range.

    Go with the Trojan.
     
  6. knedrgr

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    DW Guardian is another option.
     
  7. JoeInKS

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    Trojan!

    Had several recommend it on this forum, purchased one, and......... love it.

    It was intended to be my wife's but, as I suspected, she doesn't want to shoot it that often (prefers her .22) and 'allows me to borrow it whenever I want to shoot it'.

    Highly recommend it.
     
  8. Hokie1911

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    Said he wants 5" and stainless. :thumbsup:
     
  9. Hokie1911

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    No pic???
     
  10. knedrgr

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    zhix didn't indicate a full size or not, so I threw it out there. :whistling:

    And it has a full size frame... :tongueout:
     
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  11. Quack

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    if you want "shiny", get a Trojan and hard chrome it.
    if you can find one for a good price, a Springfield Loaded is OK.
    for small carry, an EMP
    for Commander sized carry, then a DW Guardian or STI Ranger II

    here's my 9mm's

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  12. Hokie1911

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    You dropping a 10-8 rear on the Guardian?
     
  13. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    yep, just haven't ordered one yet. been busy travelling and not much time at home
     
  14. jrs93accord

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    I vote for the RIA Tactical 9mm. It is a pure joy to shoot.

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  15. Wade-19

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    After my experiece, I can not recommend the RIA. I had great luck with my Kimber Target II though.
     
  16. Liquid

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    the sti trojen is very nice as is the springfield loaded. what is the main different between a ria, sti and a custom job like wilson and les baer? if i go with the sti ill leave the finish the way it is.
     
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    I love my 9mm STI Trojan!
     
  18. TonyT

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    I would recommend the Dan Wesson PM-9. I owned a Springfield 9mm Target - it was supoer reliable but not very accurate. Initial groups were more than 6 in at 50 ft. After two trips to the factory the best it would do is 4= in. at 50 ft. I finally sold it and repalced it with the Dan Wesson PM-9 - 1 inch groups at 50 ft. In a double stack 9mm 1911 style the Para ordnance 18-9 is also a very accurate pistol - 1 1/2 inch grouips at 50 ft.
     
  19. Liquid

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    i think i am gonna go with the ria. if i like the way it shoots i might look at getting a better one. who knows i might consider a .45 too.
     
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    :supergrin: :thumbsup: