I'll join the club soon...

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  1. WellArmedSheep

    WellArmedSheep NRA Member

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    I ordered my first 1911 this morning, an STI Trojan 5.0 in 9mm. I've done alot of research and most of it pointed to the Trojan in that price range.

    I know purists will scoff at the caliber, but the main purpose for this gun will be competition in IDPA ESP.

    I ordered it from Brazos with an ambi safety and magwell installed and it should ship Monday. I can't wait!
     
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    Congrats post some pics when you get it :wavey:
     

  3. HAIL CAESAR

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    Good gun, good caliper. Especially for what you want to do.

    Tell the "purist" to kiss your *** or buy the gun for you and the ammo for 5 years.
     
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    Exactly. It's not written anywhere in stone that 1911's have to be chambered in .45, in fact, the commander was originally designed to be a 9mm.
     
  5. WellArmedSheep

    WellArmedSheep NRA Member

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    Will do!

    And as for the purists...I couldn't care less what they think. :)
     
  6. HAIL CAESAR

    HAIL CAESAR Senior Member

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    Personally I think for some technical reasons the 38 Super and the 9x23 are superior in the 1911 frame over the 45 ACP.

    So a 9mm 1911 would be a natural for me to shoot factory ammo on the cheap, and shoot barn burner 38 Super/ 9x23 rounds with barrel change.
     
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    Great choice. I have one and love it!
     
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    Congrats!

    The Trojan is a great 1911.
     
  9. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

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    As usual Caesar, excellent points. Since the 9mm and .45 auto are such great calibers, the .38 Super makes a lot of sense in a 1911. JMB thought so too in 1929. :)

    S&W's Performance Center is a sweet shooter.


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  10. HAIL CAESAR

    HAIL CAESAR Senior Member

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    Well..thank you!:embarassed:


    I had forgotten you had become Super enlightened.:wavey:
     
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    HAIL CAESAR Senior Member

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    I only wish the Super would make a commercial comeback with a resurgence or guns and ammo. As it is now most do not know much about it and ammo and guns are relatively scarce compared to 9mm and 45ACP.

    But for mechanical reasons I like the Super and have taken a shine to the 9x23.
     
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    Great gun and it will serve you well in ESP.
     
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    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

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    And aside from the pleasure shooting the Super, no one wants your brass, and reloading cost is the same as 9x19. :)
     
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    Shooting a 9x23 gun is just way too much fun. Problem is.... the search mission for that ever so precious brass afterwards. :supergrin:
     
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    HAIL CAESAR Senior Member

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    Yes it is, no they don't, and yes it does.

    Plus when folks ask what you are shooting they either give you a puzzled look or immediately want to see your gun and get a few mags through it after you say "38 Super".
     
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    HAIL CAESAR Senior Member

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    True. I didn't know your a fan of obscure cartridges.:wavey:
     
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    My Trojan should be waiting at my FFL tomorrow after I get off work.

    Hopefully I'll be able to sleep tonight. :)
     
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    Congrats buddy! STIs are great! Can't wait to see the range report!
     
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    Picked it up this afternoon. It feels great. I'm gonna get to shoot it tomorrow; I'll let y'all know how it goes.
     
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    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

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    I was runnin' some +P++ through mine.


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    Ever size a .38 Super in a 9x19 die. :rofl: