9mm 1911

Discussion in 'Beginner's Corner' started by CENTURIATOR, Dec 20, 2018.


    CENTURIATOR Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2018
    It's been just long enough since I owned a 1911 that I'm coming back now and there is a proliferation of 1911 models in 9mm.

    Is it the general consensus that a decent quality 9mm 1911 is every bit as reliable and funcational as a 45ACP model?
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  2. mikegalway

    mikegalway CEO of DILLIGAF industries Supporting Addict

    Feb 23, 2014


    CENTURIATOR Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2018
    Well, crap, that makes my choice more difficult. :)
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  4. mikegalway

    mikegalway CEO of DILLIGAF industries Supporting Addict

    Feb 23, 2014
    I've got two 9mm 1911's , a Kimber Pro Carry and a Citadel full size . They've both been 100% reliable and accurate . The Citadel is an all steel gun . Virtually no recoil and extremely accurate , not to mention inexpensive . A real bargain .
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  5. Babboonbobo

    Babboonbobo Avatar is back to my favorite things!

    Nov 18, 2014
  6. Diablo

    Diablo When in doubt, empty the magazine!!!

    Nov 28, 2018
    Just buy both and be done with it!! haha
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    CENTURIATOR Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2018
    I am afraid you are a prophet, sir.
  8. Diablo

    Diablo When in doubt, empty the magazine!!!

    Nov 28, 2018
    More like a GUN JESUS!!

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  9. Mike0251

    Mike0251 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 25, 2016
    My DW PM9 has been exceptional. Powder puff to shoot.
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  10. walleyemonster

    walleyemonster Well-Known Member

    Jan 11, 2017
    Springfield stainless RO runs and runs!
  11. WC145

    WC145 Every day is Saturday and every night's a party!

    Jan 1, 2013
    The 5" 9mm 1911s I've owned have been great, accurate and reliable, and smokin' fast shooters that are super fun.
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  12. Slapshot

    Slapshot Well-Known Member

    Sep 6, 2017
    I’ve got a few .45 1911’s I’d be happy to sell you so I can buy more 9mm 1911’s :)

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  13. azguy1911

    azguy1911 I'm done buying guns, I'm just a bystander now

    Oct 22, 2015
    Yes, they are and if you want to be in the "cool club" skip the 9mm and go right to 38 super ;)
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  14. johnb62

    johnb62 Well-Known Member

    Oct 7, 2012
    I love my DW and STI 9mm's.
    I recently let a tricked out Trojan 9mm go to a buddy of mine. I have tried to buy it back three times to no avail.
  15. FWoo45

    FWoo45 Well-Known Member

    Jan 13, 2017
    Dont buy a Springer. Or do. Mine doesn't run so hot. Just got a Colt. Will see how she does. I assume that you live in a free state so any of the offerings from the normal semi custom players should do you right.
  16. BigJimP

    BigJimP Well-Known Member

    Mar 12, 2018

    I have a 5" Wilson Combat, Protector model, in 9mm...that has been 100% reliable right out of the box...I bought it new & It is 13 yrs old now and has about 275,000 rds thru it.

    About 2 yrs ago, I retired a Wilson CQB 5" in .45acp as my carry gun because of increasing arthritis issues....so the 9mm is now my primary carry gun, as well as my primary weekly buddy shoot gun. 9mm's in 1911's, when well made and tuned properly, like any 1911 ...will perform toe to toe with any well made 1911 in .45acp
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  17. 1911 dawg

    1911 dawg Well-Known Member

    Jan 14, 2018
    I've haven't had problems with mine .I have a couple of springfields , rugers, and a DW . Had a rock island once that just was'nt right . But you can get a turd sometimes in any brand sale em ,trade em thats what we do my 9's are for fun 45's to run.
  18. TheCollector

    TheCollector Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2018
    We took the DW Guardians for their initial range run Wed. The better half took her favorite (Sig P232) and her 9mm Guardian......... she now has a new favorite!
    I ran the .38 superb (as Dwe calls em) Both of them ran without a sneeze. Mine put them right where you point it... until she tried it. :rolleyes: I think the trigger is a bit long for her so I have a shorty on its way.
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  19. Spokes

    Spokes Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Sep 18, 2011
    Have three. Colt, Kimber, and S&W Pro Series. All excellent..
  20. 605atthe wheels

    605atthe wheels In the staging lanes Supporting Addict

    Oct 19, 2012
    DW ECO 3.5"
    DW VBob 4.25"
    WC XTAC Elite Compact 4"
    HH Custom Classic 5"
    EB Kobra 5"

    The above ALL go bang every time, all types of FMJ's, HP's (reg & +p) & Underwood Extreme Defense +p

    There are a ton of very reliable & accurate 9mm 1911 choices these days

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