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melissa5
05-21-2011, 06:03 PM
Who's got one and would you recommend it? I held a Colt Defender, Colt New Agent, and Springfield EMP today. One felt really good in my hand. One was heavier than the others. One was DAO. :)

jocko
05-21-2011, 06:05 PM
I had a Para carry 9 that was 1911 style, didn't work out good for me, as much as I loved the gun, it didn't love me back.. I even question why Ieven bought it..

CJB
05-21-2011, 07:13 PM
I had a 9mm Commander "conversion" by Colt once. It worked well enough, but for the size and weight (at the time) I chose a S&W 39, getting DA/SA in the choice.

The tiny 9's... if ya gotta have one on the 1911 design, Colt New Agent looks interesting. I dig the no sights ....

BuckeyeBlast
05-21-2011, 07:20 PM
LOVE my STI Spartan 9. That thing is damn accurate, it really makes me look good. Here's a pic I took for the 1911's 100th birthday back in March.

I had one FTF, but I'm pretty sure it was my reload. Can't blame it on the otherwise flawless gun.

http://i1037.photobucket.com/albums/a453/RightClickError/Gun%20Stuff/PICT0116-2.jpg

bigbob68
05-21-2011, 08:30 PM
1911"s are best had in 45acp. 38 Super is cool to.

melissa5
05-21-2011, 08:36 PM
1911"s are best had in 45acp. 38 Super is cool to.

I'm confused as to your user name. Shouldn't it be bigboob68? You know...to match your avatar? LOL!

I've got a full size .45 and now want a little 9mm. :)

bigbob68
05-21-2011, 09:41 PM
I'm confused as to your user name. Shouldn't it be bigboob68? You know...to match your avatar? LOL!

I've got a full size .45 and now want a little 9mm. :)

Lots to choose from. I would look at a Dan Wesson. My avatar is my wife. She is pretty cool like that.

Bawanna
05-21-2011, 09:43 PM
I'm confused as to your user name. Shouldn't it be bigboob68? You know...to match your avatar? LOL!

I've got a full size .45 and now want a little 9mm. :)

If memory serves that is Mrs Bigbob68 in the avatar who could most assuredly be referred to as Mrs. Bigboob68. But the other part of my memory tells me Big Bob actually is 6'8" tall, what one might refer to as a big ole boy so forget I even brought any of this up.


Oops, he beat me. Forget I was here.

VBVAGUY
05-21-2011, 10:04 PM
I have the Springfield EMP in 9mm and I like it very much, though it has problems with WWB for some reason. One day I plan on sending it back to Springfield for them to repair. It shoots very soft and is very accurate !!! God Bless :)

melissa5
05-21-2011, 10:08 PM
Lots to choose from. I would look at a Dan Wesson. My avatar is my wife. She is pretty cool like that.

I guess it would be wrong of me to say "nice rack". :p I don't know why, but this has tickled my funny bone.

bigbob68
05-21-2011, 11:10 PM
I guess it would be wrong of me to say "nice rack". :p I don't know why, but this has tickled my funny bone.

So will a nice 9mm in the 1911 platform. lol

TucsonMTB
05-22-2011, 01:15 AM
Hey Melissa!

You might find this review of a Dan Wesson 9mm Bobtailed 1911 (http://ezine.m1911.org/showthread.php?t=62) on the M1911 board useful.

Were I in the market for a 9mm 1911, this pistol would be at the top of my list. :D

http://i579.photobucket.com/albums/ss238/Onufriyenko/reviews/DW-Guardian_9mm/DW_Guardian_9mm024.jpg

TheTman
05-22-2011, 01:22 AM
I think I'd opt for the Browning Hi-Power if I wanted a great SA 1911 type weapon. Mr Browning invented them both, and both are great pistols and are pretty similiar. I just don't see the point in chambering a 1911 in 9 when you have the Hi-Power available.

mrsig239
05-22-2011, 04:24 AM
Love my Springfield EMP 9 if your looking for a small, easy to carry, accurate
1911 style. Also see my new post for the custom 1911 in 9 I just purchased.
http://kahrtalk.com/showthread.php?t=6935

Dietrich
05-22-2011, 05:05 AM
I think I'd opt for the Browning Hi-Power if I wanted a great SA 1911 type weapon. Mr Browning invented them both, and both are great pistols and are pretty similiar. I just don't see the point in chambering a 1911 in 9 when you have the Hi-Power available.

I own a HiPower and ,in my eyes,it truly is a thing of beauty.Its` finish is in silver chrome which is like satin nickle and it has factory emblem Pachmeyer grips.I don`t carry it very often,only when I`m wearing a sweater or jacket,and I intend on using it only on the classiest of Zombies.Wish I had the computer skills to post pictures but I don`t.Ain`t got no digitil camera for that matter.

TucsonMTB
05-22-2011, 07:55 AM
I own a HiPower and ,in my eyes,it truly is a thing of beauty.Its` finish is in silver chrome which is like satin nickle and it has factory emblem Pachmeyer grips.I don`t carry it very often,only when I`m wearing a sweater or jacket,and I intend on using it only on the classiest of Zombies.Wish I had the computer skills to post pictures but I don`t.Ain`t got no digitil camera for that matter.
http://pics.gunbroker.com/GB/230118000/230118059/pix456811908.jpg

Hey, Mr. Dietich! Does yours look like this picture, "borrowed" from a GunBroker.com ad (http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=230118059)?

jlottmc
05-22-2011, 12:50 PM
I think I'd opt for the Browning Hi-Power if I wanted a great SA 1911 type weapon. Mr Browning invented them both, and both are great pistols and are pretty similiar. I just don't see the point in chambering a 1911 in 9 when you have the Hi-Power available.

I own a HiPower and ,in my eyes,it truly is a thing of beauty.Its` finish is in silver chrome which is like satin nickle and it has factory emblem Pachmeyer grips.I don`t carry it very often,only when I`m wearing a sweater or jacket,and I intend on using it only on the classiest of Zombies.Wish I had the computer skills to post pictures but I don`t.Ain`t got no digitil camera for that matter.

Thanks guys, I was wondering what the point of a 9mm 1911 was. That picture is a nice looking High Power, and makes me kick myself for passing up a clone that I could have gotten for a song. Thing was two things would have happened with that 1 I still despise 9mm and that would have led to problems, and 2 I would have had to pass up my beloved P45, so in the end it worked out well.

TucsonMTB
05-22-2011, 01:43 PM
At the risk of demonstrating what a 1911 bigot I am . . . the left side of the Browning Hi Power has too many odd looking levers for me. Add the visible, external extractor on the other side and there isn't much beauty there either.

The 1911 design seems elegant by comparison. Although not a 9mm fan, I have fired a 1911 in that caliber. It was steel and had very little recoil. The slide sort of ambled to the rear with each shot. Yes, the cost per round of 9mm is lower, but .45 ACP seems to be more fun to shoot.

I guess I am out of the 1911 closet now. :eek:

Dietrich
05-22-2011, 02:12 PM
http://pics.gunbroker.com/GB/230118000/230118059/pix456811908.jpg

Hey, Mr. Dietich! Does yours look like this picture, "borrowed" from a GunBroker.com ad (http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=230118059)?
Yessir.That`s her.Hubba Hubba !!

BuckeyeBlast
05-22-2011, 02:18 PM
The beauty of the 9mm 1911 is lower ammo cost, and greater availability. If 9mm and .45 carried the same cost, I don't think you'd see nearly as many 9mm 1911's. Just a guess. I've never felt like less of a man while shooting my Spartan9, but I was able to afford to shoot a little more than most men. That said, now that I'm reloading .45 I see myself shooting .45 a lot more. :)

Lobo_79
05-22-2011, 02:23 PM
Thanks guys, I was wondering what the point of a 9mm 1911 was....

LOL: If you were to follow the intent of the original MIL-SPEC 1911A1 you'd have to believe that a 9mm 1911 is an oxymoron. In the strictest sense a 9mm can't be a 1911 and still be compliant with the specification. But we all know what liberties the manufacturers have taken with this classic design...some have actually improved it.

melissa5
05-23-2011, 06:53 AM
Although I like the looks of the Colt New Agent, I'm leaning toward the Colt Defender. The New Agent has trench sights, but it is DAO. I've got my PM9 for pocket carry and don't need another DAO.

http://www.centerfireguns.com/images/detailed/handgun-pistol-colt-o7002d-defender-9mm-3in-ss.jpg

TucsonMTB
05-23-2011, 08:10 AM
Hey Melissa!

According to this Colt site link (http://www.coltsmfg.com/Catalog/ColtPistols/ColtNewAgentSeries.aspx), the Colt New Agent is offered in three versions, only one of which is DAO. As a bonus, the SA versions feature the "100 Years of Service Rollmark" that appears to be similar to your full sized Colt.

Yeah, I know . . . complicated the choices again. Sorry! ;)

http://www.coltsmfg.com/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=8YgYSdBAtLE%3d&tabid=155&mid=609

Single Action pictured above. DAO pictured below.

http://www.coltsmfg.com/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=oDogHHy_5lg%3d&tabid=155&mid=608

melissa5
05-23-2011, 08:17 AM
Hey Melissa!

According to this Colt site link (http://www.coltsmfg.com/Catalog/ColtPistols/ColtNewAgentSeries.aspx), the Colt New Agent is offered in three versions, only one of which is DAO. As a bonus, the SA versions feature the "100 Years of Service Rollmark" that appears to be similar to your full sized Colt.

Yeah, I know . . . complicated the choices again. Sorry! ;)



Thanks for the info, Tucson! That DAO looks weird without a manual safety, but I guess it doesn't need one.

TucsonMTB
05-23-2011, 08:40 AM
Yeah, I think that looks dumb too! I suspect Colt has licensed Para Ordnance's LDA trigger (http://www.para-usa.com/new/product_pistol.php?id=58). I've shot them and they are sweet.

To their credit, Para stuck with standard grips, as pictured below.

http://www.para-usa.com/new/images/product_large/CWX79Rphoto_big.jpg

TheTman
05-23-2011, 10:55 AM
:eek: for some reason a 1911 chambered in something other than .45 or .38 Super just seems wrong to me. Guess I finally found something to be prejudiced against. :D
And not so sure about .38 Super either, LOL. But it's been around longer than I have, so guess I'll accept it.

TucsonMTB
05-23-2011, 11:14 AM
I share your reservations about 38 super. Given that it was introduced in the late 1920's, it is certainly out of place in a 1911. But, like 9mm, it was probably a cheaper alternative to .45 ACP. Money talks. But, I don't have to listen, just ask my wife. ;)

DKD
05-23-2011, 01:13 PM
melissa,

Although I don't have a 9mm in a 1911 format I do have my Colt Defender stainless steel in 45 ACP. I just love mine. A fantastic weapon for sure. It is one of the only mini 1911's with a 3" barrel that actually still has the feed ramp built into the frame just like all the other 4" 7 5" Colt 1911's. Most other manufactures (in their 3" versions) have the feed ramp built into the barrel. I noticed that just last week when I pull out all of my other 3" shorties. I suppose thats why the darn thing works so well, especially when one examines the clearance that little pistol has...just rack her back and look at the positioning of the top round in the magazine. All of my Kimber 3" guns has the feed ramp buit into the barrel component and I beleive Springfield and Para's are the same. Now my 4" barreled weapons are like the full size 1911's. Just something to look into I suppose.

Bawanna
05-23-2011, 01:26 PM
I got no experience with them but the Defender looks good to me. Not warmed up to the New Agent very much. We put big dot sights on P380's why use a ditch for a sight on a gun that size? Don't seem natural to me. Course me and natural are rarely associated with each other so that could be a factor.

KyJim
05-27-2011, 03:33 PM
I have three 9mm 1911s but none the OP has indicated interest in. The attraction is (1) cheaper ammo (2) pleasant shooting, though with enough kick to know you're shooting a "real" gun. :) It's also an excuse to buy another gun.

MW surveyor
05-27-2011, 07:12 PM
And here I thought that a real 1911 in 9 mm was a CZ 75! Go figure.

melissa5
05-28-2011, 08:03 AM
I have three 9mm 1911s but none the OP has indicated interest in. The attraction is (1) cheaper ammo (2) pleasant shooting, though with enough kick to know you're shooting a "real" gun. :) It's also an excuse to buy another gun.

Which ones do you have, KyJim?

jeepster09
05-29-2011, 07:24 AM
And now to throw in a Monkey wrench in the works......how about the CZ Rami in 9mm?:D

http://i691.photobucket.com/albums/vv276/jeepster09/IMG_0937.jpg

melissa5
05-29-2011, 03:08 PM
And now to throw in a Monkey wrench in the works......how about the CZ Rami in 9mm?:D

Very nice, jeepster!

hoytinak
05-29-2011, 03:43 PM
I went with the STI RangerII 9x19. This makes 6 different 1911's I've owned and I've gotten rid of everyone but this one. I'm not really a 1911 guy however there's just something about the 1911/9mm combo I REALLY like. http://thefiringline.com/forums/images/smilies/biggrin.gif

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll195/hoytinak/DSC01437.jpg

Diocoles
06-01-2011, 10:30 AM
I have a Kimber Pro Carry II in 9mm, love it.
Also a RIA 1911 GI in 9mm.

1911 is a wonderful platform.

O'Dell
06-01-2011, 01:30 PM
:eek: for some reason a 1911 chambered in something other than .45 or .38 Super just seems wrong to me. Guess I finally found something to be prejudiced against. :D
And not so sure about .38 Super either, LOL. But it's been around longer than I have, so guess I'll accept it.

My three 1911's are 45, as have been the six or seven I've owned in the past. 45 ACP - a real man's caliber! :D

Thunder71
06-01-2011, 02:57 PM
Odd, Browning Hi-Power is in 9mm - I'd love one of those.

O'Dell
06-01-2011, 03:45 PM
Odd, Browning Hi-Power is in 9mm - I'd love one of those.

A HP was my first pistol back in 1966. It was my service carry for several years in the Navy. I still have that old gun packed away. I bought a new one in 82, but gave it to my son last year for his birthday. My second pistol was a Colt 1911, but my brother 'borrowed' it in 1978, and I haven't seen it since.

Ljutic
06-01-2011, 05:38 PM
:eek: for some reason a 1911 chambered in something other than .45 or .38 Super just seems wrong to me. Guess I finally found something to be prejudiced against. :D
And not so sure about .38 Super either, LOL. But it's been around longer than I have, so guess I'll accept it.

If you just look quickly, you can't really tell the difference between the two. Both the .45 and 9 shoot very well for entry level guns. I added some stuff, but they are mostly stock.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v391/BDSBruce/Wireless/DSCF2177.jpg

Diocoles
06-07-2011, 12:02 PM
I shoot a 9mm 1911 RIA.
It's wonderful.
The recoil is less, you're back on target faster, more accurately and you can get more rounds downfield if you need to. Lighter both in ammo and pistol weight.
That's why they are the most commonly used military pistol round in the world.

As to the OPs question, I would recommend a Kimber Pro Carry II in 9mm.
Wonderful weapon.

TonyT
06-20-2011, 12:47 PM
I had a SPringfield 9m Target which was very relaible but the best groups i could obtain at 50 ft were ca 4+ kinches - that after 2 trips to the factory. I finally sold it and purchased a Damn Wesson PM-9 which is equally relaible and provides ca 1 inch groups at that distance. I also shoot my PO18-9LDA which will provide 1 to 1 1/2 inch grouips at 50 ft.

Diocoles
06-30-2011, 11:09 AM
^ I'd check your barrel lockup tightness first, then your sights.


Note: using a Rock Island GI 9mm 1911 I can get 1" groups no problem.