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1911 in 9mm Recommendations

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by UpNorthMN, Feb 24, 2013.

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  1. UpNorthMN

    UpNorthMN Active Member

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    I'm considering getting a full size 1911 in 9mm for range use. No interest in spending the extra $ for .45 ammo. Prefer to spend less than $1,100.

    Models I'm considering include:

    STI Trojan

    Springfield Service

    Smith and Wesson Pro Series


    Any advice on other models that I should consider?

    David
     
  2. k80bking

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    David, I've been shooting a Kimber Stainless Target II in a 9mm for about 5 years now , No major troubles ,just a fun gun to shoot. My 2nd choice would also be the Trojan. Bill
     
  3. NMULTRARUNNER55

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    I shot an STI 9mm at the range this week. Not sure which model it was but it was a full sized gun. I was very impressed.

    Steve Nunley

    Albuquerque, NM
     
  4. g7777777

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    Modify slightly and get a Browning Hi Power- you will be glad you did and for 1100 and you can have some trigger work- and some customizing done on a used one

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  5. UpNorthMN

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    Gene,

    Would you advise a new Hi Power or one of the older ones?

    David
     
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    STI Trojan
     
  7. warpspeed

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    For a 1911 in 9mm, I'd go with the STI Trojan in your price range or a Dan Wesson PM9 if you can stretch it out.
     
  8. thunder

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    Can't go wrong with STI
     
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    STI Spartan...slightly less than a Trojan. Got one from Dawson Precision for about $650. Great gun/fun for the $$ Regards, Ed
     
  10. wdan99

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    I have a Springfield Armory 1911-A1 loaded target model in 9mm that has functioned flawlessly for years and is a pleasure to shoot. Great way to maintain proficiency with the 1911 platform at much less cost.
     
  11. g7777777

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    I would get whatever hi power you can get at a reasonalble price and do some customizing

    So even if the finish is worn etc it might not actually cost anything more to get the frame stippled - etc-

    I would put a set of Novak sights on it and never look back because with a trigger job and some good groups it is not only fun to shoot but can be used for many different tasks-

    9mm 1911s are kind of bastard children- cost the same new- big loss in value when you try to resell plus you dont get the advantages that the hi power has

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene

    PS a listing like this with an asking price of $600 is an example--- http://www.armslist.com/posts/1131988/fresno-california-handguns-for-sale--browning-hi-power-9mm-pistol

    Sometimes you get lucky and a trigger and action job has already been performed

    I dont know that person selling that gun but it gives you an idea of what is out there-
     
  12. Sky Buster

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    Stay away from the Hi-Power. Long trigger reset. Magazine safety.
    Sights on most versions are not state-of-the-art. It was a good
    gun in it's day but it's day has passed.
     
  13. Scott Johnson

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    Keep in mind this fellow named Skybuster has shot competitive pistol for 30 years and the advice he has given me on a .45 are right on the money. YMMV. Scott
     
  14. CalvinMD

    CalvinMD Well-Known Member

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    Oh Pishawww!!!..The Hi-Power is as good today against the new stuff as the old ones were...and with a very easy and inexpensive trigger job they will shoot with any out of the box 1911 platform...If its a 1911 you want in something other than 45ACP...get a 38 Super..way cooler
     
  15. 687 Trap

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    I would take a close look at the Springfield 1911 A1. A lot of gun for the money. Mine handles any ammo I put through it without a problem, even my lead bullet reloads! Very good shooter. Gun will need a trigger tune-up, but that will be true of any off the shelf 1911 you decide to buy.

    My two cents worth!!

    Ron
     
  16. Rem 1100

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    I'll second the STI Spartan I picked mine up used for 599, accurate and dependable and the price is right!Hasn't given me any problems.great gun for the price. Good luck with your search!

    Chuck
     
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    Love my Trojan 9mm. Also have an Armscor 9mm w/ a 22TCM barrel. It holds 18 rds of 9mm. What a hoot to shoot!
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  18. thunder

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    I have a STI Ranger with night sights, this is a 4.26 inch barrel and very nice. Night sights single dot in rear would rather have double dot in the rear sight. Like I said before can't go wrong with the STI Line and the price is right. The trigger is awesome out of box.

    STI Spartan around 635.00 from Thunder Mountain, AZ. Mike is very good to deal with and will go thru gun. Talk to him and he will make sure its setup for you, usually without extra charge unless you want other parts added to it. Also he includes shipping to your FFL.

    Trojan is another great gun in STI lineup and around 1008.00 for 5" model.
     
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