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WTB- 1911 in 40 S&W

Discussion in 'Want to Buy/Trade Threads' started by TURNKEY321, Mar 3, 2012.

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  1. TURNKEY321

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    I have been looking for a 1911 in 40 S&W and have come up with few choices. The only two that I can get my hands on are STI and Para. I am looking for a standard goverment 5" gun, but may consider a 4" or commander style. I have a Springfield in 45 and 9 and would really like to have a Springfield. I would consider Dan Wesson/ CZ, Kimber, Colt or Smith & Wesson.
    (With the above being said, I do not want a Springfield EMP, I am looking for a target gun more than carry.)Thanks, Tim Vanecek
     
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    Tim, If you are looking for a target gun , you do not want a Commander length pistol. Stay with the full length 45. I would only get a 40 if you want a smaller defense gun.
     
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    Buy a 10mm and download to 40 velocities. Makes it a more versatile gun for carry and 10mm is a real accurate round. Alot more 10's out there today than 40's. The only downside -- ammo prices. If you reload, no big deal; if not, 10mm ammo can get spendy if you buy in small quantities. although Double Tap Ammunition does have sales on bulk 10mm most of the time....good luck on your quest for a .40; I'm just thinking out loud after reading your topic....cya
     
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    What's wrong with the proven .45 target gun?
     
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    The cost and access to ammuniton is the largest reason that I am looking at a 40. I work for a local Sheriff's Office and we are not given pratice ammunition in any other caliber. I also have an endless supply of 40 brass. I would consider a 10mm since I only have 2 revolvers in the 10mm. Also, nothing is wrong with the .45, I just have one of them.
     
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    If you want a Springfield, buy one in .45 and then order a .40 barrel for it from Brownells.

    Ken Rucker
     
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    I have a Beretta 96 that has had an action and trigger job- the slickest Beretta I have ever fired

    Gene
     
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    I too want a 1911 in 40. Was hoping Ruger would do it next after sales in 45 acp slowed.
    Most govt agencys now use 40 as well as many police.
    I believe its the most versatile cartridge on the market. Lee
     
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