Springfield 1911 in 9mm - what do we think?

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    Springfield 1911 in 9mm - what do we think?

    Thoughts, comments or experiences with the Springfield Armory 1911 in 9mm?


    I've heard some negatives mentioned about this 9mm version of the classic 1911 A1.

    Thanks in advance.
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    Only negative i can think of is from a purists point of view,all 1911s should be 45ACP kinda tone
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    I think 9mm 1911's are a great idea and I am wanting one myself. A 9mm in a proven platform is always a winner. The easy shooting of the 9mm combined with the weight of an all steel gun has always been a great combo for accuracy and performance. Add to that a great trigger and ergonomics and you have a real shooting iron.

    While purists may scoff at the idea, a hi capacity 1911 platform , or standard capacity 1911 appeals to many shooters for different reasons. I personally am wanting a hi capacity RIA 9mm 1911, but ymmv


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    While I'm one of the purists that sonny mentions, I do realize that non-45 ACP adopters of the 1911 means that those same folks aren't bashing the platform. That's a breath of fresh air. Cats and dogs living together.

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    I asked because I bought one kind of on a whim and wanted to see what others thought. I bought without physically checking it because no dealers in my area had one. I own two 1911's in the traditional 45 and decided I wanted to move to all my handguns being the 1911 platform - sold my Beretta 92 which I never fully loved.

    I must say she has gotten smoother after 400 rounds or so. The rear sight is a big block and really isn't pleasant to use, fortunately I bought this 1911 as a purely target gun so I will move a Burris red dot sight over and get rid of that rear sight. For my money the 1911 platform rocks; I can't see what people bash about the 1911, other than maybe it's because they have a short crisp trigger or they don't have any plastic or maybe they don't have that stupid long hard double action pull :)
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    I have 1911s in 45ACP, 10MM, 38Super and 22LR; don’t have one in 9MM yet so that may be my next purchase.

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    1911s in anything other than .45 make me angry.
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    I wouldn't mind having one after I buy another one in .45.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chiltech500 View Post
    Thoughts, comments or experiences with the Springfield Armory 1911 in 9mm?


    I've heard some negatives mentioned about this 9mm version of the classic 1911 A1.

    Thanks in advance.
    I am a 9mm fan and have shot the 1911 in 9mm. It was one of the finest shooting pistols I have ever shot. Loved it.....

    Quote Originally Posted by msgt/ret View Post
    I have 1911s in 45ACP, 10MM, 38Super and 22LR; don’t have one in 9MM yet so that may be my next purchase.

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    Why not . . . although I'd prefer one in .38 Super myself.
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    Having shot several 9mm 1911s, I certainly see the appeal in them, especially for something like competition use. The recoil is absolutely minimal, while maintaining the great ergonomics of the 1911 platform.
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    Why not? The 9 is an effective defensive caliber with a proven bullet, the 1911 is classic handgun with great track record, seems like good fit.
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    I created a thread on this very topic in the last 6 months or so. A 1911 in 9mm is definitely on my bucket list for firearms. Can't wait to own one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by blitzburgh View Post
    I wouldn't mind having one after I buy another one in .45.
    There is always another one to buy. :D You can never have too many 1911s. :D

    The only problem I see with a 1911-9 is capacity - it will always lose to poly hi-caps. (Of course there is always that striker-fire thing.) If I were to go to a 1911 "type" in a 9 it would probably be a CZ, 16+1 in a full frame, 14+1 in a Compact..

    But, yeah, if you're strictly a 1911er then having anything other than a 45 makes sense; so long as you already have a 1911, or two, or three...
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    I have several Springfield 1911. One of which is the 9mm. I really like it. Gives me the feel of my 45’s without the cost when I feel like shooting a lot. Grip and weight are so similar. I would not give it up. If your a 1911 fan you can't go wrong.
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