have one yet. But I do want one.
This is a discussion on How many have 9mm 1911's? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I don't have one yet. But I do want one....
Yes, for competition/target shooting
Yes, for carry
Yes, just to have/collect
Yes, for another reason
No, as Browning intended
have one yet. But I do want one.
Last edited by AnimalKracker; February 10th, 2007 at 10:51 AM.
I have no use for anything in 9mm.
Whatever doesn't kill you postpones the inevitable.
I didn't vote, because my response really doesn't fit. I have no reason to be against a 9mm M1911; I simply don't own one.
(I have a Hi-Power. )
I have a 4" Kimber in 9mm. I bought it as a trainer for my kids and as a less-expensive practice companion to my Ultra Carry .45ACP.
interesting poll, I've wanted a micro or compact .45 1911 forever. But lately I'm considering the SA EMP in 9mm. I have small hands and I know there's a lot of recoil and flip in a micro .45 so I know I could shoot the 9mm better, cheaper and I live a very very low threat life and am confident in a 9mm. I just like .45 and would like to carry it because it's a great round but I guess it doesn't make sense to cary 6+1 of a caliber I can't shoot nearly as well as 10 rounds of one I can? Does it? I've been saving to get either the Kimber CDP in compact or a springfield micro but held the emp and the shorter distance from front to back of the grip makes a BIG difference for me and I realized it's really the 1911 format that I love, not so much the .45 so I'm looking seriously at the EMP for my final/ultimate carry, only question now is, shoot I wait to see if they bring out a 4" version of the EMP??? That would help out the 9mm a bit and make it a tad better for work at the range without hurting it any for carry.
My 1911's are all in .45
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I'm just an old fashioned stick in the mud. 9MM 1911A1 and military intelligence go hand in hand in my opinion. I have a 22 for plinking and a hard time deciding which 45 to carry on which day. All of the 45's seem to like 230 gr GoldDots and on the days when I just can't seem to make up my mind I usually end up with the SP101 with 125 gr 357 GoldDots by my side. Besides, being retired, I am trying to simplify my life and reduce the number of calibers I reload so I can spend more time shooting and less time swapping out dies.
Good question and a great thread!
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As a person who has been payed to carry guns since 1983 the caliber is not a big-n-issue as many believe. I have seen shot placement with most every caliber do the job. As a matter of fact the most text book example of bullet expansion I have ever seen was with a 40gr, lead round nose, .22 rimfire to the cranium.
On the flip side of this coin when the bullets fly back at ya you really don't care what caliber they are, just where they impact.
Since .38 Super is fairly common in 1911s and has ballistics roughly equal to a hot 9mm with almost the same bullet diameter, would it count here?
If you look at a 125 grain Winchester Silvertip in .38 Super, you see muzzle velocity of 1240 fps and muzzle energy of 427 ft-lbs. This is quite similar to 9mm +P ammo performance.