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    Smallest 1911

    Can someone share with me the Smallest 1911 in the world. I don't care what caliber it is (provided at least 9mm) just want to know which model is the absolute smallest overall.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jwalker497 View Post
    Can someone share with me the Smallest 1911 in the world. I don't care what caliber it is (provided at least 9mm) just want to know which model is the absolute smallest overall.
    Not a 9mm but the Colt Government model 380 is the smallest I have seen that is based on the 1911 pattern.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msgt/ret View Post
    Not a 9mm but the Colt Government model 380 is the smallest I have seen that is based on the 1911 pattern.
    Yeah, but it's NOT a 1911, the internal parts are way different and the grip safety is absent, while they appear similar, they are mechanically different.

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    The Springfield EMP in 9mm is pretty small and easily concealable . . . though, I doubt it is the absolute smallest.

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    I believe the smallest 1911 is the Springfield EMP in 9mm unless something has changed. The Springfield Micro is a pretty small .45 though there are lots of small .45s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by limatunes View Post
    I believe the smallest 1911 is the Springfield EMP in 9mm unless something has changed. The Springfield Micro is a pretty small .45 though there are lots of small .45s.
    Actually, I want to say that honor goes to either the Cylinder&Slide Adventurer or the the Detonics Combat Master.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JD View Post
    Actually, I want to say that honor goes to either the Cylinder&Slide Adventurer or the the Detonics Combat Master.
    Unless going for a chop down (example), the Adventurer has the Combat Master down for a bit. As a note, the prior to the current owner of Detonics seems to have produced a version without the cut in the back for thumb cocking (see pictures #2 & #4 in the Combat Master's link above/page #3, second gun from the top on Detonic's catalog).

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    vote for detonics combat master and star pd--both in 45acp.

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    In 45 the C&S Adventurer wins. However, as mentioned earlier, the EMP is sized down to fit a 9mm.
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    My guess would be the Detonics Combat Master or the Semmerling LM4.

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    The Semmerling is probably the smallest .45, but it's not a 1911, it's actually not even a semi-automatic.
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    I guess I'd ask "What makes it a 1911?" The Sig 238 is based on the 1911, but is it a 1911?

    The Detonics is pretty small, but I'd have to think the EMP 9mm might be smaller, and lighter.
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    Yep you are right about the Semmerling, was thinking smallest 45, when in fact the question is smallest 1911.

    Looking some more, the C&S adventurer out does the Detonics combat master by being 3/4" shorter. Haven't looked at the EMP specs yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rigrat View Post
    Yep you are right about the Semmerling, was thinking smallest 45, when in fact the question is smallest 1911.

    Looking some more, the C&S adventurer out does the Detonics combat master by being 3/4" shorter. Haven't looked at the EMP specs yet.
    The EMP is taller, and about the same thickness, the only real change in dimensions from a standard 3" 1911 was the circumference of the grip frame.

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