This is a discussion on Shame on you 1911 guys!!!! within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by Captain Crunch Well, the .45 ACP pre-dates the .38 Super in the M1911 pistol by only 18 years. Colt introduced the .38 ...
I am a huge fan of the .45 5" all steel SA 1911, its just how it should be for a combat pistol IMO.
Such beautiful weapons, makes me wanna fly back to Ohio to hold mine.
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Remember 1911s are very social and prefer the company of other 1911s, one is never enough. I only have three for now but am looking at a very nice SA Champion as my next purchase.
.38 Super is a tried and true old round, but not cheap. If you've already got a .45, stick with it in your 1911. Buy bulk. You'll also find a much larger selection of guns to choose from.
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Every handgunner should own a 1911
I have several in various configurations and calibers for various purposes.
If you want to break in on the high end, Wilson, Ed Brown, Baer, etc. are hard to beat. The "middle priced" 1911s are also fine.
I believe Rock Island is (IMO) the best "low dollar" 1911 on the market. I've had several in .45 and currently have one in .38 Super that is converted to 9mm.
.38 Super is a great caliber for shoot and works well for self defense. One of my carry pistols is a Colt XSE Commander in .38 Super. It was not too expensive, lightweight and shoots well.
I bought a Rock Island .38 Super NIB with 3 boxes of WWB ammo for $400. I found a used Kart 9mm barrel on gunbroker for $85 and now have a cheap and easy 9mm 1911. I shot it at steel challenge yesterday-it ran like a scalded dog.
Go for it and have fun!
Hey, its OK to admit you have a 1911 problem; Admission is the first step towards recovery......
But seriously, buying a 1911 in .38 super is not a bad thing at all....my other carry gun is an STI I had built after I got sick of IPSC and all the crybabies; It has a Kart barrel in it and is hard chromed and runs like a swiss watch. The beauty of the .38 super is that you can load it to compete in IDPA with midrange loads, then if your gunsmith tunes the extractor a little tighter as he did for me, you can carry the more powerful 9x23 winchester round in it. I carry 124 grain silvertips in mine, they chrono at about 1500fps on average. With 18 rounds in the mag, that is some serious firepower.
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Mmm 1911, only comes in one flavor for me, 45 ACP
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The M1911 never was chambered in Super .38 Automatic.
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I started out with a Colt 1911, and then a Glock 30 and now a Kimber ultra CDP II. .45 is an awsome caliber!
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