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1911 in 9mm

This is a discussion on 1911 in 9mm within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Bruce, I have the STI BLS (x2), in 9mm, and am very pleased. However. It is a 9mm on the 1911 basic frame. Two OTB ...

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    Bruce,
    I have the STI BLS (x2), in 9mm, and am very pleased. However.
    It is a 9mm on the 1911 basic frame. Two OTB things to watch for:
    1) The BLS uses a dual spring recoil system that (initially) is stout.
    2) I had numerous failures to feed, that I was able to track down to #1, and to a "snug" chamber. There were no visible imperfections, however, while hand-cycling the pistol, the cartridges would all snag at the same point, feeding into the chamber. I used a Dremel, felt bob, and a slurry of #120 grit AlOx and cutting oil, followed by 600 grit fine lapping compound to get a finish that is blinding, with a bore-light.

    #1 I solved by leaving the slide locked back, in the case for a week.

    I've had no problems since, but I want 300 through each gun, in one session, with no probs, before they're "certified".


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    Bruce? I'm searching in the Showcase for a nice 1911 for you ...LOL......
    I'll find one that will match what you want LOL...
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    Quote Originally Posted by CLASS3NH
    Bruce? I'm searching in the Showcase for a nice 1911 for you ...LOL......
    I'll find one that will match what you want LOL...
    I want another Colt, so if ya have one laying around in that big case of 1911's PM me the details. I also want the commander model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruces45
    I want another Colt, so if ya have one laying around in that big case of 1911's PM me the details. I also want the commander model.
    Ohhhhhhhh I'll find one that's gonna fit your needs.. I think we have one, although it's not listed on the web site....I''ll check on it Thursday night......... If it's there, I'll take a pic of it and PM you..
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    Bruce, check your PM's.
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    BROWNING HI POWER [9mm]

    Thats all I gotta say. Well I mean if you MUST have a 1911 sure but there are many MANY other designs for a 9mm that are better and cheaper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by d2thomas
    .... there are many MANY other designs for a 9mm that are better and cheaper.

    OH NO HE DIDN'T!
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    Quote Originally Posted by d2thomas
    BROWNING HI POWER [9mm]

    Thats all I gotta say. Well I mean if you MUST have a 1911 sure but there are many MANY other designs for a 9mm that are better and cheaper.
    Well heres the thing, the BHP is chambered in 9mm, and the great JMB did make it, but it ain't even close to a 1911. IMHO the 1911 is the sexiest handgun there has ever been

    Sure there may be many other 9mm platforms out there that may be cheaper, but I highly doubt they are BETTER than ol' slabsides. The 1911 has proved its self for almost the last century, can you say that about your S&W?

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    Quote Originally Posted by d2thomas
    BROWNING HI POWER [9mm]

    Thats all I gotta say. Well I mean if you MUST have a 1911 sure but there are many MANY other designs for a 9mm that are better and cheaper.
    Um.have you ever attempted to carry a BHP in Condition 1? I have and have had several BHP pistols. Ya can't really do it, without having a serious problem flipping that tiny "safety" lever into the fire position. Think I'll stick with the 1911, or H&K Variant 1, or similar design for the Condition 1 setting , but not limited to the 9MM caliber in the 1911 design..
    S&W makes a great 9MM though, among other cabilers, ranging from very expensive to very cheap designs. ( meaning the PC guns to the Sigma series)
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    [QUOTE=CLASS3NH] Ya can't really do it, without having a serious problem flipping that tiny "safety" lever into the fire position. /QUOTE]

    Cylinder & Slide....all I have to say..... Much like the 1911, the factory safety is an abortion, but not difficult to remedy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CLASS3NH
    S&W makes a great 9MM though
    Now with that I totally agree!
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    JMB designed the Hi-Power as the final evolution of the 1911. It is properly chambered for the 9mm. A 1911 in 9mm is an answer to an unasked question, IMHO. Better to go with a 38 Super in that platform. A buddy of mine has a Commander in 38 Super with a chrome finish. His late dad picked it up years ago, overseas IIRC. Cylinder & Slide offers a conversion of the Commander in 45 that is simply chopped into an utterly reliable BUG. Five rounds and guaranteed 100% reliable by C&S. It's called The Adventurer I think. If I could afford one, I'd get it in a heartbeat as a BUG. It's beautiful. C&S also does a chopped Hi-Power they call The Pathfinder.
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    C&S also does a chopped Hi-Power they call The Pathfinder
    Chopping the BHP - sacrilage LOL!
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    [QUOTE=Rob72]
    Quote Originally Posted by CLASS3NH
    Ya can't really do it, without having a serious problem flipping that tiny "safety" lever into the fire position. /QUOTE]

    Cylinder & Slide....all I have to say..... Much like the 1911, the factory safety is an abortion, but not difficult to remedy.
    Rob, what I meant was the stock safety. I do know different types of after market safeties are out there. I loved the Hi Power, as I've had several including the "T" series, belgains, FNs, and such. That factory one is really the pits though...
    The Hungarian ones are prety good, including that DA one made by FEG. (my brother-in-law has one) It works like a swiss watch..
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    Chris, here's a link to the Pathfinder pics & article. Too cool!
    http://www.cylinder-slide.com/images...der2/path2.htm

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