I did not think of the frame related things either.maclean3 said:Oops! I didn't think about frame related problems. Sounds like a new 9mm 1911 is in your future.
I don't really want to go that route. If I get the 9mm, I will still be able to use it for IDPA/IPSC matches, and it can be a back-up or spare for training classes. I suppose I could even carry it on occasion, though I can't see a benefit to that over the .45.rocky said:Why not get a .22 conversion. MUCH cheaper shooting than 9mm , and probably less than a conversion to 9mm.
Whoa now...I didn't say trade.:wink:RSSZ said:Sorry but your the very first person that I ever herd of wanting to trade a .45 for a 9. GULP !! WOW!! How much cheaper is 1K of 9 vs 1K of .45 ?? Also...recoil is our friend. How could you really train without expierencing the true recoil of your combat round ?? Also,define"easier to shoot". ---------
If you train with one pistol and carry another, then your carrying a pistol your not really trained on. Kind of like training with a rifle, but carrying a pistol. The whole point of training is to get used to firing a certain weapon and getting good at it.sarhog said:If you see fault to this logic, let me hear it. I'm all ears.
Hell, we should go to the range and shoot sometime, we're in the same neck of the woods. :smile:
The pistol I carry (a Kimber .45 ACP Tac Pro II), and the pistol I want to predominately train with (a Kimber 9mm Tac Pro II) are exactly the same, other than the round they fire.PatrioticRick said:If you train with one pistol and carry another, then your carrying a pistol your not really trained on. Kind of like training with a rifle, but carrying a pistol. The whole point of training is to get used to firing a certain weapon and getting good at it.
The .38 Super sounds interesting, but it defeats my purpose of cheap ammo.Janq said:if you really wanted to carry in a 1911 form factor a lower powered/recoil chambering you might give serious consideration toward a .38 Super.
Kimber, Springfield Armory as well as Smith & Wesson provide 1911 offerings in .38 Super as well as 9mm.
Personally I prefer .38 Super to 9mm in 1911 format and that chamberings has been around in that form factor since nearly the beginning.