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I was able to handle the full-sized 9mm theother day and now see that they have a CMD model
in 9mm as well.

As one who has owned 3 1911s in this lifetime, and they have all been Commander type
guns.

Finding that .38 Super had too much recoil and muzzle blast for me and expensive
for practice ammo to boot.

I'm thinking a CMD in 9mm might be the way to go if I go 1911 again.


This would be for the range and maybe some carry.

My wife likes the looks of 1911s and does understand the safeties on them.

Ruger also offers their CMD models in .45 ACP and a LW one in .45 as well.

No idea If I would like .45 recoil in either, but 9mm should be a breeze.

I'm trying to get past the recoil of my XD-S .45 and would probably trade
that and another gun towards the LW CMD in 9mm.

I think I'd more impressed with a Ruger 1911 than I am with my new
Ruger American 9mm.


Again, in comparison to a .45 , it would be more gentle on my aging hands:redface:

Has anyone here bought one or at least handled one?
 

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Any RUGER 1911 CMD in 9mm Owners yet?

I handled one today. Haven't shot the Ruger LW CMD in 9mm, but I have shot the Colt LWC Commander in 9 and its a snap. Probably my next gun as a matter of fact. Either the Ruger or the Colt would scratch that itch. I normally carry a Colt LWC, in fact I put another 200 flawless rounds through her just today. Just got done detail cleaning her and loaded up with a fresh set of Gold Dots. Now she's here by my side, watching TV with me and BS'n on the forums some. IMG_2998.JPG


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...AND Wilson Combat now offers some VERY reliable 10 round 9mm 1911 mags. I think I'm gonna' have to have a LW 9mm Commander-length 1911 as well. The Colt, Springer & Ruger are leading (IMHO) leading the pack.
 

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I can't comment on the Ruger, but I have a Para Expert Commander - .45 but alloy frame. CDNN still has them for $479 which is an absolute steal.

I wouldn't say it's hard to manage at all. I've shot .380s that were far harder to manage. I believe, and this is obviously very hard to qualify, it kicks about like my Glock 26. However, if you have weak hands what might be an issue for you is racking the slide.

But I just wanted to throw that out there since it's such a great deal.


The Para is second from the top with the wood grips:

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Picked up one a couple of weeks ago, lighter than an all steel 1911 and the recoil spring takes about half the effort to cycle the slide verses a 45ACP. Waiting for the weather to get below blistering levels for a trip to the range but I expect it to be a soft shooter.

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It didn't occur to me earlier, but, man, if I was gonna drop that kind of money on a compact nine the only option to my mind is a Sig P938. That's a whole lot of gun for the money, especially if you can get LE pricing. But, if memory serves, I've seen Palmetto blowing them out with a laser for under $600 (non-LE). That's cheap enough that I was tempted despite having a P238 and another compact 9mm 1911 (Star BM).

Hell, looking back, I probly should have bought it.
 

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...AND Wilson Combat now offers some VERY reliable 10 round 9mm 1911 mags. I think I'm gonna' have to have a LW 9mm Commander-length 1911 as well. The Colt, Springer & Ruger are leading (IMHO) leading the pack.
Yes...The Wilson ETM magazines are great...I have about a dozen of them and they work fine.
 

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Yes...The Wilson ETM magazines are great...I have about a dozen of them and they work fine.
Mighty glad to hear it, Thanks AZDR! I've never had ANYthing but stellar performance from WC mags. Even mysteriously choking 1911 variants have been miraculously CURED by a simple WC mag swap. :biggrin2:
 

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I actually shot one last night at the range a young guy had it and asked me to shoot it after seeing me shooting my 1911's and wanted opinion. It is a nice pistol, the 9mm is of course totally controlable and groups very nicely. But, I still prefer the push that comes with the 1911 in .45acp. That being said, if some one has hand issues (arthritis or injury or small hands), I think this would be a great option.
 

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Nice info. The 9mm CMD sounds better to me each day.

I might have to sacrifice some guns to get one, but that's part of the funnnn.,,
at least for me:)
 

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I actually shot one last night at the range a young guy had it and asked me to shoot it after seeing me shooting my 1911's and wanted opinion. It is a nice pistol, the 9mm is of course totally controlable and groups very nicely. But, I still prefer the push that comes with the 1911 in .45acp. That being said, if some one has hand issues (arthritis or injury or small hands), I think this would be a great option.
...or for someone who likes to shoot a 1911 Commander a LOT, cause 9mm ammo is so much cheaper than .45 ACP.
 

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Would the pringfield 1911 RO Champion 9mm 4" PI9137LP have a better firing pin for
drop proofing?

I do know that the Colt has one as my old Combat Commander was a then new Series 80.

I'm not one for nit-picking about trigger pulls on a 1911 if I want the drop-proof or
firing pin safety factors.

I've dropped guns or had them come out of my holster, and they did hit the ground
muzzle first.

The RUGEr and Springers with their titianium firing pins and extra strength springs
would not be 100% drop-proof.

Sorry for the derail..hope you have a safe trip.
 

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Well, I made a choice and I'm going to go pick up my new Ruger SR1911 LW CMD in 9mm this morning. I already have a blued Colt LW Commander in .45ACP, so I decided on the Ruger in the two-tone finish. I'll post pics of it once I get home later and we'll see how it looks with different grips on. And of course, I'm anxious to get to the range to wring it out.
 

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Well, I made a choice and I'm going to go pick up my new Ruger SR1911 LW CMD in 9mm this morning. I already have a blued Colt LW Commander in .45ACP, so I decided on the Ruger in the two-tone finish. I'll post pics of it once I get home later and we'll see how it looks with different grips on. And of course, I'm anxious to get to the range to wring it out.
Congrats on your new Ruger, can't wait to hear your field report.
 

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Any update?
 

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Oh yes. It had a tiny bit of creep out of the box but a detail strip, cleaning and light polish/lube plus 350 rounds down range cleaned that up pretty well. Trigger measured a shade over 4.0 on my scale. Tiny bit of take up but that can be adjusted. Shot 300 assorted FMJ and 50 JHP rounds with no malfunctions. The stock sights are fine for me. The slide moves easily on the frame with no drag or catches when the barrel and recoil guide rod and spring are removed. The fit and finish is nice especially for a gun in this price range. I am impressed. The stock mags are Metal Forms and worked fine, as did the 2 Wilson ETM mags I bought for it. I have to say that this Ruger is one fine pistol. I'd buy it again, intend to keep it, and now that she is cleaned and lubed, Ruby the Ruger is now a carry gun. I'm very pleased with it. Here she is with factory grips and a set I had custom made.
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