Not a 9mm but the Colt Government model 380 is the smallest I have seen that is based on the 1911 pattern.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.
Actually, I want to say that honor goes to either the Cylinder&Slide Adventurer or the the Detonics Combat Master. :wink: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.
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).Actually, I want to say that honor goes to either the Cylinder&Slide Adventurer or the the Detonics Combat Master. :wink:
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.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.
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.