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I know this isn't the right forum, but it won't let me post in the non Glock forum. Does anyone own and shoot one? I'm toying with the idea of getting one in the future, but I've heard they can be somewhat temperamental as far as ammo, and reliable functioning. Also I've heard they can be finicky with magazines. Springfield Armory makes a really nice Stainless model, and Rock Island Armory also makes them in a couple of different configurations.

The ammo cost is a big plus with them. For someone who really enjoys shooting a 1911, you can do a lot more of it in 9 MM, than with .45 ACP. It is also substantially cheaper to handload for. I've heard nothing but good about the Rock Island guns. Everyone I've talked to who owns one has nothing but praise for both the quality, as well as the functionability of them. Some people shy away from them because they are made in the Philippines, but many of the current line of the Springfield 1911's are made in Brazil by Imbel.

Armscor who manufacturers the Rock Island Armory line is known as one of the top firearms manufacturers in the world. I have also heard that the Philippine Army is outfitted with 1911's built by Armscor. They sure as hell represent a fantastic value for the money. Most are priced in the high $300.00 range for the standard Mil-Spec version, to the mid $400.00 price point for the Tactical Models that have the goodies like a skeletonized hammer, and Novak sights.

Anyway, I just wondered if anyone on the board has some 9 MM 1911 experience they could pass along, good or bad. Bill T.
 

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I have never wanted a 1911 in 9mm but I would like to have one in 38 Super.
 

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I had a Springfield EMP in 9mm awhile back. I bought it new and I probably put 3000 rounds thru it with no problems what so ever. It was a pretty nice little gun. I can not speak for the larger size ones onr different models. Good luck and let us know if you get one! Dave
 

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Greatest pistol shooter on the planet, Rob Latham, shoots a 9mm 1911, a Springfield of course. I have a Colt 1911 in 9mm.
 

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I shot the Star 1911 in 9MM. But being old school, 1911's were made for the .45 ACP. I own three and can't contemplate owning a 1911 in 9MM. That would be like owning a muscle car and dropping in a 4 cylinder engine for the gas mileage.
 

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I shot the Star 1911 in 9MM. But being old school, 1911's were made for the .45 ACP. I own three and can't contemplate owning a 1911 in 9MM. That would be like owning a muscle car and dropping in a 4 cylinder engine for the gas mileage.
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Don't think I could purchase a 9mm 1911.
 

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I can't figure out why anyone would want to use a 1911 in 9MM. If you will only use it to punch holes in paper, I'd suggest a 1911 with .22 conversion kit. That way you can go back and forth between .22 and .45 ACP. Star used to make a 1911 in 9MM. In fact in movies before 1990 most 1911 used were the Star in 9MM. It feed the blank rounds better than .45 ACP.
 

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Mine belonged to my grandfather and I got it when he died. It is so old it has no beaver tail, shoots very good and is a joy to carry.
 

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Bill,

I bought a Wilson Combat 1911 in 9mm after coming back from a high-speed CQC course given at Defensive Firearms Training. Most of the guys I was shooting with at the time were using them. I was like one of the only Glock guys. I left there a little jealous due to a few gun-fighting scenarios that required lighting-fast rapid fire. Hands down @ 3ft. of less just flat out pulling the trigger as fast as you can imagine, I could not get off the rounds as fast as the 1911 guys. I love my Glock more, however, it is simply structural trigger architecture at that point. Well this is all IMHO. At anyrate, I went out and bought a Wilson's 9mm Protector model 1911.
I've been very pleased with it. It works flawlessly. I bought it used on GunBroker.com for $1,400.00 or thereabouts. WC_Grips_II.jpg
 
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