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Old 05-15-2008, 08:45 PM
skeetlee skeetlee is offline
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what 40 cal 1911 to get?




I really like the 40 s&w cal. I would like to have one in a 1911. what would make me a good 1911 in 40 cal? thanks Lee
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Old 05-15-2008, 08:52 PM
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sorry i cant help more, a have a friend that built a kimber in 40 cal during a gunsmith class, and its a slick pistol....

it may or may not be easier to convert a 1911 to 40. cal?

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Old 05-15-2008, 08:58 PM
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.40 S&W is a cartridge in .40 caliber.

I saw your topic and thought, the answer would be
any standard 1911 in .45 ACP with a Drop-In
barrel for the .400 CorBon cartridge in .40 CALIBER.


Enjoy whatever 1911 chambered for the .40 Cartridge
you decide upon.

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Old 05-15-2008, 09:10 PM
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Old 05-15-2008, 09:47 PM
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sethmark has it right

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Old 05-16-2008, 05:31 AM
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I have one

Springfield Armory model PX9155L.

Decent (enough) gun.

(traded into it, so I have no idea of the model history)
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Old 05-16-2008, 07:18 AM
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Baer has one built on a Caspian frame.
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Old 05-16-2008, 07:21 AM
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40 cal in a 1911? I am thinking a 10mm Kimber or Dan Wesson...
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Old 05-16-2008, 08:06 AM
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except that

I have approximately four trebillion empty 40 cases......

Also have a similar gynormous collection of 9mm cases, hence the 9x19-chambered 1911.

(Relax, I have two chambered in 45, too).

Sold my 10mm (Glock), because the cartridge, while not "worthless", might as well be.



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Old 05-16-2008, 09:29 AM
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Springfield Armory 1911 EMP in 40 cal.
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Old 05-16-2008, 09:42 AM
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Fusion Firearms.

I purchased a "custom" gun at off the rack pricing. For less than $1100, I had a functioning .40 1911 with all the trimmings (fiber optic front sight, ambi-safety, magwell, and flat trigger).

http://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=197499
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Old 05-16-2008, 10:04 AM
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Skeetlee, I don't want to rain on your parade but why a 1911 in .40? I did the drill several years ago when looking for my ideal carry gun.
Ballistically the .40 (w/ 180 grain bullets) comes very close to the .45. Wound channel studies are also quite comparable. The only negative I could see was chamber pressure....the 40 is almost double that of 45.
My ideal carry gun was a G 23 in .40 for several reasons (1) the Glocks ofered in .45 at that time were too fat for my hand (2) the favorable ballistics of the .40 and (3) a 13 round magazine
If you go to a single stack 1911 platform you lose the magazine capacity and, that being the case, why not just go with .45?
My now ideal carry gun is a Baer Stinger. It is exactly the same size as the G23 but the grip is thinner and for me a bit more shootable. I like the safety system which takes no more effort than pointing the Glock while offering more protection against an AD. It has a little more stopping power than the .40 and, when all is said and done, 8 rounds should "get er done" 99% of the time.
The Glock is a fine pistol and .40 is a great choice if you are going to carry one. The 1911 was built around the .45 and if you really like the platform why not just accept it as is?
Good luck in your quest.
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Old 05-16-2008, 10:23 AM
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I agree with orutra as far as the 1911 platform goes - it was designed
for .45 ACP and there are bettter platforms designed for
the .40 S&W.

How about
Browning Hi-Power in .40 S&W - similiar to a 1911 but the
slide and frame were beefed up for the heavier recoil of a .40 S&W
S&W 4006 - DA/SA but also designed for the .40 S&W and
all steel frame/slide.

I think but haven't checked each of the above suggestions
have a bit more mag. capacity.

just my .02

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S&W 4006
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Old 05-16-2008, 11:15 AM
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I disagree with the last 2 responses. The 1911 is a great platform - and since it is so good - and it has great triggers, etc so why not buy one in .40S&W and in 9mm so you have a complete range of calibers to shoot in a great 1911. I have 1911's from Wilson Combat in 9mm, .40 and .45 and hands down they are some of the best guns I own.

Capacity doesn't make a great platform - that's what mag pouches are for.

Give Wilson Combat a call - in .40S&W and 9mm, I really like the Protector
5" model in all stainless / my 2nd choice is the CQB in 5" as well.

Other platforms like the Sig 226 are also very good in .40 - but they just aren't 1911's. I have a few Sigs as well - but I just don't shoot them that much because I cut my teeth on a 1911 and its hard to get away from how easy the gun is to shoot and how good the triggers are on a well tuned gun. 12 round mags in the Sig 226 are fine but it doesn't make it a better gun than a Wilson Combat 1911 in .40 S&W.
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Old 05-16-2008, 04:48 PM
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I do have an springfield xd-40. It is a fine gun. I guess my question is, would there be less recoil from the 40 s&w aposed to the 45acp in the 1911 style pistol? Thanks Lee
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Old 05-16-2008, 04:56 PM
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I have Wilson Combat Protector models all 5" in 9mm, .40 and .45acp - in my .40 I reload a 180gr bullet at about 950 fps / in a .45acp I reload a 230gr bullet at about 800 fps. Both guns weigh the same - so yes, the .40 S&W is about 12% less recoil for my loads.
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Old 05-16-2008, 05:00 PM
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Brought my 6th 10mm home today. Nothing but positive 10mm thoughts here... Haven't owned a 40 I liked yet.... Colt DE, two Kimber Stainless Target IIs, an old school IPSC custom, two Buckeye Ruger Blackhawks, and this Dan Wesson CBOB... Started 10mm in 1987 with the Colt. Here is the CBOB. Best deal on the planet for the money...
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Old 05-16-2008, 05:06 PM
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STI or SVI.

Here are my two SV .40's. I wouldn't trade them for anything.

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Old 05-16-2008, 05:13 PM
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Skeetlee, I don't want to rain on your parade but why a 1911 in .40? I did the drill several years ago when looking for my ideal carry gun...
But who asked about your ideal carry gun?

40 S&W is the prefered caliber in USPSA limited class. May I recommend the STI Edge
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Old 05-16-2008, 07:27 PM
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Or a STI Trojan for a single stack.

What are you going to use the pistol for? The answer to that should help you narrow down the choices available to you.
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Old 05-17-2008, 06:16 AM
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I do have an springfield xd-40. It is a fine gun. I guess my question is, would there be less recoil from the 40 s&w aposed to the 45acp in the 1911 style pistol? Thanks Lee
I can test mine 'blind'; it has been tested by others.
When a shooter gets handed the guns and shoots them blind most often the 40 S&W version is picked as the one with the "most recoil".

That said, I can certainly generate more recoil with the 45 ACP and specialty loads.

I prefer my 9x19.
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Old 05-17-2008, 09:42 AM
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Look for a pre-series II Kimber. They made them with fixed and adjustable sights. Also look for a Springfield 90 Series or Trophy Match in .40. They are out there, but you have to look.
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Old 05-17-2008, 11:57 AM
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If considering a non-1911 like the Browning suggested earlier, then consider a CZ 75 SA in .40. Single action, 10 rounds, all steel construction.
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Old 05-17-2008, 01:32 PM
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Which .40? The one that says "10mm" on the barrel hood.

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Old 05-19-2008, 05:00 AM
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You might consider the Para P16.40. Thousands of IPSC shooters cant all be wrong.

I know that the original question was what 1911 in .40, but since someone already mentioned non-1911 .40's. A Sig P226 in .40 is a great gun, it also gives you the option of shooting .357 Sig in the same gun, all you need is a .357 Sig bbl.

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