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Old 06-14-2011, 09:35 AM
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Best 1911 style 9mm?




I am looking for a 1911 type gun in 9mm for fun at the range and training with cheaper ammo.

What is the most reliable 9mm out there for me to go with with the most avaialble magazines, etc?

STI doublestack is how i was leaning, but I figured i may be missing some other great options. I have always seen the 1911 as only really viable/reliable in 45, but maybe i am wrong on that.
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Old 06-14-2011, 09:57 AM
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If you are looking for a 9 mm that's inexpensive, STI makes a Spartan in 9 mm, so does RIA. I was looking real hard at a Spartan but went a different direction for as a replacement for my .45 in shooting single stack in competition. If you are looking for something further up in the food chain, Dan Wesson, Ed Brown, Wilson, NightHawk make very fine 9mm 1911's.
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Old 06-14-2011, 10:39 AM
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I've got two Kimbers in 9mm that have been flawless. I just run Kimber magazines in them.
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Old 06-14-2011, 10:50 AM
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I have a Wilson Combat Supergrade in 9mm and it has been totally reliable as well as a dream to shoot.
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Old 06-14-2011, 02:15 PM
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My Wilson CQB with a lo mount adjustable sight is a terrific pistol. So is my Kimber 9mm. Both are good guns!!
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Old 06-14-2011, 02:50 PM
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Old 06-14-2011, 03:08 PM
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Whats your price range.

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Old 06-14-2011, 03:22 PM
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Whats your price range.

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No range really. Are the single stack 9's generally as good as the doublestack in terms of reliability and availability of nice mags? or maybe they are even better.
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Old 06-14-2011, 03:22 PM
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Just picked up a Dan Wesson PM9 and it has been flawless.Fit and finish is top notch.Right around $1400.00
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Old 06-14-2011, 03:25 PM
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No range really. Are the single stack 9's generally as good as the doublestack in terms of reliability and availability of nice mags? or maybe they are even better.
Main thing about reliablity is having a ramped barrel... helps a lot.


My friend has an STI spartan.. for $600-650 its cost new you get a lot of gun... the thing is tighter than my kimber was when it was almost new(even with a bushing wrench its a pain to take apart), accurate, well tuned... If you have a larger budget then I'm sure thers better stuff out there.. but thats the one I'd buy personally if I just wanted "another 1911 in 9mm"

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Old 06-14-2011, 03:35 PM
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I have a 9mm Spartan. It is a good quality, tight and well-fit gun. It is 100% reliable IF I load out to 1.15 or more OAL. I run a 9 lb. recoil spring and 17 lb. mainspring (for loads at or near minor PF).
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Old 06-14-2011, 03:42 PM
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I have one of the 50 9mm Ed Brown Executive Target 1911s. It's such a fantastic gun that I find myself shooting 9mm even more than my .45ACP 1911s...and I have a box full of non-1911 9mm guns that I formerly thought were great but which now essentially collect dust. This thread is of interest because I'm starting to look for another full-size 9mm 1911 but haven't decided whether to go to a Wilson or Nighthawk, wait for the likely issue of a new Ed Brown pistol, or get something like STI, S&W Pro, or Dan Wesson.
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Old 06-14-2011, 04:06 PM
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wilson cqb, flawless, clean it every 500 to 1000 rounds and you'll never have to worry about it going bang when you need it to.

I tried a springfield 9mm the other night, didnt like the frontstrap and I had 3 FTE's in 75 rounds.

I sold my 2 .45 1911's as all I shoot now is 9mm 1911's. Ive read that the doublestack mags can be a bit finickier but i'm not sure if thats in general or only for competition shooting where theyre trying to squeeze extra rounds in.
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Old 06-14-2011, 05:15 PM
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Old 06-14-2011, 05:37 PM
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My best is a Colt.
Not in the catalog these days, unfortunately.
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Old 06-14-2011, 05:53 PM
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A Wilson RDP that's been perfect with 3K rounds.

A Dan Wesson PM-9 shoots where you aim it. I'm less than happy with the reliability of this pistol. Wesson worked on it, sent it back with (free) but it still has multiple FTF every time we go to range.
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Old 06-14-2011, 07:39 PM
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For under 1500 in single stack I'd take a look at the STI or Dan Wesson line of guns. If you want to spend roughly 2k, I'd recommend STI's double stack 2011s.
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Old 06-15-2011, 04:12 AM
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Les Baer PII in 9mm.

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Old 06-15-2011, 05:20 AM
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Another vote for the Colt 9mm 1911 Commander. Its accurate and runs flawlessly. I bought mine used.

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Old 06-15-2011, 05:44 AM
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I am looking for a 1911 type gun in 9mm for fun at the range and training with cheaper ammo.

What is the most reliable 9mm out there for me to go with with the most avaialble magazines, etc?

STI doublestack is how i was leaning, but I figured i may be missing some other great options. I have always seen the 1911 as only really viable/reliable in 45, but maybe i am wrong on that.
Some of the double stack 1911's can get finniky with mags/tuning but something like an STI Edge is no doubt a sweet gun. If you plan on competition when mag capacity will be important keep that in mind for your future.

I have a Trojan in 9mm and it is the most accurate 1911 I own. 100% reliable since day one, 3,500 rounds and counting. Best 1K gun I own.
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Old 06-15-2011, 09:09 AM
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A Wilson Combat in maybe a CQB would have to be a top choice, also Brown should be doing another run of 9s later this summer.


At a bit less cost, you would have to consider STI a strong contender (billboard roll marks not withstanding).
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Old 06-15-2011, 01:05 PM
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I have shot a friend's S&W 9mm Pro Series and it seemed like a very nice gun. I myself have been considering either a Dan Wesson Guardian or a Kimber Tactical Pro II.
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Old 06-15-2011, 02:51 PM
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Another vote for Wilson. My CQB Elite 9mm has become one of my 2 favorite 1911s. The other is also a Wilson-a railed CQB 45.
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Old 06-15-2011, 06:58 PM
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You really can't beat a Colt.
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Old 06-15-2011, 08:14 PM
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I think I have the kewlest 9mm 1911



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