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Old 12-09-2019, 12:38 PM
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I got a 9mm Valkyrie CCO for a steal a while back, makes a fantastic CCW. Light, easy to carry accurate and shoots well.
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Old 12-09-2019, 01:16 PM
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Springfield Armory has a RO Compact in 9mm that I have been looking at. It has a 4 in bull barrel compact grip and a lightweight aluminum frame. Have seen these priced around $700 and get good reviews. Have not found one locally that I can check out but I am looking.
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Old 12-09-2019, 10:15 PM
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Wilson Combat Ultra Lite Carry Commander....
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Old 12-11-2019, 10:13 AM
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I'm not sure if it comes in a commander size or if it is still available. But a little advertised Kimber Aegies is a purpose made 1911 9mm that has always received great reviews but somehow gotten lost in the buying 9mm 1911's. This is NOT a .45 1911 made to shoot 9mm but designed from step only for 9mm.
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Old 12-11-2019, 01:19 PM
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I'm not sure if it comes in a commander size or if it is still available. But a little advertised Kimber Aegies is a purpose made 1911 9mm that has always received great reviews but somehow gotten lost in the buying 9mm 1911's. This is NOT a .45 1911 made to shoot 9mm but designed from step only for 9mm.
And you can get the Aegis from Kimber with milling for a red dot and cowitnessed sights. For around $900.00.

Plus the price of an RMR of course (~$200.00 for a Vortex Venom). I've been serious thinking about buying one of these if for no other reason than to decide if I want to pay another grand to have Wilson mill an RMR on my carry gun after using the Aegis for a while.
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Old 12-11-2019, 04:27 PM
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Cant go wrong with a Dan Wesson.
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Old 12-11-2019, 06:32 PM
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Nobody mentioned the Ruger Officers model, I have one in 45, rugged, reliable, accurate, backed by great customer service, 2/3 the price of Dan Wesson, Spfld EMP4, Sig C3, etc. Ruger makes terrific 1911s in 45 and 9mm, steel frame or alloy. You cannot go wrong with a Ruger.
I have two, would bet my life on either of them. OBTW, I traded a Rock Island for the Ruger.
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Old 12-11-2019, 07:15 PM
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Ruger Lite Weight Commander in 9mm is the one gun I want but can't get because of the stupid California roster.
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Old 12-11-2019, 07:43 PM
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DW Guardian has full (bobtail) frame grip not officer.
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Old 12-11-2019, 07:47 PM
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So I want a new EDC 1911 in 9mm
These are my requirements

Aluminum frame, officer size.
Chambered in 9mm, 4.25" barrel.

Only thing I can find is a Rock Island Armory CCO .... I would really want something a little higher quality.
Described a SA RO Elite Champion to a tea.
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Old 12-11-2019, 08:28 PM
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I have a Dan Wesson Vigil CCO 1911 in .45 app. It is perfect for concealed carry. Officers grip aluminium frame. 29.5 oz. I put some stag grips on mine. The 9mm version is available.
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Old 12-11-2019, 09:42 PM
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Price is no object? Wilson.
Price is a consideration? Ruger.
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Old 12-11-2019, 11:28 PM
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As others have observed, hard to do better for what you wish (4.25 and Officer height and 9mm) than a Valkyrie. Have had three through: one attached Venom to the rear with milling slide rear of rear sight and is being shot in Bullseye ! by strength challenged competitor; one is being shot with William's Firesights in IDPA; and one rests new in box for a new family. The current offering by Dan Wesson is less polished, but less expensive.
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Old 12-11-2019, 11:42 PM
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So I want a new EDC 1911 in 9mm
These are my requirements

Aluminum frame, officer size.
Chambered in 9mm, 4.25" barrel.

Only thing I can find is a Rock Island Armory CCO .... I would really want something a little higher quality.
Sorry to see you want it in such a puny cartridge. Good to see that you know to stay away from RIA stuff.

Everyone makes really good ones: Wilson, Baer, Nighthawk, Brown. However, if you have small hands like me, the latter company does not make one w/ the undercut where the grip meets the trigger guard, so Brown is a non-starter for me.
Agreed, save the 9mm for pocket rockets. 1911’s are meant for .45 and .38 S! I suppose using aluminum makes 9mm 1911 worthy. I can’t imagine using aluminum for a 1911 personally. For a modular 2011 grip it makes sense.
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Old 12-12-2019, 03:08 AM
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This will only help you to identify the difference in similar 1911's. A 4" to a 4.250" barrel is a commander and they have a gov't size grip (3 1/16" between grip screws)...Officers (also called defenders with 3" barrel) are 3" to 3 1/2" barrels and shorter grips (2 11/16 between grip screws). I've built several of each in 9 mm and 45 acp and it's a matter of which one you fall in love with. Because I build them, I can go inexpensive, tune'em up to make cheapness run like a sewing machine. If you don't do that, get a good brand name...one is just as good as another because everybody uses CNC machines to make the guns, the high, price is how their smiths tune them and make them slick and reliable out of the box. Springfield makes an EMP (Enhanced Micro Pistol) in 9 mm, watch Hickok 45 on YouTube do an audit on the gun with a lot of shooting...it's got what you want. It's strictly 9 mm and the mags aren't standard size 1911 mags (not interchangeable), but you'll probably like it for the aluminum frame / 10 round mags, without being extended below the grip / slim grips / bull barrel and good looking plus a fiber-optic front sight. My two cents.
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Old 12-12-2019, 10:15 AM
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I've been quite happy with the EMP 3" I've been carrying since they came out.,

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Old 12-12-2019, 10:35 AM
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I have a Ruger 9mm Officer's Model. The pistol did need a break-in period, but is now reliable. It is accurate, and balances well.
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Old 12-12-2019, 02:24 PM
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I love my Ruger Sr 1911 lightweight commander. It has a stainless slide, skeletanized hammer and adjustable trigger. Novac sights. It holds 9 rounds. Runs hydrashock flawlessly. Costs around $600. Barrel is 4.25". Reliable gun.
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Old 12-12-2019, 09:41 PM
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Another vote for the Ruger Officer 9mm. I've got 300 rounds through mine...all handloads with a little bit of everything...XTP's, HAP's, FMJ and powder coated Lee cast 120 TC's. Everything functions well and accuracy is surprisingly good. Nice trigger pull and a joy to carry and shoot. Don't know if they're all this nice but I really like this one.
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Old 12-12-2019, 10:00 PM
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Old 12-14-2019, 05:45 PM
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Alchemy Custom weaponry Custom Carry in 9mm

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Old 12-15-2019, 10:47 AM
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Well, if you're looking for a variety of answers and you still haven't made up your mind........

You didn't say why you chose your requirements. I'm assuming that you mostly are looking for a very concealable gun with a long enough sight radius and barrel length to be accurate. I chose my latest EDC for basically those reasons. If I might suggest, maybe consider some slight deviations to your requirements.

I recently purchased a Dan Wesson ECP .45, but it also comes in 9mm. The barrel is a 4" match bull barrel, which gives a comparable sight radius and provides accuracy as good as any 4.25" barrel I've ever shot. An advantage of one more round in the mag is nice to have and because the frame is bobtail, it provides about the same amount of printing that an officer's pistol does, plus, its easier to grip/hold. Dan Wesson's have no MIM parts and a five year warranty, and this one only weighs 29 oz. This was the only .45 that I found to check all my blocks.

I am not a fan of 9mm. I think that a 1911 is, and will always be, a .45. Changing the plumbing does not make it another 1911. To me, its just a transgender; it may look like the other side, but I know it's not, and that makes all the difference.

Any way, happy hunting.

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Old 12-15-2019, 01:53 PM
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+1 for Dan Wesson. Well worth the extra $ and ultra reliable.
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Old 12-20-2019, 08:31 AM
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My son has the CCO Dan Wesson in .45. It's a great gun I like the Wilson Stuff but, Dan Wesson is good stuff and I would carry one all day if I didn't have the Wilson.
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