Thanks, I knew Kimber and Para did, and I knew about the price! :shock: That is why I didn't know if RIA did or some other decent mfg. made one cheaper. I really want 9 cause .45 are killing me in price. I like to shoot and with gas nearing 3.25 bucks a gallon I need something cheaper to shoot. Oh well, unless I can find something used I'll just have to shoot less!
Go buy U a Walther P99 with the A/S trigger. I swear - I shoot that gun just as well or better than a +$1000 1911. I gave up on buying expensive 1911s after I found this gun. I figured - what's the point...
Who here has a 1911 in 9mm? What kind is it? How much do you shoot? Do you like it? What do you like/dislike about it? Would you recommend it? I know my way around 1911's. Always had .45's. I'm aware of the weight. I don't pack so not a big deal. Just give me the low down on yours.
Have you thought about getting .22 conversion kit? If all you're looking for is a cheap round for target practice, it's a great way to have your 45 and a .22 for cheap shooting. I know kimber has a conversion kit for their 45, and I believe AA has one also.
I heard way back in '04 that RIA was looking into making a .22 conversion kit, but since I got my Kimber, I stopped checking to see if it ever came out...a search on google might bring up results.
I sort of qualify as owning a 9mm 1911 type Gov't model. Though I don't own any factory produced 9mm 1911s, I do own a Colt .38 Super Gov't model, and a Commander. I have a 9mm barrel, and magazines, for both.
Both work quite well in 9mm configuration. I do not recommend this conversion for serious use, because the .38 Super ejector is shorter than the 9mm ejector. However, in firing many 9mm rounds, I have experienced no malfunctions.
Rock Island Armory, if I am not mistaken, produces a .38 Super model. .38 Super magazines work fairly well with 9mm ball, though I have not tried them with hollowpoints, and would want a 9mm magazine if reliability were an issue. Possibly, a slightly weaker recoil spring might also be needed. Buying a RIA .38 Super and a 9mm barrel, (and possibly bushing, recoil spring, and magazines), would be the cheapest way to get a new 9mm Gov't model clone.
9mm out of a Gov't model pistol is an extremely mild mannered combination. Furthermore, the 9mm seems to be a tad bit more accurate than the .38 Super. Most any 9mm load shoots well out of my pistol, where as the .38 Super gets a trifle picky.
The store I work part time at has a FANTASTIC 9mm 1911 pistol made by STI.. The quality is incredible, and obvious. It has perhaps THE best trigger I've ever felt on a factory gun, and I've dropped the hammer on hundreds of Kimbers and other high-end pistols over the last 15 years...
I wasn't too familiar with them until I saw this one. It's a thing of beauty. But not cheap. It's been fired a hundred rounds, and is still priced around $700 used. But, again, it's a thing of beauty!
Hey Chicago, don't forget to let me know if you decide to sell your Walther P22. I'm looking for one with a threaded barrel. I work at a shop where it could be sent to etc etc..
Tell ta what, I have to work tomorrow. I'll take my digital camera in a snap a couple pics so you can see what I'm talking about.
I had finally talked myself into a Inox Beretta 92. Went Friday with cash in hand to buy it. THEY SOL..HOL..HOL…HOLD IT! Just my @[email protected][email protected]#$ racken frackin luck! ::FF:: So I appreciate the offer though!