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Thread: 9 mm 1911

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    9 mm 1911

    I am looking to pick up a 1911 in 9 mm. Not so much because I want one to carry, but rather one to practice with. 9 mm ammo is a lot less expense (and lighter to transport) and I was wondering about two issues:

    1. What impact will would it have practicing with a 9 mm 1911 and then carrying a .45 1911?
    2. Is it economical and or practical to have a slide and barrel fitted to one of my existing 1911ís?

    Tom

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    You might look up my post/thread (I think in the "Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting" area) about converting an Armscor .45 frame to 9mm. The quick, executive summary is that you'll spend about as much on parts as you might spend for a complete 9mm pistol if you shop wisely (for both the parts and the 9mm pistol). Plus, the ejector is different so you'll have to leave your ejector un-pinned if you intend to switch back and forth between calibers.
    Hawkmoon
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    In my totally unprofessional opinion, as long as the controls on the 9 are the same as those on your .45, no problem. I'd use a 1911 in .22 for practice, if I could justify a new pistol right now. Insofar as a carry piece, the 9 is way better than fingernails, and might be a fine "spare" to have around.
    "Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid."- Ronald Wilson Reagan

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    i would think that for the price of the 9mm you could buy lots of 45 ammo

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    If you can find any.

    Take care,

    Rick

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