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    .45ACP......go big or go home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MOONDAWG View Post
    To the .38 super lovers of the 1911 platform; respectfully indulge my ignorance.

    Due to the dearth of semi rimmed .38 super brass in most areas, and possible inherent problems associated with it, what's it advantage over the 9 mm parababellum on the 1911 platform?

    ...since technology has brought us some factory 9mm loads in the 1,350 fps. + range.

    Would you say it's greatly misunderstood, sort of like the .41 magnum is?
    well on the simplest of terms think your most modern 9 MM projectile/ cartridge and add about 150-200 Feet per second and you got your answer.
    I have heard the semi rimmed stuff for years and years, I been shooting/loading 38 Auto and super for about 35 years or more and have yet to incur any problems with the round.
    in heavier projectiles its a good bit more advantage.
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    When I hear 1911 I think .45.

    Problem is the platform is so popular folks want it in different calibers.

    I see this most in competition shooting.
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    A .45ACP with an 8-round magazine has as much bullet weight as a 16-round 9mm. I'll take .45ACP for anything in the 1911 family, thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostHorse View Post
    A .45ACP with an 8-round magazine has as much bullet weight as a 16-round 9mm. I'll take .45ACP for anything in the 1911 family, thanks.
    OK, so are you saying bullet weight is more important than amount of ammo??
    seems right thinking about it--you know seeing as how the Armies of the world have pretty much gone to those big old Heavy 566 booletts???
    to each their own, make mine more not bigger.
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    Really heavy for a carry gun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by garyh View Post
    Really heavy for a carry gun.
    IF speaking of a Government 1911 then I agree, they do carry well being so flat however.
    I have a Dan Wesson steel Government model high capacity (14 +1) and loaded it weighs about 53 ounces.
    that's why I personally consider for myself a alloy framed commander in 38 Super to be the best of the bunch.
    Fair capacity, good power, light weight and flat.
    I do have a Springfield Armory Officers model alloy frame that weigh 23 ounces with a unloaded mag but its 45 acp and not for those faint of heart or recoil sensitive to shoot.
    The alloy framed commander in 38 Super (or 9 MM) is winner usually and has added capacity over the 45 or the officers models.
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    I prefer revolvers and capacity of my 3" 66 is about the same as a commander. Even my 5 shot 605 Poly is plenty to stop a fight IMHO. I fire one at a time at a target with a clear line of fire. I'm not interested in getting arrested for collateral damage. If a 1911 offered me something way better than my revolvers or .45 or 9mm or .38 super offered anything more than .357 magnum in power or civilian carry....well, they don't. Not worth the money to me.

    I do have a couple of 9s, but they're not 1911s, they're both double stacks. My Kel Tec is 14 ounces and carries 11 rounds. I do carry it a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by airwrench View Post
    When I hear 1911 I think .45.

    Problem is the platform is so popular folks want it in different calibers.

    I see this most in competition shooting.

    I had a 1911 in .45 once upon a time. It was for competition. I shot a lot of pins, pepper popper games and such back then and nothing, but nothing clears the pins or grounds the pepper popper like a 200 grain SWC. 9x19 doesn't even come close.
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    Quote Originally Posted by olfarhors View Post
    well on the simplest of terms think your most modern 9 MM projectile/ cartridge and add about 150-200 Feet per second and you got your answer.
    I have heard the semi rimmed stuff for years and years, I been shooting/loading 38 Auto and super for about 35 years or more and have yet to incur any problems with the round.
    in heavier projectiles its a good bit more advantage.
    Ok, you've sold me on most of the points; what about brass availability?

    Are you having any problems in that regard?
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