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kalibear
06-15-2005, 11:25 AM
Specifically the Springfield Target Loaded model PI9134L. I don't reload yet so the main reason I want one is the cheaper ammo (I'm a big fan of 9mm too). I shoot around 1,000 rds a month. Anybody have experience with one? I heard you can fit a .38 super barrel to it too and can shoot both which would be pretty cool.

-hanko
06-15-2005, 12:58 PM
Originally posted by kalibear:
...I heard you can fit a .38 super barrel to it too and can shoot both which would be pretty cool.
You'll also need a slide (smaller firing pin, different extractor) and a different ejector (pinned to the frame), not to mention different magazines. Be patient wneh changing over the ejector, otherwise it's an easy switch. You can also get a 9mm barrel...9mm Largo might be interesting.

-hanko

50 Freak
06-15-2005, 1:35 PM
a 9mm 1911 is called a Browning Hi-Power.

Has all the "improvements" John Browning saw lacking from the 1911 design.

bear
06-15-2005, 2:31 PM
Sorry but according to Colt, a 9mm 1911 is called the Commander.

(They added .45acp later.)

I been looking for one for a while now.

kalibear
06-15-2005, 4:22 PM
Originally posted by bear:
Sorry but according to Colt, a 9mm 1911 is called the Commander.

(They added .45acp later.)

I been looking for one for a while now.

Did you see this? http://calguns.net/groupee/forums/a/tpc/f/7736030741/m/66610518521

joel1316
06-16-2005, 10:58 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v156/joel1316/Real%20Steel/9mm.jpg

I love my Springfield, definately recommend it!

HeHateMe
06-16-2005, 6:22 PM
I have a 9mm 1911 from SA. I havent' had any problems with it. I changed out the ILS and the trigger is much improved. Recoil is almost nothing. I'd recommend one.

imported_Matt-man
06-16-2005, 7:31 PM
Got one too, the fixed sight model. I like it a lot. Buy one.

imported_TMC
06-16-2005, 9:21 PM
Originally posted by -hanko:
You'll also need a slide (smaller firing pin, different extractor) and a different ejector (pinned to the frame), not to mention different magazines. Be patient wneh changing over the ejector, otherwise it's an easy switch. You can also get a 9mm barrel...9mm Largo might be interesting.

-hanko

If the gun is a 9mm then you will need a different slide as Hanko said (the super has a slightly larger case head than the 9mm). The 9mm and super use the same firing pin and ejector and the extractor can be adjusted for the larger case head. The difference is minimal and some 9mm slides have enough tolerance to take a super.

If you reload and want a hotter round you can gas up 9mm to standard super velocities. Many USPSA open guns are chambered in 9mm an are making major power factor (115's at about 1,475fps but for that level you will need a barrel with a fully supported chamber and that means cutting the frame for a ramped barrel. 9mm +p has about the same ballistics as factory 38 super so if you just want the hotter round go with +p.

9mm Largo is a 9x23 size case but the ballistics are just over that of 9mm. Largo is a varient to get around some countries laws that do not allow civilians to own a firearm in a caliber that the countries military uses.

If you want a really hot cartridge then get a 9x23 barrel. With factory Winchester 9x23 you can use an unsupported barrel (9x23 has a really thick case), it will fit the 9mm slide and deliver 125's at over 1,400 feet per second.