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mayo 111
10-03-2011, 9:53 PM
So i did search and did not get any results, on this site or google.

So Im just curious as to whether or not there is such a thing as a defender sized 10mm 1911, or at least a 3 inch barreled 1911 because I am unsure of the dimension differences that come with a 10mm 1911.. I'm only really curious about this because I have seen only a few 10mm 1911s which were full size or had the long slide and then the Glock 20 which is full sized, but then the glock 29 is all small and so I just wondered if there was a small 3" 10mm 1911, because I think that would be awesome to have the 10mm in a package the size of the glock 29 but heavier, just because I like my guns to have a heaviness to them, but more for the cool factor.

JeremyS
10-03-2011, 10:00 PM
You could go with an EAA Witness compact in 10mm (and you can also get other barrels/springs/magazines and switch between more calibers).

SLO1911Fan
10-03-2011, 10:03 PM
Dan Wesson used to make a 4" 10mm. I've never seen a 3", but I would certainly be interested if you find one.

skyscraper
10-03-2011, 10:55 PM
I've got a full size kimber eclipse in 10mm. The only small 10mm I've seen have been mentioned: The EAA and glock 29.

JeremyS
10-03-2011, 11:55 PM
Speaking of the DW 4" 10mm.... ran into one on Bud's while killing time. Says it's bobtailed and 4.25" ...doesn't get much nicer than this...

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/774/products_id/411545856

Not exactly 3", but not exactly full sized either.

Cyc Wid It
10-03-2011, 11:56 PM
Ned Christiansen built a .50 GI officer's. You could definitely have one built.

MongooseV8
10-04-2011, 5:40 PM
Springfield used to make a small ported 10mm. Its called the Omega and it comes in few differnt sizes.

2nd Shot
10-04-2011, 6:22 PM
I'm not sure if a 3" 1911 slide can be made heavy enough to control 10mm. Despite being small in size, the G29 slide is ridiculously thick (where the blocky width comes from - it's 1/4" thick on the sides) and probably heavier than a full size 1911 slide. Even so, I still had to go up to a 21lb recoil spring to get it tuned right for mid level loads.

I wonder if you could slug the slide with heavy metal to bring slide velocity down to something manageable and put a heavy recoil/hammer spring in?

dfletcher
10-04-2011, 7:10 PM
I have a 10mm Bond Derringer - I know it's not a 1911 but with a 3" barrel it's small and a blast, literally.

trashman
10-04-2011, 7:31 PM
Colt made a DA/SA gun called the "Double Eagle" back in the 90's, and it was chambered in 10mm and .45acp. I know they had a 'Commander'-sized gun, but I also think they had a lightweight Officer's version as well with a 3.5" barrel.

--Neill

2c5s
10-16-2011, 11:28 PM
I have built 3 3" 10mm 1911's. 2 started life as STI .40's, and one was a SA .45.

No problems.

Ubermcoupe
10-17-2011, 8:14 AM
I never thought about a 4.25/3.5 10mm... Do any of you have pictures of yours/these?

BTW: the DW4" sold :(

SVRider
10-17-2011, 11:26 AM
10mm 1911's built to your heart's content:

http://www.fusionfirearms.com/menu/new_used.htm

mayo 111
10-17-2011, 11:51 AM
I have built 3 3" 10mm 1911's. 2 started life as STI .40's, and one was a SA .45.

No problems.

oh nice, is there any way you could share pictures?

fennecfrank
10-17-2011, 12:56 PM
SV Infinity can build one too, although Brandon does not recommend such caliber on a gun that size.

NytWolf
10-17-2011, 1:08 PM
You could go with an EAA Witness compact in 10mm (and you can also get other barrels/springs/magazines and switch between more calibers).

Or maybe you shouldn't ... the EAA Witness (Wonder finish and compact models) are notorious for having cracked slides after 100 rounds through it. The magazines also jam. If you do get an EAA Witness, go with the upper-end models, but they are all full-sized.

With that said, the only compact 10mm I have seen is the Glock 29.