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Don't listen to all these people telling you about some great options. If you really want a 1911 and need to stay under $1K there is an on roster 1911 that will fit that budget. Well kinda.

Buy the Armscor/Rock Island 1911 Gov in .38 Super. After you get the gun and see what type of barrel it has go to their retail website and order the same barrel in 9mm. Not a fan of GI sights? No problem order one of their slides with nicer sights.

The barrel should run you around $75 and the slide $180. All in you should be around $750 plus tax and DROS on the gun. Wanna lower your overall cost? Take your .38 Super barrel and slide and list it up on eBay. You'll probably get back $100-150, bring you down to as low as $600.

I did this recently and added a 10mm slide and barrel.

38Super magazine works for 9mm as well.


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I did this recently and added a 10mm slide and barrel.

38Super magazine works for 9mm as well.


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Nice, I hadn't thought about that. Well that kinda makes it the P320 for 1911's. If you kept all the parts you have 3 guns for probably less than $1K pre-tax and DROS. And, since you now have the 10MM slide you can easily add the 40S&W to the mix buy just adding the barrel.

How does the 10MM run for you?
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It ran very well. And very reasonably priced. I think I posted up my experience somewhere here.


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Don't listen to all these people telling you about some great options. If you really want a 1911 and need to stay under $1K there is an on roster 1911 that will fit that budget. Well kinda.

Buy the Armscor/Rock Island 1911 Gov in .38 Super. After you get the gun and see what type of barrel it has go to their retail website and order the same barrel in 9mm. Not a fan of GI sights? No problem order one of their slides with nicer sights.

The barrel should run you around $75 and the slide $180. All in you should be around $750 plus tax and DROS on the gun. Wanna lower your overall cost? Take your .38 Super barrel and slide and list it up on eBay. You'll probably get back $100-150, bring you down to as low as $600.
I have looked into this gun and the upgrades....thanks for reminding me..

Has anybody seen the SA loaded 1911, 9mm in stores recently? This would be one that I might be able to swing. Maybe I'll look into ordering one.

Thanks guys
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Hey fellas, I'm looking for a full size 9mm, on roster. I like the Berreta m9 or 92 and I'd love to find a 1911 but I don't think there's one on the roster under 1k..

What do you think?

FWIW, I have a G26 and a Ruger PCC in 9mm..

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The Beretta really stands out to me. I'd consider a Hi-power if I could find a nice one under 1k. The prices of those guns are all over the place.


Thanks for all the suggestions, lots of good guns to consider.

couple of things to consider while narrowing down your choices;

frame - steel, alloy, polymer?
action - DAO, SAO DA/SA?
safety - yes/no, decocker?
size - full size stated in op
sights - fixed, adjustable, target, replaceable, night, 2 dot/3 dot, RMR?
accessories - light, laser, grips?
capacity?
holster?
options, parts, service and repair availability?

sounds like you've already narrowed some of the criteria but there's still a fair bit of differences between the ones you mentioned..

with regards to roster, remember older models 50yo+ are exempt and ppt options, etc.

but since we're all weighing in and you've stated a slight lean towards Beretta - I'll cast my vote for the 92 series..

definitely worth a look, especially with budget in mind..

and besides great performance in their own right - they check a lot of boxes and hold value pretty well..

Sig p226 is also dandy worth considering for same reasons but tend to run a tad north of Beretta prices..

I will admit, my first sig went to the factory for the aep/srt package and my second was a WPD turn-in that was carried by a close friend that also had work done to it, he was a factory certified armorer..

my Berettas are bone stock and haven't had the slightest inclination to do anything to either of them..

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You can’t get a Beretta 92 for under $1k anymore? I bought mine for $400. Granted, it was a blem and 15 years ago, but I still can’t find the blem.
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I have looked into this gun and the upgrades....thanks for reminding me..



Has anybody seen the SA loaded 1911, 9mm in stores recently? This would be one that I might be able to swing. Maybe I'll look into ordering one.



Thanks guys
I haven't. SW list it @ $1049.99 and out of stock. I did see a couple on GB starting at $999. But then you have to add shipping and transfer fees. Could still work out depending on who you use for transfer. 2A is good but you can pay less if you're willing to drive a bit to pay less. But then you have to count gas and time.

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You can’t get a Beretta 92 for under $1k anymore? I bought mine for $400. Granted, it was a blem and 15 years ago, but I still can’t find the blem.
Just saw this over on gun.deals:

https://gun.deals/product/beretta-m9...rnd-mags-53998

Beretta USA M9 *CA Compliant 9mm Luger 4.90" Barrel 10+1, Bruniton Finish Aluminum Frame, Serrated Steel Slide, Aluminum Grip

$485.98 after code "BLACKFRIDAY"


It's Botach ( are they better now? ) but sub $500 is pretty compelling.

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Just saw this over on gun.deals:

https://gun.deals/product/beretta-m9...rnd-mags-53998

Beretta USA M9 *CA Compliant 9mm Luger 4.90" Barrel 10+1, Bruniton Finish Aluminum Frame, Serrated Steel Slide, Aluminum Grip

$485.98 after code "BLACKFRIDAY"


It's Botach ( are they better now? ) but sub $500 is pretty compelling.

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Turners has the 92 and M9 starting at $699
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Beretta Px4, shoots very smooth.
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I have Glock 17.3, Glock 45 MOS, P226 and USP, all in 9mm.
My favorite one is Glock 17.3 with Battlecock stippling job.
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I'm really thinking the SA loaded model in SS. If I can order one.
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There’s a canik rival in the marketplace for $1k
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I have a CZ75B and I love it, with the carry options of cocked and locked or lower the hammer for DA. The CZ75BD has a decocker rather than the safety if you prefer to decock the pistol and run DA.
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I'm really thinking the SA loaded model in SS. If I can order one.
Not sure you'll find it sub-$1K. With tax and DROS, you are probably looking at $1200.
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I have looked into this gun and the upgrades....thanks for reminding me..

Has anybody seen the SA loaded 1911, 9mm in stores recently? This would be one that I might be able to swing. Maybe I'll look into ordering one.

Thanks guys
There's one in the marketplace for 950 as of last night. Don't know location tho.
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What do you guys think about the SA EMP?

I know, it's not full size but one has come up.
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What do you guys think about the SA EMP?

I know, it's not full size but one has come up.
While it looks like a 1911, it's a different gun. I've heard mixed reviews on it.

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While it looks like a 1911, it's a different gun. I've heard mixed reviews on it.

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Thanks brother...

I've done some research and didn't read anything negative about em except for the early guns. If you run across anything negative can you please share...

I recall looking at smaller 1911s 20 years ago ... I really liked the Warthog back then but I've got more confidence in SA and their customer service.
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My 9mm full size debate came down to CZ and Beretta. After a couple range test drives, went with Beretta 92FS, now with red laser and light. The Beretta, in 20yrs of range plinking, has never had a FTF.
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Shoots amazingly well.

Bit heavy to carry if you're looking for a smaller gun IMHO.

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I know, it's not full size but one has come up.
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I think OP answered his own question.

If you like the M9/92A1, buy that one. These are certainly reliable and nice pleasant to shoot.
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I'm really thinking the SA loaded model in SS. If I can order one.
Do this…you won’t regret it. I have one and it has run great…near 10k thru it and no issues, shoots great and is a tack driver. I think I paid about a grand for it years ago. There was a time when they allegedly made them in batches or some damn thing and it drove the price up when they got to gun stores cause people, like me, were laying in wait!

It is likely more now…but a great gun. Others have bitched about things with them…and it a production gun…but like I said, mine has been great.
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Use? - if it's going to be a CCW gun get a poly frame. You'll be thankful for the lighter weight.
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I would vote for a Sig 2022. But you should be able to find a used Sig 226 in your price range.


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Thanks for all of the suggestions. I guess that I'm just looking for something different. I recall looking at the Warthog 15+ years ago and really liking it. When the EMP crossed my path I did some research and really came to like it too..

Here are a few of the handguns I already have and carry when needed

SA 1911 Mil-Spec
RIA 1911 GI
GLOCK 26
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I love my Beretta M9A1. Switched out the stock grips for the Hogue ones with the finger grooves. Made an easy to shoot gun even easier to shoot. Super reliable.

I don't like Sigs; something about the slide being so high above my grip just doesn't feel right to me.

I don't really care for CZ75s either; the slides on those are really small and hard to grip.

Glock 17 is nice, if you're into Glocks. Definitely has a blocky feel though, especially compared to my Beretta.

Haven't really shot much else in terms of full size 9mms.
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I love my Beretta M9A1. Switched out the stock grips for the Hogue ones with the finger grooves. Made an easy to shoot gun even easier to shoot. Super reliable.



I don't like Sigs; something about the slide being so high above my grip just doesn't feel right to me.



I don't really care for CZ75s either; the slides on those are really small and hard to grip.



Glock 17 is nice, if you're into Glocks. Definitely has a blocky feel though, especially compared to my Beretta.



Haven't really shot much else in terms of full size 9mms.
Yup the downside to CZ are their small grip area on the slides. Grip though is best I've had
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