*newbie* 9mm w/ 22lr conversion 1911 style?

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  1. Apr 25, 2010 #1
    Zfields

    Zfields XDTalk 100 Member

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    So i just recently purchased my first handgun / firearm, a xd .45 service, and the shooting bug has bit me!


    Ill be honest, my first gun that really appealed to me was a browning Hi Power .40, but the more I look , the more a traditional 1911 style pistol sounds good.

    The only problem, I shell out a lot of money already for .45 ammo, I would really prefer to shoot a 9mm, also so my girl will shoot with me, but possibly a 9mm with a .22lr conversion kit. Any ideas? Not trying to spend a lot, since my primary is the XD, but would still like to pickup something decent.


    thanks a lot in advance

     
  2. Apr 25, 2010 #2
    Quack

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    i know that the Marvel/Wilson/STI conversion's will work with 9mm and ramped barrels.
    the Kimber & Ciener conversions will not work on a 9mm 1911.
     
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    I have a Marvel on one of my 1911 frames and I shoot it more than anything else now. I needs high velocity ammo but otherwise is a great system and very accurate. I had a few jams in the beginning but those seem to have gone away at about 400 rounds. It isn't cheap; almost as much as a new pistol.

    CX
     
  5. Apr 25, 2010 #5
    Zfields

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    sounds good, any ideas on a decent 9mm 1911 style pistol?
     
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    Save your .45 brass pick up what you can, find someone to teach you how to cast bullets. Invest in a lee turret press and dies. = .45 ammo for 6-7 cents a round It isnt as hard as you think and with ammo costs going through the roof and people buying shelves clean it could be your only safe bet.
     
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    Zfields

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    If casting lead is anythign like casting aluminium I shouldnt have much of an issue. Ive knoticed at the range I shoot at, they give you dirty looks if you sweep up brass. Could always invest in a catch net though.
     
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    Quack

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    the best deal on a 9mm 1911 is the STI Spartan, which is about $650.
     
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    STI does not sell to California anymore :cry:
     
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    Zfields

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