Springfield .40 cal 1911 - Does this exist or is it another bigfoot sighting?

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  1. Cromulent Frog

    Cromulent Frog XDTalk 100 Member

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    I'm interested in getting a 1911 but I want one in .40cal. and I really would like it to be a Springfield. I have an xd40sc and love it. Now I would like a full size 1911.

    The reason why I want a .40 is so I can keep stocking up on one kind of ammunition vs. two.

    I know there are other .40cal 1911 produced but I haven't been able to find a Springfield version of it on its website if it exists.

    Can any of you point me in the right direction or am I looking for "bigfoot?"

     
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    84jeep XDTalk 100 Member

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    i believe you can get an EMP in .40. I don't know about the fullsize though.
     
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    There is the SA Trophy Match 1911 that comes in 40 cal but you will have to get one from SA as they are very rare to find.
     
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    SA dropped the .40 from their full size 1911 lineup a few years back. They are out there.
     
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    I have seen only the EMP.
     
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    I don't think you will save that much buy trying to stock just one cal of ammo. At least not much when you talk .40 & .45. It would be a better savings if you were talking 9mm & 45.

    I would just get a good 1911 in .45 and stock both types of ammo. That way you have a much better selection of 1911's to choose from.

    Just my 2 cents.
     
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    If you are open to a Para, they used to have several models available in 40.
     
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    If you really want a .40 1911 by Springfield, and are prepared to spend a really pretty penny, you can call the custom shop and probably have one built. they claim they'll build you anything that you want that'll fit in a 1911 frame so i bet they'd do it but it would sure cost you. Just an option for you. good luck!
     
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    I wasn't aware they would customize a 1911 to that degree. I can only imagine how much that would set me back but I think I might look into it.

    Thanks for the other suggestions guys. I'll be checking local stores where I live to see what they've seen come across their display cases in the past and see if I can't track one down that way.

    If any of you in the DFW area know of something please pass on the info. I would love to know where to check out my options.
     
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    If you aren't opposed to a hi-cap, I know of one for sale and was built as a Limited gun.
     
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    Seven of STI's 1911 models and nine of their 2011 models have an option for chambering in .40 S&W. I would definitely pick STI over some of the other manufacturers that offer a 1911 in .40. Any gunsmith worth their salt can do a conversion if you're willing to pay for it.

    There are some other very high-dollar makers out there that offer a .40 1911, such as Wilson's, but for my money, STI will give you the most gun for the least money.

    Now, all that being said, why would you need a 1911 in .40? For SD, I can't think of any advantage another caliber would hold over a good 'ol .45
     
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    here's a pic of the one for sale.
    http://www.brianenos.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=111805


     
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    I like my 1911's as much as the next guy, but I have not seen anyone shooting a 40 at any of the matches, or in any or the gun shops I frequent.

    I agree with STI being able to build one but the cost - WOW.
     
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    they start at $1000, so no that expensive

     

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