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    1911 in .357 Sig

    Hey guys,

    Just curious if there are any problems associated in doing a 1911 in .357 Sig?

    I'd like our smith do do a build with Caspian commander slide, with officers frame and thought I'd try a little something different. I already have about 5 1911s in
    .45.

    Thanks in advance for the input.

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    I've heard it's very hard to get running. You should just get a 9x23.

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    You're not the first to suggest the 9x23. Its a good round, but I just don't get aroused by it. It'll either be the sig round, or another .45 probably.

    Ultimately, it will be up to the smith. And I can't talk to him until I get out of this craphole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanB View Post
    I've heard it's very hard to get running.

    You should just get a 9x23.
    how is that?

    and I second that 9x23 in a 1911 platform. better round than .38Super too...
    never push a wrench...

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    I am a fan of the 38 Super in a 1911 platform... But thats just me... YMMV...

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    Last edited by Buck; 07-20-09 at 13:43.
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    Well, this will be a carry gun for the most part. The problem with the long 9's and the 38 Super is that hollowpoints are not readily available. And I'm not a fan of carrying reloads for self defense. I personally have no issues with it, but most juries, lawyers, and judges are, well, morons.

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    Opt for the 9x23mm Winchester in a 1911. Anything shorter than 5" in a 1911, IMO, is not worth running.

    A .357 SIG 1911? The maths isn't really adding up. A fairly short cartridge in a relatively long receiver doesn't seem like a good idea. Magazines and spring rates...I don't want to even begin to fathom.

    Wasn't one of the .357 SIG design parameters to bring about .357 MAGNUM velocities in a four n' a bit inch service pistols? This just doesn't seem like a wise idea.
    Last edited by JiMfraRED1911; 07-20-09 at 15:20.

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    Quote Originally Posted by High Tower View Post
    Well, this will be a carry gun for the most part. The problem with the long 9's and the 38 Super is that hollowpoints are not readily available. And I'm not a fan of carrying reloads for self defense. I personally have no issues with it, but most juries, lawyers, and judges are, well, morons.
    CorBon

    I've seen this question asked of Ned Christiansen and he doesn't want to do .357s. For a reason. They don't like to run in 1911s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by High Tower View Post
    The problem with the long 9's and the 38 Super is that hollowpoints are not readily available.
    Winchester loads a Factory 125 grain silvertip that gives 1240 FPS... That is an outstanding handgun round... There is something in the combination of .357 + 125 grain HP + 1240 FPS = Shamwow on the human torso...

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    Last edited by Buck; 07-20-09 at 18:07.
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    Quote Originally Posted by High Tower View Post
    Well, this will be a carry gun for the most part. The problem with the long 9's and the 38 Super is that hollowpoints are not readily available. And I'm not a fan of carrying reloads for self defense. I personally have no issues with it, but most juries, lawyers, and judges are, well, morons.


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