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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 14:43.
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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 16:20.

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