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    Metalform outperformed ETM in my springer

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    about 15 years ago I started messing around with 9mm 1911s...….Not many offerings then....I have a life long love for the 1911, but the 9mm appealed to me because I could 100 rounds of 9mm for 10.00 bucks at wally world. (2005) I converted a brand new stainless steel SA 1911 GI...…...to 9mm from 45acp...……..since then I built 2 from the frame up with Caspian frames...…..

    1. You need a ramped barrel of some kind......clark/para or Wilson/Nowlin, Hint: all the high end guns have ramped barrels...………

    2. Use metalform 9 round mags...…..these are American made and consistently reliable. Mec-gar comes in a close second in my book.

    If you do the above two recommendations...…..you will not have any issues...…...There is nothing finicky about the 9mm 1911 imho......mine all run like they should, no issues...…...I shot two of them in IDPA matches...…….no issues at all.

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    ^Good info. As what I own ebbs and flows, I will probably shoot a bit more 1911 in the future.

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    I have a Colt CCU in 9mm, as well as a Nighthawk Chairman 6" 9mm 1911.

    The NH was 100% flawless out of the box, and I have used Metalform, OEM, and Brownells brand 9mm 1911 mags. The Colt has also been 100%, but I did add a touch of tension to the extractor to get the ejection more consistent.

    They are so much fun.
    Kiowa pilot turned Hooker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by msp1jpp View Post
    Metalform outperformed ETM in my springer
    This for the win.

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    Have a Guncrafter 38 Super/9mm

    I shoot 38 Super 99% of the time. 9mm has bern flawless, I run Metalform or MecGar.
    Ive never had much luck with Wilson 9mm mags.
    Last edited by hk_shootr; 05-11-19 at 20:13.
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    Go with a used Colt or Springer to defray costs...…..Have a gunsmith cut frame for Wilson/Nowlin or Clark/Para ramped barrel...…..Have gunsmith finish chamber the barrel and fit it...…...14 pound spring does fine...….Use metalform 9 round magazines......American made and consistently reliable......I currently have two 9mm 1911's......one is a ground up build with Caspian recon frame...….the other is a converted GI 45 Springer...…..both Government models...….I would stake my life on these pistols, not range toys...…….at all...…….The converted springer is using a ramped drop in Fusion barrel...….the Caspian has a KKM precision barrel...………..both are Wilson/Nowlin ramped...…..I would not have a non-ramped barrel 1911 in 9mm...…..after experimenting for a number of years....with all kinds of un-ramped barrels......its a no go for me...….Ramped is the only way to go......period
    Last edited by 6mmAR15; 05-15-19 at 10:05.

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    I have a Dan Wesson Valor, 100%
    I have Springer Pro, didn’t like Wilson mags but was a known issue. Otherwise 100% perfect with Chip mags
    I have Springer Lipsey edition, 100%

    PB
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