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Any opinions on a Springfield A1 chambered in 9mm? have a guy that wants to trade for my 6" raging judge magnum. The 1911 is stainless. Ive been trying to sell the Judge for a while with little success. I was really interesting in buying a fullsze pistol like a G22 but ive always wanted a 1911. However I have never considered a 9mm, I do like the 9mm cartridge though, and only reason I wanted a G22 was to have the ability to barrel down.
 

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1911 in 9 mm! John Brown is crying. Stop abusing his children.
 

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1911 in 9 mm! John Brown is crying. Stop abusing his children.
No no VARMINT, it's not that bad!!
Remember, the honorable John Mosses Browning designed the Browning High Power, he just didn't see it completed before he died. :)
Pedro.
 

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.45acp is way too expensive these days!
Cost to feed the thing is defiantly a plus over .45. Even if your reloading. Is it going to replace a judge as a HD gun? no. Can you tune it for under $150 by replacing springs and sights and make it a sweet shooter? Yes. Take it out to some local IDPA or USPSA matches and have some fun with it...
 

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That judge is by no means my HD gun. It sits in my safe and collects dust. It was an impulse buy/novelty gun. The damn thing weighs 72oz empty!
 

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Any time you can trade away a Taurus for something else it is a no brainer great idea. Even though Springfield products are made while or in part in the same country( brazil) the SA quality tends to be very good and they are one of the better choices in 1911's. Be aware it is sometimes harder to get a 1911 in 9mm to run reliably than a 45 - good quality mags are key
 

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They make a nice shooting single stack. One of my friends has one in stanless and also a new blued 9mm RO. Both run good. The huy uses them for steel shoots and once in a while he will shoot USPSA in single stack. However 9mm is minor powerfactor. The Wilson combat mags seem to be the best. If you like it make the deal.
 

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They're not built as tight as a Dan Wesson 9mm 1911, but they're nice. And 9mm 1911s don't exactly have a wide selection to pick from, anyway. You'd probably see more use out of it than the Judge.
 

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Any time you can trade away a Taurus for something else it is a no brainer great idea. Even though Springfield products are made while or in part in the same country( brazil) the SA quality tends to be very good and they are one of the better choices in 1911's. Be aware it is sometimes harder to get a 1911 in 9mm to run reliably than a 45 - good quality mags are key
I believe the Range Officer is made in the US. The .45 version is at least. Some of their 1911s are made in Brazil but the Range Officer is not.

I would trade a Judge for just about anything, this would be a no brainer for me. If nothing else, it will be easier to sell/trade the RO for a Glock or whatever you are really after.
 

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Trade it away man..... Get the 1911 and don't look back... A few springs, mags and your set.
 

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Really don't see why everyone's knocking the revolver. I wanted a large caliber handgun and thought this was the best bang for the buck which it is. Turns out I really have no use for a 454, however if I did this would be the only one I'd want because its fun to be able shot 410 as well. The 6.5" are no where for sale and when they do show up on gun broker they go $700+ I've just never sold anything on there and not sure about it
 

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the springfield 1911 in 9mm has a ramped barrel, which is a nice feature to have - it helps with reliability.
 
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