.40 1911?

Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by Gene Seward, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. Gene Seward

    Gene Seward Member

    Mar 30, 2007
    Batesville, Arkansas
    Does anyone make a long slide 1911 in .40? My buddy and I hate to buy the same caliber in anything and we don't have a 1911, and I really like the .40. Thanks for any help. Other than this I will be looking into one in .45 from Kimber. Most everyone likes Kimber soooooo. LOL
  2. glocknut

    glocknut Active Member

    There is a 10mm 1911...

  3. Gene Seward

    Gene Seward Member

    Mar 30, 2007
    Batesville, Arkansas
    Thanks GN. I just didn't know about it in a .40. Don't guess there is such a thing. Oh Well.
  4. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    NW Florida
    I don't know about "long slide". I've got a stainless AMT, in 40. Bought it because I did not have a 40, so therefore needed one (y'all know how that works, right?). It's a little smaller than "commander" size. Full size grip with a 4" barrel (commander has 4 1/2"). They called it a "Commando".

  5. Suwannee Tim

    Suwannee Tim New Member

    Feb 11, 2009
    Les Baer makes a high capacity 1911 in 40 but it is pricey $$$$$. Love to have one. I called and asked if they could supply it with a 357 SIG barrel, they won't. I think it is about $3K.
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2009
  6. 21bravo

    21bravo New Member

    Oct 29, 2008
    wilkes county, nc
    gene, ya could buy a 1911 with a 10mm long slide and shoot 40smith in it.

    10mm is 10x25mm and ".40 smith" is 10x22mm
  7. mrkirker

    mrkirker New Member

    Jul 13, 2007
    I am no smith, but I don't think that would be a good idea to try.
  8. oscarmayer

    oscarmayer New Member

    Jun 24, 2008
    i could be wrong but i thought the downsized amt in any caliber was called the skipper ? either way it was a very under-rated gun and priced right . by time amt came out with it they solved their galling problems that gave them a bad name. wish i still had mine
  9. 1911fan

    1911fan New Member

    Nov 26, 2005
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2009
  10. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    NW Florida
    Oscar, maybe in 45, but not in 40.

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  11. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Athens, Georgia
    Alpo, that Commando is a good looking gun. I have owned a couple of AMT's but never the 1911 style.
  12. oscarmayer

    oscarmayer New Member

    Jun 24, 2008
    nice picture alpo, the skipper was in 45 and did not have the same sights.
  13. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    NW Florida
    It came with great big honkin' slide-stop and thumb safety on it. Combine that small gun with that strong a recoil spring and it had some bounce to it.

    When I first got it, I was checking it out. Load five rounds in the magazine, shoot it dry. Load five, shoot it, etc. So the gun would be locked back, I'd load a clip into it and reach out and depress the slide-stop. Real easy to do, since it was "extended". Didn't have to shift my grip. Then I'd try to shoot, but it wouldn't fire. Safety was on. Every time. I couldn't understand it. I didn't remember putting the safety on, but there it was. Even when I, intentionally, left it off, it was on.:confused:

    Then my mind started working. Ain't no way I could have put the safety on. Slide was back. Gun don't work that way. Whadaheck?:confused::confused:

    So this time, instead of looking at the target, as I had every other time (look at target while bringing gun up, depress stop and fire), I watched the gun. The gun jumped so much, under the force of that heavy recoil spring slamming the slide home, that it bounced my hand enough for my thumb to hit the bottom of the extended thumb-safety and put it on.

    Hmmm. Time to get out the dremel. If you look closely at that picture, you can see some "shiny" at both the slide-stop and the thumb-safety, where a whole buncha metal has been removed. That "extended" junk is unsafe. Coulda got me kilt, if I had been using it in real life without playin' with it first.
  14. jacksonco

    jacksonco New Member

    CZ USA makes a Dan Wesson 1911 in 40 S&W

  15. Crpdeth

    Crpdeth Well-Known Member

    Apr 23, 2002
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