.40cal in a 1911 pistol???

Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by chocoboy, Dec 11, 2003.

  1. 300mag

    300mag New Member

    Jan 9, 2004
    As far as I'm concerned, there's not a darn thing wrong with a .40 caliber 1911. I own an STI Trojan in .40 and it's amazingly accurate and reliable.

    However, If I had to choose between a .40 and a .45 for a self-defense weapon, I'd take the .45 without a doubt. The .40 may shoot flatter over long distances (maybe), but long range accuracy usually doesn't matter when it's a life-or-death situation.
  2. Miyagi

    Miyagi New Member

    Oct 22, 2003
    Crestwood, Ky near Louisville, KY
    I have a Kimber 1911 in 10mm which is a higher pressure round than the 45ACP and 40S7W. Matter of fact I just fitted a Barstoe 40S&W barrel to it and have shot a couple of dozen each of jacketed and lead bullets. It's comfortable and accurate. Went to 40 to shoot lead loads, hard to download 10mm below 1000 fps, and brass is cheaper.
    Got the Kimber over a Dan Wesson because the barrel is fully supported in their high pressure calibers.
    I also have a Para Ordnace in 45ACP and like it also.
    My son has a Kimber in 38 super and it's very accurate and comfortable to shoot also.
    That's what's so good about the 1911, it's versatile and comfortable to shoot and easy to point.
  3. Smokin Guns

    Smokin Guns New Member

    Jul 25, 2002
    "Gun Culture Members Clubhouse"...
    Hi Miyagi! I'd say to the other folk "on the fence" try 'em all...then sort them out...;)
  4. Woodman

    Woodman New Member

    Jan 11, 2004
    Da' Keystone State
    back to the original pressure question...
    my colt double Eagle 40 was a 1911 frame, and built like a brick outhouse. I've read 40 pressure can get up to 40,000 psi, but most saw it is in the 32K range.

    The same gun was used to make a 45, a 9mm, a 38 super, and a 10mm.

    I'd LOVE to have a Double Eagle in 10mm in the Commander size, or even better, the Officer's, but I doubt it was made that small.
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