American Classic II 9mm

Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by cntputt, Dec 18, 2016.

  1. cntputt

    cntputt New Member

    Dec 18, 2016
    Hey all, new here. I came across a thread on the American Classic 1911s, specifically a 9mm and was wondering if anyone here still has one.

    I've wanted a 9mm 1911 for a long time, just can't seem to pick one.

    I've looked at a lot of Metro Arms 1911s, they seem really nice for the money.

    Would love to hear from someone who has one in 9mm. I know most 1911s in 45 are tack drivers, but curious how the 9mms stack up.
  2. gunnut1215

    gunnut1215 Well-Known Member

    Dec 6, 2015
    Welcome to the best forum on the interwebs. I don't have any flavor of 1911 and have never shot one so I can't help in that department, but there are many here with the knowledge and experience. I'm sure one will be along that can help you in this. In the meantime, you have joined a terrific community and better people can't be found. They have been of immense help to me when I started reloading and continue to do so. Stick around and get to know us, and allow us to get to know you. Knowledge and information flows both ways so you may benefit us as much as we benefit you.
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  3. dbcooper

    dbcooper Well-Known Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    Deep in the Heart of Texas
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2016
  4. Kody24

    Kody24 Well-Known Member

    Dec 11, 2016
    Nw oregon
    I have a citadel 1911 in 45, and they are tack drivers, I have shot mine out to 50 yards and it will put a whole magazine in a target at that range as long as you take time to aim. They can only get better with the 9mm. With less recoil and an equally accurate round it would be a sweet little gun. I have shot several 1911's over the years and even the cheapest (like mine) are accurate and reliable. The main concern I would a dress before buying one is whether or not you want to be able to shoot ammunition other than round nose fmj's. The 1911 is notorious for not feeding other ammunition, oe feeding it poorly. A competent gunsmith can fix this, but if you find one in your price range that will already feed hollow points or wad cutters snatch it up.
  5. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Athens, Georgia
    My 9mm 1911 is a Taurus. While some people seem to hate anything Taurus, mine has never given me a minutes trouble and it is a great shooter. I have seven other 1911s, too, eight if you count my little Sig P-938 as one!
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