I decided against the STI since my favorite dealer sells both Kimber and Springfield and he has been good to me. What I love about them is the safety and the single action trigger. Advantages Of A 1911 9mm. There are several advantages of a 1911 9mm, first and foremost being the additional capacity. It may shoot OK but I picked the kimber over it. That is because the Springfield and STI models are essentially 1911 45s rebarreled to chamber 9mm. Back then, every springfield 9mm I held rattled (5-7 pistols). Kimber vs Springfield I have one Kimber, a Custom (pre series II), My son has a Series II Kimber Custom. Hello, I am new to this forum. Granted, the single-stack magazine means that you get an additional 2 rounds in most magazines, so up to 9+1. I am looking to add my first 1911 to my M&P9c and my PM9. I also have a series 80 Colt Government Model, a Colt Commander, an SA GI and an SA Ultra Compact. (4) STI Trojan 5.0 9mm I've read … However, the Springfield is harder to find or get. My husband and I already own a Kimber Pro Carry II 9mm. I love the gun and am pretty accurate with it, so I feel I would like the UC II. It is priced same as Kimber's custom stainless 9mm. the both companies has a good reputation on 1911 pistols, but who's on the top? 116 Posts . I'd like to add a 9mm 1911 to my collection. Both are very accurate, dependable 1911s. Hi, I am new in this forum and need some advise. Since i don't have a SA in 9mm, will a standard 1911 for a .45 ACP bushing fit or … The Kimber Custom Aegis II was noticeably lighter than our other test pistols, weighing about 10 ounces less. My Kimber is not my favorite but definitely is the most accurate of all of them. Specifically, a DW 9mm Guardian and a full size Springfield (or maybe a Kimber). Kimber makes a pretty gun and that's where they focus their attention. You can slap all of the snake scale checkering possible on the gun, spray it with a bake on finish that I can apply myself for $30 and charge me an extra couple hundred for the privilege, but you're still putting lipstick on a pig. The Springfield EMP4 is the ONLY 9mm 1911 which was designed, engineered, and built with ALL newly speced and manufactured parts, designed specifically for the 9mm caliber. A friend of mine purchased a Springfield Range Officer in 9MM last year and he has been well pleased with it. However, some magazines for 9mm 1911 pistols can bring that up to 10 rounds, giving the person carrying up to 11 rounds. I am trrying to decide between a 45 ACP and a 9mm. I want to buy 1911 in 9mm, but can't decide which one to get Kimber or Springfield. Kimber or springfield 1911 9mm --- I got a kimber 7-8 years ago. I really like the 9mm because that is what I am familar with, and the ammo is less expensive. I think a nice 1911 9MM to look at would be the STI Trojan. I am looking for something smaller in size to conceal carry and love 1911's. I got a great deal on mine. Based on what I've read about the Kimber vs the Springfield 9mm, I have decided on the Springfield 1911 A1 loaded 9mm. I shoot a STI Target Master 1911 in 9MM (made in Texas) and love it but it might be a little more expensive than what you are looking for. I'm looking at the following 4 pistols: (1) SW1911 Pro Series (2) Sig 1911 Traditional Match Elite (3) Springfield Armory 1911 LOADED 9MM (or maybe the Range Officer?) I am in CA and only two models is CA roster list( Kimber Target II SS, SP 1911 9mm PI934L), the price almost the same. ALL other 9mm 1911's use off the shelf components from that builders 45 line, and that IS a compromise! BUT I keep reading great things about the Springfield. Kimber had extraction issues but was fixed with some simple DIY on the extractor hook. If I were to pick between the two now, I would still pick the kimber. 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