40 S&W in 1911

Pandaz3

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I know 45 ACP is the "True Grit" 1911 round and everyone and their brother offers a 9 MM. Is 40 S&W a good option in a 1911?
 

Pandaz3

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I have five 10 MMs, none are 1911, a EAA Witness Elite Match is all metal and closest and nicest. I think my XDM 10 5.25 is my best plastic 10 and I have a 4.5 version along with Glock 20 and 29.

No I am interested in a shorter grip that I think the 40 would afford, I was wondering about feeding issues.
 

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Most .40 caliber 1911's will have a standard profile / depth grip,. Just like standard 9mm 1911's, the .40's have spacers in the magazines or folded front magazines.

The gun you are seeking is the Springfield EMP .40. it is a redesigned 1911 varient with a shortened grip.

Springfield produces the EMP in both .40 S&W and 9mm. The grip depth of the EMP's are 1/8" shorter
 
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I had a custom 1911 in 40 S&W. The caliber in a 1911 is fine. This particular gun was very inaccurate due to poor barrel and bushing fit.

Recoil was not an issue and it was a bobtailed Commander.
 

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I have a Springfield EMP4 in .40S&W that I rotate with my Kimber Super Carry-the Springfield I think shoots very nice-very accurate and lots of fun.
 

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I’ve got the Sig Max Michel in .40 S&W. Great gun to shoot. Came with some good features, but the didn’t make it very long. It’s available only in 9mm and .45 now.


Jeff
 

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They are out there. STI made one....USPSA was the model specifically for.....USPSA (go figure, LOL).

I have a Springfield Loaded Stainless in .40....accurate sucker. Had an issue with FTF's....polished up the ramp and it helped. Then for some reason (escapes me at the moment) I installed a Wilson bullet proof .45acp slide stop....all FTF's went away and haven't had an issue yet.

Alot of manufacturers got out of the .40 game. I called Nighthawk...they don't do .40's anymore, but are willing to fit a 10mm barrel to it for me! (hmmmm....still mulling that one over).

As mentioned....big with the USPSA Single Stack guys. That's what I got it for, and what I ran it in as I already reload .40 for USPSA Limited. But alas...I got a 2nd Dillon 550 and set it up for .45acp so that's what I run in Single Stack now.....

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One could put a new barrel in a 10mm and with probably new springs and new mags one could shoot both calibers. Colt made some models in 40 S&W years ago but from what I understand they never sold well. They even made an Elite 10/40 with both barrels; now a collector.
 

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