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    A true 1911 in .380

    So how long will it be for some manufcturer to make a 1911 in .380 caliber?

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    It'll never happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hideit View Post
    So how long will it be for some manufcturer to make a 1911 in .380 caliber?
    I do not believe it can be a 1911 and not be a 45acp.
    But there are some out there that come relatively close.
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    Closest out there is the Sig 238

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    Sounds like a Colt Mustang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MLB View Post
    Sounds like a Colt Mustang.
    I have read somewhere that Sig licensed the colt mustang design for the 238 - but then made a few changes

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    Quote Originally Posted by beretta-neo View Post
    Closest out there is the Sig 238
    Quote Originally Posted by MLB View Post
    Sounds like a Colt Mustang.
    I know I sound like a broken record for repeating this, but while the Sig 238 is close, it's "close" but no cigar. the 238 is actually a little closer than the Mustang due to the new removable main spring housing, but still, the firing mechanism is totally different.

    Llama actually had a model that was "closest" to the 1911 only differing in size.

    I hope no one ever makes a full size 1911 or even a 3" 1911 in .380, some things should just never be done. Any one that would advocate a "true" 1911 in .380 needs to be tea bagged by Jack Black.



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    Quote Originally Posted by VAMarine View Post
    Any one that would advocate a "true" 1911 in .380 needs to be tea bagged by Jack Black.



    LMFAO

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    Thumbs up

    Personally, I like the idea. I have a Chiappa 1911-22, same size as a 1911 & looks like a 1911. But that's where the similarity ends. It's a fun gun to shoot and a tack driver & a lot cheaper to shoot. Would be a good concealed carry gun in an Officer or Commander size. Think I'll write Chiappa & plant the idea in their minds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sixguncowboy View Post
    Personally, I like the idea. I have a Chiappa 1911-22, same size as a 1911 & looks like a 1911. But that's where the similarity ends. It's a fun gun to shoot and a tack driver & a lot cheaper to shoot. Would be a good concealed carry gun in an Officer or Commander size. Think I'll write Chiappa & plant the idea in their minds.
    Given the existing options in 9mm, why would you want a .380 1911? The ammo is almost the same cost as .45ACP?

    I see no reason for a 36oz+/- .380 handgun, but that's just me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VAMarine View Post
    Given the existing options in 9mm, why would you want a .380 1911? The ammo is almost the same cost as .45ACP?

    I see no reason for a 36oz+/- .380 handgun, but that's just me.
    Same here. 9mm is small enough for a 1911 unless it's a .22 conversion for target practice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VAMarine View Post
    Given the existing options in 9mm, why would you want a .380 1911? The ammo is almost the same cost as .45ACP?

    I see no reason for a 36oz+/- .380 handgun, but that's just me.
    My Chiappa 1911-22 weighs 32 oz with a full10 rd clip. A officers model in 380 would probably weigh 28 - 39oz. I reload and currently have over 500 rds of 380 fmj, & 200 rds of jhp ammo, & 100-175 rds of empty brass. So ammo cost is not much of a factor for me. Concealability is a factor.

    Quote Originally Posted by dosborn View Post
    Same here. 9mm is small enough for a 1911 unless it's a .22 conversion for target practice.
    I've never owned one but from what I've read most 1911 22 conversions are problematic. That's why I bought the Chiappa 1911-22. So far, it has functioned flawlessly.

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    Go out and find an old Llama.
    Exact copy of a 1911 about 60% of the big brother in .380

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