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Glock like series for the 1911?

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cosmostrator:
I'm not sure exactly how to phrase this, but I'll give it a try and then explain what I mean.
Is there a series of handguns in the 1911 platform like the Glock 17, 19 and 23?  I like that all three have the exact same feel and functionality in different sized frames.  I'm not sure if other manufacturers do something similar.
Thanks -
      -Cosmostrator

jerseyboy:

--- Quote from: cosmostrator on January 03, 2016, 07:54:47 PM ---I'm not sure exactly how to phrase this, but I'll give it a try and then explain what I mean.
Is there a series of handguns in the 1911 platform like the Glock 17, 19 and 23?  I like that all three have the exact same feel and functionality in different sized frames.  I'm not sure if other manufacturers do something similar.
Thanks -
      -Cosmostrator

--- End quote ---

Yes. Most 1911 manufacturers have different barrel lengths for competition or carry. Kimber even has the micro series to complement their 1911 series.

Glock 26 is the small double stack 9mm and the new 43 is the single stack 9mm.

Jerseyboy

Chemsoldier:
-So the standard length of a 1911 is a 5 inch barrel. 
-Then you have the "commander" sized 1911.  Same grip size as a standard 1911 (which means it holds the same number of rounds) but a 4.25 inch barrel.
-The smallest is the "officer" sized.  The barrel is 3.5 inches long and the grip is reduced so it holds less rounds.

http://www.ebay.com/gds/1911-Guns-Officer-vs-Commander-vs-Government-/10000000178353179/g.html

The analogy to the Glock family has limits.  The Glock 17/19/26 are almost completely the same internally.  My understanding is that the officer sized 1911s are substantially different.


 

d3nni5:
Colt Mustangs are similar to the 1911 too and bring you down into the .380 ACP cartridge.   Many of the Sig Sauer's P938 (9mm) are going to give you a similar 1911 features as to safety placement, external hammer, trigger etc etc.   I can't speak to using any of these personally, or if these are single action only vs double action.

Glocks are pretty much Glocks as far as take down and internal saftey mechanisms, however I would not say they have the same feel.  I use my G26 for EDC, but it requires me to hang my pinky finger off, where a 19 or 17 will give me a full grip....so not the same feel, in my opinion.

Hope this helps.

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