aegis305 posted:Dorsai posted:
I've got a S&W Scandium frame, bobtail 1911 Commander length with the scandium frame in .45. I'll admit it, the gun would be even nicer in 9mm. I like the concept of the Springfield EMP, i.e. scale down the 1911 to properly fit the 9mm. I don't like the bull barrel. I would really enjoy carrying an aluminum or scandium framed Commander scaled down to 85-90% in 9mm. Something along the lines of the out of production Star BKM.
A friend just shelled out CDN $1000+ for the Browning Black Label in 380. 85% scaled down 1911, single stack, 8 rds, 4.25" barrel. Lot's of fans asking why Browning won't go the next step and do this in 9mm? That size and calibre would make so many happy (me included).
The 4.25" barrel is so important for us up here as the legal length limit is 105mm (4.2"). Anything smaller is prohibited. So many "fun" guns have barrels 102mm and under. So we can't buy G43s (or even G19s), for example. As such, this BL is the best we can do in terms of a slim, compact pistol. Although the Ruger SR9 looks promising length-wise albeit thicker.
Not that we are looking to carry as this is also prohibited. However, if matters ever turned nasty and a citizen decided he had no choice, he's stuck with whatever he has on hand that he obtained legally....at least until he can scavenge something better from the rubble of post-apocalyptic society.
So, gun makers, think of us poor Canucks and make more guns with barrels legal in our country...