These answers have to be just about the most unhelpful out there. They contribute nothing and assume much. After doing a search there really wasn’t much. In addition in the time since the last, new experiences and data points may now exist. Of course if we only discussed things that had never been discussed before there would be virtually no posts and a very dead forum.The search function is your friend.
Thanks much. Very reassuring about the back issues. How would you compare 9mm out of a 5 inch aluminum gun to .45 out of a 5 inch steel gun?We have 3 Vigil pistols one of which is a full size 9mm. It has been a stellar performer. Was acquired originally with the intention of using it for IDPA but since we normally shoot CCOs we haven't had it out to a match yet but have run about 1200 rounds thru it here on our range with both the Factory and Wilson mags. We think the DW Vigil series pistols are a very good bargain in todays crowded 1911 market place; fit, finish and cosmetics (both functional and visual) are excellent for the price. The alloy framed full size gun is easier on the back also if carried daily.
That would be my next question. I’m a big fan of Wilson ETM mags for all my other 1911’s. Have you compared those to the Trip 9mm mags?I have Valkyrie Commander 9mm. It is basically a Vigil Commander with a few more cosmetic features. It is extremely soft shooting and a breeze to carry. i would not hesitate to purchase the Vigil in the Commander length.
I run the stock magazines plus Tripp 10 round mags.
Thanks much for the information, it’s making this decision much easier. Now I’m just stuck between Vigil Commander or Government...it’ll be 9mm either way.The 9mm in an alloy framed gun is a *****- cat in the recoil dept. compared to a .45 (Major) in a steel framed gun. Just my opinion; an old guy who has shot "a few" major .45 loads thru steel framed guns over 40+ years. We started shooting 9mms when our wrists and elbows started going south, probably 12 years ago; the 9mm 1911 has allowed us to keep shooting for a lot more years than we ever thought possible. With modern ammo, we have high confidence in the 9mm as a carry caliber if one shoots carefully as you should, regardless of caliber.
We hope you enjoy your 9mm; they are a game changer for those of us who have high mileage bodies.