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I just picked up a Colt Series 80 Mark IV 1911 in 9mm. It's had quite a bit of custom work done to it. It shoots real nice and accurate. The only problem I've found is the two piece guide rod that you need a hex wrench to take out, a real pain for cleaning. I looked through the Brownells catalog, and it only lists a couple of items specific to the 9mm, like the magazine, but doesn't even list a barrel.

So, should I keep the guide rod? Where do I get parts? Who makes the best mags? Any suggestions for me in general? TIA
 

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Malpso - had one of those once with my 1911 collection. Same as yours, Series 80, 9mm. Put a Videcki trigger in it. It also had the 2 piece guidrod outfit - actually it's not a problem, goes in and out quite easy! Anyway, it shot okay, as is, but my Star Model "B" in 9mm shot circles around it. (Paid only $125 for the Star!) Never thought it was worth it to get an aftermarket barrel and tune it up further. I just came to the conclusion that the 1911 should house the .45ACP (now donning the flame proof suit
and got a Browning Hi-Power MkIII! I eventually sold the 9mm and a Colt Delta Elite 10mm I had, too. Currently, own 3 Colt 1911's in .45ACP and one .22 Conversion Unit. Don't miss the 9mm or the 10mm. Just my 2 cents! Good shooting, NAA.

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Malpaso - got to thinking.... I didn't mean to criticize your decision to get a Colt Govt 1911 in 9mm... to the contrary. I just didn't great luck with mine in the accuracy Dept. I hope yours works out well for you! As a fellow Colt owner - anytime we can add a new 'horse' to the stable, it's a good thing right?
Best, NAA.

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NAA - didn't take it a criticism at all. Not every gun is going to be right for everyone. I went for years saying I wouldn't own a 9mm, but this one is great, for me anyway.
 
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