youll note that i didnt mention anything about controllability, just inherent accuracy (mechanical rested) and issues ive had with mine. Im well aware of the fact that the two guns will handle differently.Bubba said:Whooooa Nelly.... There is a big difference between the BLS/LS-9 and the LS-40. Not from just looking at it.. but in the way it handles the different sized ammo.
My LS-40 was a royal pain. Two different sets of "updated mags" no avail. It went back to the factory. They replaced the frame and a number of parts. Still no workie. I have talked to a number of other LS-40 users and every one of them complained of problems with cycling.
I shoot a lot of different 1911's in calibers from 9mm, 357SIG, 357Mag (Coonan), 38 Super, 40 S&W and 45ACP. I have them in sizes from sub-compact to full sized. But that little LS-40 was the most brutal on my hands as anything I have ever tried to shoot.
Finally, I traded my 40 off for a 9 and never looked back. The 9 has been great.
If you like the idea of the LS series, the 9mm versions are the only way to go.
Not as bad as the Kahr MK40 that my LS-40 replaced! Hot CorBons or Triton's are a thrill in the LS though. Even with Win or Fed general purpose .40 though, it's not a gun you're going to shoot a bunch of rounds out of just for kicks (no pun intended).But that little LS-40 was the most brutal on my hands as anything I have ever tried to shoot.
they are back to making them...they even have 2 LS 9mm's in stock.Gary1911A1 said:Hello Haycreek,
As I type this I'm currently in Florida where I have a conceal carry permit and guess what is on my hip? A STI LS-9 loaded with Speer Gold Dots P+ 124gr. JHPs'. I have a STI LS-40 too that I recently purchased, but have not fully broken in yet. Both are great pistols. What I like best about them is they are thinner than a regular 1911 through the slide and their shorter grip make conceal carry even more easy than a Colt LWT Commander which remains one of my all time favoriate pistols. The only bad news is the last time I checked on the STI web site STI had a statement they weren't making them at this time. Glad I got both of mine.
no problem...i was just there ordering a tuckable for my dads bls, and a belt for my bros p22...so it was on the tip of my toung (they liked the one i got for my Edge, and i used to be a leather only guy)acharo1021 said:NJ
Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks for the info!