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In every respect a reduced scale 1911


But if you’re going to reduce the scale of the pistol such, and the 9mm is about that much smaller than the .45 ACP cartridge in every dimension, why not make this in full honk 9?

  1. Dr. Jeff permalink
    01/28/2015 05:08

    LOL – how long before someone starts playing with very hot 380 loads in one. Think it will handle a 95 gr hollowpoint at 1100 fps?

    About 25 years ago, I saw pretty much the same thing. I don’t remember the name, but I think it was Spanish, probably the Llama. Very net little piece it was.

  2. 01/28/2015 09:05

    Yep, the Llama actually WAS, in every internal respect, a mini 1911. Locking system, everything. Grip safety, and so on. I do really want to look at the internals of this one, see what kind of guts, it’s got. The presenter said it was a locking system, not blowback, I want to see whether it uses the link or the slot like the later P35. I’m a bit of a gun nerd.

  3. 01/28/2015 21:13

    Yea and Verily this art blasphemy against the Gospel according to Saint John Moses Browning. Remember that the Sainted John Moses did build a 9 MM and called it the Browning Hi-Power. /Sarc Off

    Seriously though, I agree cm if you are going to wind up with these dimensions why not a full up 9 MM.

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  5. 02/02/2015 13:44

    I think you’ll find that they chose .380 ACP because that cartridge was designed by John Browning. It also more closely resembles the relative dimensions / shape of the .45 ACP, which allows for an easier scaling down of the weapon while keeping the same in appearance.

  6. 02/02/2015 16:59

    Yeah, I read a thing today in G&A, and that’s exactly the reason. Dimensions. Not to mention, .380 has some pretty good ammo available so you aren’t giving up much.

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