Compact 1911-style pistols in 9mm have been a popular niche gun for decades. Combining the cartridge and platform hasn’t always been a success, but modern guns have gone a long way to work out any of the problems in the mating of this pistol size and cartridge. Currently, there are a number of compact 9mm 1911 pistols on the market that range in features from the plain to the exotic. Similarly, prices run from less than $600 to nearly $4,000—and that’s before customizations. Here’s a look at some of the guns currently available.

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Colt Defender
http://www.colt.com

Dan Wesson ECO
http://www.cz-usa.com

Kimber Stainless Ultra Carry II
http://www.kimberamerica.com

Nighthawk Custom T4
http://www.nighthawkcustom.com

Rock Island Armory Rock Standard CS
http://us.armscor.com

Springfield Armory EMP
http://www.springfield-armory.com

Sig Sauer 1911 Traditional Ultra
http://www.sigsauer.com

Wilson Combat Ultralight Carry Sentinel
http://www.wilsoncombat.com

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