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Hello. I'm considering purchasing one of these in .38 Super or 9x23. The gun's not offered in these calibers except from their Custom Shop.

I know that Dane Burns and many recommend the 9x23 and I have no problems with that at all, but likely wouldn't shoot the hottest possible handloaded 9x23 except when varmint hunting.

Yet, for the size game I'd shoot at with this pistol, .38 Super or even hot loaded 9mm would be adequate for sure. The gun is offered standard in 9mm and since much of my shooting would be range work, perhaps 9mm is the way to go? I kind of balk at that as I have many, many 9mm pistols already so I'm looking at the somewhat peppier rounds.

I've heard that "rim lock" can occur with the Super and while I admit only having owned one .38 Super in my life, I never experienced anything like that. Is it all that common or is it something that can happen, but rarely does?

Your thoughts are greatly appreciated.

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Hello all. I got my Trojan 9mm 6" a few days ago and am more than satisfied. I'll likely be in the market for another in the near future.
I've now fired the pistol on three occassions and have around 800 rounds through it that consisted of various commercial ball rounds, some of the +P defensive stuff, as well as some handloaded rounds using 124 gr XTP bullets.

I've not chronographed anything...yet.

Feed reliability has been 100%. When first fired some of the lighter loaded 115 gr ball rounds did not push the slide far enough back to lock it on the last shot, but I'd also added a Wilson shock buff. With the warmer rounds that I normally fire, 100% perfect function. No premature slide locking, etc.

For me, the sight picture is perfect: Bomar-clone rear sight, tastefully low-mounted in the slide with a .11" post front sight.

Bbl-to-slide fit is perfect; no movement whatsoever, yet the slide moves into locked position like the SIG P210, freely. Slide to frame fit is excellent with but the very least movement. No complaints here.

Finish all over is a matte blue except for the matte stainless bbl and bushing. It appears a better job than that of my Kimber Classic Custom. The mainspring housing retaining pin appears to be stainless as do the stock screws and hammer.

Recoil and muzzle flip even with the hottest 9mm loads are much less than any other 9mm I own, no doubt due to the increased weight from the "bull bbl" and 1 inch longer slide.

With standard pressure loads, the hulls drop at your feet or no more than 2' away. The hotter rounds' hulls land about 6' away.

The trigger is about 4.5 lbs and had one little spot of "grittiness" just before the break, but that went away after about 50 rnds and I'm very happy with the trigger pull as is.

One inch targ-dots are no problem at 10 yards, where I originally fired to check the sights. About 2 clicks right and up were all that was needed. I might have made a click change at 15 yards as well, but have not touched the sights since.

At 15 yards standing with a 2-hand hold, it was no problem to drop the rounds into the X-ring of an NRA 25 yard bullseye target. I did drop a couple of 10s when I messed up, however.

Yesterday, I had fun popping 4" diameter plates with this little gem @ 25 yards and averaged about 3 out of 5 bowling pins at 100 yards most of the time. Misses were very close, however. This thing makes me look like a better shot than is true.

I highly recommend this pistol to anyone wanting a quality 1911 style 9mm.

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