03-25-2008, 06:59 AM
Join Date: Feb 2006
I haven't posted in a while because I sort of gave up on the 9x23 and bought a Steyr M1A 357 SIG. It's a fine weapon, and the 357 SIG comes close to 357 Magnum ballistics, but I still do Internet searches for the 9x23. BUL, the Israeli manufacturer does 9x23 in high capacity 1911 clones (poylmer frame, chrome-plated or blue steel slide). I actually called Israel and practiced the little Hebrew I know. (Thank God they found someone who spoke English). The only importer is Charles Daly, but all they bring in is 45 ACP and soon 9x19. I called Charles Daly and asked if they ever considered 9x23, and of course they said no. Is there still enough interest out there in a manufactured 9x23 (not modified 9x19's or 38 Supers) to flood Charles Daly with inquiries about a 9x23. I'm guessing the price would come in under a $1000. The other BUL models are around $750. I didn't see an Email address, but the phone number is 1 866 325 9486.