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    Got my M11/9 briefcase yesterday and it is awesome (the working version - not the blown up one ).

    It's a nice custom piece tailored to my specific M11/9's accessories / upgrades.

    Great work Concorde.

    I can't wait to try it out (when my form 4 is finally approved anyway).

    You guys should have one made before he decides he's done with the operational briefcase business!!!

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    It looks like I *will* be able to fit an M11/9 with a Bowers Vers 9S suppressor into a 19" briefcase.

    I'm pretty sure this is going to be a "first". Photos soon.

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    Holy shit what's been goin on in here?! Wow Concorde, you weren't playing around. Very nice. Carry on.

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    And here we have it... the M11/9 with Bowers Vers9S suppressor WILL fit in a 19" Alpine Swiss briefcase... if you use a crowbar and mallet. Actually, I did have to carefully cut out the inner plywood part of the briefcase around the end of the suppressor because I was about a 1/4" short of internal space for the length... but that did it. The cut-out won't show once the upholstered wood piece with the 1.75" hole for the suppressor fits into that 3/4" area intentionally left on that end of the bottom panel, just like the M11A1 briefcase uses (see posts #6 & #7 early in this thread). Just to be different, even at a glance, this one uses a blue-gray microsuede instead of the classic green, and the top panel will be matching. It goes nicely with the Alpine Swiss case's light gray lining (the 17" Solo briefcases came with a black lining). The case will be finished off the same way as the M11A1 briefcase as far as trigger actuator, accessories and holders for extra mags and wire stock. This one is designed for the LAGE grip and will work with-or-without an extended magazine release or extended safety.

    I've never seen this done with an M11/9 and a standard sized suppressor before...though recognizing that the 8.6" Vers9S is the same length as the .380 suppressor so a bit more easy to fit than a Sionics or CAC9. I'll have to wait until after it's finished and tested to decide whether I'll want to keep this one too, or sell it. Right now I like the idea of having a one-of-a-kind show-off piece, even though I already have the case for the M11A1 for that.

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    Hmmm... maybe I'll have to buy another.

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    Must resist buying a Vers9S...
    I'm wondering if a SWD M11A1 with a CAC9 would fit in the Alpine Swiss case?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vegas SMG View Post
    Must resist buying a Vers9S...
    LOL

    I'm wondering if a SWD M11A1 with a CAC9 would fit in the Alpine Swiss case?
    Unfortunately, no. The M11/9 is 2" longer than the M11A1, but the CAC9 is 2.65" longer than the Vers9S (11.25" vs. 8.60"). I might be able to squeeze in an extra 1/8" in length, but not an extra 5/8". I'm already at the bleeding edge on length, even with the cutout of the side panel.

    The Alpine Swiss is a much higher quality case than the Solo. It's the type of case I'd probably carry if I was a suit kind of guy. I wish they made a 17" version too (or for your CAC9, a 20" or 21" version) for these gun projects.

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    More work on the "business end" of the bottom panel.

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    And after covering, opening up to the outside of the case for the muzzle, and putting a business card holder over it.

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    Fitting the trigger mechanism will be next.

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    Thanks for making it more difficult to resist the VERS9. I've owned a CAC9 for over a decade so I'm well acquainted with Tom's excellent customer service after the sale.
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    Bottom panel complete!

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    External trigger:

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    Next step is top panel with hold-downs for gun, and velcro holders for extra magazines

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    Now complete and ready for firing tests! For the most part it is a scaled up version of my M11A1 briefcase, so I expect it will work fine. The top panel is now upholstered and complete with hold down block, case diverter, and spare mags fittings.

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    Imagine... an M11/9mm with Bowers Vers9S suppressor in an operational briefcase! No longer just a toy for the M11A1 .380 owners.

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    Just so you know.... It's getting harder and harder to resist Vers9S...
    Seems like it would make a dandy little can for the M11A1 and still be decent on the M-11/9.

    Anyone doing a group buy on these anytime soon? Jake?
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    I just realized I don't have a can for my M11/9. I always said if I had it to do over, I get a Bowers can. Versa9S sound like a good idea. I guess I will have to put my money where my mouth is.

    What do you say to a group buy Jakie Pooh?

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    I took the briefcase for the suppressed M11/9 out today for its first live-fire test! After doing a 25-round mag dump, I put in another 25-round mag and fired in bursts, which is what you see in the video. It worked great.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlq7in5ltko


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    Verrry cool!

    I'll take mine with red felt.

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    I'm still trying to resist the can... Where's Jake when you need him?
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    The one that I tested today is going to be for sale... I'm keeping the M11A1 briefcase as my personal plaything, and I don't need this M11/9 one, even though in many ways it's nicer. I just built it to see if I could since I've never come across one like it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Concorde View Post
    The one that I tested today is going to be for sale... I'm keeping the M11A1 briefcase as my personal plaything, and I don't need this M11/9 one, even though in many ways it's nicer. I just built it to see if I could since I've never come across one like it
    Aren't you curious to see if you can build one for an M10/45? : )

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    Quote Originally Posted by USSarizona View Post
    Aren't you curious to see if you can build one for an M10/45? : )
    I certainly am! I just don't have one here...

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