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Old 12-05-2011, 10:28 PM   #1
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Hey guys and gals, i am stuck yet again on pistol options. I am looking for a .45acp that i can carry; compact or sub only. I carry a .40 cal now and have little to no issues. I plan on buying a G30sf in a month or two but would like another to carry. I looked at the G27(i know thats a .40) but IMO it wasnt that much smaller than the 30. I am a little suspect on the G36, it should be glock perfection plus it seems to be the ultimate carry size but have heard it has issues plus i am not a fan of the 6 rd capacity. I am open to any suggestions that wont break the bank.

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I bleve they make a Springfield XDm45 "compact" with a 3.8" barrel. Springfield Armory - Introducing the XD(M)® Polymer Handgun 9 round mag or 13 with the extension.

I have really enjoyed my full-sized XD45, but i don't carry it (except on the floorboard).

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Have you thought about a Commander sized 1911 or the new Springfield XDm 3.8 Compact .45ACP?

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here is my everyday carry. a colt new agent in 45acp 7+1 barely bigger than my palm. its a very comy carry gun as i carry iwb using a galco tuc424. i do want one of those new xdm 3.8 45acp's but i want to see one and hold one before i buy.



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My g36 has been flawless since the wrong slide release installed by the previous owner was replaced with the correct one. My XD45 compact is a little bigger but about 8 oz heavier loaded 10+1. The grip on the g30 is a little big for me.

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Thats why i love this forum...instant suggestions; thanks guys and i will definitely consider all those

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here is my everyday carry. a colt new agent in 45acp 7+1 barely bigger than my palm. its a very comy carry gun as i carry iwb using a galco tuc424. i do want one of those new xdm 3.8 45acp's but i want to see one and hold one before i buy.



That's a good looking pistol, and it looks like it would be a great carry weapon
How much did that run you? (if you don't mind me asking)
And how do you like it? (does it have any sights?
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That's a good looking pistol, and it looks like it would be a great carry weapon
How much did that run you? (if you don't mind me asking)
And how do you like it? (does it have any sights?
http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f66/few-my-favorite-pistols-36574/

i THINK i paid around 685$ 2 years ago. i dont remember what the tax and bg fee was. im sure they are a little more now. i bought it shortly after jim doyle the liberal fascist vetoed ccw in wisconsin. all the ccw carry guns around the state got marked to rock bottom prices. so i bought it cuz i knew it would eventually get passed

it has a trench sight which is the same style used on the old SAA colts from befor the turn of the last century. its a very fast accurate sight for Self Defense shooting. nothing to get snagged on clothing. sights just arent used in sd actions. its too fast. this isnt a room clearing securing the house type gun its an "OHSHT THAT M*&&**^^%TH*&F&R IS SHOOTING AT ME!!!!!" type gun. its for that 0-7 yards that sd action takes place

with concentration i can keep all 8 shots inside a mansized silhoutte at 25 yards. for SD range see the link above

i love it as a carry weapon. its light weight very slim compact. there arent many if any 9mm that come close in size weight and capacity much less 45acp chamberings.

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My favorite ccw is similar to the New Agent. It' s the Colt Defender. Nearly the same gun, but with sights.

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Ok... I actually did some looking around online on the new agent after I saw your pics, and now I'm really thinking about getting one!
I've read a lot of reviews and saw some videos and it seems like a great gun to carry! Now I just need to safe up my pennies and then find one.

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