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Old 11-07-2009, 11:13 PM   #21
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I'm a big fan of my Nighthawk Talon, with bushingless bull barrel and light rail. This is my go to gun for bump in the night things. I have an M3 light mounted on it and keep it in a Blade Tech holster.

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Old 11-08-2009, 04:47 PM   #22
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Nothing wrong with the basic 1911A1 platform. But if you want something better, go with a SIG P220 SAO.

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Old 11-08-2009, 05:02 PM   #23
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I have never used Glock, I have to recognize that I have a little byass against guns that explodes in your hands, although this probably has been solved by now. I think that Walther is a better gun than HK, and Sig even better. I don´t now about M&P, although looks pretty good, and I have no idea about the rest. Can you help?
It reads to me like you've answered your own question. My personal recommendation after considering your preferences would be the P220 Carry SAS.

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Old 11-08-2009, 05:39 PM   #24
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How do you figure the sig is BETTER than 1911s????? In my opinion it's different platform entirely but not "better".



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How do you figure the sig is BETTER than 1911s????? In my opinion it's different platform entirely but not "better".
I had to scratch my head on this one too. These are TOTALLY different platforms... I have a P345 Ruger and they aren't even remotely similar to a 1911, except the caliber.

That Sig P220 is closer to my P345 than it is to a 1911, for christsakes...

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Nighthawk will build you this,,,,,,,, if you ask nicely.


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Our policy is double action only (DAO) So I switched from a custom Colt series 70 45 to a Para 7-45 LDA and added a full length recoil spring rod, better barrel bushing and Crimson Trace Laser Grips. Not only do I like the feel of the single stack better, but I could also use my laser grips. Crimson trace may have made a set of laser grips for Todd's Para 14-45 LDA, but its not available to the public. I understand that the FBI's hostage rescue team is carrying the Para 14-45, but I think it is the single action model. The North Carolina State Patrol just switched from Sigs to the S&W M&P 357 Sig. S&W engraved the state patrol's insignia on the top of the slides. I selected the M&P .40 S&W and might add a 357 sig barrel? A growing number of departments across the nation are going with the M&P, both in .40 S&W and 357 sig. My office, name and I.D.# are engraved on the side. I had a trigger job done, added an adjustable trigger, Crimson Trace laser grips and Novak adjustable fiber optic sights. (the fiber optic sights were a mistake because they disappear at night and 88% of times a handgun is needed is durring hours of darkness) Before you decide on a handgun, check out the S&W M&P. I'm going to have my Para slide milled for Truglo TFO sights and maybe the same with the M&P.

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I'd like to chime in on this one. I own a High Standard 1911 model. I paid $425 NIB for it and it shoots great. FMJ, hollow points, what have you. It is a very accurate .45. I'm not thrilled about the sights but everything else is quite good. Seems to feed all ammo with all mags; even the cheapy 7 or 8 rd mags I picked up for $6 at a gun show. I aree with everyone that you should decide what platform you like. You could go with a Glock, Bersa, Ruger, CZ etc. If you do want a 1911 type, the High Standard will save you some bucks and its a nice gun, in my experience.

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Ok, I’m going to put my 2 cents in on this. I love the 45 and have a "couple" in my gun safe. I love the 1911 and please don’t misunderstand me but my favorite for home defense, I emphasize, home defense are the following:

#1 – a Smith & Wesson 625, five inch (see picture 1). This revolver has the sweetest trigger pull of any revolver I have ever shot.

#2 – a Smith & Wesson 4516 compact. I carried this weapon for 8 years on duty and love the feel of it. It is a traditional double action and carries a standard 7 in the magazine and one in the tube. It is quite heavy for a concealed carry but is perfect for home defense IMO. (See picture 2).

I know a lot of people don’t particularly like S&W autos but I really love the 4516.

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Thank you for your help. I have not been active for almost a decade. It was an honest question of what is going on the market nowdays. I guess I´ll buy a couple of magazines and find out.
Hell, ya don't need no stink'in gun mags, everything ya want to know is on this forum, with a little searching, friend.

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I know a lot of people don’t particularly like S&W autos but I really love the 4516.
Blasphemy and horsepucky you say!!! There are more follower's than you might think sir!!


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