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Old 10-17-2013, 09:55 PM   #31
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I was actually looking to try a CZ but none of the shops near me carry them. Someone had linked me damascusgunshop.com but, there's no way I can hold one to see how it feels.��
The CZ 75 might be a great option, but it's not a 45acp.

But the truth is, their model 97 is kind of a big heavy monster of a gun. So it probably isn't the ideal fit. Fine gun though.

Just get your hands on as many different options as possible.
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Dont think I've seen anyone mention a FNX
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Dont think I've seen anyone mention a FNX
I feel like they wouldn't work well in small hands.
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The FNX was way to boxy and big for us when we shot it.

Not stepping I'm anyone's toes, but we decided in the Glock 21SF! It just felt like home for both of us and had surprisingly light recoil for a .45. May not be the prettiest gun, but home defense is anything but pretty. 😊

Just wanted to say thank you for all the great advice from everyone. I hope to give some advice to someone else one day!
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I'm looking for 12-15 rounds per factory magazine. I noticed most of the 1911's were about 7-8rds per mag and wanted to have more rounds available.

However I am looking at the para you suggested as we speak.
I have small hands and the Pars double stacked 45s feel like 2x4's in my hands
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I feel like they wouldn't work well in small hands.
Maybe not but it may b a perfect fit. Never know till you hold one
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Not stepping I'm anyone's toes, but we decided in the Glock 21SF!
Well in that case, let me dispel a couple of common (and opposing) Glock myths for you.

1) Glock is not the 'be-all end-all pistol that all others aspire to be'. There are several guns (including polymer) that are equal to the task with regard to performance and rugged reliability.

2) Glock is plenty good and highly reliable. The opposing view to that above is that Glock is some cheap blocky POS gun skating by on name recognition alone. This is simply untrue in my opinion. They're good, they're just different. Their feel can be quite odd compared to many other guns, which is why many shooters either go all-Glock or no-Glock.

I don't love Glock (prefer XDm), yet I have a G23 and G27. They perform well for me. But the ergonomics and trigger are less than ideal for my liking. Basically, Glock is a really fine gun if it fits you. The price is fair enough. Parts and accessories are available in abundance and at reasonable prices. This gun should treat you well.

Enjoy!
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As others have said, The para ordnance high capacity 1911s with thin grips might, the XDMs, or the M&Ps might work.

Honestly, in this situation I would recommend going down to a 40 S&W. It's still a really good defensive round, and finding a high capacity gun for small handed people might be easier.
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The FNX was way to boxy and big for us when we shot it.

Not stepping I'm anyone's toes, but we decided in the Glock 21SF! It just felt like home for both of us and had surprisingly light recoil for a .45. May not be the prettiest gun, but home defense is anything but pretty. dde0a

Just wanted to say thank you for all the great advice from everyone. I hope to give some advice to someone else one day!
I'm glad you found one that fits you!


If you want, there are people who alter the plastic grip on glocks and such for a more taylored grip. They can add "stippling" for a grippier grip, or they can reduce finger grooves etc.

Shoot the stew out of it.


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The FNX was way to boxy and big for us when we shot it. Not stepping I'm anyone's toes, but we decided in the Glock 21SF! It just felt like home for both of us and had surprisingly light recoil for a .45. May not be the prettiest gun, but home defense is anything but pretty. dde0a Just wanted to say thank you for all the great advice from everyone. I hope to give some advice to someone else one day!
Great choice! I like all the internal safety measures. For home defense I like the absence of any external safeties except the one on the trigger. And after 10 years of constant use and abuse, I've never had a problem with my first Glock. It's the one I carry on duty to this day.

I recommended the P13 because I honestly thought you guys would like the grip and the action better. Especially the trigger pull.

Be warned, the trigger reset on that Glock is pretty addictive once you get used to it. I've been told I have glockholm trigger syndrome. I love it. I shoot the CRAP out of mine.
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