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Old 11-21-2007, 08:40 PM   #11
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Now there is another choice available. I just got back from another look at the Ruger site and find that I may have to add another caliber after all. That would be 9MM if my interest continues in the Ruger SR9. That is one good looking pistol and has some of the features of the M1911 for those that like that. I really need to get my hands on one this weekend and see if I will be adding another caliber or not.

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Old 11-22-2007, 08:45 PM   #12
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Have you had a look at the cZ40 compact? They go for around $450. You may also want to look at the RIA or High Standard Compacts in .45. The RIA is under $400 while the High Standard is just over $400.

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9 mm - CZ75B
.45acp - Springfield MilSpec
I won't recommend a .40, because I have no experience with it. The CZ 75B is the way to go in 9mm unless you want polymer, in which case go with a GLOCK 19. In .45acp, there are tons of choices and I favor the 1911 style. If I was just getting into it, I'd go with a Para Ordinance LTC which is a Commander size pistol. Full size, either the Springfield Armory MilSpec or the Para full size.
Good luck and have fun in your quest.

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Old 11-23-2007, 01:58 AM   #14
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Recommend that you look at Kimber. You can find a Pro Carry (NIB) for under $700. Know you don't want to carry concealed, but it is a great shooter with the 4". What a gun.
Other options are the RIA coming in under $400. If you just want a GI (almost ) version of the 1911, you cannot go wrong. This is not the "Llama" throw away 1911 that we saw when growing up. This is a quality firearm, and people have discovered it. The prices on them have gone from just over 300 to 400 in 12 months. Fit and finish are good, throw some aftermarket grips on and the sights are horrible so if you want it for anything other than plinking would have to upgrade. A few models available, the 5" is outstanding. Don't know anything about the others.

The XD. Great gun. Reliability and mag capacity are outstanding. And it feels good to shoot. Great choice at $500

Glock 22. Same as the XD, the .40 version of the full size glock. Goes bang EVERY time you pull the trigger. It is not as comfortable to shoot in .40 (IMO) as the XD is in 45. I have not fired any Glock model in .45, so I can't comment on them. My assumption is they are the of the same reliability.

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Old 11-23-2007, 01:25 PM   #15
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Recommend that you look at Kimber. You can find a Pro Carry (NIB) for under $700. Know you don't want to carry concealed, but it is a great shooter with the 4". What a gun.
Other options are the RIA coming in under $400. If you just want a GI (almost ) version of the 1911, you cannot go wrong. This is not the "Llama" throw away 1911 that we saw when growing up. This is a quality firearm, and people have discovered it. The prices on them have gone from just over 300 to 400 in 12 months. Fit and finish are good, throw some aftermarket grips on and the sights are horrible so if you want it for anything other than plinking would have to upgrade. A few models available, the 5" is outstanding. Don't know anything about the others.

The XD. Great gun. Reliability and mag capacity are outstanding. And it feels good to shoot. Great choice at $500

Glock 22. Same as the XD, the .40 version of the full size glock. Goes bang EVERY time you pull the trigger. It is not as comfortable to shoot in .40 (IMO) as the XD is in 45. I have not fired any Glock model in .45, so I can't comment on them. My assumption is they are the of the same reliability.
I totally agree with the G22 choice. It is the best pistol I own at the moment but not even close to a CCW model if that is what one is looking for. I use mine for home protection and love to fire it on the range. At 1000 rounds in the past two months it has been 100% perfect.
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Default USP Tactical 45

My taste sometimes run expensive, but a USP Tactical 45 sounds like it would be right up your alley. A used one might fall into your budget range.
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Ive had and operated many guns since i was kid. When I bought my first legal gun i did a practice of what they had at the range. One of the guns they had at the range was a kimber. after shooting that gun it was like shooting like never before.the trigger pull was much like a hairpin pull.try shootin round before you spend 700 bucks on a pistol...

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Be sure to check out the Kimber Pro BP Ten II, chambered for .45 ACP. The MSRP is only 666.00, which means you can pick it up for probably at least a hundred dollars less than that at a reputable gun shop.

It holds a flush-fitting THIRTEEN round magazine. With one in the chamber, that's fourteen rounds of .45 ACP firepower:



http://www.kimberamerica.com/pistols/ten/probpten.php

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Old 02-15-2008, 09:38 PM   #19
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S&W M&P.40
I have it in compact.
I love it. The only cons I have heard about it is
that is does not have a safty, and is single action only.
These things don't bother me. Shoots nice, reliable, accurate.
I really like the three dot sights.
I personaly can't say one bad thing about it.
Bonus: S&W offered 2 free MAGS and a $50 rebate, I believe this promo
is still going on.

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The only cons I have heard about it is
that is does not have a safety, and is single action only.
It has a trigger safety, like the Glock and XD.

Single action only is a pro to me.
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