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Old 09-05-2009, 05:19 PM   #11
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Doc, is there a reason the M&P45 is not up for consideration?
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No reason. Just don't know much about them, I have never owned a S&W Semi-auto before.
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When I was shopping for a carry gun, I looked at the XD, Glock, M&P, and Kahr. I really liked the fit and finish of the M&P over the XD - the Glock just didn't fit my hand or feel good and the Kahr was $$$. So far, my M&P is flawless, even on cheap Blazer ammo. Just another option to consider.
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See, I'm trying to diversify, I just got the 5" 1911, I don't want another one....YET! I want a higher capacity polymer gun to supplement my 1911. I guess that's the word I should have used, "supplement" NOT "Back Up".
Yeah, I kind of understand that, but personally, if you like the 5" - then what is the drive to add a completely different platform?

Are we talking a different caliber? Because I think that is a horrible idea. But to each their own. You did say you want another .45, so why change platforms?

Are we talking a need for a higher capacity weapon that makes you "feel" safer? What kind of higher capacity are we talking about? 10 rounds? 14 rounds? 30 rounds?

I mean, get yourself an AR "pistol", with a shoulder rig, and plan on wearing a groin length jacket when you go out - then you have all the "supplemental" firepower you could possibly want.

What is the ideal, end goal of what you are trying to achieve??
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You could always just buy some 10rd. mags for the 1911 and pretend it's poly.
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I have greatly enjoyed my XD45 tactical model. It has not failed to fire yet and seems to be pretty accurate (as much as it could be in my unpracticed hands). It takes down easily and fits my hand very comfortably. I would not hesitate to recommend it to any of my friends looking for a large caliber pistol. I doubt it has anywhere near the customization options available to a 1911, so if you want to work on your new gun, this might not be the best one.
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Yeah, I kind of understand that, but personally, if you like the 5" - then what is the drive to add a completely different platform?

Are we talking a different caliber? Because I think that is a horrible idea. But to each their own. You did say you want another .45, so why change platforms?

Are we talking a need for a higher capacity weapon that makes you "feel" safer? What kind of higher capacity are we talking about? 10 rounds? 14 rounds? 30 rounds?

I mean, get yourself an AR "pistol", with a shoulder rig, and plan on wearing a groin length jacket when you go out - then you have all the "supplemental" firepower you could possibly want.

What is the ideal, end goal of what you are trying to achieve??
No, I don't want another caliber, I just dumped all my 40 S&W ammo and I want out of it for good. The only Semi-auto caliber I want are 9mm and 45 ACP. Higher Capacity would be plus, but it would mostly be about owning an experiencing a different weapon. But at the same time I would like to avoid buying another POS like my Ruger was. I've also been looking into Sig's but they're a little higher in price.

Not a big fan of those Goofy AR pistols.......Even if I had buckets of money I wouldn't own one of those things.
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I tried out a Beretta PX4 Storm when looking for a polymer pistol, and although it felt comfortable in my hand I ended up going with an M&P. Its just as comfortable and is easier to field strip and clean. It's also easier to conceal, the Beretta is a bit bulkier.

I'm not a big fan of DA/SA pistols, I prefer either single action pistols or striker fired ones since both offer a consistent trigger pull on all shots.

I'm not sure how much of an advantage, if any, the rotating barrel is.

If what you're looking for is a high capacity .45, you ought to take a look at ParaOrdnance pistols. You can get either a single action 1911 or one of their LDA ("light double action") pistols. The full size models have a 14+1 capacity...
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I vote XD45, mine has been perfect!
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