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Old 06-10-2012, 06:57 AM   #21
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Heres my vote, yeah i agree that the guns listed above are great guns however through trial research this is what i ended up with. PRP custom xdm .45 4.5" with robar np3, trigger job all SS pins solid guide rod TFO sights mag release tuning solid extractor polished feed and barrel crown all for the same price of a "good" 1911, not a "great" 1911 lol.

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Old 06-10-2012, 09:01 AM   #22
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Wow the two are like night and day!

If you don't yet own a 1911 then I would get the Colt.
If you don't yet own a single action only then I would get the Colt.
If it's for the range then I would get the Colt.

I have recently been converted from a DA/SA modern service pistol guy to someone who just can't get over how sweet a single action trigger feels on a nice 1911.

If you're into the more modern service pistols then I'd get the HK45.
If it's your SHTF gun then I would get the HK45
If it's your bedside pistol then I would get the HK45

Without offending 1911 guys (and I happen to be a recent 1911 convert) I would still trust a modern H&K to be more reliable than a 1911 especially with different types of ammo and I don't care if there are people who say they have never had a problem with their 1911. Also, a light 1911 single action is the ultimate "itchy trigger" and easier to have an AD than a modern DA/SA or DAO service pistol IN MY OPINION. In the words of a well known gun reviewer on Youtube: Your mileage may vary.

But if it were me and had that kind of dough to spend, instead, I would be saying should I get a STI Lawman 5.0 in .45ACP, or a H&K P30(s)/P30L(s) in .40 SW. But that's just personal preference.

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Hard to beat. Christensen.

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Wow the two are like night and day!

If you don't yet own a 1911 then I would get the Colt.
If you don't yet own a single action only then I would get the Colt.
If it's for the range then I would get the Colt.

I have recently been converted from a DA/SA modern service pistol guy to someone who just can't get over how sweet a single action trigger feels on a nice 1911.

If you're into the more modern service pistols then I'd get the HK45.
If it's your SHTF gun then I would get the HK45
If it's your bedside pistol then I would get the HK45

Without offending 1911 guys (and I happen to be a recent 1911 convert) I would still trust a modern H&K to be more reliable than a 1911 especially with different types of ammo and I don't care if there are people who say they have never had a problem with their 1911. Also, a light 1911 single action is the ultimate "itchy trigger" and easier to have an AD than a modern DA/SA or DAO service pistol IN MY OPINION. In the words of a well known gun reviewer on Youtube: Your mileage may vary.

But if it were me and had that kind of dough to spend, instead, I would be saying should I get a STI Lawman 5.0 in .45ACP, or a H&K P30(s)/P30L(s) in .40 SW. But that's just personal preference.
Ya I was lookin at them sti 1911s and to me they resemble the colt alot. They look like a solid gun
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Old 06-18-2012, 01:59 PM   #25
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I own a Springfield Armory M1911A1, a Kimber M1911A1, a Sig P220 and a H&K USP .45 full size, along with a couple .380 for back up (and a .380 is easy for my wife to carry in her flashbang bra holster. Hard to hide a .45 in her bra, iykwim (wink)) . My full time carry is my Springer. Some people may say a full size 1911 is too heavy for all day concealed. That's a matter of personal preference. The USP is too big to carry concealed, IMHO. I suggest you go to a gunstore and try each one. There are a ton of good .45's out there.

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Old 06-18-2012, 10:33 PM   #26
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I own a m1911 and I love it I had one before chambered in.38 super but I traded it for a XD9 AND BOUGHT ANOTHER CHAMBERED IN .45 ACP but it feels a lil to heavy for conceal carry so I carry the xd dayly and a kel tec p32 as backup..and how much do thous bra holsters run for ewant one for my mom and feince

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Old 06-18-2012, 10:42 PM   #27
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If you are after a budget, American made original G.I. style 1911, look at the new Auto ordnance 1911. They are nearly identical to the old Colt 1911A1.

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If its going to be a carry, go with the Glock 30, 36 or XDs.

For home defense
I would go with a 1911
Or G21

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1911 is what a 45acp is supposed to be.

I'm sure the HK is fine...excellent, probably. I also like the Sig P220 and XDm45 in this caliber. But nothing fits quite like a 1911. Colts can be outstanding. I'd also look at other 1911 manufacturers like SA, Sig, DW, etc.

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Also try sti industries ...that's were mine is from

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