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Old 07-13-2011, 01:03 PM   #1
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Hello to all! A friend of mine's son is applying for guard on an armored truck. She says they're gonna require him to use a .45 caliber weapon, (autoloader, I presume) which he doesn't have. He's only had experience with his Ruger 9mm. I'm wondering which platform will best enable him to come home alive at the end of his shift, should he have to use it during the course of his duties. I know he'll have to practice & become very familiar with whatever he chooses. But I guess my question is which technology available now will give him an "edge"? Thanx for your feedback, jd45
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Old 07-13-2011, 01:08 PM   #2
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I have found my XD45 to be easy to use and as accurate as i need. It holds 13+1 rounds. IMO, the son should go try a few different pistols to see which he can use the easiest & most accurately.
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I feel safe with a good solid colt 1911. Its what i will be legally carrying in november. Carried one in the army for a short bit before they switched us to the inferior m9
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I prefer a 1911, but If I had to choose the least complicated design to learn on it might be an XD/Glock/M&P style pistol. No grip safety to worry about depressing correctly, no safety to worry about, and nothing to snag.

JUST KEEP YOUR FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER!!

Many of the ADs with Glock type weapons are user error and were really NDs!
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If he wants to go steel, a Colts model O1980XSE 8+1 round Government would be the way to go.

If poly is his choice, go with the Springfield Armory XD45
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I prefer a 1911, but If I had to choose the least complicated design to learn on it might be an XD/Glock/M&P style pistol. No grip safety to worry about depressing correctly.
XD's have a 1911 style grip safety.
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XD's have a 1911 style grip safety.
HA, and I own two!! I must be tired. Got yourself a thumbs up!!
I guess that just shows you, the grip safety on the XD is so comfortable and easy to disengage that you forget its there, literally!



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I also would suggest a XD45/S&W/H&K, me personaly I have never like the Glock but some people swear by them. You might even look at a Sig P220, my wife love's mine carries it instead of her Glock 19 I got her. Go figure.
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Around here, many LEO's carry the Sig P220.
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HA, and I own two!! I must be tired. Got yourself a thumbs up!!
I guess that just shows you, the grip safety on the XD is so comfortable and easy to disengage that you forget its there, literally!
More coffee?
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