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Old 02-06-2012, 04:17 AM   #1
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Default Favorite full-size high-cap .45?

I'd like a companion .45acp for my single-stack Kahr PM45. I kinda moved away from the 1911 platform to pay for some other firearms, and now I'm thinking 8 rounds just ain't enough.

I'd like a full-size handgun in .45acp with 13 or more rounds and more than a 4" barrel.

Para Ordnance P14-45? (I'd love another 1911, but the grip is huge)
Springfield Armory XDm45? (I have a XDm9 4.5" and love it)
FN FNP45? (The grip looks just right for my smaller hands)
Glock 21? (I guess it should be on the list...)

The HK USP is a little expensive...

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Old 02-06-2012, 05:08 AM   #2
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My wife bought me a Rock Island 1911a2 double stack 45 for my bday and I was hooked to the 1911. I sold my polymer guns and now just have 1911s. For $550 I love this gun. I have others that double or triple the price but it's still my favorite and is my go to for my home self defense. Used to conceal carry it but found it too heavy for what i do. I have some YouTube clips of my range time with it. I plan on getting another. I never fired it but liked the feel of a para ord warthog which is both concealable and more bullets in the mag.

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I have really enjoyed my Springfield XD45 with the 5" barrel. It holds 13+1. I have had zero failures and use inexpensive ammo.

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I'd like a companion .45acp for my single-stack Kahr PM45. I kinda moved away from the 1911 platform to pay for some other firearms, and now I'm thinking 8 rounds just ain't enough.

I'd like a full-size handgun in .45acp with 13 or more rounds and more than a 4" barrel.

Para Ordnance P14-45? (I'd love another 1911, but the grip is huge)
Springfield Armory XDm45? (I have a XDm9 4.5" and love it)
FN FNP45? (The grip looks just right for my smaller hands)
Glock 21? (I guess it should be on the list...)

The HK USP is a little expensive...

Thoughts?
You do not carry extra magazines? Remember 13 rounds do get heavy. When you fire the first shot most bad guys retreat with their tails between their legs. They talk tuff until you shoot back and you hear OH $Hit.
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I have several including the XD but the FN is my favorite and it's not that heavy...to me anyway...it could be to some people though.

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The only reason I say "8 is not enough" is that FOR THIS PARTICULAR PURPOSE I'd like a high-cap .45 pistol. I already have a single-stack .45, and I sold my Kimber 1911 to pay for it.

I'm not anti-1911, in fact I am really hoping that this thread convinces me to go double-stack 1911.

One major plus, orangello, for the XD over the XD(m) is availability of duty-style holsters. Thanks for the suggestion.

I'm glad nobody has said Glock...

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I don't like high cap (double stack) 45s because they are just too big and clumsy for my hands. But if I was going to buy one I'd get a Para Ordinance double stack 1911.

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my choice is the xdm 4.5 but the 5.5 is pretty sweet. another good choice is the cz97BD in 45acp that is one super sweet soft shooter for 45acp. the gun is huge though and heavy but its very accurate

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There are three full-framed 45acps that I really like. That would be a 1911 Gov, Sig P220, and SA XDm45.

Obviously, the XDm is the only one that addresses your desired capacity. I'm 100% satisfied with my XDm45. Enough so that I'll probably add both the XDm45 3.8 compact shortly, and eventually XDs45 when it comes out in a few months. If they were currently running one of their free mag promos, I'd buy the compact tomorrow.

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You could get a glock 21 SF They have 13 or 10 round mag . But IMOP I would go with the HK you could find one used for around 600$

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