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Old 10-27-2010, 12:52 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by orangello View Post
It's sad your state doesn't respect the U.S. Constitution or parts thereof; we have property available here in MS should you choose to find freedom.
As much as I appreciate the feedback (I truly do), I don't plan on moving to Mississippi any time soon because you guys didn't decide to ratify the 13th Amendment until 1995. A little too conservative for my taste, if you get my meaning.
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Old 10-27-2010, 01:59 AM   #12
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SIG P220 Combat
Ruger P345
Smith & Wesson M&P
Glock 21SF
Beretta Px4 Storm
Taurus PT 24/7 OSS
Fabrique Nationale FNP45-USG
Para-Ordnance LDA 1911
Of those you listed, I've only fired the HK and the SIG in .45. They're both great guns but the SIG sits better in my hand. I currently own a P220R and a P220c.
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Old 06-24-2012, 08:44 PM   #13
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I've fired maybe twenty five rounds from a pistol and didn't do being a .44 Colt Anaconda..fahh!
Last Memorial Day up at "da farm" my cuz brought out my recently passed Uncle's Colt 1911. It's an older, the one with a vague sight. ~shooting third of three twas a bit nervous in that way as the previous did poorly. Thinks about 40' I gandered a bit and popped first center target horizontally and still would have been a chest shot but low. Glancing over at the others.."I got this" raised 'er up a bit and put seven up where should be with two in the bullseye. Yes!!
The gun felt good in my hand and it simply shot where I was aiming~woot! ~It got me excited to pursue the hobby, and why I'm here today. (After randomly landing here after a search)
Youtube has some positive vids of the Colt. Of which some peeps did get into their takes of various pistols you may find interesting Henry.
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Old 06-24-2012, 09:36 PM   #14
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Love my glock 21, not sure about the sf, why didn't SA XDm make list? Have this in a .40 and would have loved it just as much in a 45, might even give my glock 21 a run.
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Old 09-23-2012, 06:35 PM   #15
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went back and read the original post,IF you are looking for a 45 as a hunting sidearm i like my hipoint 45 ,very accurate and effective at the distances needed.and not expensive .BUT if you want a tactical..... COLT 1911.... look at what they built for the marines just an opinion

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Old 09-24-2012, 11:14 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by HenryACR View Post
the reason is because i only want to buy a modern, military grade handgun. if the us military didnt look at your suggestion and instead leaned towards another, there's probably some small reason for it. if your 1911 suggestion can outperform everything else on the list, I'm game. and by the way, price is irrelevant.
The gummint hates to admit their mistakes. You should take that into consideration when wondering about the absence of 1911 style handguns.

Of the guns on your list I would probably go with the FNP or Glock. Taurus and Para would not be considered due to hit or miss quality control.
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:10 AM   #17
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I have only one .45 ACP and it's a 1911A1 by Rock Island. My other fairly big-bore is a Glock G22C in .40S&W (not a round to sneeze at either). I appreciate the Glock's (and other polymer-pistols) amazing durability and reliability but their passive safety systems make me uneasy. If you have a round chambered and the trigger gets touched for any reason (twig, child, jackass buddy screwing around), you have an AD, no way around it. A 1911 in "condition-one" needs two physical acts to set it off. Because I have learned to bow reverently at the shrine of Murphy and His Law, I like having something more than good intentions between me and a messy accident. There is an issue of magazine capacity with most traditional 1911's but there are a lot of fine manufacturers of double-stack pistols out there and truly if "price is irrelevant" as you state, one of those folks would be happy to answer any questions. The 1911 thrives a century after it's creation because it works so beautifully for so many people; not because all of us who own them are nostalgia freaks!
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I would say check out Springfield's XDm line. It was my very first handgun and I loved it.
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1911 hands down. There are a ton of great options there, but nothing beats a century of proven reliability and in a uniform flatform which opens up the ability for personalization.
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Many of you aren't playing by his rules. Y'all are giving him answers that weren't on his list., too!

Springfield Armory XDm 4.5 45acp

If I had to go by your list, I would probably seriously consider the Smith and Wesson M&P...but that's because I am price conscious and I just can't pony up the dough for half of the guns on that list.
.45acp, .40 S&W, 9mm, .38 Spl, .380 acp, 22lr
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