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Old 06-02-2012, 09:12 PM   #1
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I have an old S&W 645 that I love but its kind of an heir loom and Im looking to retire it before anything breaks. So im in the market for a new similar 45. I like american made and I love the way my 645 shoots. Any suggestions on any 45s out there that are similar? Accuracy and reliability are very important to me

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Old 06-02-2012, 09:40 PM   #2
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Thinking along the lines of a 1911?
Like S&W?
Check out a S&W 1911
Even with the external extractor its a super sweet shooter IMO

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Dan Wesson or Colt would be good starting points. If you're price sensitive you might do well to hunt down one of the new Rugers. The S&W 1911s are very good pistols, they just don't do it for me.

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Oouuuhhh, Gold Cup... Nice!

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Colt, Remington, Springfield Armory, Ruger( if you can find one! ), Dan Wesson, RIA, Metroarms, and many others. your only limitation is your wallet!

once you buy a 1911, go ahead and plan on the next one. most who own them, are never happy with just one of them.

there are so many choices when it comes to the 1911 platform, caliber choices, barrel lengths, frame sizes, finishes, features, ect., ect.,....
there are so many different options, parts and accessories available for them that a person cna make one truly their own and very different from everyone else's 1911.

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Smith and Wesson did a run of .45 ACP revolvers not too long ago. Believe they were model 25s. So, you could get an updated version of a gun you already like.

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Buy a 1911.

The remaining high quality/best option 45acp's are almost exclusively foreign made, polymer, or both.

And I don't discount either, personally. Most of the polymer staples (Glock, Springfield, S&W, FN) are excellent guns. And Sig (foreign) probably offers up the best metal framed non-1911 in 45acp with their model P220. You'd probably enjoy owning one. But it seems that you want a domestic, metal-framed, tried and tested 45acp...and that translates to 1911 eight days a week.
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I have an old S&W 645 that I love but its kind of an heir loom and Im looking to retire it before anything breaks. So im in the market for a new similar 45. I like american made and I love the way my 645 shoots. Any suggestions on any 45s out there that are similar? Accuracy and reliability are very important to me
CZ, Ruger, and SigSauer all make a very similar one.

Ruger costs the least.

Sig costs the most.

CZ is in between.

They shoot in that order also.
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Buy a 1911.

The remaining high quality/best option 45acp's are almost exclusively foreign made, polymer, or both.

And I don't discount either, personally. Most of the polymer staples (Glock, Springfield, S&W, FN) are excellent guns. And Sig (foreign) probably offers up the best metal framed non-1911 in 45acp with their model P220. You'd probably enjoy owning one. But it seems that you want a domestic, metal-framed, tried and tested 45acp...and that translates to 1911 eight days a week.
The problem with the 1911's is that they are only single action, which is very primative. Like having a single action only revolver.
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