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Old 02-02-2012, 07:11 PM   #1
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Looking for a good concealable .45. I currently own the SA XD .45 compact, but it feels a little fat. I was thinking maybe the Glock 36 subcompact, .45 single stack mag. It's a little thinner @ 1.10 inches wide vs. 1.25ish for my XD. Don't know if that would really make a difference.
What do you all think? Aside from the brands. That don't even enter into the decision.
Also I do wanna stick with a .45.

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I have both the XD45c and the G36. The G36 is 6+1 but 9 oz lighter than the XD45c when loaded with 10+1. G36=27 oz, XD45c=36 oz. I carry the G36. The G36 was designed for concealed carry and has been de-horned and slimmed for that purpose. I have night sights on mine. The XD45c is not a lot bigger but the weight difference is a major factor for me. The XD is a lot easier to shoot probably due to the added weight and I prefer the grip. The weight was with 230 grn HP in both pistols and I weighed them myself.

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Isn't Kahr making a CW and PM 45 now?

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Wasn't even considering the weight issue. But it is on more thing to think about.
And I haven't event looked at the Kahrs yet.

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I don't have a problem concealing a full size 1911.

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Suggestions: Para Ordnance Warthog (WHX1045R) - 6.5" OAL, 4.5" high, 3" barrel, 10+1 capacity.
Also, Taurus PT-145 - 6.1" OAL, 5" high, 3.25" barrel, 10+1 capacity.
Also, PARA has other 3" .45's, single stacked, plus a double-stacked PARA Carry 12, 7" OAL, 4.5"high, 3.5" barrel, 12+1 capacity.

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Looking for a good concealable .45. I currently own the SA XD .45 compact, but it feels a little fat. I was thinking maybe the Glock 36 subcompact, .45 single stack mag. It's a little thinner @ 1.10 inches wide vs. 1.25ish for my XD. Don't know if that would really make a difference.
What do you all think? Aside from the brands. That don't even enter into the decision.
Also I do wanna stick with a .45.
hands down colt new agent or colt defender(if you prefer traditional sights) is a superb ccw gun. nothing beats it for concealability with its 7+1 capacity for it's size.

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with galco iwb holster:



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Suggestions: Para Ordnance Warthog (WHX1045R) - 6.5" OAL, 4.5" high, 3" barrel, 10+1 capacity.
Also, Taurus PT-145 - 6.1" OAL, 5" high, 3.25" barrel, 10+1 capacity.
Also, PARA has other 3" .45's, single stacked, plus a double-stacked PARA Carry 12, 7" OAL, 4.5"high, 3.5" barrel, 12+1 capacity.
I looked at the warthog. And I do like it, other than the price. And it's a double stack, so it's fatter than I'm after. I haven't been able to fondle a slim hog yet, but then again the price might be more than I like.
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I'll be taking a good hard look at Springfield's XDs45 when it makes an appearance in a few months. Until then I'm considering the XDm45 3.8 compact.

G36, Kahr, and 3-4" 1911s would be the other notable options.

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I don't have a problem concealing a full size 1911.
I know a guy that can conceal a MAK 10 with a 20 round mag. I cant do it. Weight is a major issue for me due to an injury. A full size 1911 weighs about 39 oz empty and about 45 oz loaded. I have to wear suspenders or a shoulder rig to carry my XD45c at 36 oz. The G36 at 27 oz is just under my weight limit for hanging on a belt.
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