.45 fever...

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by BeyondTheBox, Nov 29, 2011.

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  1. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

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    So I've got my nine, a conceal carry, and a plinker, the only things i'm missing to complete my desired collection is a .45 and a short range rifle (3030). Next on the hit list, after shooting little brother's Glock 30, is the .45, but which one.

    I was dead sure, after a lot of research into a couple cheap pieces (under $400), that I had decided on the Taurus MilPro, but now I've realized that I should put a little more thought into this decision before I make it.

    So here I am, requesting some suggestions. I still want to keep it within a similar price range (upping to under $500), so don't waste your time trying to convince me I should spent twice as much just to get a Springfield 1911. My brother said the Glock was just $525, but I'd like something else. It was great, but not great enough for the extra $150 i've the Taurus.

    Any other ideas or recommendations?

    Thanks fellas...
     
  2. aandabooks

    aandabooks New Member

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    You could get into a 1911 Rock Island Armory for under $500. I did over the weekend.

    Could look at the Springfield xd or the Smith & Wesson M&P.
     

  3. g17frantz

    g17frantz New Member

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    Is used out of the question? You could pick up a 30 used for about $425-$450 range. You'd be better off than the Taurus. Not knocking Taurus b/c I owned a 24/7 pro c in 9mm than ran flawlessly after 1,000 rounds. No gripes there. However, I did trade it in to get my glock and 10 months and 3000+ rounds later....no probs. What's another $150? Save more $ you'll be happier in the long run if you want a polymer frame semi auto.
     
  4. BeyondTheBox

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    Used is very "out of the question", I won't buy anything used, especially something like a handgun.

    Another $150 means nothing, monetarily speaking, but it would mean another paycheck to wait it out and, unfortunately, i'm far too impetuous to save the initial $500 for that long. If I don't do it now I, quite simply, won't, for a while. Which isn't a big deal, but I'd like to... Now, while I still have the drive, desire, and ability.
     
  5. g17frantz

    g17frantz New Member

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    I understand the impatience, Im exactly the same way. Just fight the urge to spend it!
     
  6. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

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    Argggggh... I... Can't.... Stop... Must.... Have..... Now....!
     
  7. BeyondTheBox

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    Definite no on the S&W, but that Rock Island looks amazing. I'm very interested. Tired of compacts, have two, a well priced, good old fashioned 1911 is just what the doctor ordered. Great suggestion man, thanks.
     
  8. vincent

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    A lot of people seem to really like Hi-points, don't have any experience with them personally but they keep the prices reasonable. Try to muster up a little more patience, a handgun shouldn't be an impulse buy but I can definitely sympathize with you there!!:D G21 is a good choice too. I have negative opinions on Taurus, it seems to be a 50/50 company, half the people get them and hate 'em, the other half love 'em.
     
  9. BeyondTheBox

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    Hi-point is far below my price range, surprised you'd even bother with the recommendation. Trying to make a "point"? Poor one... The Taurus is far above it in every way.

    The mere fact that i'm here posing this question means that i'm not impulse buying.

    If you've got something worthwhile to offer great, otherwise you're just adding purposeless post count.
     
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  10. vincent

    vincent New Member

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    You asked for recommendations, I answered. If you don't like it, just say no thanks and move on, or say nothing, no need to get critical.
     
  11. Bizdaddy

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    I just purchased a Hi-Point .45 as an experiment and all I can say is don't knock it till you try it. That thing shoots like a dream had 2 FTF's in the first 100 rds but that was a mag issue(last round in the mag). That thing is accurate as hell.
     
  12. BeyondTheBox

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    There are oh so many reasons I wouldn't try a hi-point. I'm sure the guns operate fine and dandy, but its not for me. I've got the funds to do better and I fully intend to do so.
     
  13. BeyondTheBox

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    I guess you have a point, but i'm still surprised, given the amount I indicated, that you'd do so as you did. I guess thanks for the thought, but I long ago ruled that brand out as an option.
     
  14. Bizdaddy

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    Oh I understand fully but I was amazed at how well that gun shoots.
     
  15. BeyondTheBox

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    Also, similarly, made in the philipines is American Classic, making the same piece, basically. But these are hard to find here, especially the chrome 45.
     
  16. sweeper22

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    A good 45 for under $500?

    You can find a multitude of polymers. Most of them are quite reliable, but to be perfectly honest I'd be more concerned about the reliability of a new Taurus than I would a used gun. Most Taurii are just fine, but their sketchy track record is also undeniable.

    EAA makes some really solid 45s for under $500, as does Bersa. And then there's entry level 1911s. The Para GI Expert for example, can be found for $500-650:

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  17. USMC_Richey

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    My two cents: a sig. It's hard to go wrong with a sig and I see plenty of them for $500 and below. Reliable, accurate, and look super shexy. :D

    As Sweeper said, some of the entry level 1911's would be a good bet as well. Always hard to go wrong with a 1911. The Rock Island 1911's are a good bet, I was a little skeptical about the quality considering most credible 1911's are +$800 but I was pretty impressed when I shot my buddies. His was like $520 and looked like this one:
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  18. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

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    Yup, I'm near certain that I'm going with an entry level 1911 like Rock Island or Metro Arms.
     
  19. HOSSFLY

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    I recomend the RIA 1911 (Tactical is great) but sounds like the 1911GI would suit you perfect :D

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  20. chewchew

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    Colt,Rock Island, High Standard, Springfield, Remmington, they all have parts you can interchange and easy to get and cheaper than a S&W or Sig.
    I sell a lot of HighPoints and when they bring them back and want to trade they get pissed when they find out that they are worth very little.
    The people that own Taurus's like them, but I've never wanted one, I would rather spend a little extra and get a Beretta.
    You ask for opinions and these are from someone who has shot them all.
    I respect everyone's opinion and if you don't agree with mine tell me about it. I'm betcha I've heard a helluva lot worse. Trying different guns are what makes shooting fun. Now go shoot something.:)
     
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