.45acp carry options

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by Glockpotion23, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. Glockpotion23

    Glockpotion23 New Member

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    Hey guys and gals, i am stuck yet again on pistol options. I am looking for a .45acp that i can carry; compact or sub only. I carry a .40 cal now and have little to no issues. I plan on buying a G30sf in a month or two but would like another to carry. I looked at the G27(i know thats a .40) but IMO it wasnt that much smaller than the 30. I am a little suspect on the G36, it should be glock perfection plus it seems to be the ultimate carry size but have heard it has issues plus i am not a fan of the 6 rd capacity. I am open to any suggestions that wont break the bank.
     
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  3. Firearms4ever

    Firearms4ever New Member

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    Have you thought about a Commander sized 1911 or the new Springfield XDm 3.8 Compact .45ACP?
     
  4. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    here is my everyday carry. a colt new agent in 45acp 7+1 barely bigger than my palm. its a very comy carry gun as i carry iwb using a galco tuc424. i do want one of those new xdm 3.8 45acp's but i want to see one and hold one before i buy.

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  5. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    My g36 has been flawless since the wrong slide release installed by the previous owner was replaced with the correct one. My XD45 compact is a little bigger but about 8 oz heavier loaded 10+1. The grip on the g30 is a little big for me.
     
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  6. Glockpotion23

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    Thats why i love this forum...instant suggestions; thanks guys and i will definitely consider all those:)
     
  7. Jkl-28

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    That's a good looking pistol, and it looks like it would be a great carry weapon
    How much did that run you? (if you don't mind me asking)
    And how do you like it? (does it have any sights?
     
  8. JonM

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    http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f66/few-my-favorite-pistols-36574/

    i THINK i paid around 685$ 2 years ago. i dont remember what the tax and bg fee was. im sure they are a little more now. i bought it shortly after jim doyle the liberal fascist vetoed ccw in wisconsin. all the ccw carry guns around the state got marked to rock bottom prices. so i bought it cuz i knew it would eventually get passed

    it has a trench sight which is the same style used on the old SAA colts from befor the turn of the last century. its a very fast accurate sight for Self Defense shooting. nothing to get snagged on clothing. sights just arent used in sd actions. its too fast. this isnt a room clearing securing the house type gun its an "OHSHT THAT M*&&**^^%TH*&F&R IS SHOOTING AT ME!!!!!" type gun. its for that 0-7 yards that sd action takes place

    with concentration i can keep all 8 shots inside a mansized silhoutte at 25 yards. for SD range see the link above

    i love it as a carry weapon. its light weight very slim compact. there arent many if any 9mm that come close in size weight and capacity much less 45acp chamberings.

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  9. jimbobpissypants

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    My favorite ccw is similar to the New Agent. It' s the Colt Defender. Nearly the same gun, but with sights.
     
  10. Jkl-28

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    Ok... I actually did some looking around online on the new agent after I saw your pics, and now I'm really thinking about getting one!
    I've read a lot of reviews and saw some videos and it seems like a great gun to carry! Now I just need to safe up my pennies and then find one.
     
  11. hardluk1

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    You really should stay with a glock as the feel and natural point will be different with anything else you pick up BUT the kahr cw45 is a smaller ,lighter and more compact option. Also controlable. Also good shop around price should be lower at around 425.
     
  12. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I have a G36 and an XD45 compact. Nothing points as well or naturally as a 1911 at least for me. I can not handle much more than 30oz on my hip or I would still have a 1911. If I ran across a deal on a Defender or New Agent light weight, I would trade my G36 without hesitation.
     
  13. JonM

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    new agents turn up at gunshows around here pretty frequent cuz people buy em and try target shooting at long range and get disapointed sell them. i saw one at the last show for 450$ looked like it had never chambered a round!!

    the new agents are pretty much ohsht short range point shooting type guns
     
  14. Glockpotion23

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    which glock would you suggest? the 27? even though its a .40.
     
  15. HOSSFLY

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    Had the XD45 too- GREAT gun-
    Got talked out of it - Made me a offer i cud'nt refuse & all that :rolleyes:
     
  16. hardluk1

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    I had a g27 and to me compairing it to a g22 the g27 was harder for me to control. And still a fat gun. I have shot a friends g30 and I did find that it was was easier to control compared to the g27 and I have never touched a 36 to know how the smaller grip feels but being as thru the whole package is a bit thinner??? If you keep your glock 40 you can use the mags as back up and at the range with a slip over grip exentder for the g27. Or add a +2 to one of the 27 mags and carry that as backup. Try to rent one of the G27's and see what you think. Darn sure felt different from the G22.

    I see no real difference between a 45 and a 40 or even a 9mm in stopping power to make any real difference in what I carry. The 45 cost the most reguardless if you reload or not. None are guarrentied to do the job with one shot, soooo. Practice double taps. I still own a 40 , but sold the glock 27 and bought a sw40ve for a house gun only because of the amount of ammo i have. Think about how many calibers you really want to have around for defence. If you have a 40 now and then buy a 45 maybe sell the 40 and but another 45 glock??

    I carry a 9mm. I shoot it more than i ever did the 40. And my wife shoots a 9mm. And because we both shoot them way more and the fact there cheaper to buy ammo for or reload I am better with them.
     
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  17. jerry12

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    I have a Glock 23 and i love the size of it for open carry plus a Glock 21 but it is a little to big for me to carry so it stands guard in the bed room and two weeks ago i got a Glock 30SF that i carry along as my LC9 that is in a pocket. Some of the Glock Gen 4 have giving trouble and Glock is replacing the extractor Assembly in them i think. I hope some thing i said helps you and the reason for the Glock 30SF is i wanted the 45ACP power to carry.
     
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  18. Alpha1Victor

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    Its the recoil spring assembly for the recall.

    Signing out, Alpha1victor.
     
  19. hardluk1

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    JTJ maybe you should give the bigger kahr line a look . They point like a 1911 just thinner and lighter in weight and other than the nice smooth DA trigger instead of a box stock sa 5lb trigger the i9ii's come with it may be what you want. Mhttp://www.kahr.com/Pistols/Kahr-TP45.
     
  20. PanBaccha

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    My everyday carry of a 45ACP calibre is a compact S&W 457.
     

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