Affordable Double Duty .45?

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by BigByrd47119, Feb 15, 2014.

  1. BigByrd47119

    BigByrd47119 New Member

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    Looking for options as far as an affordable (-$600) double duty (open carry on duty and CC off duty) .45.

    I owned a S&W M&P which was nice, but I want to see what else is out there thats escaped my notice. Not real interested in Glocks as I just dont find them comfortable.

    Thanks!
     
  2. TerryM

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    Paid $485.00 for my XD45 Bi-Tone (NIB) It is the service mod. but it does CC very well.
     
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  3. aandabooks

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    The Ruger SR45 looks good and with a $460 price tag very affordable. If Ruger comes through with a compact version that is still double stack it would make a very attractive carry gun.
     
  4. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    Are you only interested in striker fired guns? I have a Commander length Ruger SR1911. Really nice, well made gun. I use mine for IDPA. I carry it too sometimes. It is around your budget. Might be $50 over.
     
  5. BigByrd47119

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    I have a lot of respect for the 1911 platform but dont think I would be interested in one as an EDC. As a duty gun? Heck yea! But a cc? I dont think so.
     
  6. BigByrd47119

    BigByrd47119 New Member

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    How similar (fit and feel wise) to the Glock? It looks the same! :p
     
  7. kryptar19

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    The XD pistols have a 1911 grip angle, so it's a little more natural. It also has the blackstrap safety. They also sport a single action trigger.
    Great guns!
     
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  8. JonM

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    xd is too blocky for my tastes. the xdm 3.8 is a great gun better trigger than glock or m&p by a long shot great safety in the grip safety better trigger than a xd, with adjustable grips, fantastic accuracy, uses both fullsize and shorty mags if you need a shorter grip.

    best ccw gun i have that can function dual roles is my colt lightweight commander. slim short stupid accurate with the recoil that feels more like a strong 9mm than a 45acp.

    another great choice is the beretta inox compact 20+1 or 13+1 witht he shorty mags.

    if you are in a no printing state the colt lightweight commander is the definate go to otehrwise the xdm 3.8 or beretta m9 inox compact
     
  9. kryptar19

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    Take a look at the FNx series of pistols.
     
  10. BigByrd47119

    BigByrd47119 New Member

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    I will find one to grab onto and see how it is! Sounds much more interesting now.
     
  11. BigByrd47119

    BigByrd47119 New Member

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    Thanks for the input Jon! How much are those colts going for? Thats a hot little number!
     
  12. TerryM

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    To me they feel and shoot better then my 1911a1. They put Glocks to shame as far as..... well everything. :D
     
  13. JonM

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    i paid 850 for mine might be a bit out of the price your looking for but its a damn sweet gun. i cannot get over just how easy it is to shoot the recoil is nothing like a full size 1911.

    here is mine with esmerelda grips:

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    camera wasnt working well when i took the pic.
     
  14. kryptar19

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    I feel the same way. The only thing I like better is the M&P.
     
  15. BigByrd47119

    BigByrd47119 New Member

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    So, picked up a new Ruger SR45, $475 out the door. They had this nifty box of Federal ammo thats 100rnds of fmj and 20rnds of Hydra-shok. Came with two mags too.

    I looked at a XD45 but they wanted $550 used. It did fit equally well I felt.

    All and all Im happy.
     
  16. JonM

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    I hope it works for you. Im not a sr45 fan don't care for the recoil impulse or trigger.

    Did you try the xdm its a different gun than the xd.
     
  17. BigByrd47119

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    Nope, was def a XD. Watched some videos as recoil seems average? We will see I guess!
     
  18. JW357

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    Congrats on your purchase and good luck with it. Hope you enjoy it.

    It was time for a new signature. This is what you get.
     
  19. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Waiting on the pictures.... :)
     
  20. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    Damn, the xd's suck. I hope you don't go and try a xdm and go...

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