Bang 4 the Buck

Discussion in 'Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection' started by TwelveGageTaylor, Nov 10, 2013.

  1. TwelveGageTaylor

    TwelveGageTaylor New Member

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    Hey guys im looking to get a concealed carry handgun. My roots are with 1911 .45's and i dont really wanna veer away from that but id like some opinions on whats a good handgun for the buck. I like a bigger caliber but im open minded to anything. Im looking to spend $6-1000
     
  2. c3shooter

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    One of my personal favorites- ParaOrdnance C7/45. Not a lot bigger than a J Frame S&W revolver, 7+1 shot .45 ACP, DOUBLE ACTION- and it eats anything I put in the mag
     

  3. aandabooks

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    Ruger 1911 in commander size. That is a nice budget you have to work with. Maybe even a Colt New Agent.
     
  4. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    or the Colt Defender.
     
  5. DrFootball

    DrFootball disappointed & disgusted, But DETERMINED... Lifetime Supporter

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    Any of those, or a Springfield. One of my buds swears by his...and it's every bit as accurate as my Commander.
     
  6. TwelveGageTaylor

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    Springfield Emp? It only comes in 9 or 40. Is 40sw a big difference between 45. Id like to stick to 45, but when it comes down to concealed..thats why im on here askin questions
     
  7. TwelveGageTaylor

    TwelveGageTaylor New Member

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    Whats the commander? Brand n caliber? 3in..?
     
  8. DrFootball

    DrFootball disappointed & disgusted, But DETERMINED... Lifetime Supporter

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    A"Commander" is a 1911 frame type. Mine is a 45ACP Colt Commander 4.25" Blued with rubber grips...
    I'm looking to get one in 9MM since that's what I carry these days.
     
  9. John_Deer

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  10. CardiacColt68

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    Colt Defender if you want a 3" 1911 to carry. They make a 9mm and a 45 ACP. Either way you can't go wrong. You should be able to find one for just about $1000. Less if you can find a used one. I wouldn't go cheap on a small 1911 as they have been known to have issues.
     
  11. TwelveGageTaylor

    TwelveGageTaylor New Member

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    The colt defender is what keeps catching my eye.
     
  12. hardluk1

    hardluk1 Active Member

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    How about you find a range that rents pistols . See what they have in a caliber of your choice buy the ammo and if slow they may let you fire some rounds thru what they have in that caliber. They may have a commander to rent. many will tell you the shorter the barrel the more issues you can have with ammo brands and bullet designs with HP. If you can't hide a commander well a defender ain't gon'a make enough difference to matter but atleast you get a 4/25" barrel instead of a short 3". The grip not the barrel length can be the biggest problem. I can iwb or owb a commander sized kahr tp40 at a 2:15 position.
     
  13. kryptar19

    kryptar19 New Member

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    Take a look at the American Classic Amigo. Great quality gun for a moderate price.

    The .45 has a bigger bullet, the .40s&w has more energy. Both make a nice size hole. Both do a lot of damage. Both get the same end result.
     
  14. tankwilson

    tankwilson New Member

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    I have a colt defender for sale. 45 cal
     
  15. Crazvet

    Crazvet New Member

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    How much are you asking for it?
     
  16. tankwilson

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  17. Crazvet

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    Not bad, I always get the little Colts mixed up is the Defender the one w gutter sights?
     
  18. tankwilson

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    Here's a pic. Comes with 4 magazines and houge wrap around grip.

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  19. Crazvet

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    That's extremely nice!
     
  20. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    the New Agent is the one with the gutter sights. very similiar to the Defender in size and such.