can't decide on a .45

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by john2005, Jun 6, 2012.

  1. john2005

    john2005 New Member

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    Colt 1911 or hk45?
     
  2. MrWray

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  3. mt232

    mt232 New Member

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    I would go with the 1911 but that's just me and MrWray you must have all the good pictures lol
     
  4. NM-LEO

    NM-LEO New Member

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    Are you new to weapons?

    What's your budget??

    The Glock 21 and 36 are both EXTREMELY good .45 pistols.

    XD, Ruger, and S&W M&P make good .45's too

    1911's are great, but are heavy with low capacity.
     
  5. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    I just love 1911s :)


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  6. sputnik1988

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    New Colt Series 70

    If it's for carry, you can do better than a 1911 or a USP. If it's not for carry, well you can't do better than a 1911.:cool:
     

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  7. Mason609

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    M&Ps are ok, as are the Glocks, but unless you spend a little extra $$ you get more muzzle flip that you need to (depending on your budget). Also, with Glock, you have to be careful - there's .45 ACP and .45 GAP.

    Or, you could go with a 1911 or a Sig P220 (again, depending on your budget). Both MAY be heavy, BUT, it depends on the person. I'm 5'9, 160lbs. I often carry my S&W 1911 (which is actually lighter than my glock 20, by a little). As far as capacity, it depends on your state. Some limit to 10 round mags (which is only 2 more than the Sig P220 - you CAN get 10 round mags for the 1911, depending on the model).

    HKs are nice, too.

    However, the real question to ask is why specifically a .45?
     
  8. lbwar15

    lbwar15 New Member

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    Um 1911. Yep 1911. Umm humm 1911. That's the one.
     
  9. Donn

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    I love my 1911, but if I had the dough I'd upgrade to an H&K in a heartbeat.
     
  10. slim325

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    1911 or a xdm
     
  11. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    Im a very longtime 1911 shooter and i love the platform but my main carry gun is a xdm 45acp 3.5 compact
     
  12. slim325

    slim325 New Member

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    Same here love the 1911 but the xdm is excellent plus mag capacity
     
  13. juststartin5272

    juststartin5272 New Member

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    If its for carry they just came out with the xds
     
  14. loctite44144

    loctite44144 New Member

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    I would go with the m&p great organomet very comparable to shoot
     
  15. lbwar15

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    I will eater go with a 1911 or xdm .45 as my next gun. It will most likely be the xdm. 1911 is my favorite gun but I won't the xdm for the 13+1. And in my eyes the xdm is the best polymer guns out there. And posable the most accurate .45 out there.
     
  16. john2005

    john2005 New Member

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    I am new to semi auto pistols. I have had quite a few revolvers. I really don't have a budget because I believe you get what u pay for
     
  17. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    as good as H&K firearms are, i would still choose the Colt 1911, just because of it's history and following it has.
     
  18. john2005

    john2005 New Member

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    Ya Colts have been around for a long time
     
  19. ktmboyz

    ktmboyz New Member

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    hands down 1911,, I think the H&K is the only pistol I have ever sold and never looked back, and I have quite a few.

    i wouldn't rule out some of the other 45 semis on the market though, XDM 45c is one of my favorite 45s.