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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.
 

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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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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?
 

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

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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
 

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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.
 

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NM-LEO said:
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.
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
 

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axxe55 said:
as good as H&K firearms are, i would still choose the Colt 1911, just because of it's history and following it has.
Ya Colts have been around for a long time
 

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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.
 
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