need a new .45 acp whats the best

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by wrench1173, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. wrench1173

    wrench1173 New Member

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    i am looking at getting a .45 and would like to know from all the fine gun owners out there what would be my best bet. looking for it to be accurate, low recoil, and on the lighter side for a concealed weapon.
     
  2. DodgerBlue

    DodgerBlue New Member

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    your going to get alot of text book answers, blah blah blah, I say Glock 36! Go ahead and close this thread! 80% polymer, 34 parts, very manageable recoil for a .45, and it was made for concealment.
     

  3. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Hands down it's a Nighth....

    Oh. This isn't a 1911 thread. :eek:

    Sorry. Can't help on this one.

    JD
     
  4. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    I say it's a Nigh.....oops, sorry. :eek:
     
  5. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Pick up a Commander length, alloy frame 1911.
     
  6. wrench1173

    wrench1173 New Member

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    i was thinking about the h&k usp or the kimber cdpII not really a glock type of guy
     
  7. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    Commander length, alloy frame or an officer/compact frame 1911.

    I'm sorry, but when you say .45 all I see is a 1911. Are there any other .45s? :confused:
     
  8. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    nope

    colt new agent best ccw .45acp
     
  9. CHLChris

    CHLChris New Member

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    Low-recoil in my book means something in the metal category, such as an aluminum-framed, steel slided Defender-sized 1911.

    But what sort of grip do you want? The 1911 family gives you single-stack thin-ness. The Glock 30 is double-stack brick, and only offers 3 more rounds.

    The G36 is single stack, limits you to only 6+1 and is polymer.
     
  10. pioneer461

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    There is no single "best." What works for me, won't necessarily work for you. You should go to a well stocked gun shop, or gun show and see which ones best fits your hands and go from there. There are many to choose from.

    There is also no such thing as the single "best" ammo.

    Good luck.
     
  11. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    I know you want to stay away from the 1911, but Wilson has a new "lightweight carry".
     
  12. PanBaccha

    PanBaccha New Member

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    Many good ones out there. But all in all I love my S&W 457 45ACP
     

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  13. Thebiker

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    Check out the new Ruger 1911. I haven't fired it, but did handle it at the local shop.....nice feel and good price.

    There is a You tube review on this forum for a better look. I believe it is in the range report section.
     
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  14. sweeper22

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    Over $600: 1911s, followed by Sig P220 compact

    Under $600: XD/Glock/SW poly compacts, Ruger and Bersa also make some quality budget 45's
     
  15. wrench1173

    wrench1173 New Member

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    ok so i found that the .45 world is pretty much ruled by the 1911 so looking at this i found the kimber ultra cdp 2, but not a fan of the grips so i found a S&W 4516 and the 457, i willing to spend the money just wondering which way to go
     
  16. Dzscubie

    Dzscubie New Member

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    Wrench,

    I have carried the 4516 for over 25 years and let me tell you it is my favorite carry gun. I also carried it for at least 8 years as my duty carry gun so I trust my life to the gun. It does have some down side to it as it is a very heavy weapon and a lot of people don’t want to carry a heavy gun but I like knowing that if I run out of ammo I can beat the someb*tch to death with it.

    Here’s my baby

    Scubie
     

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  17. sweeper22

    sweeper22 New Member

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    With something as easy to swap as grips, I certainly wouldn't let that become a deal-breaker.

    I'd choose the 1911. But those S&W's are solid guns.
     
  18. Dizzll

    Dizzll New Member

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    I have a Glock 30 in my rotation for ccw. Kimber and HK are most accurate but for concealability, and round count, nothing comes close. and... a guy named Massad Ayoob says it's his favorite. Not sure if he's qualified for an opinion though :)
     
  19. SwampDonkey

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    Everyone is different but I really like my xdm .45 fits very nice in the hand.
     
  20. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    Hi point's are under rated I hear.