Next purchase, 45 acp

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

  1. Kenney

    Kenney New Member

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    I've been thinking it over and decided on a 45 acp. No I'm not getting a 1911. I do have plans for carry and have no problem with a full size. SIG p220 looks good but I'd like to have alternatives. Has to be a decocker model. That's more or less my only criteria. Thanks in advanced.
     
  2. Kenney

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    Also, if someone came up with a double stack that didn't feel like a brick, that be nice.
     

  3. Donn

    Donn Active Member

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    Check out the H&K .45acp. It's a really nice piece and has the features you're looking for. It's a little pricey, but so's a Sig.
     
  4. Imthabullet

    Imthabullet New Member

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    I found my p250 online for under $400. Full size. I haven't had 1 misfire, jam, or other malfunction.
     
  5. oli700

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  6. Texgunner

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    Take a look at the M&P and XD/XDm pistols. They're striker fired so there's no decocker but the M&P can be had with a thumb safety.
     
  7. therewolf

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    The old S&W 4506, or 645...
     
  8. orangello

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    I have really enjoyed my XD45 with the 5" geezer barrel, but it has no chickenpicker.
     
  9. Overkill0084

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    +1 on the CZ97BD. If one must fixate on a decocker model, they would be hard to beat. The Witness is a great option if the decocker is not THAT important.
     
  10. Kenney

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    DA/SA is just my preference because I don't think I picked up any other kind until a year after I started and good God it felt weird. SAO, striker, didn't matter. I just like decockers because I hate safeties. 97 and witness aren't sounding to bad.
     
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  11. oli700

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    CZ's are the firearms industries best kept secret. I like it that way too, they are not around every corner because they are not trendy.
     
  12. misterballistic

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    - Not a 1911
    - Decocker
    - Full size but for carry

    Hmmm... sounds like you had it right the first time with P220.

    The CZ 97BD is going to be considerably heavier than the P220. 41 oz for the steel framed 97BD, compared to the aluminum framed P220's 30 oz with empty mag.
     
  13. Rick1967

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    The Bersa Ultra Concealed Pro is a compact. But it is a double stack. It has a decocker. 8 rounds of .45 in a compact package. Very reliable. Quite accurate. Very good gun.
     
  14. Kenney

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    I know a shop that does machining on guns. Do you think the dust cover is thick enough to have a rail cut in?
     
  15. oli700

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    I wouldn’t want to guess either way on that , I didn’t even see it taken apart.....sorry for what its worth I own a CZ 75 SP-01 with the factory arail and it seems thicker than the 97 was.