Best Buy 45ACP?


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BioDemon
July 24, 2005, 09:23 PM
I was thinking mybe the Ruger p95 or Springfield? What do you think?

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XD Niner
July 24, 2005, 09:30 PM
I have nothing but good things to say about my Springfield Loaded Black Stainless 1911. Over 5000 rounds without a single performance failure of any kind. About the only thing that went wrong is that the vertical adjustment screw on the rear sight sheared off. Springfield Fed-Exd me a new one the next day at their expense becaues I needed it for a USPSA match the following day. That is a great warranty and terrific customer service.

Spot77
July 24, 2005, 09:38 PM
Big differences in the way a Ruger and a Springfield shoot.

Ruger's P97 is um....what I guess I'd call a "soft" shooting .45

Most 1911's (at least the ones I've shot, including 2 Springfields) seem a little more "manly" in the hand.

I'm way more accurate with my P97 than any 1911 I've ever shot; but a lot of that can be attributed to practicing with the P97 often.

I personally think the Springfields are cooler guns, but I like my Ruger better.



Hey, at least it's not a Glock! :neener:

armoredman
July 24, 2005, 11:44 PM
Don't forget non traditional 45's, if it's not just a 1911 you're looking for! the Witness 45 is quite good, and popular. If you have large hands, the CZ97 is custom made for you. Czech it out....

Uncle Alvah
July 25, 2005, 01:06 AM
I'll second armoredman. If your meathooks are large enough for comfort, the CZ 97b is unbeatable!

Elmer
July 25, 2005, 01:15 AM
You might want to look at Ruger's new .45, the P345 (I think that's the model number). I haven't shot one, but it felt really good when I handled one. It also had rails for a light mount.

Black Majik
July 25, 2005, 01:23 AM
For a "best buy" .45, I'd say the Springfield 1911 mil-spec. That is, if you want a 1911.

If not, look into a CPO SIG Sauer P220. Those are great deals, and will still last a lifetime.

CZ97, heard good thingsa bout them, never shot one though. CZ's reputation is very good though.

Ruger, well they do work, but I think there are better out there.

kngflp
July 25, 2005, 01:55 AM
I also like my CZ 97, I got mine for $400 used.

anapex
July 25, 2005, 02:01 AM
Geez I'm such a geek, I see the title of the thread and immediately think "Best Buy sells 45s now?". Anyway I'll put my vote in for the Springfield Milspec they're good guns.

Okiecruffler
July 25, 2005, 05:33 AM
Taurus PT145, or 24/7. Just had my PT145 out again today, finally found something it wouldn't eat. I had loaded some 185gr cast SWC's and it just refuses to feed them. Too bad, wouldn't you know it, their the most accurate load I've found so far.

71Commander
July 25, 2005, 05:58 AM
I have 9 1911's, so you know which way I lean toward, but I know 3 people who own the Bersa Thunder in .45. If I wanted a DA/SA style gun, I wouldn't hesitate in getting one of these gems. Great value for the buck. Sweet shooter as well.

Dave R
July 25, 2005, 12:25 PM
I went out to buy a budget 1911, and wound up with a Taurus PT-145. Very happy so far, through about 600 rounds. List price was $299.

model 649
July 25, 2005, 07:14 PM
To me, the "best buys" are used Colts under $500. I also enjoy working on my guns :D . One thing about every Colt I have encountered, they always function.
Josh

Double Maduro
July 25, 2005, 08:15 PM
Go to a range and rent several, put a box of shells through each and buy the one you shoot best.

Some that I would suggest you try in the bang for the buck category would be.

1. Ruger P90, this is what I carry and it has never failed me. Built like a truck.

2. Ruger P97, synthetic frame, three ounces lighter than the P90.

3. Ruger P345, synthetic frame, I didn't like the feel of the one I tried.

4. 1911, Springfield or used Colt or any of the other reliable pistols out there. I retired a 90 year old Colt 1911 when I got my Ruger, haven't regretted it for a second, though I do love 1911's.

5. Taurus Millenium Pro (Pt145?) this is one of the best in-the-hand feeling guns I have ever held.

6. You might even try a Glock, I have never found one that felt right in my hand, but you might.

The thing is that we will all tell you which guns we like best. None of us is wrong, for us. The trick is for you to get the one that is best for you. The only way to do that is to try a bunch of them. Fortunately, this is fun.

Of course you could just go out and buy the first one you see and learn to shoot it good enough to defend yourself.....Maybe. But go have some fun and get the right one the first time.

Let us know what you decide.
DM

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