Steel .45ACP


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Slow
April 6, 2003, 06:54 AM
Thinking of purchasing a 45ACP and wanted opinions regarding the best all steel pistol on the market. I do not want a DAO and it need not be domestic...Although I will admit to being more than just little disappointed in our German "allies" lately and it will probably sway my purchase decision. Thanks for the input :)

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caz223
April 6, 2003, 07:42 AM
I'm kinda partial to Dan Wessons, and the CZ97.

moxie
April 6, 2003, 07:56 AM
Kimber. Pick the size and features in your price range and don't look back.

TheFrontRange
April 6, 2003, 09:13 AM
Another vote here for Kimber...I have their all-steel Custom in classic five-inch trim...fantastic pistol!

Al Thompson
April 6, 2003, 10:01 AM
It's a golden age for 1911s. I don't know of any other steel .45s - maybe the CZ and clones?

What's your budget and feeling for SA vrs. DA?

cratz2
April 6, 2003, 10:31 AM
Well, I certainly wouldn't steer anyone away from a 1911.

The CZ97 have a lot to recommend them but they seem on the large side.

The EAA Witness in 45 is available in an all steel version and is just slightly larger than the 9mm/40 version.

bikerp97
April 6, 2003, 10:52 AM
The Ruger P90 is mostly steel. I beleive the frame is alum. alloy but very strong. Can be had with blued or stainless slide. Manual saftey, Decock only and DAO. A rugged gun for sure.

Kevin

Lochaber
April 6, 2003, 02:27 PM
As far as I know these are the steel .45s from "good" manufacturers:

1911's of a many kinds
SIG P220 ST
Taurus 945
CZ97B
Witness
A few S&Ws

And then a few which are steel/aluminum alloy like:

Ruger P90
SIG P220 (standard model)
SIG P245
Berretta Cougar (8045?)


And then there are a number of .45ACP revolvers from S&W , Taurus, and others.

A lot to pick from and not many bad choices.

Loch

10-Ring
April 6, 2003, 05:22 PM
In an all steel 45, you really can't go wrong w/ a 1911 from the top 3 (Colt, SA, & Kimber ;) )

Steelharp
April 6, 2003, 05:37 PM
As I said in another post:

"Wait just a bit longer until the Colt stainless Series 70 hits the shelves... you'll be ecstatic..."

Mikey D...

Snowdog
April 6, 2003, 06:42 PM
I'll also throw my vote in for a Kimber.
I've had nothing but joy from mine.

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid40/p6f4f893cb9bcf9b2e97790f22b63266e/fd03f543.jpg

Dave Williams
April 7, 2003, 01:47 AM
I think this pistol is a heck of a deal. 30lpi checkering, night sights, for $750 at a gun store I went to last week.

Dave

Feanaro
April 7, 2003, 01:57 AM
Why not go for that classic, sleek, sexy, beautiful, amazing..... errr, a Colt 1911.

9mmepiphany
April 7, 2003, 06:31 PM
i can't believe we're talking about a best .45 and nobody has mentioned the Valtro 1911

http://www.imageseek.com/valtro/

sm
April 7, 2003, 06:37 PM
Partial to Kimber.
A used Kimber Series I first choice, I then would go to a series II.

I personally have had no problems with a series II.

Snowdog: I got one of those, have the Target model in a series I.

blades67
April 7, 2003, 07:17 PM
I highly recommend a Kimber. I have almost 7000 rounds through my Custom II with no problems.

Handy
April 7, 2003, 07:20 PM
The .45 Witness Carry Comp I owned was one of the most accurate pistols I've shot. Tennifer finish, two carry modes, 10 round mags and really durable construction for $300!

CGofMP
April 7, 2003, 11:00 PM
Slow....

You may want to drop by the Valtro USA Website (http://www.valtrousa.com/) there you will find a pistol that doesnt HAVE plastic triggers, mainspring housings, or other such.. uhm.. "cost saving 'features'" :scrutiny:

The steel that Jardine uses of extremely good quality.

Enjoy,
Charles

http://www.valtrousa.com/photogallery/tisevaltrothumbnail.jpg

agony
April 7, 2003, 11:55 PM
The greatest all-steel .45acp pistol on the market today....

The SIG P220ST!

Very sweet shooter, with great accuracy, tight tolerances, and great reliability, all wrapped up in the classic SIG DA pistol used and abused worldwide.

I tell ya, the 220ST shoots so well, I gave up on my Kimber and don't take the HK USPs out anymore.

Frohickey
April 8, 2003, 12:19 AM
Valtro 1998
Sig P220ST
Springfield Armory

never a Kimber... at least, not a Series II Kimber.

Maddogkiller
April 8, 2003, 01:19 AM
Ballester Molina

Snowdog
April 8, 2003, 02:40 AM
re1973,
I am completely lost as how everyone can tell I have a series I that has seen my Kimber. What distinguishes the series I from series II?

Steelharp
April 8, 2003, 06:17 AM
The series 2 guns say "II" in the rollmark name; the Series 1 guns have no designation in the names.

Mikey D...

Berg01
April 8, 2003, 09:14 AM
Check Out a Smith & Wesson PC 945

mr e man
April 8, 2003, 10:44 AM
PARA ORDNANCE p14.45 limited. A pleasure to shoot. ... sendt 50 rounds down range yesterday.... sweet!

Have a good one!

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