want one...45ACP... but so many!!!!


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brian923
November 23, 2007, 05:47 PM
i am wanting to get a 45 acp, but there are so many?!?!?

i do not need an ed brown tactical for 2100$, or an HK for2300$, would sure love one, but i just can t afford that.

i like the looks of the 1911, and there are a lot of makers out there. but i now am looking at some of the polymer pistols, like the xd, and the new, but not out yet OSS/24/7. i really like this one too!

since i have been a little boy, i have always liked the look of the EAA witness match, and another cool thing is that it is a modular platform, so i can purchase 9mm, 40 cal, 10 mm caliber slides later. LOVE THIS GUN.

i have had really had good luck with my taurus PT92-AR SS and i have just gotten a taurus magazine and seen that they make a 1911 now. as said earlier, love the 1911.


i wish i could buy them all!!! which one would you guys pick and why? thanks, brian

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Thernlund
November 23, 2007, 05:52 PM
I'd go SIG P220. But of your choices, 1911. As to why, I just love the P220. And the 1911 is THE .45 to have.


-T.

wally
November 23, 2007, 06:37 PM
I'd say the Witness Elite Match is probably the best shooting $500 gun you can buy, I'd vote for the RIA "Tactical" 1911 as the best $400 gun in .45ACP.

The SIG P220R SAO is sweet, but you could buy both of the above and have a few bucks left over for what it costs. Quantity has a quality of its very own. :)

The SIG 1911 guns do not seem to be up to the standards of the other SIGs, although the price sure is.

On a budget, I'd go fot the RIA Tactical if you really want a 1911, or the Witness Elite Match if you want a great shooter. Customer service and support on the RIA will blow away what you can get from EAA should you have a problem.

Caliber conversion uppers for the Elite Match guns may not be available as the Elite series has a lot of extra fitting compared to the standard guns. My standard EAA uppers fit the Match frame, but the Match upper on the standard steel frame has some binding.

--wally.

Hunter0924
November 23, 2007, 06:58 PM
In my opinion your best option for a pistol chambered in on a budget .45 Automatic would be the Colt 1991 Government Model.

Vito_Corleone
November 23, 2007, 07:06 PM
P220 was a good suggestion (love mine), a USP is another option (love that one also).

For a 1911, I would (and did) go with a Taurus PT1911. It is a fantastic firearm.

MICHAEL T
November 23, 2007, 07:13 PM
Just buy a Colt Gov. It will be relieable and if you desire can use to build on.Its a Colt so will hold value .

Koblenz
November 23, 2007, 07:13 PM
I've owned the Colt Government Model and the Smith and Wesson 645 in the past, and now own a SIG P220. All three are excellent pistols. You can't go wrong with any of them.

dhoomonyou
November 23, 2007, 07:17 PM
GLOCK model 30

It will feed anything you put into it.

Rustynuts
November 23, 2007, 07:17 PM
Non-1911, I'd go for a Springfield XD Compact Service (4"). Hang a TLR-2 on the front and there's next to no muzzle flip and 13+1 rounds of 45 goodness! I have one for primary home defense. Plus a Kimber UC CDPII for a carry 45 1911 (3"). Talk about difference in kick!

Risasi
November 23, 2007, 07:26 PM
Out of the box I prefer Springfield.

But if I had it to do all over again, I'd buy some STI frames and build me from the ground up some 1911's the way I want them.

hnk45acp
November 23, 2007, 07:32 PM
for around $1000 you can get:
the new HK45
Sig p220 Supermatch
A springfield/colt 1911
all of which will serve you well

for less you can get
the Glock 21sf
HK USP
Sig P220
which are also good

Autolycus
November 23, 2007, 07:47 PM
I would look at the new HK 45 if I had the money. Its supposed to be an amazing gun and overall the new .45 ACP pistol. I want one real bad but they cost more than I have right now.

The Lone Haranguer
November 23, 2007, 10:57 PM
Current production: S&W M&P, 457, 4513 TSW. The first is a full sized, polymer-frame "short-stroke DAO,", the others are compact, alloy-frame DA/SAs.

Used: S&W "third generation" (different models in three sizes and two action types, take your pick)

I also like the looks of (but have not owned or shot) the SIG P220SAO (a cocked and locked single-action version of the established P220). I cannot recommend SIG's 1911s.

bwavec
November 23, 2007, 11:12 PM
Check out the new HK45 pistol.....a great choice in my opinion.

The HK USP45 in the fullsize or compact models are also great choices (I have both).

The Sig P220 is another non-1911 that stands tall in the .45 field.

Take a trip to the gun shop and put your paws on them and see what feels good in your hands.

MachIVshooter
November 23, 2007, 11:22 PM
Caliber conversion uppers for the Elite Match guns may not be available as the Elite series has a lot of extra fitting compared to the standard guns. My standard EAA uppers fit the Match frame, but the Match upper on the standard steel frame has some binding.

Very true. All of the ELite series (Match, Stock Custom, Limited, Silver, Gold) are hand fitted to much tighter tolerances than the standard witness.

Nonetheless, they are very nice guns. I have the Limited and my sister competes with a Match (both 10mm).

10-Ring
November 24, 2007, 02:02 AM
If you're only going to get one...I'd probably go w/ a HK USP 45 or Colt XSE gov't model :D

fattsgalore
November 24, 2007, 03:46 AM
I'm with everyone whom said the Sig220.
I just bought a previously loved model for under $500 OTD. To be honest it might as well had been new.
Spot on accuracy. In all honesty it's one of the most comfortable pistols I've had the honor to handle. Makes my Glock23 look like a neanderthal throwing rocks.(exaggeration)
Add a Hogue grip and your good to go!

brian923
November 26, 2007, 06:51 PM
now. heres another question.

taurus says that all their pistols can and will shoot +p loads saftly. this is a pluse one for the OSS and the PT1911.

but is the +P really all that more effective??

thanks, brian

Geno
November 26, 2007, 06:55 PM
I'm still a Colt-nut. Get the STS Series 70 Reproduction.

Richard Simmons
November 26, 2007, 06:56 PM
If it'll fit your hand you can't hardly beat a CZ-97b for fit, finish, accuracy and sexappeal, not to mention great price

Frandy
November 26, 2007, 06:58 PM
I know what I like, but you have to find out what you like.

Nothing works better for me than a 1911 style or a Sig. Any Sig. If I had to pick one .45 and only one, it would be a 220.
Given that, mine is a 220 Carry and it is accurate, reliable, and the right fit for me.

Let us know what the right fit for you turns out to be.

http://homepage.mac.com/franman/.Pictures/Handguns/220_red_backgrd_Nov_10_2007_800.jpg

brian923
November 26, 2007, 07:07 PM
i will, but i will probably be awhile. christmas is commin, and i havent been workin that much, so this is going to be a purchase down the road. ya know whats going to happen though.... i am going to find all the "sweet deals" now when i cant affors them. oh well.... such is life. when i top out as a union electricain, i am going to be buying a lot more guns. now, the trick is going to be getting my wife into shooting. slowly but shurly shes comin o the dark side:evil:

maybe this can be "her" fist gun!:D

gunsnmoses
November 27, 2007, 03:05 PM
The glock 21 fits the bill, and not much felt recoil thanks to the low bore axis

I did handle a sig 220 and it felt good, but I didn't shoot it

O.S.O.K.
November 27, 2007, 03:26 PM
Having purchased two police trade-ins recently, including a P220, I'd recommend looking at them. CDNN and others carry these. So does SOG where I got mine.

$379
http://www.gunsnet.net/album/data//500/medium/HPIM1011a.JPG

Is in exellent mechanical shape with some holster wear. Shoots one ragged hole at 7 yards with those cast bullet loads shown. It looks really heavy but its not due to the alloy frame. Feels great in my medium sized hands.

I think this is the 45ACP deal to beat.

I also have a nice Sprinfield 1911A1 that I've modified a bit - Wilson group gripper full length guide rod, comp trigger, beavertail grip and ebony diamond grips. Also added a lanyard ring.

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