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257WM_CDL-SF
September 18, 2010, 10:05 PM
hello I currently have a Springfield 1911 A1 loaded I like it alot.I just hate to carr y it all the time.A little later im thinking of buying another pistol to carry.
Id like to stay around the 600.00 range.Also considering a 10 MM Auto or should I stay with the 45 ACP,any thought what is a good pistol in this price range in the 2 calibers

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Jed Carter
September 18, 2010, 10:37 PM
G20 Glock is a 10mm around $600, a decent officer framed commander length 1911 will start around $900, probably more. Glock G21 or G30 are good choices in .45ACP, with the G30 the easiest to carry. What is it about the 1911 that you don't like as far carry is concerned? The weight, the length, the grip length, or a combination of size and weight? An aluminum framed 1911 may save 2 ounces and an officer length frame with a commander slide may have a 5-6 ounce savings over a government size 1911. I personally would not go to the 10mm for a carry weapon, but stay with the .45ACP. I holster carry a CZ PCR 9mm $500, or a SIG 1911RCS .45ACP $1000, with the PCR my daily beater.

jeepguy
September 18, 2010, 10:58 PM
what dont you like about your 1911? if its the size you can get a commander size, which in imo are easier to conceal. i am thinking about a sig 228/229 in 9mm but you can also get the 229 in .40. cz 75 compact. although some of these will be over $600 used ones can be had in your price range. both the commander & the cz compact(all steel one) will have the ability to carry condition 1. however the sig will not. im sure others will be along shortly to give you some more good options.

257WM_CDL-SF
September 18, 2010, 11:02 PM
i like my 1911 feels great,i was just wanting one to carry with me hiking and woods and all.
Just something less pretty incase of scratches and getting dirty

VegasAR15
September 18, 2010, 11:23 PM
i like my 1911 feels great,i was just wanting one to carry with me hiking and woods and all.
Just something less pretty incase of scratches and getting dirty

Sounds like you need a Glock, no need to worry about it getting scratched up or dirty. If you are wanting it for a trail gun, I would go with a 10mm, the Glock20.

GLOOB
September 18, 2010, 11:54 PM
Yes, the Glock is an anomaly. Of all your guns, you will care the least about the looks and finish of your Glock. And then no matter how you treat it, somehow beyond all probability it will just not scratch or rust. And then about the time all your other pistols are scratched and rusted, you have figured out that in addition to being the most reliable gun you own, your Glock is also the best in controlled rapid fire. By this time you have figured out it is actually the best looking gun ever made. And then other people point fingers at you and accuse you of drinking Kool-Aid. :)

msiley
September 18, 2010, 11:56 PM
Since you already have a 1911 I'd get a Glock in .45 ACP. There are some pretty hot near 10mm level
.45 ACP loads out there.

E.G. http://www.doubletapammo.com/php/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=21_34&products_id=99

TriTone
September 19, 2010, 12:41 AM
A glock or a stainless xd would treat you well :)

257WM_CDL-SF
September 19, 2010, 12:48 AM
thats the 2 ive looked at Glock and the XD.I really ike my springfield 1911 excellent fit and finish.I admit to having a allure for a 10 MM Auto since i have a 45.My question is recoil is a non issue with my 1911 45.Will the 10 MM be alot stronger ? and is 10 mm ammo hard to get

samurai
September 19, 2010, 09:10 AM
I would go with a Smith and Wesson M&P45c and stock up on 45acp rather than 2 calibers. I'm sure I'll be flamed for this ,but I've never been too impressed with the 10mm-plus I think it may cost more that 45acp.

RatDrall
September 19, 2010, 09:42 AM
If you want a .45 that is easier to carry, take a look at a Glock 36.

Yo Mama
September 19, 2010, 10:46 AM
I was in your situation a while ago. 1911 carried everywhere, but in AZ the heat gets to you after a few years. I purchased a Taurus PT145 which you can find discussion and reviews here. During the summer, it's a life saver. If you don't want a Taurus, and you want to spend the entire 600 I'd be fine with a Glock 36.

I'd save the money, go with the pt145, and use rest of money on holster/mags/ammo.

Either way, all steel for spring/fall/winter, plastic for summer.

Zerodefect
September 19, 2010, 11:09 AM
If it's just scratches and dirt your worried about, I'd stick with what you have and scratch it up and get it dirty! That SA should handle hiking just fine.

But if you want lighter weight, better corrosion resistance, similar power. I'd get a Glock 22.

Skylerbone
September 19, 2010, 03:48 PM
Gen 3 S&W in .45ACP. One caliber, reliable, stainless, compact, reliable, rugged, soft shooting, reliable. Another THR member got a 645 this week for $325 (used). Lots of LEO trade ins around as departments switch to flat black plastical. I'd check Bud's and the local shops in your area, it doesn't have to be new to be enjoyed. If you feel it must be new I'd get the M&P .45c in that hideous flat dark earth, something about that color makes me want more of it. If I weren't waiting on a Smith 1911 those would be my choices.

Good luck finding that next bundle of fun, whichever you choose and don't let anyone tell you a pistol MUST be scratched to have character. I have firearms that have seen 3 decades of field use that could pass for new if they were still made. I've yet to drop, step on or use any of them as an emergency bottle opener though I don't rule anything out in the future: )

257WM_CDL-SF
September 19, 2010, 10:59 PM
ok i been thinking on a Glock 20 10 mm or a Ruger GP100 357 I know this is a autoloader section which would last longest between Glock or Ruger

Skylerbone
September 20, 2010, 01:02 AM
If you're a cat (having 9 lives) the question might have relevance. Of course the same can be said of the Beretta 92, M&P and 3rd Gen Smiths.

Unless you're putting 10,000 rounds a year down range and are still 20 something OR you don't care for your pistol propperly, any of the above will likely outlast you. That means lubricating (yes, even the Glock), cleaning (yes, even the Glock) and changing out wear items such as springs (yes, even the Glock) to avoid failures including catastrophic ones like slide cracks.

The Wiry Irishman
September 20, 2010, 01:11 AM
ok i been thinking on a Glock 20 10 mm or a Ruger GP100 357 I know this is a autoloader section which would last longest between Glock or Ruger

Neither the Glock nor the Ruger, nor any other quality firearm for that matter, will give out on you before you reach six or seven figure round counts. You'll have to replace springs of course, barrels every 50-100k, a small parts breakage here and there, but for all intents and purposes, most modern firearms are immortal if properly maintained.

possum
September 20, 2010, 11:54 AM
glock 19. under your price range, high capacity, easy to conceal, reliable, accurate, and 9mm which means for more training for your money.

doc2rn
September 20, 2010, 12:56 PM
My vote goes for a S&W pre-lock Model 60 snub nosed.

Grey Morel
September 20, 2010, 02:08 PM
Back on topic:

I recommend the 10mm, honestly. From a service pistol (4.75" BBL), the 10mm has more power at 100 yards than most 45acp ammunition makes at the muzzle. (+700 @ muzzle, +500 @ 100 yards).

You get 15 rounds of this ammo with a Glock 20, or the EAA Witness. The Glock 20 and the Witness 'Match' can both be had for under 6 bills.

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