What 45 ACP should I buy?


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56hawk
May 18, 2012, 09:59 PM
I only have five 45s, and am thinking it's time to get another. I have two 1911s, two revolvers, and a HK USP. Would like another 45 just to have another option to take to the range. I mainly collect military pistols, so there aren't many options in 45. Police use would be okay though.

So far my possible want list is:
SIG 220
Beretta PX4
S&W 4506

The problem with these gun though is that I have all of them already, just in different calibers. What else is out there?

By the way, I don't want any of these:
1911, or copies
Glock
Ruger
Kahr

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Valkman
May 18, 2012, 10:12 PM
I was going to say get another 1911 as I have 7, but other than that I love my XD-45's so that's my choice.

Calhoun
May 18, 2012, 10:19 PM
Sig P220 gets my vote. Or a CZ 97.

56hawk
May 18, 2012, 10:27 PM
I was going to say get another 1911 as I have 7, but other than that I love my XD-45's so that's my choice.

I only have six 1911, but most of them are in 38 Super. The XD is a good possibility. I shot one in 40 and it was pretty nice. Is the 45 version Springfield only? I would rather get an original HS2000.

Sig P220 gets my vote. Or a CZ 97.

Hadn't heard about the CZ 97 before. Have wanted to get a CZ 75 for a while, so why not one in 45.

dubya450
May 18, 2012, 10:31 PM
Fn fnp-45 tactical

Walkalong
May 18, 2012, 10:35 PM
Or a CZ 97

Oh yea, they rock. I put a Competition hammer in mine. Talk about sweet.

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Highcaliber
May 18, 2012, 10:43 PM
What about the "HK45" ? Much better ergonomics than the USP styles. Plus the O-ring barrel like the MK23, and you can carry "cocked & locked" like your 1911.

I also like the Sig P220, but you said you had one in a different caliber??? Did you mean a P220 in something besides .45, because I've never seen a P220 in any caliber but .45

If you don't have a Sig P220....then you need to add one to the roster. I'm looking for another 220 myself but I want the single action only SAO model. ( you can never have too many cocked & locked pistols on tap )

56hawk
May 18, 2012, 10:47 PM
Fn fnp-45 tactical

I've never shot one of those. Handled one at a gun store and wasn't impressed. Just didn't seem like the quality was there.

56hawk
May 18, 2012, 10:51 PM
What about the "HK45" ? Much better ergonomics than the USP styles. Plus the O-ring barrel like the MK23, and you can carry "cocked & locked" like your 1911.

I also like the Sig P220, but you said you had one in a different caliber??? Did you mean a P220 in something besides .45, because I've never seen a P220 in any caliber but .45

Already have a HK USP. Doesn't seem worth it to get an upgraded version right now. It is tempting though.

The SIG P220 originally came in 9mm. I have the SIG P6 which is the compact version of the 220.

matrem
May 18, 2012, 11:06 PM
Wow!
You seem to know an awful lot more about what you don't want, than what you do want.

Maybe you should "test/try" all of those you think you want, and those you think you don't?

Or better yet, try several and pick what YOU like best.

Girodin
May 19, 2012, 12:19 AM
If I were going to get a .45 that wasn't a 1911 I think the following would be of the most interest to me:

HK45

FNP 45 tactical.

The-Reaver
May 19, 2012, 12:33 AM
Hi-Point lol...


My next .45 is going to be a CZ97

cyclopsshooter
May 19, 2012, 12:34 AM
I have danced around with questions like this but have never actually laid down cash on a non 1911 semi-auto .45. With the cost of sending .45 Auto downrange I personally can't justify using anything but one of my Colts- But I'm a nut.

Inebriated
May 19, 2012, 12:37 AM
I'll say Sig P220 Elite.... But that's the one I want, so I am biased.

PabloJ
May 19, 2012, 01:01 AM
I only have five 45s, and am thinking it's time to get another. I have two 1911s, two revolvers, and a HK USP. Would like another 45 just to have another option to take to the range. I mainly collect military pistols, so there aren't many options in 45. Police use would be okay though.

So far my possible want list is:
SIG 220
Beretta PX4
S&W 4506

The problem with these gun though is that I have all of them already, just in different calibers. What else is out there?

By the way, I don't want any of these:
1911, or copies
Glock
Ruger
Kahr
The only one that strikes my fancy was made in Mexico City. It uses rotating barrel operating principle and is chambered for the 11,43x23 cartridge. The rest of the stuff does not interest me but might be of interest to you.

56hawk
May 19, 2012, 10:55 AM
The only one that strikes my fancy was made in Mexico City. It uses rotating barrel operating principle and is chambered for the 11,43x23 cartridge. The rest of the stuff does not interest me but might be of interest to you.

Yeah, the Obregon pistol. A little out of my price range right now, but it would be awesome to get one. Right up there with the Shansei Aresenal Model 96, Savage 1907, Colt 1905, Liberator and the 1906 Luger. :D

Fishslayer
May 19, 2012, 11:23 AM
No brainer for me... S&W M625.

...but this is the autoloader forum, soooo.... ;)

jmr40
May 19, 2012, 01:27 PM
You don't have a striker fired 45. I'd go Glock, but since you have ruled that out I'd look at M&P and XD. In that order.

Sheepdog1968
May 19, 2012, 01:55 PM
My Sig 220 was love at first holding. It just fits my hand very well. I've shot over 10,000 rounds through it and am very very happy. If you don't have one I would suggest it as your next purchase.

The_Armed_Therapist
May 19, 2012, 03:29 PM
"I've never shot one of those. Handled one at a gun store and wasn't impressed. Just didn't seem like the quality was there."

The FNs all seem too "fake" or "toy-like" to me. And that's coming from a GLOCK guy! LOL... The FNP-45 is fantastic though with the highest capacity you'll find in a .45. I just don't like the feel.

philly3458
May 19, 2012, 04:12 PM
Just picked up p220 and shot it today. Best 45 I have ever shot, soft shooting, accurate, love the trigger

JDGray
May 19, 2012, 04:29 PM
I recently purschased a new Sig P220, came with the factory slim grips, night sights, I love it!

Handle a CZ97, they are a big gun and dont fit good in small hands.

dubya450
May 19, 2012, 04:34 PM
Believe me the quality is definitely there in the fnp-45. I've got kimbers glocks s&w and the fnp-45 is easily my favorite of all my 45's

zoom6zoom
May 19, 2012, 06:31 PM
I love my 220. But if you want something really different, a revolver in .45 is just the ticket.

Brad5192
May 19, 2012, 11:11 PM
M&P

coalman
May 20, 2012, 01:08 AM
P220 Elite Carry.

INMY01TA
May 20, 2012, 10:35 AM
Springfield XD45.

SwampWolf
May 20, 2012, 11:17 AM
I'd go for the Smith Model 4506. You can get police trade-ins in good condition pretty cheap now. My lgs has three of them priced at $399.99.

The_Armed_Therapist
May 20, 2012, 01:03 PM
I'm a fan of the XDMs for .45acp polymer pistols. High capacity, choose your barrel length, and let's face it... Springfield KNOWS .45acp!

mark olindale
May 22, 2012, 12:40 AM
If I had to choose one I would choose the SIG 220. All of the other Sigs that I have owned have been great guns. But I don't think you could go wrong with any of the three.

DaveShooter
May 22, 2012, 09:27 PM
Got a New CZ 97B in lay away. Loves the CZ's. carry a full size CZ 75B everyday. Cannot wait to get the 97B out and play.:):):)

56hawk
May 22, 2012, 09:46 PM
Got a New CZ 97B in lay away. Loves the CZ's. carry a full size CZ 75B everyday. Cannot wait to get the 97B out and play.:):):)

Let me know when you get it. The CZ is currently on the top of my list. I've never shot a CZ 75, but a friend of mine had a Tanfoglio. I remember it had some reliability issues.

Win1892
May 22, 2012, 09:58 PM
I have a Sig 220 in 38 Super that is the most accurate handgun I own, and I own too many.

Look at the XD

magnumman44
May 23, 2012, 10:41 AM
I have owned a Sig 220, and was not all that impressed. I have shot and shot and shot my XD Tactical 45 and loved it. Just sold it for a new XDM 45 5.25 competition model...can't wait until it gets here. The XD is such a sweet shooter, can't go wrong with SA.

wildehond
May 23, 2012, 11:02 AM
Sig 220

Special Projects
May 23, 2012, 08:20 PM
I'd say get a Glock but, I'll second the CZ. I have a Tanfoglio full-size, polymer frame .45ACP and it is both accurate and reliable. I think there may be something to the theory that the slide riding within the frame rails make for an inherently accurate design.

Saakee
May 23, 2012, 08:40 PM
I know this is the autoloader section but I wanna toss out "why not a tracker 455 or a smith wesson 625?" And as for an autoloader, go crazy and get a kriss vector in pistol format?

bragin
May 23, 2012, 08:52 PM
Valkman

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DaveShooter
May 24, 2012, 07:55 PM
56hawk will do. Will be awhile before I bring new family member home from gun shop.

chez323
May 24, 2012, 08:24 PM
Sig P220 gets my vote, great all around gun. Accurate, reliable and feels great in your hand, can't ask for more!

jbrown50
May 24, 2012, 09:30 PM
Sig P220.

ritepath
May 24, 2012, 10:34 PM
P220 sao

GCBurner
May 24, 2012, 11:10 PM
I'd love to have a Semmerling, if I could find one.

56hawk
May 24, 2012, 11:13 PM
I'd love to have a Semerling, if I could find one.

Does that count? It's not really an autoloader. :D

GCBurner
May 24, 2012, 11:22 PM
Does that count? It's not really an autoloader. :D
Well, it's got a magazine and a slide, anyway. :D

psyopspec
May 24, 2012, 11:47 PM
I only have five 45s

What is wrong with you? :what:

Kidding, of course. My favorite .45 that doesn't appear on your list is the 5" XD. Haven't tried the XDM, but the predecessor was an easy shooting gun I found to be very accurate. I was a fan of the longer barrel length for the extra weight and longer sight radius. Fine for OWB carry, but with the longer grip coming in to play it wasn't the best carry gun. I know that's not the primary goal of the gun you're looking for but thought it might be worth mentioning in case it might fill that role.

fennecfrank
May 24, 2012, 11:53 PM
I suggest HK45. The action is smooth and the trigger is nice. The one I have is smoother and better trigger than the Sig P220 Carry I had. In addition the HK45 is more ergomatic than Sig or FN (holding FN takes time to adjust for some reason).

meanmrmustard
May 25, 2012, 06:35 AM
CZ97. And a Tanfoglio is not a CZ, pure and simple.

SabbathWolf
May 25, 2012, 06:40 AM
The HK is my most favorite 45 I've ever owned and/or fired. It's about as good as it gets.
Since you already have that covered...then I'd go with the Sig voters.

meanmrmustard
May 25, 2012, 06:54 AM
I'd say get a Glock but, I'll second the CZ. I have a Tanfoglio full-size, polymer frame .45ACP and it is both accurate and reliable. I think there may be something to the theory that the slide riding within the frame rails make for an inherently accurate design.
Keeps the bore lower in the hand for less muzzle flip and softer recoil. Results in more of a push than a snap.

jp9mm
May 25, 2012, 09:32 AM
Another vote for a P220 :D

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SabbathWolf
May 25, 2012, 04:03 PM
@ jp9mm....

Wow. That's pretty!
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