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45 Conundrum

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by LT 102, Mar 15, 2007.

  1. LT 102

    LT 102 Active Member

    I am looking for a new 45 of the non 1911 type. To be used for household pest control and occaisional CCW. I want it to have a light rail. I have been looknig at a few and want opinions on them. Glock 21, Taurus 24/7 and Ruger p345. I know that I can get either the Ruger or Taurus new at my local store for less than $400 and still have cash left for ammo. But am wondering if the Glock is worth an extra $150 or so
  2. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

    No 1911? Well then, The Taurus 24/7 for sure.

    Well, maybe the XD. :)

    Depends on what fits you. The XD is a fare bit bigger.

    Welcome to THR.
  3. Glock 21 Slim line.
  4. doncameron

    doncameron Well-Known Member

    why not a CZ?
    Or a Witness?
    I have a witness in .45, cost was $325 OTD
  5. Geronimo45

    Geronimo45 Well-Known Member

    I've heard of the .45 GAP, ACP, Long Colt, and .45-70. Never heard of a .45 Conundrum.

    Seriously, though:
    "wondering if the Glock is worth an extra $150 or so"
    Glocks - whatever you may think of their looks, are pretty darned tough guns - so are the Rugers. Taurus' have a good reputation, too. Handle each one, see which kind fits you better. Some folks find one gun or the other too thick to grip. Sometimes the angle of the Glock isn't conducive to good shooting in some people.
  6. alucard0822

    alucard0822 Well-Known Member

    Sig P220, a little expensive, but probably the best combat sa/da or dao 45 made. If price was an issue I would try to find a used one, but used sigs are hard to find and sell quickly. Just about anyone that fires one will end up buying one.
  7. 10-Ring

    10-Ring Well-Known Member

    My first choice & recommendation would be for the USPc 45
  8. MikePGS

    MikePGS Well-Known Member

    I to say to look for a used Sig P220.
  9. LT.Diver

    LT.Diver member

    SIG p-220

    I emphatically agree with the SIG p220. The SIG's are rugged as hell, extremely accurate and they have one of the most comfortable grip frames. Personally, I wouldn't take a Taurus for free.
  10. waynedm

    waynedm member

    On budget go for Ruger. If you can handle the handle size of the Glock or like it better for some reason go for that. If you really want to blow a wad go for a USP. Leave the Taurus in the gun shop. Horrible.
  11. Colt46

    Colt46 Well-Known Member

    I've got a Ruger P345

    Only one complaint. Dry firing it without a magazine may damage the firing pin. Not all that desirable of an attribute and one you ought to be aware of.
    If you can live with this it's a fine weapon.
  12. waynedm

    waynedm member

    The magazine being in it doesn't have an effect on the firing pin. Also, you can dry fire the hell out of Rugers all day and you won't hurt their firing pins.
  13. prolanman

    prolanman Well-Known Member

    You can get a Sig P220 Carry CPO for around $550.
  14. GunNut

    GunNut Well-Known Member

    Slightly used 3rd Gen Glock 21 and a you will still have money left over for ammo.

    Last week I picked up a 6 month old used Glock 21 w/less than 200 rounds through it for $420 FTF, there are lots of great deals out there.

  15. briansp82593

    briansp82593 Well-Known Member

    glock or sig... i would say beretta but i dont like the cougars
  16. camper

    camper Well-Known Member

    You should also check out the Springfield XD 45ACP pistols.
  17. obxned

    obxned Well-Known Member

    Ruger P345 - it hits what you aim at, it eats whatever you feed it, and it is sleek and smooth for easy carry!!!!
  18. ARTiger

    ARTiger Well-Known Member

    Get a CZ 97!~Same accuracy, reliability, build quality and some would say better ergonomics than a P220 or USP for half the price. Ruger, Taurus, Glock and Springfield are fourth through seventh place contenders in non-SA .45's in my opinion (sure lots of folks like all 4, (many even more so than CZ, HK or Sig) but take a look and decide for yourself.)
  19. tbtrout

    tbtrout Well-Known Member

    CPO Sig P220, you can not go wrong.
  20. Run&Shoot

    Run&Shoot Well-Known Member

    Lots of good suggestions. I too would look for a used SIG P220 or P245. I picked up a used (not CPO) SIG P245 last year for $450. Hardly any wear on it and shoots great. Like already mentioned though they can be hard to find. Mine had been on display 1.5 hrs when I saw it and bought it.

    If a used SIG is not available then I'd consider the CZ or Glock. Ruger and Springfield XD do not have any spare parts available. You must send it to the factory for any repairs. The CZ and Glock have lots of spare parts on the open market (at least the CZ 75, not sure about the 97). If this is one of your main fighting irons, then you don't want to have to sendit away for a couple of weeks and pay $80 in overnight shipping.

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