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Who makes the best DOUBLE ACTION .45 ACP?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Mark IV Series 80, Jun 15, 2003.


Who makes the best DOUBLE-ACTION .45 ACP?

  1. CZ

    9 vote(s)
  2. EAA

    3 vote(s)
  3. Glock

    12 vote(s)
  4. HK

    22 vote(s)
  5. Para-Ordnance

    6 vote(s)
  6. Ruger

    10 vote(s)
  7. Sig-Sauer

    64 vote(s)
  8. Smith & Wesson

    14 vote(s)
  9. Taurus

    3 vote(s)
  1. Mark IV Series 80

    Mark IV Series 80 Well-Known Member

    Who makes the best DOUBLE ACTION .45 ACP?
  2. Shmackey

    Shmackey Well-Known Member

    Glock doesn't make a double-action .45ACP.

    I don't care for DA, but it's hard to argue with the Sig 220 or HK.
  3. 10-Ring

    10-Ring Well-Known Member

    The best DA? Well, it really depends on the shooter & how much time & effort they put into learning that trigger. I smirk at people that spend way too much on the newest & greatest & don't dedicate themselves into learning their equipment.
    To more directly answer your poll question, I'd go w/ the HK USP 45 simply because that is the one that has worked best for me & with me.
  4. Mark IV Series 80

    Mark IV Series 80 Well-Known Member

    Sorry about that, Shmackey!

    The question that I should have asked is:

    "Who makes the best non-single-action autoloader in .45 ACP?"
  5. Andrew Wyatt

    Andrew Wyatt Well-Known Member

    The Sig is the best, because they don't try to make a double stack magazine for a round that's practically a half inch wide.
  6. Handy

    Handy Guest

    While not the best trigger, the HK USP offers a very managable grip and a really excellent recoil reduction system.

    My old 10 round Tanfoglio Witness had a very small grip.

    The best DA .45 ever was the old HK P9S.
  7. agony

    agony Well-Known Member

    SIG makes the greatest DA .45ACP pistol... the almighty

    A close second goes to the HK USP series.
  8. Bren

    Bren member

    I would say a tie between the CZ-97 and the Sig 220 depending on what feels best in the hand. :uhoh:
  9. Stephen A. Camp

    Stephen A. Camp Moderator In Memoriam

    Hello. What Bren said.

  10. Rich357

    Rich357 Well-Known Member

    The SIG P220 and P220ST are very nice (I have a P220ST), but I also am very happy with the performance of my Glock 30.

  11. New_comer

    New_comer Well-Known Member

    I voted HK (hey, what's new... ;))

    I really like the twelve pounds of consistent initial DA pull on my USP, smoothened over thousands of rounds and dry-firings. Allows for a more confident cond 2 carry. :D
  12. PCRCCW

    PCRCCW Well-Known Member

    Ill go between the Sig and CZ...depending on your guns role in life. If its a CCW...the 245 is hard to beat. For a smaller gun anyway...the 97 and 220 are both fine examples of what guns can be..........
    shoot well
  13. WonderNine

    WonderNine member

    Two words: DOUBLE EAGLE

    No, not really :D
  14. chevrofreak

    chevrofreak Well-Known Member

    I voted Glock because its my favorite make.

    Though my true feelings were toward CZ for the 97b

    what a gun
  15. denfoote

    denfoote Well-Known Member

    I only have one true double action .45 auto. It's a Ruger P97DC.
    Soooooo, anybody wanna guess what I voted for???
  16. only1asterisk

    only1asterisk member

    Seems like the results are roughly equal to pricetag?

  17. Preacherman

    Preacherman Well-Known Member

    Bren has it: either CZ or SIG, depending on what feels best in your hand. Both are outstanding weapons. However, the CZ may need some tuning to feed hollowpoints reliably - don't know about the SIG.
  18. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

    The only two DA .45 auto's that I've ever owned
    are the H&K USP-F, and the SIG-Sauer P220. Both
    are truly remarkable firearm's in their own right.
    I think it comes down to individual taste; and for
    me, the H&K was just too darn large. OTOH, the
    SIG with its sleek design was the "perfect fit" for
    me. Add to that, SIG's stone-cold RELIABILITY,
    DESIGN (CRAFTSMANSHIP) and you have a
    winner!:) :D :uhoh:

    Best Wishes,
    Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member
  19. euclid

    euclid Well-Known Member

    Sig 220. That pistol is a work of genius.

  20. Marko Kloos

    Marko Kloos Moderator Emeritus

    "Best" labels are always subjective.

    Subjectively, if my wife handed me her credit card over breakfast and said, "Get yourself the DA .45 you want," I would go out and buy a SIG Sauer P220, in my opinion the best DA/SA .45 on the market.

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