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Favorite .45 & why?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Baba Louie, Jan 11, 2003.

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  1. Baba Louie

    Baba Louie Member

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    We've done the 9mm thing. Their cheap ammo makes 'em affordable, etc....

    We've done favorite .45acp loads as well.

    But what about your favorite .45 handgun?

    I expect a lot of 1911 fans (aren't we all?) to respond.

    But there's always the Bisley or Little Big Man (glock 30), a 25-7 or the Vaquaro too!

    And I do have a G-21, S&W457 and that Taurus 945!

    Oh, the agony of saying one's the favorite.

    Nah, it's easy...

    Colt Combat Commander.

    Yep.

    Followed by a GM, then comes the wheelguns; actually I guess I did list them in the proper order (for me) to begin with.

    What's yours?

    (edited because I forgot the why?...)

    Why? Because we all know, deep in our hearts as American Shooters, that Bigger IS Better.

    Adios
     
  2. Boats

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    My favorite is my Springfield Champion.

    I had a Beretta 8045 I really enjoyed because it no excuses worked with any load, but I got rid of it.:banghead: Now I am thinking of getting the mini-8045.

    Berettas are often reviled here, mainly for daring to be different in lock-up style and safety location, but I have never had a failure with any of the ones I have owned. If 1911s didn't exist I'd probably buy a Beretta 8045 or two and a Sig 220 for when I wanted a change.
     
  3. gryphon

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    My Charles Daly EFS 1911.
     
  4. Neal Bloom

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    SIG P220. The more I use it the more I like it.
     
  5. telewinz

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    Colt officers model .45. Does it all in a smaller package.
     
  6. jimmy

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    Glock 30. Reliable, easy to maintain, relatively compact. It's my preferred concealed carry handgun.

    BTW, if Glocks did not exist, I'd carry a P220 or maybe a P245. :cool:
     
  7. DeltaElite

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    My Para P13, alloy frame. A commander sized gun that holds 13+1 200gr +p Gold Dots.
    I shoot it very accurately, more so than my Glocks or Sigs.
     
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    A cobbled together, beater parts gun. Made with an Essex Arms cast frame and an Ithaca slide. Bar Sto barrel and assorted other parts. High Bomar sight with a tall front sight. 20 LPI Checkering on the front strap, ms housing and front of trigger guard. It's "retired", and doesn't get much use any more. This is the gun that helped me learn the workings of the 1911 and was a constant companion for many years.
     
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    My full sized USP. It fits my hand better than anything else that I've ever tried.

    Greg
     
  10. Coastey

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    My favorite .45 is also my most accurate and reliable...a Kimber Classic Stainless Target.
     
  11. denfoote

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    Two words: Glock 36!!! :D
     
  12. 12-34hom

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    Para P-14ltd. Sweet shooter.
     
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    S/W 4506

    Tried some 1911's just never floated my boat. 4506 is a big hunk of American made steel that's normally very accurate and most will feed empty cases. Whats not to love :D
     
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    My favorite .45 ACP is my Colt Special Combat Government Competition. Hard chrome, no front slide serrations, Bo-Mars, Magwell, excellent fit and finish. More accurate than I'll ever be & functions 100% (right out of the box for that matter).

    Stock, reliable & accurate......life is good :neener:
     
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    My Ruger P-90T of course. Also, it is my only 45acp.
     
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    MY Hakanized CZ97B-SA. Sweeeet!
     

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    Not too difficlut a question... But I do have two favorites. One is a Springfield Armory Target Stainless Loaded. It has been 100% reliable from day one, accurate as heck and looks good, if you like stainless. Very nicely fitted, way better than any sub-$700 should be. Replaced the ILS MSH and the trigger is excellent and it just plain feels right.

    Other is my Ned Christiansen WWII-ized 1991A1. Was my first 1911 so it's special for that reason if nothing else. Had him do a basic trigger job, install a short GI trigger, checkered wide supr hammer, checkered slide stop (did that one myself :p) and GI checkered arched MSH. None others exactly like mine in the world.

    If I had to get rid of one, it would be the Springfield. But if I could only keep one handgun, it would probably be the Springfield.

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    My Freedom Arms .454 Casull :D
     
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    My 4506. I trust it well and it has not quit on me. As to my love/ hate relationship with the 1911, one day I'll find one.
     
  21. Hypnogator

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    My favorite .45 is also far and away my favorite handgun -- My original Detonics .45. :D

    Compact, feeds anything, including empty cases, accurate as a Gold Cup, and points exactly where my forearm is pointed when I draw it. Wouldn't trade it for anything.
     
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    My customized Colt MKIV SER 80 STS, but the Kimber Stainless II is catching up fast, both are very reliable and accurate and just feel right to fire.:cool:
     
  23. rage

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    Glock 30... fits my hands, reliable, easy to clean, great carry, accurate...especially after I figured out the trigger. ;)
     
  24. sanchezero

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    Baer Monolith Commanche. The extra weight up front makes it super easy to control, it'll shoot 1cm groups at 1000meters and it'll feed anything, even small cans of tomato paste.

    I'm not kidding either man!

    :what:
     
  25. sanchezero

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    OK I am kidding, but it's still bad O mega!

    :neener:
     
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