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Favorite .45

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Hometeached1, Nov 1, 2013.

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  1. ArchAngelCD

    ArchAngelCD Member

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    Never mind, both the handguns don't qualify.
     
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  2. BADUNAME2

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    Had you not specified the bbl length you did, I'd have said 1911, SAA, G21.

    As it is, I guess I'll go with a Combat Commander.
     
  3. plateshooter

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    Mine is a M&P45c with an apex sear and Truglow TFO sights. I am more accurate with that pistol than any other 45 I have ever owned. I sure would like to have a S&W 625 some day before I leave the planet though, the ones that I have shot were wonderful shooters.
     
  4. brutus51

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    Mine are a 625-3 mountain gun and a Sig 220.
     
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    What I find interesting about this thread is the number of posters who don't know the barrel length of their 45.
     
  7. v8stang289

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    My Kimber Ultra Carry II

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  8. Cocked & Locked
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    Under 4.25"....

    I guess this one

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  9. Cornhusker77

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    How about an old 1917 Army Colt with a short barrel?
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    Or a Ruger P345
    I think that's all I have under 4.25"
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  10. GaryP

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    We'll I was issued a 1911 .45ACP back in 1965 by the Good ole USMC and to this day still think highly of this design! These days I carry one of my Colt Combat Commanders often. Over the years I have added other .45ACP Autos to my gun safe and carry them occasionally - Ruger, HK, SIG, etc. However, Gen. Wally Green would come back from wherever he is to kick me in the rear if I did not Maintain my preference for "Old Slab Sides". :D

    :evil:
     
  11. huntershooter

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    625-6:

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    Jim Hoag CC:

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    Baer CVll:


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    Wilson:

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  12. Phaedrus/69

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    I used to have a Star PD and I agree it carried very well. Not terrible to shoot but a bit snappy given the alloy frame and very light weight. Right now the only .45 ACP I have is a USP45 Tactical (and I have a USP45 on the way) but the barrel is longer than the 4.25" the OP spec'd.

    Generically I guess I'd maybe pick the Colt Commander. Those (and the various clones) are very nice guns, probably my favorite size for a 1911. Although I've never actually held one I imagine any Wilson in that size range would rock.

    Probably if someone was gonna buy me any .45 ACP handgun I wanted I'd choose an HK45CT.
     
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    Kimber Ultra Raptor II, stainless.

    Kimber Ultra Raptor II, stainless.
     

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    Colt Lwt Commander. Sig P220 is #2 for me.
     
  15. S&Wfan

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    A 6" barreled Model 25-2, chopped to 3 1/4." It still acts like it is still a TARGET revolver!!!
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    I loved my RIA compact 1911. Even with the tiny GI sights and a 3.5" barrel I could shoot that thing like a fullsize!
     
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    A Colt Officers Model Enhanced and a Para LDA Carry 3" otherwise the original 629 Mountain Gun 44 Mag. comes along. If you put 44 Specials in it it's like a 45. :evil:
    That'll liven things up!:neener:
     
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    I would have answered Combat Commander until I got my hands a 220 carry. Now its too close to call.
     
  19. Rio Laxas

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    For a barrel length of 4.25" or less, it is a Ruger Redhawk in .45 Colt.
     
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    H & K USPc 45 stainless. I just got it, and have not fired it yet. It's what I was looking for, and is currently my favorite. (I have had a full size USP 45 stainless before). wyatte
     
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    My S&W 1911 if we're talking .45 Auto. Honestly, the only weapon I buy in .45 ACP anymore are 1911's. I don't believe the the .45 out performs the .40 when you factor in capacity. If we're just talking .45, well then my .454 Super Redhawk would get the vote :)
     
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    Colt 1911 or Kimber UCC II.
     
  23. WC145

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    I have a number of .45acp handguns but these two are my favorites.

    Austin Behlert custom S&W 25-2 snubby-
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    Clark Custom Meltdown Colt 1991A1 Compact (it was refinished by Dietrich Gunsmithy)-
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  24. Nickb45

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    I like the commander length 1911's. They are very balanced to me. I like that they still use the gi style recoil spring, rather than a bull barrel like the shorter 1911's.

    I had and XDs that I liked but it got replaced with a 1911.
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