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Going to buy a 45 - suggestions?

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  1. jotjackson

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    Ruger SR1911. I have both models. I carry my commander off-duty.
     
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  2. bobinoregon

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    I really like my stainless SR1911 it's a very nice pistol. I'd still buy a 645 Smith in a heartbeat if I ran into one.
     
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  3. TTv2

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    Ruger SR45's are cheap used on gunbroker. Would buy one myself if threaded barrels were available.

    Other than that it's tough not to suggest a 1911. For a revolver, the convertible Ruger Blackhawk is double the .45 for your money as you get both the .45 Colt cylinder, but a spare .45 ACP cylinder too. With that you can plink cheap with ACP and get the hot .45 Colt ammo that's about equal to .44 Mag power.
     
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  4. zaitcev

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    Whoo, boy. It all really comes down to your budget and the size of your gun room or walk-in safe. Here are a few out of the way ideas in a generally descending order:

    UD-42
    Luggerman Luger
    Delta AR -- you have to be an Italian to call a fine pistol "AR"
    Pardini GT45
    Korriphila HSP 701
    Hogue Avenger
    Winchester 92 South African contract
    H&R Model 60
    DeLisle
    Korth PRS
    RMW Xtreme -- DI
    Flint River Armory CSA-45 -- Piston
    CMMG Guard -- a true delayed blowback
    Vector Arms Uzi
    KRISS Vector
    Auto-Ordnance TM1C -- asked about this one above
    Marlin Camp 45
    H&K Mark 23
    Boberg XR45-S
    Ruger Vaquero -- mind, .45 ACP is not permitted by SASS
    H&K USC
    S&W 625
    SIG P320C 320C-45-B
    S&W M&P Shield 45
    Charter Arms Pitbull .45
    Kahr CM45 -- the only smaller .45 that you can buy is Hertzer PKO-45
    Hi-Point JHP45
    Liberator FP-45
     
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  5. RON in PA

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    Consider the S&W 625 revolver, you can shoot 45 ACP in moon clips or 45 Auto Rim.
     
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  6. StrawHat

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    AC78D97C-0D77-4425-A34F-0B69A2F32807.jpeg I would suggest one of the ACP revolvers from S&W.
     
  7. bannockburn

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    How about a .45 Colt combo?

    First start off with something in a single action revolver:

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    Then add a nice, handy little lever action rifle and you have the Perfect Pair in .45!

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  8. Armored farmer

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    Great suggestions here.
    In order of favorite .45s :
    .45 flintlock,.45 uberti SAA,.45ruger blackhawk, .45 sr1911cmd, .45 1911 officer.
    I think a good suggestion would be a ruger redhawk 50/50 model .45colt/.45acp. Best of both worlds.
     
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  9. lightman

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    Given the special occasion I would pick something that you don't have.
     
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  10. red rick

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    I like your Thompson idea .
     
  11. DerMerchant

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    Here is the only decent suggestion you're going to get.
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  12. John Joseph

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    Welcome aboard!
    When you turned 44, what did you get in .44 caliber?
     
  13. ExAgoradzo

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    My Ruger Blackhawk is a convertible. 45 LC and a second cylinder in 45 ACP...

    Highly recommend that!

    Greg
     
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  14. reddog81

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    Hi Point carbine is what I was going to suggest as an alternative to all the handguns. I like mine.

    A S&W revolver is always a good suggestion. A 1917, model 25 or 625 are all good options.
     
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  15. IlikeSA

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    Go with the 45 colt/acp convertible Blackhawk or Redhawk. Celebrate your 45 years lived so far, and 45 more to go.
     
  16. LoneGoose

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    I agree on the S&W revolvers. I bought a used 625 and immediately fell in love with it. That N-frame sits perfectly in my hand, I use plastic moon clips, and have a blast with it. No hassle, just fun.
     
  17. Keith G

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    Something that holds 6 rounds, requires cocking for each shot, made of wood and blues steal and fires a round with “LC” in the name. I’ll leave the rest of the details to you.
     
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    Sig P227.

    Discontinued, so if you want one get it now.
     
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  20. jstert

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    ruger blackhawk convertible 45lc/acp single action revolver. bond arms 410/45lc derringer with an extra 45acp barrel set.
     
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  21. JR24

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    Glock 45? Oh wait thats 9mm :D

    No, really, my most fun guns to shoot are my Vaqueros, so put me on the SAA in .45 LC train, I'd like one myself. Maybe a Blackhawk for hunting and whatnot
     
  22. anothernewb

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    Smith 25 sounds like a neat option. a 45 LC would be kinda cool too. was just trying to avoid yet another caliber to buy dies and associated gear for.

    hmm. 625 is also stainless. hmmm...
     
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  23. BSA1

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    Wow a lot of good suggestions.

    I have a bunch of old 45 Auto ammo I want to shoot up. I have several 1911'sfrom my IPSC days but I don't really enjoy shooting them much. I have the S&W M&P 45 full-size at the top of my list but I am enjoying the suggestions on this thread.
     
  24. ATLDave

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    If you've already got 1911's, and are already set up to reload 45 ACP, how about a S&W 625? Those are fun guns.
     
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  25. theotherwaldo

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    I have a Vaquero and a Blackhawk, each in .45 acp.
    Real fun guns.
     
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