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Going to buy a 45 - suggestions?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by anothernewb, Jun 29, 2019.

  1. tommy.duncan

    tommy.duncan Member

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    I have one of these and completely forgot to add this to my post. What an awesome shooter!!
     
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  2. .38SuperMan

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    For something different I suggest a S&W 625 in 45 ACP. I love mine.
     
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  3. Gtscotty

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    Already some good ideas for this year but I'd say .460 S&W mag for your next birthday!!
     
  5. kimberkid

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    Get something special to commentate the event!
    Several years ago, my wife knew I'd developed a liking for engeaved guns and had bought a couple that weren't real expensive, and she thought they were "pretty" ...
    Anyway my birthday was coming up & I was going to be 57. She called a friend of mine that had helped her pick out guns and gun related stuff for me in the past and enlisted his help again ... he knew I liked Kimber 1911's and she told him she wanted something nice and engraved. He found several engraved firearms on GunBroker and she picked out and bought a 1957 Colt National Match fully engraved 1911 for the occasion ... This birthday wasn't really a big deal, but she made a big deal of it ... and I'll never forget it!

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    Since you've decided to mark the occasion, whatever you decide, make it memorable!
     
  6. Bottom Gun

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    Sig P220 would be my choice.
     
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  7. crestoncowboy

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    I'm a glock fan for sub .41 caliber. I carry a G27 for cc. A 22 for owb. I dont care for them in .45. I have plenty of 1911s, wouldnt say I'm a huge fan though. I also really like the ruger p-97 or P-90. That all said, my choice for a .45 would be a 220. I have a mk23 as well but unless you have huge hands or just like a paddle mag release (im not a huge fan, some are). The 220 feels better to me than any other 45. I've never met a 22x with a truly bad trigger (some are far better than others but I've never seen one bad). The SA can be right up to 1911 levels (better than some of the budget 1911s I've used lately) and the DA is the best of any I've found, although I'm no DA fan. The 220 can range from a nice used sub-500 dollar gun, up to a 3k x-6 and anywhere between. I'm not a fan of Sig as a company, but the 22x series are some of my favorites
     
  8. Legionnaire
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    How different do you want to be? How about a Ruger Old Army? .45 caliber cap and ball. You can get a .45 Colt cylinder for it if you must.
     
  9. anothernewb

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    Well, things couldn't have turned out better. Today is my birthday, so decided to get a springfield range officer elite target. Saw one in the store the other day. sure was purdy.

    AAAAND...
    By buddy had a damaged M1 garand in his closet that he never got around to repairing (and has admitted he's a little scared of it after the incident) - he gave it to me today.. receiver - made in 45.

    now to go look on how to repair it, if possible. It suffered some sort of out of battery or slam fire awhile back. the stock is broken in several pieces, which I think can be glued together, and the front edge of the receiver where the bolt locks into it, looks a little shaved off. Even if it's not possible to repair back to operating condition. I will repair the stock and out it on display.
     
  10. bannockburn

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    kimberkid

    Love the engraved Colt National Match!

    Oh yeah, your wife...she's a keeper; really big time (as if you didn't already know that)!
     
  11. bannockburn

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    Nice choice and the M1 Garand is even more icing on your 45th birthday cake (though you might want to go a little easy on the 45 candles; might set off the smoke detector)!
     
  12. theotherwaldo

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    -If you can't fix the stock, Garand stocks are pretty cheap on Ebay.
     
  13. george burns

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    Shield PC. it carries the same amount of ammo as a 1911, at half the weight and 2/3 the size. But it is kind of like asking what kind of truck should I get. People tend to be more minds made up on this one.
     
  14. Spats McGee

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    Happy birthday!

    I was trying to find something original to suggest for this thread before I realized I was too late. That said, I do consider a good 1911 to be pretty hard to beat in .45 acp.
     
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  15. kayak-man

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    Ruger Blackhawk! Mine is just a 45 colt, but you can get the convertible model with both Colt and ACP cylinders. It's one of my favorite guns to shoot. With the 250 grain cowboy loads, there's very little recoil, or you can go up to a 330 grain +P load that will put the smack down on just about anything in North America and get everyone's attention at the range.
     
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