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Handgun alternative's in .45

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by HeadlandRam, Jul 16, 2008.

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  1. HeadlandRam

    HeadlandRam Member

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    (I hope this has not been discussed but if it has, mods please lock it)

    For a while I have been wanting a new .45 for myself but even though I love GLOCK,SIG and 1911 .45's I want something different. Does any one have suggestions?
     
  2. sparkyguy

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    CZ 97b

    I've always wanted a CZ 97b. Heard tons of great things about them and think they are cool as heck.
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  3. Sistema1927

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    I know that this is the "bottom feeder" forum, but "something different" would be a S&W revolver in .45 ACP.
     
  4. 38 Super Auto

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    I'd look at the SW1911. Mine is a real shooter and it feeds everything I give it.
     
  5. DRYHUMOR

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    I have a S&W 625 in 45 ACP. Shoots well. Hornady custom 185 gr JHP/XTP good round for defense. Lead wadcutters good practice round, no feeding problems as with an auto.
     
  6. Vic303

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    XD 45 compact.

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  7. gbelleh

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    Maybe one of the HK .45s

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  8. NDN-MAN

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    45 acp not a 1911

    Ruger makes one of the best out of box's 45's today. ( for the price ) Even got a military contract if I remember right.
     
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  9. Thernlund

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    What'd you call me?! :scrutiny:


    :D


    -T.


    EDIT: Back to the topic, how about one of these...

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    http://www.bondarms.com/
     
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  10. Rmart30

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    Ive got a S&W 4506, just bought a XD compact, and looked at a Ruger P345 today...... That ruger felt really good. It actually felt better than the XD i got. If they made it in a DAO Id have to have one.
     
  11. wally

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    I vote for the Witness Elite Match 45. Its what the CZ97 should have been and is much better than you might expect for its ~$500 price.

    --wally.
     
  12. Tom Krein

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    The Glock 21 is a good choice if your hands are on the medium to big size.

    The XD is another really good choice.

    I have shoot the CZ and it shoots SMOOTH and very reliably!

    The H&K USPs are also a great platform.

    You have 4 really good full size choices right there!

    Kahr also is in the .45 acp game if you are looking for a nice CCW package. One of my buddies swears by his!

    Tom
     
  13. HeadlandRam

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    My dad has a Glock 21 and I LOVE it!

    I heard good things about XD too!

    I am thinking on that CZ but that is ALOT of money

    As for the HK same as above but It would be German on German crime (Well German on 1/4th German crime ;) and for some reason alot of people think I am Mexican? Damn farmers tan!)

    I have not really hear anything on the Kahr.

    Thernlund: That looks neat!
     
  14. gtmtnbiker98

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    Sig P220R, Sig P220 Carry, Sig P220 Compact
    M&P 45, M&P 45 Mid, and M&P 45 Compact
    Glock 21/21SF, Glock 30/30SF, and a Glock 36

    All great for the money.
     
  15. BlindJustice

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    S&W Revolvers in .45 ACP
    Note - they also chamber and fire the rimmed .45 Auto RIm
    cartridge which does not require the full moon clip.
    HKS 25M speedloaders can be used with .45 AR.

    S&W 625 PC 5 1/4" BBl. - 45 oz.
    Adj. rear sight, full underlug barrel

    ANd two in the CLassic line... the front of
    this N-frame is sculpted down some to make it look
    like older versions both in the high 30 oz range
    S&W 22 4" Bbl. - fixed sights and tapered
    profile barrel resembles 1950 Military aka Model 26
    S&W 22 "Model of 1917" 5 1/2" Bbl. and like the
    M1917 it resembles has a lanyard ring on the butt grip.

    325 TR - 4" Bbl. Thunder Ranch has light Rail,
    Scandium frame and Titanium cylinder. 24 oz.

    325 Night Guard 2 1/2" Bbl. Matte Black overall fijnish
    Scandium Frame & Stainless STeel cylinder Cyl.& SLide
    Extreme Duty rear fixed sight, Night Triitum dot front
    Pachmayr rubber grip.

    I have the 625 5" Bbll. no longer in prod. since 1/1/08
    fun to shoot with lmanageable recoil for double taps.

    Then there's the Auto Ordnance 1927A1

    Semi-AUtoMatic version of the 1921 Thompson MG
    10-, 30 rd stick mags, or a 50 or more drum mag.
    Deluxe version has a front pistol grip, another has a
    straight forestock and detach. rear stock.

    R-
     
  16. The Wiry Irishman

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    FNP-45

    Its got all the stuff people love about plastic guns: light weight, large capacity (14 rnd standard of 45, and they make 15s) without having to deal with striker firing and the associated nerf-gun-like trigger most plastic guns have. Its accurate enough and pretty decent to shoot. Its no 1911, but what is?

    Unfortunately, the only picture I have of mine:

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    ETA: If you look, you can find them for 525-550, they come with three mags AND the world's largest pistol case. Seriously, it could accommodate a cordless drill and multiple accessories.
     
  17. weisse52

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    If you are looking for a .45 ACP then I still feel the 1911 has a proven track record. As many have stated, the original spec guns run without any problems. I carry one everyday.
    If you are looking for something different then as has been suggested, make a list of the attributes that are important and then let that lead you.

    Or, if you want metal frame the CZ 97b is affordable and seems to be accurate and reliable.

    If you want Tupperware, the XD is also a proven design.

    Those two I have shot and liked. I am hearing a lot of good things about the M&P, but since I have not personally shot one who knows. May be worth taking a look.

    If you can find a S&W 25-2, then grab it and never look back.
     
  18. 357wheelgunner

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    If I wanted a non sig or 1911 .45, I'd get an H&K USP Compact in a heartbeat. It's the only .45 with that size grip and decent capacity, and you can carry it cocked and locked or double action hammer down.
     
  19. Thernlund

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    You do? Engaging the safety decocks it. :scrutiny:


    -T.
     
  20. 357wheelgunner

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    There are many variations of the USPs, I forget how to decipher the codes right now. Some can be carried cocked and locked, some are DA only, etc.
     
  21. Thernlund

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    Oh. Ok. Never heard that. None of mine do it.


    -T.


    EDIT: Oh crap. I think I'm an idiot. On my .40 I think it does do that. If you push it past the "safe" point then it decocks.

    Ooops. I stand corrected. My apologies.
     
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    The Wiry Irishman


    Awesome custom holster. :D
     
  24. ArmedBear

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    CZ 97 shoots very well IMO.

    It's not small.
     
  25. Thernlund

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    I agree. Aaaaaand... I'm stupid. :(


    -T.
     
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