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I need a 45 auto with a rail

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Gunny45, Mar 5, 2007.

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  1. Gunny45

    Gunny45 Member

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    I have decided to switch from my present home protection gun - an XD9 with a streamlight TLR2 attached, to something in .45 ACP with a rail so I can still use my TLR2 with it. I think I want something lightweight. Can you gentlemen suggest anything?
     
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    Taurus millenium PT 145. Small light weight, has rails and 10 +1 in chamber of 45 ACP.
     
  3. Black Majik

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    HK USP w/ Surefire adapter and X200
     
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    Ruger P345......
     
  5. MountainBear

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    Any of the current plastic pistols should do the job. Glock, Sig, HK, SA XD, Taurus, S&W M&P.
    The two that have gotten my attention lately are the Taurus 24/7 OSS and the M&P. I haven't heard much about the Taurus, but what I have heard has been good, and everyone I talk to in the LEO field really seems to be high on the M&P...
    And for a home protection gun, lightweight should be lower on the priority scale, especially with the .45 ACP cartridge.
    Hope this helped, good luck...
    --Bear
     
  6. GW

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    TLR will fit on it and you have a pistol system you're already familiar with.
     
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    I completely agree with GW.
     
  8. Gunny45

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    I am not too enthused about the XD because the fit is kind of small for my hand. Otherwise I love the pistol.
     
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    Smith and Wesson M&P45. Should be out soon. :D
     
  10. GW

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    Well, the XD-45 will be a tad bigger
    I suggest that you handle one (if you haven't already)
    I love mine
     
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    I 2nd the PT145..:D
     
  12. GW

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    PT-145 is a great little 45 but the space for a light is very small
    Will a TLR fit?
     
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    XD-.45 ACP~!
     
  14. Gunny45

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    Thanks, GW, but I tried the XD45 when it first came out and it was still smallish for me.
    I also looked up the PT145 on the Taurus site and there is no such weapon listed anymore?
     
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    Second page! on the pistols site but it looks like the latest generation has no rail:confused:
     
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    Nope. No rail.
     
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    hi point :neener: :D
     
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    Go with the Sig P220.
     
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    HK All the way

    The USP is the way to go.

    Cocked and Locked... 'Nuff said.
     
  22. Gunny45

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    I had the Sig 220 and sold it....
    I have been looking at the USP but cannot find any in stores...
    If the M&P comes out soon I would like to look that one over even though I don't care for S&W customer service.
    I also want to handle the P345 - looks very nice.
    Any others I should look at?
     
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    wait until the new fn comes out if its anything like the 9/40 its gonna be niccccee
     
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    I'm doing the same thing!

    Except I don't think it should be lightweight since it won't be a carry gun. I want a full size 1911 with rail and light attached (maybe a laser, I'm still deciding). I don't want to spring for a Wilson or Baer or Brown that will sit at home most of the time, so I'll probably go with a Springfield or similar. I require reliability above all with such a weapon (when using hollow points) and night sites. Other than that, a plain looking, reasonably accurate weapon is all that's required. Just make sure you're comfortable with how it works. It MUST be second nature to you (which a 1911 is for me) because IF you do need it, you'll not want to have to think about how it works.
     
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    Well, if the XD-45 won't do it I'll suggest the Glock 30
    Beefy, yet compact has a light rail and 10 round capacity.
    And darn reliable to boot
     
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