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mini .45 caliber choices....

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by JERRY, Oct 4, 2012.

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  1. JERRY

    JERRY Member

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    the Glock 36 is i guess a mini-.45acp if you compare it to a Glock 21 or even a Glock 30, but what id like to hear from is folks who've chosen to go truly compact.

    Colt agent?
    Kahr PM45?
    Amt Back-up?
    Glock 39?
    Springfield XDS?

    what gun have you chosen to serve in this role?
     
  2. Giterboosted

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    Had a pm45 myself, loved it
     
  3. Mainsail

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    I just picked up the XDs and took some comparison pictures with my G29SF (same size as the G30):

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  4. firesky101

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    I shot an AMT in .380, it was not pleasant. I don't think I would want to try the .45
     
  5. beeenbag

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    I really admire my m&p 45c. It is smaller than the g30 and is still easy to control. In my opinion it conceals better than my g19 iwb.
     
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    Did you sell your 10's?
     
  7. Big Boy

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    Just FYI the Glock 39 is .45 GAP. Glock Automatic Pistol. Not ACP. Just wanted to make sure you are aware of the difference.

    I really love my glock 36. Here is my review on mine if you'd like some more info.
    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=638156





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  8. Dlowe167

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    I do like the XDS. But I carry a Taurus PT745 millenium pro. Great piece,in .45
     
  9. JERRY

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    im aware of the GAP round, thats why i specified 45 caliber not a.c.p. so it could be included.
     
  10. jackblack86

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    I have had a glock 21 and 36 liked em both not enough to keep em the one 45 subcompact that I like the best is the taurus pt145 some people dont like them but mine is a 3rd gen millpro always dependable shoots nice like the trigger what can I say
     
  11. jimbo555

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    I have a colt new agent and it is reliable,thin,light holds 8 rounds and being a single action 1911 type has the best trigger.You just have to get used to the trench sight.I had a shotgun bead installed in the end of the trench and it helps me a lot.
     
  12. JERRY

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    new agent with 8 rounds? is this the stock magazine or some sort of extended magazine?

    if its an extended magazine it osrt of defeats the purpose of a mini-auto doesnt it?
     
  13. orionengnr

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    I pocket carried a PM9 for 3 1/2 years, then moved up to a P45 IWB. Ran across a good deal on a PM45 ($450 ANIB), so I grabbed it. But it wasn't "all that" much smaller than the P45.

    The PM45 was just a bit large for pocket carry, so it was back to IWB. But if I'm going to carry IWB, I'll take the longer sight radius and one additional round that the P45 offers.

    I sold the PM45 to a friend for the same good price I paid---he is happy with it. Bottom line, if I had never owned a PM9 or a P45, I suspect I would have been very happy with the PM45.

    I think he meant 8 total, as in, 7+1.
    That is what my Kimber Ultra Carry II holds.
     
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    colt new agent standard capacity is 7+1.
     
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    No one's spoken to the AMT Backup 45. I had one in the early 90's after my college graduation. I consider it to be slightly ahead of its time in terms of compactness and double action only trigger. I should be able to tell you how I carried it but I honestly don't recall... it was pretty early in my journey. What I do recall though, is while I didn't shoot it very much, it scarred up my class-ring pretty good in the few times I did shoot it. It was pretty snappy. Also, it just didn't hold up too well.
     
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    I have the Kimber UCII and it runs flawless,is slim ,fairly light, verry accurate
    and is verry comfortable to carry in my MS SSII.
     
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    My Warthawg from Para rules my shorties. 10 plus 1 and very accurate.
     
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    How about the S&W CS45. It's a compact.
     
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    I shot an xd-s the other day. Nice little pistol, and I am an HK guy.
     
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    I pocket carry a PM45 and love it.
    I debated hard between the PM45 and the New Agent but settled on the PM45 mainly because it was slightly lighter and smaller, and I did intend on pocket carry.

    I have yet to hold a XDs and frankly I am a bit of a Springer fan so I will probably end up with one someday. May even replace the PM45, but I doubt it.

    BTW
    With "normal" jeans the PM45 is a pocket full. I wore Carhartts for a while and they work okay, now I wear Duluth work pants and they work great. They have deep enough pockets to carry a P220, trust me.:uhoh:
     
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    I'm happy with my Glock 39.
    It replaced my Glock 30 as my daily carry gun.
     
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    I've shot them all except for the XD/s...but I have handled it.

    Weighing handling, reliability, and shootability, I'd pick the Kahr PM first, while reserving to option of changing to the XD/s if it proves as nice as the XD and XDm.
     
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    Have owned an XDs for a month or so and absolutely love it.
     
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    I have the xds for pocket carry/ b.u.g. I like it a lot it is nicer to shoot than the cm9 it took the place of and nicer to shoot than the rohrbaugh. I really recommend it.

    But if your bigger guns are glocks i would go with another glock. same trigger and controls. same way to field strip and so on
     
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    We're discussing .45 caliber pistols
     
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