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Question on barrel length

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by mrmom61, Jun 22, 2008.

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  1. mrmom61

    mrmom61 Member

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    Im wanting to get a 45 cal pistol for targets and hd and not planning to carry.So my question is would I be better off with a 5 inch barrel over a 4 inch?
     
  2. weisse52

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    Have you had a chance to shoot either one?

    I have several, I love the 5 inch and that is what I carry.

    The best thing is get to a range, rent both and then decide.

    But, based upon the fact you do not intend to carry. A 5 inch offers the potential of better accuracy. It will offer a little less recoil.

    The decision is yours, good luck.
     
  3. RONSTAR

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    If your not gonna cary get, get a 5 inch. No reason not to heck maybe even a 6 inch longslide.
     
  4. M2 Carbine

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    I'm a big fan of the 3 inch (Kimbers) but IMO for the range and HD the longer barrel has advantages over the shorter barrel.
     
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