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Which *Reliable* .45 Auto?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by bg226, Dec 29, 2007.

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  1. bg226

    bg226 Member

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    I'm seeking a reliable, full-size .45 Auto. I just don't have time to deal with customer service.

    I was thinking about the SIG P220, but unfortunately threads seem to be negative. Other than the Glock 21, I cannot think of an out of the box reliable .45 Auto. I was wondering if I could get some input from you fine folks.
     
  2. swright101

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    Springfield XD45....
     
  3. Jimmie

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    Negative threads about the 220? I think I can count on half a hand the objective negative comments I've read or heard about the 220.
     
  4. the pistolero

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    Ruger P90, built like a bank vault and will eat anything you feed it. It's fairly cheap too. I paid about $450 for mine after tax NIB, and that may be high depending on where you are. But even at that price it was more than worth it to me. As for the Sig, though, I've heard nothing but good things about it. I would have had one by now if I had not been bitten by the 1911 bug...
     
  5. usp9

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    Although it's new the HK45 looks to be a fine duty weapon or CCW, besides HK has never made a bad pistol
     
  6. Gunsnrovers

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    Seriously, the majority of threads on the P220 negative? No likely.

    If the only reliable .45ACP you can think of is a Glock 21, you're not doing much thinking. :neener: ;)
     
  7. jhansman

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    Ditto on the XD45. If you doubt it, go find one to shoot.
     
  8. ~kev~

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    If you want a low cost 45 (as compared to other brandnames), consider the ruger P90. I had one and it would eat anything. I used to reload a lot and that pistol worked with every brand name of bullet I fed it.
     
  9. wditto

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    reliable = ruger
    you didn't say beautiful, so yep, ruger
     
  10. cslinger

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    P220 negative ?????? I guess you can find some bad about any of them.

    That being said.

    SIG P220
    SIG P245
    SIG P220C
    XD45
    HK USP
    HK USP Compact
    Glock 21
    Glock 30
    Glock 36
    Ruger P90
    Ruger P97
    Ruger P345

    That should get you started. :D
     
  11. usp_fan

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    What CS said with the P220 and XD right at the top of the list. I have had nothing but great performance from my 220. That said, the XD does fit my hand well and offers lots of .45's on demand.
     
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    Well all my Colts 1911 have been relieable from the Box. Notice I said Colt. Haven't been lucky with other brand of 1911. That why I only buy Colt now.
     
  13. Stevie-Ray

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    Have to go with the H&K USPC
     
  14. ArchAngelCD

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    A Springfield 1911-A1...
     
  15. Big Boomer

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    XD-45

    My XD has fewer rounds through it than any of my 1911's, and no matter what I fed it, even ones that I belled the case head to much and forgot to crimp them, it fed just fine. My 1911's got stuck on them but that thing just ate them for lunch.

    To be honest I was awestruck at just how that thing could devour even the crappiest of loads or the widest hollowpoints and run just like they were made for it.

    Out of all my handguns, I was quickest to trust my XD for carry.
     
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    XD is not a bad option, at the moment the M&P .45 has had some issues so this is going to be a rare thread where I dont suggest it. But if you dont have a 1911 get one.
     
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    xd .45
    ruger p345
     
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    *cough* colt goverment model *cough*
     
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    Cost Lightweight Commander XSE.
     
  20. herohog

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    Norinco

    My 1911A1 Norinco has been dependable as a rock!
     
  21. gcrookston

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    My experiences are:

    (1) P220, about 17 years, 15,000 rounds, no failures that were not ammo related (a few bad primers here and there over the years).

    (1) HK USP, about 7 years, 10,000 rounds. same as above.

    (20 or so) Colt's 1911s, 1911a1s, GCNMs, Clark's, about 25 years. As most of these guns were used, a few 80 years old and almost all over 30 years old at time of purchase, occasional issues with worn extractors, ejectors, springs and the like -- normal maintenance items. Nothing major, except a cracked bushing on a 35 yr old Clark (I bought used and put 5,000 rounds through before it broke), and a 1914 Springfield with a broken firing pin when I bought it.

    Just bought a Taurus PT1911 which now has 2,500 rounds through it without an issue todate.

    Of all of them, however, if I had to pick one for defense, it would be either the HK or P220 and I would pick these over any new 1911 I've seen or shot.
     
  22. Zesty

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    I would also suggest XD45

    To be honest I do not have experience with all these other pistols so my opinion is very limited, but my XD45 service has done just what I want of a pistol. I would trust my life to this gun without a second thought.
     
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    I've had a HK USPc 45 for 8 yrs. and a XD 45 since early spring. Neither one has ever had a malfunction. You'll pay a little more for a HK but, it's a quality weapon. For me, the XD points better than a Glock.
     
  24. Top Gun Supply

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    If I were looking for .45ACP pistol to carry, I would probably go find a plain jane alloy frame P220. Not too heavy, reasonable profile, very accurate and rock solid reliable. You can find them used for under $500.
     
  25. 76shuvlinoff

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    XD45, reliable with a boat load of lead at your disposal.
     
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