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Old 03-10-2012, 23:23   #26
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My Hk Mark23 is the best polymer .45 ever made in my opinion.

There are other great options but my Mk23 is the one.


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Old 03-11-2012, 00:58   #27
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Well I don't think there's really a "best" out there, but my favorites are my 21 Gen 4, My Sig P250 Compact (yeah yeah yeah, it's been a great gun for me), and the 30.
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Old 03-11-2012, 05:33   #28
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H*ly Cow, just checked out .45 auto ammo prices. I may just hold on to my 9s !!
Unless you plan on reloading, .45ACP ammo is going to run about 1/3 more than 9MM. I believe if you use a good self defense 9MM load you don't give up much for self defense if that is the original reason you want to change from a 9MM platform to a .45.

Based on my experience with my hand size the Glock 21 and FNP45 are to large for my hand let alone for conceal carry. The Glock 30 will work, but I think the M&P45 and the HK45 Compact are better. Try going to a well stock rental range where you can try various pistols to see what works best for you. Good luck.
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Old 03-11-2012, 08:16   #29
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Best for what? What you're going to use the pistol for will determine recommendations. For CCW, I would recommend a G30, a HK USPc, or a HK45c. I would recommend a G21 (of any variety), a HK USP, or HK45 for a full size gun for home defense, nightstand gun, or a range toy.
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Old 03-11-2012, 08:58   #30
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H*ly Cow, just checked out .45 auto ammo prices. I may just hold on to my 9s !!
Yep, cheap stuff is about $20 bucks a box. That's why I handload, ammo prices don't bother me that much once I get a supply of brass on hand. I cast my own bullets too so primers and powder is all I'll have invested. That way I can load up a box of 45acp for about $3/50.
I've had my equipment long enough so that it's price isn't a factor in my reloading anymore.
I just need to find a good source for Once Fired 45acp brass. CenterFire Brass is out of stock at the moment but they did have it for $60/1K plus $11 bucks flat rate shipping so I'd be looking at $71 bucks for 1000 cases, not too bad.
One nice thing about a 45acp, if push comes to shove a good flat point cast lead bullet will still be somewhat effective.

Oh, and to answer the question, I'd figure if the PX4 Storm in 45 was anything like the 40cal that I had it'd be a good gun. My buddy John has an HK USP and he loves it but I think they look blocky. Glock 21SF is always a good way to go too if you don't mind a striker fired handgun. Of course you'd have to get a Lone Wolf drop in barrel if you'd want to shoot lead reloads.
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:04   #31
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My Hk Mark23 is the best polymer .45 ever made in my opinion.

There are other great options but my Mk23 is the one.


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I think its the best quality polymer 45, but its big for practical purposes. I've got one myself.
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Old 03-11-2012, 12:32   #32
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Old 03-11-2012, 13:40   #33
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Old 03-11-2012, 13:51   #34
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Glock 30sf would be my first choice. The HK USP 45 Compact or HK 45C would be a close 2nd.
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Old 03-11-2012, 14:39   #35
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Old 03-11-2012, 14:52   #36
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I think HK makes the best polymers in any caliber.
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Old 03-11-2012, 15:33   #37
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For me, M&P 45c. Haven't got an HK........ yet........
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Old 03-11-2012, 15:35   #38
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For me, M&P 45c. Haven't got an HK........ yet........
S&W makes a great polymer as well, but I prefer HK.
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Old 03-11-2012, 16:03   #39
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Old 03-11-2012, 16:23   #40
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Glock G37....The most elegant, best handling 45 made by the Austrians! Cheers.
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Old 03-11-2012, 17:12   #41
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Glock G37....The most elegant, best handling 45 made by the Austrians! Cheers.
There's no way elegant and Glock should ever be mentioned together.
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Old 03-11-2012, 17:27   #42
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S&W makes a great polymer as well, but I prefer HK.
I have 3 M&P pistols and zero HKs.

Is there something specific about the HK you like better?

I keep jumping around between G21, M&P45 & FNP45 - maybe I should give HK a closer look.

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Own one H&K USP and two USPc in 45 ACP. Another USPc in 9mm. Great pistols from the start. Never failed to fire ever.
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Old 03-11-2012, 19:56   #44
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S&W makes a great polymer as well, but I prefer HK.
I hear ya.....but.....the coinage wasn't there yet........
I've fondled and caressed them, errr, I mean handled them at the lgs and I agree they are uber schweet..........
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Old 03-11-2012, 20:21   #45
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I hear ya.....but.....the coinage wasn't there yet........
I've fondled and caressed them, errr, I mean handled them at the lgs and I agree they are uber schweet..........
Yeah, they aren't exactly cheap.
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Old 03-11-2012, 21:43   #46
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Glock 21SF and a 50GI conversion slide. IMHO. If your going to carry a big friggin pistol, it might as well be the biggest! Why a .50? Cause they don't make a .51!
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Old 03-11-2012, 22:03   #47
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I have 3 M&P pistols and zero HKs.

Is there something specific about the HK you like better?

I keep jumping around between G21, M&P45 & FNP45 - maybe I should give HK a closer look.
Well yes, it's on the cover of a video game! I think you'll be very hard pressed to improve on your G21, especially if you were to switch over to an HK45, which is, bigger, heavier, bulkier, holds less ammo, more complicated, crappy trigger, oversized controls, to high of a bore axis resulting in significant muzzle flip, more parts, harder to find parts for, and a longer wait for them, and last but not least, just about double the price!

You should go rent one and put five hundred rounds through it, do that, then you'll have a realistic point of reference. If you can't afford to do that, then you can't afford it, period.
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There's no way elegant and Glock should ever be mentioned together.
From an engineering perspective, the simplicity of the design is quite elegant.
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Old 03-11-2012, 23:47   #49
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ELEGANT? Ja!

Elegant in this (Germanic) way!
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