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Old 02-28-2015, 22:37   #1
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Your favorite CC .45?

You'll notice I didn't ask which is the best.
I have a friend who wants nothing but a .45 to carry. He says he doesn't like the G30.
For carry and the range, $1000 or less. Safety, SA/DA, doesn't matter.
I'm trying to steer him toward the H&K compact, but just wondering if I'm missing something.
1911's are on the table, but he prefers a rail for HD.
Let 'er rip, whatcha like and why...
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Old 02-28-2015, 22:45   #2
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If no to a 30S, I'd go XD Mod 2 or XD-S.
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Old 02-28-2015, 23:02   #3
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When I do carry a 1911, it's almost always a Springfield stainless Loaded.


It's a 1911.
Single action.
Cocked and locked.
Is intimidating.
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Old 02-28-2015, 23:35   #4
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I carried a Glock 21 until I got my Glock 36 in 2006. But about a month ago I FINALLY got my Ruger-SR-1911 and it's the 5"er but it's so thin it conceals very well. It is my NEW all time favorite.
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Old Yesterday, 00:13   #5
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Kimber Custom II. Basic model that works and carries very well.
It is a 1911 style pistol.
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Old Yesterday, 00:36   #6
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I like my XDs. Bianchi for IWB, or Hume for OWB.
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Old Yesterday, 01:03   #7
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S&W M&P .45c
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I've carried an XD45 Service, Glock 21, fullsize 1911 and compact 1911. Without doubt the compact 1911 and the G21 were my favorites to carry.
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Old Yesterday, 01:26   #9
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G30S and looking maybe at getting a Sig P227 .45 double stack.

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Old Yesterday, 02:57   #10
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Kimber Pro Carry,gen 1.'08.
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Old Yesterday, 05:58   #12
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He needs a higher budget. 45 in a semi is pricey, if one expects reliability without rebuilding the gun at some expense. Seems to me he should spend more time with the model 30 at 2-3 times less expense than another reliable 45. Both mine are mid grade 1911s, One Kimber and one Springfield, each taking its turn back at the manufacturer to be reworked. My Glock 22 though just shoots, and quite well. Can't say that I want a Glock .45 though. I would spend more for a gun designed around the caliber.
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Old Yesterday, 06:16   #13
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I carry a smith 4513TSW and could not be happier with it-ba
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Old Yesterday, 07:17   #15
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Beretta PX4 Storm family (clones as well) always worth a look, design and price point wise...

Kahrs CM, CT and CW45 series also worth a look.

How good or seasoned a pistoleer is he? Cause a small, light .45 is not really a beginners type of handgun to run. IMO of course, but a G30 is about perfect for me and every newbie that shoots it... (so maybe I'm wrong about beginners and light, smallish 45's.)

I just threw those two makes and model lines out there as food for thought. Can't say that I've shot either.
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Old Yesterday, 07:27   #16
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I've heard many good things about HK45c. My XDs 45 was easy and comfortable to carry, just didn't warm up to it for some reason.
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Old Yesterday, 07:34   #17
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My preferred carry is the 30S due to size and weight, plus I just prefer the Glock platform. The SA XDM 3.8 is a great carry .45 as well.
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Old Yesterday, 07:36   #18
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Wilson "Bill Wilson Carry" model. Favorite gun ever
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Old Yesterday, 08:34   #19
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Take a look at the Stoeger Cougar 8045. Can be found for around $400. Soft shooting and reliable. Functionally equivalent to the Beretta Cougar 8045 (predecessor to the PX4). 3.7 inch barrel but a full size grip. Has a Picatinny rail. All metal, hammer-fired, DA/SA with slide mounted safety/decocker like most Berettas.

Some feel that the length and thickness of the grip and the weight make it too big and heavy for carry but if a model 1911 is on the table, this is worth a look as well. Downside is limited magazine capacity (8rds) but still as good or better than a 1911.
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First choice is 1951 Commander LW second Glock 21 third Sig 220 I have carried all three as off duty weapons.Each as there good points and down falls.

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