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Comparable pistol to a Glock ?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by tercel89, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. tercel89

    tercel89

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    I have 3 Glock 21's . I am thinking of selling one to get a different pistol. My question is this : What is a comparable pistol to the Glock as far as reliability , rust resistance , and very few parts so that it is as easy to detail strip as the Glock ?
    I want to go with the .45ACP cartridge.
    One of my choices is the Springfield 1911 .45ACP base model/mil-spec
    Another is the Norinco 1911 .45 ACP
    What are other choice that I should look at ?
    What I DONT want is a Beretta or a Sig Sauer that has what I think is too many springs and levers and pins . I want a pistol that I can drop , get banged up and still shoot it . I love CZ's but they just dont fit this catagory of mine being that when dropped or thrown on concrete they will bend a part or break. No disrespect to them , I have one and LOVE IT but not this time .
    Thanks for any information :cool:
     
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    This is going to be a long one. How about a nice s&w m&p or a anything else your heart desires. Sounds to me like you need a 9mm
     

  3. Zombie Steve

    Zombie Steve Decap Pin Killa

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    Well, if you like 1911's, don't screw around and get a TRP from Springfield. Wilson, Baer, Brown... Dan Wesson (CZ) still makes a good one.


    Are you expecting to drop your handgun on concrete a lot?
     
  4. tercel89

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    I am leaning towards a S&W M&P as another choice. Why do you say a 9mm ?
     
  5. Johnxuga

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    SA XDm 45 is a nice pistol. Extremely reliable and rugged.
     
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    S&W M&P .45 is a good choice. S&W is still trying to resolve the accuracy issues with the M&P in 9mm.
     
  7. cfrye11

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    Why not stay with glock and get a 30 30s or 36 ?

    molan labe
     
  8. tercel89

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    That was also another one that I was "thinking" about. I had an XD-9 Full size but that was a 9mm . The original HS2000 (S.A. Xd-9) was made to be chambered in 9mm. I am always hesitant to buy a gun chambered in a different cartridge that it was originally chambered for. Except the Glock. It has the proven track record for the .45ACP on their 21 and the 30 .
     
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    I have a 30 , see it in my avatar picture ? :cool:
     
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    Quigley Elite Member

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    Its a great round, a lot less expensive, more common in some ways, and a pleasure to shoot. I kind of lean with the experts on this one. Everyone needs at least one Glock 17 or 19. For me its the 19.
     
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    The 1911 doesn't really fit your spec list.

    I'd go M&P then XDm
     
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    I have a 26 as a back-up that I carry at work and a G17 as a carry pistol. But thanks and you are correct , everyone needs at least a 17 or 19 . They just WORK :supergrin:
     
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    XDm or M&P are a couple main players, but there are others as well.
     
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    I had forgot to add that I also am looking at the Norinco 1911 .45ACP . I have made myself so made over the last 20 yrs for not getting one of these ! They are very well made and reliable even though they are made in China .
     
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  15. WayneJessie

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    What parts have you bent/broken on your CZ by dropping it on concrete? I have more 75s that a man should and I challenge you to not drop it but throw it down on concrete and break something. If it's a nice piece of concrete you'll probably knock a chunk out of it when the gun hits. Fragile is not a word I would use to describe a 75.
     
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    Plus one:steamed:
     
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    That is why I got rid of all my M&P 9mm..
     
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    From my understanding they went to a faster twist barrel
    in the 2013 model guns. It's reported the accuracy is better. But then again I haven't noticed any issues with my late model M&P.

    I'm thinking that it is a combination of barrel twist and lock up.
    There have been some reports of the barrel hood to slide fit being poor. My M&P9 is negligible at best as to the lockup. I love my M&P and have started shooting it more than my other pistols.
     
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    I have not dropped it on concrete.
     
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    Hamilton Burger Incompetent

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    You realize the 1911 was developed from an existing .38?

    That said, the "NM" Mil-Spec/RO is a good pistol, greater than the sum of its parts. But if you are used to carrying a 30 the 1911 will feel like an anchor.

    FWIW, I sold my 30 and got a XDs.