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New Respect for 45 ACP

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by AKRover, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. AKRover

    AKRover 10MM Fanatic

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    I finally broke down and bought a 45ACP after many years of avoiding it due to its ballistic inferiority to my beloved 10mm. I bought a Sig 1911 Extreme and love the gun and now I'm a fan of the 45. Not enough to go away from 10mm but a fan nonetheless. The 45 is a nice light recoil and I actually shoot it a little better than my G20 or Delta Elite. I think the Sig is going to be seeing a lot of range time and even possibly some carry time in the woods. If I ever have the opportunity to do any competitive shooting I'm pretty sure the 45 will be my gun of choice.

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    It's wearing a TLR-1 in the picture but that has been replaced by an M3 light. The finish and styling of the M3 matched the 1911 better.
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  2. frank4570

    frank4570

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    It's easy to like the 1911/45. But it will never be a 10mm. But you already know that.
     

  3. AKRover

    AKRover 10MM Fanatic

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    I wasn't expecting it to be a 10mm so I wasn't at all disappointed. In fact I don't think I could be happier with it right now.

    The next step is already in the works and that is to get setup for reloading both calibers so I can really afford to enjoy them.
     
  4. NH Trucker

    NH Trucker Needs coffee...

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    Nice! How much did it set you back?
     
  5. okie

    okie GT Mayor

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    Many congrats my friend:supergrin:
     
  6. DaneA

    DaneA

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    Yeah they are easy to love. I pick up this one not long ago and it now resides next to my bed for night duty. Came with night sights.
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  7. AKRover

    AKRover 10MM Fanatic

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    OTD was $1030. Not great I know but could have been worse
     
  8. Snaps

    Snaps Hail 2 The King

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    I'm a Tac Ops owner, I love the thing. Great gun
     
  9. ilgunguygt

    ilgunguygt Enslaved in IL

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    I just picked up a Sig GSR Revolution a week ago. Great 1911! I'm sure you will love yours.
     
  10. Big Bird

    Big Bird NRA Life Member

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    I recently picked up a Sig 1911 Nitron and have been very impressed with the gun. I have close to 500 rounds through the gun and it hasn't had one malfunction (except for a one of my reloads with a bad primer). But its accurate and runs. I replaced the rear sight with a Heinie straight 8 lo-mount and replaced the grips with some VZ Aliens that I sanded down some to make them a little less aggressive.

    Nothing but good things to say and the trigger is great as it came out of the box.

    In terms of it not being a 10mm? I have two of those. I wanted a 6th .45 ACP....:tongueout:
     
  11. KalashniKEV

    KalashniKEV

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    I like my SIG 1911, but not as much as a P220.

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  12. K.Kiser

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    The .45acp isn't a one shot crowd stopper like many say but it's a very nice round that does what it needs to do well... The shootability in a full size gun is very smooth and predictable.. The 1911 based pistols have always been easy weapons to put lead on target... Nice gun you got there man, as with the others shown already in this thread...
     
  13. brisk21

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    That is sweet!! .45 is easily my favorite round. I really like those Sig 1911s. They just look really good.
     
  14. tous

    tous GET A ROPE!

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    Get yourself a Dan Wesson Pm7 or Kimber Eclipse in 10mm and have the best of both worlds. Both are, sadly, out of production. I gots mine. :supergrin:

    Unique and 231 are both great .45 ACP propellants. Just me, but AA#5 didn't impress me.

    And anyone that loves the 10mm must have a 1006.
    It's required.
    Mandatory.
    It's the law.

    Ooopsie. Spoke too soon. Seems the Eclipse Custom II is still available in the mighty, space-time continuum rupturing 10mm.


    :supergrin:

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  15. tnhawk

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    Be careful, the 1911 is highly addictive!
     
  16. alwaysshootin

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    There should be no shame in liking multiple calibers! Especially if they are the 10MM, and .45 ACP. When it comes to woods carry, the "Ten" is the obvious choice, just saying.
     
  17. Snaps

    Snaps Hail 2 The King

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    There's mine

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  18. jtmac

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    The .45 is my favorite round. Comparable power to a .357 and I can hit what I'm aiming it at almost as well as I can a .22. I can't even say the latter about 9mm.

    I have no desire for another caliber in a non-plinking pistol unless I need a mouse gun--which I do, but I compromised and got an XDs.
     
  19. .264 magnum

    .264 magnum CLM

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    .45 is my all around favorite as well and my daily carry choice.

    A biggish, heavy slower moving bullet seems to be the ticket.
     
  20. M&P15T

    M&P15T Beard One

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    Unless my eyes are being decieved, that is a funky looking trigger. It's like...straight up and down, not curved for a finger. Is this the latest thing in 1911 triggers?