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Which 45 Auto?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by ColdSteelNail, Jun 26, 2012.


  1. ColdSteelNail

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    After several years of my Sig P226-9 being my primary home defense weapon I'm going to change to a 45 caliber. I'm very comfortable with the large Sig platform and may go with a P220. I owned one for several years but didn't shoot it much and it stayed in the safe until I finally traded it.

    Before I buy I would like your thoughts on your favorite full size 45 and why you like it and trust it.
     

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  2. Tim151515

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    Glock 21sf. It wins by default as it was my first gun(and my only "defensive" .45 to this day) when I got out of the military, and I didn't know much about guns other than what I was issued. I just knew cops carry Glocks and a .45 is a big bullet. LoL (not to say I regret it, its a fantastic gun.)

    But since you already have a Sig, if your willing to stay in that pricerange you could get a p220, or maybe a HK. HK makes some good .45s.

    ETA: I wouldnt recomend using a 1911(or any other single action) since your used to using a DA/SA, safetyless gun. The same way I wouldnt recomend somone going from a 1911 to DA/SA, at least without training on it first. They really are two different animals.
     

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  3. ronin.45

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    If you already had one and didn't shoot it, what makes you think this one will be different?
     
  4. NeverMore1701

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    Only use I have for .45 is out of a 1911.
     
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    I have a Glock G37 in 45GAP. Purchased it to try out the round, and have since added the smaller G38, and G39. I use the bigger GAP for "home needs", and the other two for CCW. For 45ACP would probably go with the aforementioned G21SF. Feels better in my hand than the full-grip G21. Thirteen rounds in the mag is also comforting. I would suggest some research as Glock makes several pistols in 45 cal. I also have the single-stack 45ACP G36 for CCW. It is my favorite CCW, and am wearing it now. Good Luck.
     
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    Mainly the cost of ammo. I got to where I just shot the 9 more and got comfortable with it. Since then I've really studied more about ballistics and prefer the stopping power of the 45 for home defense. I do wish I still had the P220 but that's water under the bridge
     
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    I'd say if you studied ballistics, you'd accept that you're not getting much improvement in .45 from 9mm.
     
  9. TalkToTheGlock

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    USP45 or the Hk45. Both are amazing and a dream to shoot.

    If you don't want a USP or 1911, you can't go wrong with the P220. Probably one of the best .45 full size pistols out there.
     
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    Every pistolero must have 1911! :cool:
     
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    The P220 is a great gun to me. So is the USP. I would feel more than adequately protected at home by the Ruger 1911 or my M&P 45 or an S&W 1911. But I am not certain at all especially with some recent advances that a .45 offers anything substantially better than does the better 9mm ammunition.
     
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    I love carrying the Glock 36, and i feel perfectly comfortable in keeping it by my bed for home defense:wavey:
     
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    For me it would be a Glock 21 or FNP-45
     
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    I have always liked the 45ACP and I have always liked S&W. I carried a 4506 for many years but now if I were to rearm myself for HD or police work it would be a S&W M&P 45. Great gun.

    My close second choice would be a new Beretta Px4 Storm Pistol in 45. Before the S&W 45 I carried a Beretta and like their quality.

    Of course now I also have a Glock 21sf, which is hard to beat.

    That's my two cents!!!:supergrin:
     
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    This would be my choice as well. Assuming you aren't hung up on an auto.
     
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    1911 for sure :cool:
     
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    G21 gen4 is my pick.
     
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    The .45 acp cartridge, to me, just screams out for a 1911, as others have said. If that's not to your liking, I would wait just a bit and go gen4 glock 30. If you don't wanna wait, then I'd say g30sf or xd. Be safe.
     
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    The OP asked which .45 Auto. He didn't mention he wanted only pistols.