I almost went for a .45 Super Glock 21 / KKM barrel / etc. and I would prefer a heavy .45 caliber bullet over any 10mm. The only reason I chose a Glock 20 though was because here in my corner of earth you can walk into any shop and buy a box of 10mm ammunition.If you like the 26, you'll love the 30S. It's not as big as a 30 or 29. Concealable as a 19, even fits 19 holsters. Has a rail, I use a TLR7A. Same mag options as a 26, 9rd flush,10rd with pinky thing, 13rd G21 mag, and a Kriss extension makes the 13rd a reliable 30rd. There are also extensions to give you 17rds.
Okay! 45acp? Why?
It's a good SD round with the right ammo. Old School 230gr hollow points if you perfer. 135gr XD @1200fps gives you laughable recoil, like the 9mm does. 230gr have significantly more recoil. There is also +p 135gr XDs that do1400fps with less recoil than a 230gr.
But if you want more power for big animals, KKM barrel and 20lbs RSA gets you in the game. It's modifications that people usually do to 9mms for aesthetic purposes, but actually comes in handy in the .45 platform.
And, yes, you can fire everything from 230gr target ammo to 45super without any changes.
I'm a minimalist, I decided on a do it all gun, the G30S was the perfect choice. Power can be easily determined by looking at the case stamp. They will say 45 AUTO, 45 AUTO +P, or 45 SUPER, so there is no mistake on what power level you plan to use. Honestly, I skip the +P ammo. It's more expensive than 45super from UW and 45super is almost on par with range ammo if you wait for discount sales.
I carry WWB 230gr JHP usually, and backup UW 135gr 45super @1500fps because I'm usually in back woods areas at night for work. There are big cats and small bears. I dont worry about the 3ft Owls much.
Of course, 45auto is more expensive than 9mm, so if you cant afford it, just forget about it then.
That's the newest that I can get here in California and I have no problem with it.19.3
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