Polymer .45 ACP Choice

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  1. SlickCZ85

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    GT,

    If you could choose to have any polymer-framed .45 what would it be?

    and...

    I know the G30/36/21 will be popular on this forum, but behind glock, which one would have the best aftermarket support?

    M&P 45, PPQ 45, XD 45(if they still exist), HK, SIG320/45 (if that exists) etc.
     
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    mac66 Huge Member Millennium Member

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    I've had a few including the Glock 21. My favorite is my XD45. It's heavy when fully loaded but is very soft shooting. I also like my Ruger P97 which is a commander sized, relatively light weight DA/SA auto.

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    Without knowing the intended purpose of this polymer framed .45 it would be difficult to offer the proper suggestions. So...
     
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    I like my 45s to be single stack, so my choice was an XD-S with a four inch barrel. Aftermarket support isn't really a consideration when I select a gun.
     
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    uhlawpup l'Italia s'è desta

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    Beretta PX4 Storm. In fact, I have one. Oodles of Italian goodness, like me!
     
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    To shoot so...
     
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    M&P45C for me. I think EAA has a polymer 1911 I would like to try

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    Think he obviously means more specifically, like do you want a range toy? A bedside gun? Carry gun? Glove box gun? Etc.
     
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    FNX™-45 with a capacity of 15+1

    https://fnamerica.com/products/pistols/fnx-45/
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    It is a beast - I think they were a little over $1K back before things got crazy - I doubt you can find one for that price now.

    If picking one up doesn't put a smile on your face you should check your pulse - you may be dead.

    It was between this and a CZ97b for my second large 45 ACP - I already had a GEN4 G21. I went with the CZ97b and have no regrets -but it only hold 10 rounds in the mag.
     
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    rock_castle With Liberty and Justice for all.

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    I have a G30, a G30s, and a Shield 45. The Shield is my choice for EDC and the G30 is my choice for range duty or home defense.
     
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    I have nothing against polymer guns - but why limit yourself to just that - if it is just going to be a fun to shoot gun?
     
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    USP45c or HK45c.

    Can’t go wrong with either.
     
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    I already own alloy and steel, I am looking to expand horizons.
     
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    HKUSPC45 and PX4 Full size. Those are the ones that I have.
     
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    HK USP Expert (this is where I ended up myself). Good aftermarket support, seriously overbuilt, very reliable, and a true tack driver.

    I also have a HK45C for concealed carry and, while not quite up to the quality (fit and finish) level of the USP, it’s still an outstanding pistol.
     
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    XDS 4.0 45.
     
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    A few months ago I decided to get back into having a 45acp platform. At first I thought I'd get the G21 since that had been my duty weapon for nearly two decades. And it's a good choice obviously. However, a deal came along for an HK USP 45 that I simply couldn't pass up. And while I like the G21...it isn't an HK USP 45. So either the USP 45 or the HK45 would be be suggestions.
     
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    ^^This is such an important point when choosing a gun but likely the most ignored one. It's actually important for many things when looking to buy.
     
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    XD45 - Fantastic gun in every way. Glad this was my entry into .45!
     
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