Polymer .45 ACP Choice

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  1. Jan R Whitaker

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    I like my Glock 30.
     
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    Another vote for any of the hammer fired HK pistols. I happen to like the USP the best, with the HK45 a close second.

    The HK45C is a direct replacement for the 1911, imho. Check one out.

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    Bren NRA Life Member

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    For what purpose? Compatition? Action or precision? Self-defense? Home defense, open carry, concealed carry or woods carry?

    "What gun is best" or "what gun would you pick" requires more than a caliber. Even for day to day concealed carry, I have several choices that I may use based on where I'm going and why and what I'm wearing.
     
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    see post #22. Thanks
     
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    That's exactly what I meant. Unless a person has an unlimited income the first thing they'd consider before buying a firearm is what their purpose was going to be for that firearm. And as a person on a limited income having learned the hard way in the past from wasting my money on impulse buying, I feel it's important to ask this question of others before offering up any kind of suggestions to them.

    And since the OP decided to answer such a legitimate question in the fashion they did, I don't see any reason to offer suggestions.
     
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    IMO, if it has to be polymer, then definitely HK, otherwise I’d add the 1911 and P220.
     
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    I do not to want to be here for hours.I have owned them all. even the first Mark 23 Suppressed back when. I got tired lugging a steel 1911a1.between a Walther PPK
    and flipped to a Glock 19 ole Willy.{His story has been told here}

    Have had 100's of 45 auto's.
    my final was yesterday a S&W 45 SHIELD M2.0 COMPACT.

    and i like it.I am not going to mount a laser on it or a kitchen sink or a flashlight or drone.Just simple carry with 7 shot mag and six shot mag back-up. I can still hit what i shoot at if needed. I do go over board sometimes. I bought one of these last month. And for some odd reason i bought another.

    However i do like the Smith.I did like the large FN 45'S

    Had them all.Nice guns. but more like for Andre The Giant carry...Have a pair of the Denzels also. That is a story for another time. good luck in whatever you decide to do.
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    I've thought about this because I'm a big 45acp fan and wanted to find one that's not a 1911.

    It came down to three choices:
    FNX45 for ammo capacity.
    HK45 for the hammer.
    Glock 21 (or 30/41) for simplicity and price.

    I think the Glocks are still the best. They have reasonable ammo capacity, different sizes for different uses so you have the same manual of arms in different situations, ease of repair and maintenance, huge aftermarket support.
     
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    STI or Stacatto or whatever it is called now. HK offering are nice too.
     
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    For concealed carry, I would choose the Springfield XDS.

    For uniform carry, I would probably go old school Glock. The reputation of rust resistance and low maintenance of the Glock would win the day for me. I don’t know enough about the rust resistance and maintenance issues of other 45 caliber options in this category to give a fair comparison. The other product I would look at would be the XD product line.
     
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    Thanks for the share... I am reading through that thread now.
     
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    What's lacking in fit and finish compared to the Expert? Was it manufactured after the price decrease? Thanks!

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    My stock USP45 would not feed 45Super reliably! I think it needs much stronger mag springs and a stronger recoil spring. It is rated to handle 45Super, but after many tries I would not trust it to carry it.
     
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    HK USP first choice, G21 second. I own both and am pleased with both. upload_2020-10-1_16-7-46.jpeg
     

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    The Glock 21 is the only polymer I need with the CZ97b as my carry choice. However if I were to choose another I would pick the S&W .45. I've had a chance to shoot one and it's a winner.
     
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    As a CCW I really like the M&P 45 2.0 subcompact 8+1 (not Shield). I would also look at the Hk .45C if you don't mind ponying up for a trigger job (or do it your self [not recommended for most]).

    Beyond that, I have chosen the Glock G30s as my carry .45. It is the lightest weight and has the thinnest slide of the higher capacity .45's, excellent capacity at 10+1 and 13 rd reloads are available. And believe it or not, it is actually a very mild shooter given it's light weight.

    Regards,
    Happyguy :)
     
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