Polymer .45 ACP Choice

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  1. SlickCZ85

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    My preference is the Glock 21.

    But barring that I really enjoyed shooting the FNX 45.

    In terms of polymer.
     

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    G41 would be 1st choice, XD45 5" next.
     
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    Don't have one, but probably a Shield.

    Wouldn't mind having one, though! Hmmm....
     
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    For carry it’s the Shield Performance Center 2.0.I only have a Glock 21 Gen 3 full size polymer.45 but sure do like the HK-45. All my other .45’s are 1911’s.
     
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    Either the G21 or HK USP
     
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    G21 for me but wouldn’t mind FN or xdm
     
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    I shot an S&W M&P 9. I think I'd be partial to the S&W M&P .45. It just felt right in my hand.
     
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    If you don’t need to conceal it or carry it around all day, the FNX-45 (regular or tactical depending on budget) should be your go-to.

    If you want a more reasonably sized pistol, the PX4 Storm is your choice.
     
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    XDS 45 is all I have in plastic pistols
     
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    I went through a 1911 jag at one point
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    All *AWESOME* shooters! They competed well and were accurate. Springfield broke down regularly (Guide rod failures, wore a line in the dust cover)

    THEN - Along came the G30 - Better capacity, smaller package, and it's every bit the Lead Laser the 1911's are!

    Best Part??? 14 round G21 mags!!! Pistol + spare mag = 25 rounds!!!

    Dare we mention the ease of the total teardown cleaning and reassembly???

    Was going to get a G21... but Why??? The G30 is just one of the Glocks that I won my class with when shooting USPSA...

    That's my story and I'm sticking to it!
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    Another vote for the G41
     
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    XD 45 for me. I have found this gun to be very accurate and new shooters picking this up and trying it out have done very well.
     
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    I've had a first gen Smith M&P 45 for a number of years. Like all the M&Ps it has excellent egos. It is also very accurate as well as 100% reliable. Compared to a Glock 21 less recoil.
     
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    A glock is definitely at the top of my list. But I did get to see a ppq at the LGS yesterday. If the Ppq45 has that same trigger, that would be a firearm to have. And i did check on USP price as well. No Glocks in stock and no USP. But once we get back to a new normal and gun stores get some selection again, the austrian and germans are going to get a look. If springfield releases a .45 elite with the new META i’ll be looking at that too. I’ve shot the current XDM line in 10mm.
     
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    M&P 45.
     
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    I have no interest in a pistol if its not something I can carry and conceal well so for me I only a m&p 4" 45 compact with thumb safety would be something I would own but I only have one 45 now and thats a sweet shooting Colt LW Commander that I will carry .
     
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    The first difference I noticed was the stoutness of the polymer frame. The USP’s frame is stiffer and more resistant to flexing. The machine work (finish machining) is cleaner on the USP, albeit the 45c is still very good compared to all my other polymers. The Expert (in both .45 and 9mm) is hand assembled version of the USP so they have even better tolerances than the standard USP. (And factory match triggers!)

    My Expert was my bedside pistol until I acquired a .45 Tactical model that I’m going to suppress. To be honest though, the Tactical would be the one I’d sell if push came to shove as the Expert shoots significantly better in my hands. (1” +\- tighter groups at 20-25 yards).

    All that said, the HK45C is a much better carry pistol. While it may seem like I’m damming it with a comment like “lower fit and finish”, the actual difference is Lexus vs Toyota. Both outstanding products from the same company, just a touch more attention paid to the higher-end models.
     
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    Question: What's the best polymer .45 choice?

    So, to state the consensus of this thread, Answer: All of them.
     
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    My choice for poly 45ACP would be both a G30 gen3 and a S&W Shield 45ACP, I love the G30 and have been very pleasantly surprised by the Shield even though it is a whisper larger than the other calibered shields.
     
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