Polymer .45 ACP Choice

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  1. SargeMO

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    You could do a whole lot worse than a 30S and 21SF.

    ... and as far as I'm concerned Glock could have quit 'improving' at Gen 3.
     
  2. Master Guns

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    When I do carry a 45 it’s one of the following. G30, Colt Defender Elite and a Sig 320C. I like to change it up.
     
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    Let’s see.... G5 has a better trigger, more Ambie, more accurate and Better grip. G3 and before is better.. lol.
     
  4. Bob S.

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    Love both my 21 & 30 had both versions of the usp .45. just wasn't impressed! too heavy & terrible stock triggers as well as over-priced. just my opinion.
     
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    NewWaveGuy BRAVIA 4 LIFE!

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    I has awl thuh gunz!

    The Glock 21 fits between the Sig P220 Legion SAO and the M&P 45. The SIG P320 is a great compromise size. The Glock 30 carries best strong side as the rear outside point of the slide prints when it is carried AIWB. The M&P carries like a smaller gun for some reason related to the proportions of the back third of the slide and grip. It is great AIWB in a JM Custom Kydex AIWB 2.5 holster.

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    Nice Valor.... oh, but wait, this thread is about polymer, dangit!
     
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  9. SargeMO

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    The couple of Gen 5s I've shot (17 & 45) weren't a bit more accurate than good Gen 2s and 3s I've owned; and the Gen 5's triggers lacked the well defined wall of earlier guns. 'Improved trigger' over Gen 4 maybe, where the "5.5 pound" trigger mysteriously gained a pound.

    Never had any trouble running Gen 1-3 wrong handed, but that's just me. Same for the grip. I never had any trouble holding onto the earlier guns, so all aggressive grip textures do for me is unnecessarily complicate carry next to the skin under a tail-out T Shirt.

    I tend to stick with things that have worked for me, particularly when they have pulled my fat out of the fire. Fortunately for you folks who like new things, gun manufacturers tend to ignore my segment of the market. Fortunately for me, there is plenty of old stuff available.
     
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    Matt VDW Millennium Member

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    I'm a Glock fan but the models 21, 30 and 41 all feel too thick in the grip for me. The Glock 36 had a reputation as the least reliable Glock before the introduction of the 44 and it still seems like a low-capacity cousin of the Glock 23.

    The various M&P 2.0 pistols in .45 are interesting as they combine a proven design with better ergonomics than the large frame Glocks.

    The one polymer-framed .45 that I would choose if price were no object would be the Rock River Arms Poly 1911. Although it's a single stack in the same price range as the FNX and USP .45 pistols, it has the wonderful 1911 grip and trigger, plus compatibility with regular 1911 magazines and accessories.
     
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    The softest shooting most comfortable .45 I own is a Springfield XD Mod 2 SC.
     
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    SR45 is the one I have. Very nice pistol. Decent trigger and quite accurate.
    BUT they quit making them, so finding one might be hard.
     
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    I really like my G30. A chunky monkey that feels just right when carrying and shooting.

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  14. CanyonMan

    CanyonMan In The Saddle

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    XD 45 or XDs 45..



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    I have an M&P 45acp Compact.. NIB around 2009.. Countless rounds through it and maybe two failures.. both on the same box of carry ammo.. Great handgun to me anyway...
     
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    I use to have an XDS 45. Kicks pretty hard but a solid carry gun. You won’t feel recoil in a fight. I regret getting rid of it.
     
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    Yes sir. Has a little kick, but is a very accurate sweet shooter. Your right, I keep tellin folks you won't feel recoil at the moment of SD.... ;) There still out there, I bought another one in 9mm at a gun show I drove in to in Mesquite, Tx. $345.00 I think.

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    XDS 3.3 45
     
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    The 45 Shield carries really well. The recoil is surprisingly mild and the accuracy plenty good enough.
    It comes with a 6 round and 7 round magazine. I really like it in the CCW role.
    The XD 45 Compact is excellent for a car or nightstand piece. I thought I was going to CCW it. I bought a quality IWB holster but soon realized it to not be as compact (for me) as I thought.
     
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