Thinking about buying...

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by Glock30 Guy, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. Glock30 Guy

    Glock30 Guy XD40

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    a new gun. I'm looking for the best 45 ACP money can buy. I read thru many of the posts here and there is just so much info to swallow. Here is what I'm looking for:

    Price is no option
    45 ACP
    DA/SA Not a 1911, don't like to carry with hammer back
    Somewhat compact
    Most reliable
    Fewest complaints
    Decent number of rounds carried, double stack is fine
    Best manufacturing process
    A company that stands behind their product
    Will be used as a daily concealed carry gun

    I love my Glock 30 but am looking for something a bit smaller. Wish I could find a G27 in 45 acp. I keep hearing great things about HK products but I'm trying to push aside all of the marketing materials and talk with actual owners. Thanks
     
  2. Scared_of_zombies

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    maybe look at the kahr pm45? I dont have one but they are smaller than a g30.
     

  3. hatidua

    hatidua

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    Far too many contradictions on your wish-list.
     
  4. Scared_of_zombies

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  5. raven11

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    sig 220 or 245?
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  6. captainkronosVH

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    Well, the G36 comes to mind but from what you posted you are probably looking for more capacity. My life is not at all like Kiefer Sutherland's character in 24 Hours so 7 rounds of 45ACP seems enough. I'm shooting pretty well with it and it has been 100% reliable.
     
  7. bac1023

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    The best 45ACP money can by would be a full custom 1911. You can pay whatever you want. I just paid $5K for my last one.

    Not including the 1911 or any SAO pistol, for that matter, makes a huge difference.

    The HK45 is very nice, but not really compact.

    Also, try an older Sig P245. I don't care for the Sig pistols built in the states.
     
  8. raven11

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    i held the HK45 compact recently and it isn't really that compact , its smaller than the full-sized but its still not carry-able
     
  9. Glock30 Guy

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    I guess I'm looking for something that doesn't exist yet??
     
  10. hogarth

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    I don't know that it CAN exist.

    You say you want something sort of compact, but then later say that the G30 is too big and you want something G27 sized, but holding lots of rounds would be good. Can you say contradictions? The .45 ACP cartridge does not lend itself well to all of those criteria, and I can't believe the G30 doesn't already fit the bill for you, since it meets pretty much all the criteria except DA/SA.

    Best bet is to get a "Hollywood" gun, in your case maybe a Sig 245 or G36, that has the "bottomless" magazine.
     
  11. bac1023

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    Frankly, I'm not sure it will ever exist. :dunno:
     
  12. KiloBravo

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    Meanwhile, you and I and many others will continue to carry a C&L 1911, isn't that right BAC? :supergrin:
     
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    Until they make magic expanding bullets that are .38 diameter in the gun and expand to .45 after leaving the barrel I think you are SOL.
     
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    G30, or one of the S&W autos...
     
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    The USP45c is HK's smallest .45, but it's close in size to the G30. They're not smaller, but fit ALL of your other parameters exactly.
     
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    Have you looked into Steyr pistols? I hear they're amazing.
     
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    :thumbsup:
     
  18. CharlestonG26

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    The OP's "features list" describes the rolled-slide W. German Sig P220...or...perhaps a P245.
     
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    Yup,... but you could always go with a caliber that's at least as effective, if not more so, than the .45 ACP. You hve a G27 in your signature line. I LOVE my P2000SK's in .40 and .357, you could always get a G33 barrel for your G27.
     
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    It's very carry-able. I carry a USPc .45 with ease and the HK45c is slightly smaller and lighter.