Which .45 should i choose in this new landscape..

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  1. lunarspeak

    lunarspeak

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    Im not a huge 1911 fan but I have two, a ruger and a S&W e series buried in the safe ...in the last few days I have been thinking maybe I should trade them in and go to something alittle more tactical and polymer like a M&P 45 or a FNX ..any thoughts..?????
     
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  2. orangejeep06

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    I’d try a Glock 21(gen.3).
     

  3. redneck ron

    redneck ron Displaced Hillbilly

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    My M&P 2.0 .45 (full size) is probably my favorite handgun. Lots of good choices out there nowadays.
     
  4. xdmikey

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    How did you acquire your current 1911s? Sentimental value?
     
  5. xdmikey

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    Now isn’t a great time to be selling/trading non tactical equipment, if possible.

    When we come through this(I believe we will but it will be a while)put them up for sale/trade.

    Heck, I’ve had an MSAR rifle listed off and on for a couple of months and now I have an interested party wanting to trade! Let’s see what he wants to trade though!
     
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  6. 0311INF

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    I'd suggest going with the brand you have familiarity with. Glock 21 is a good option. The gen4 is my pick for the reduced grip and double recoil spring.
    Maybe keep one 1911 though.
     
  7. Spats McGee

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  8. Green Dragoon

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    I love my HK45. It is my bedside gun. I've had it for quite a few years. I like it so much that I bought two P30L's (the HK45's 9mm sibling) for carry and IDPA.
     
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    Glock 21 is a great option IMO, however the M&P 2.0 .45 Auto is another fine option. I've not had the pleasure of owning an FN or H&K in .45 so I can't speak on their reliability, but I'm sure they're suitable options as well.
     
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  11. Green Dragoon

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    yeah....the G21 would do very well. I had the G21SF years back. It was a great pistol but it just didn't fit my hands. I brought it to the gun store and said I'd like a "modern" polymer .45 (I already had enough 1911's) but told them the G21 was just too blocky for me. I had never held an HK up until that moment. That is what the store owner pulled out of the case though. He said "try this". It felt as comfortable as an old pair of blue jeans in my hands so I left with it.

    You can't go wrong with a Glock though.
     
  12. R13

    R13 Glocks are your friend

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    395ADFB1-01D1-41D5-B54B-09D7AE87AF6A.jpeg B56EBB79-D6EE-4ED0-8961-A16C6F0308CE.jpeg M&P.45 2.0. These 2.0 Smiths are fantastic guns. Smooth , accurate and soft shooter.
     
  13. M7425

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    Consider a G30s. It’s the caliber you wish, nearly the size of a G19 thus concealable, and has good magazine capacity alternatives. Also, it’s legal in the states that have 10 round magazine capacity limits.
     
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    I will gladly trade you a G21 or a S&W M&P 45 for your S&W E
     
  15. alwaysshootin

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    I'd say keep the 1911's, not a great time for their sales from what I'm seeing. If you want a 45 not mentioned and a great choice the Ruger SR45. If you sell one a definite step up would be the H&K USP 45, and a G21 would do nicely.
     
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  16. Trench Sweeper

    Trench Sweeper On the day of your birth death began stalking you

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    Another vote for the M&P full size 45. I am also going to throw out the Sig 320 full size 45 for you to think about. I really enjoy shooting mine. Very comfortable, little recoil, and VERY accurate.
    This was my very first shot with mine if I remember right it was 10 yards. It hasn't let me down on a range trip or match yet.
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    My 1911's are going nowhere, and I'm waiting on another I ordered. Good timing ordering a pistol, huh! I had a G21 and thought it a very good shooting pistol for 45acp, but wound up trading it off. Couple years ago got a G41 mos with the one time Vet program and like it even more than the 21.
    As much as I like it, I'll do you a favor and trade you straight up for your S&W E series 1911. You can thank me later...
     
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    You’ll take a bath just reading in those 1911s, but do with them what you wish. People do it all the time. They spend a ton of money with nothing to show for it.

    As for a purchase, the FN is a great option. :cool:
     
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  19. agtman

    agtman 10mm Philosopher

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    S&W .45s, yes definitely. :thumbsup:

    But do it Old School ...

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    :laughabove: :cool:
     
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    Old School model 645, my opinion best looking gun ever built with that shiny slide, rear of grip built like a tank. Carried one early 1990's, it sure did get perps attention, bight shiny steel, .45 black hole.
     
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