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

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  1. 'Ol Grandad

    'Ol Grandad Director of civil unrest

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    I love my SA XD Mod.2 .45. I put a TLR6 on it and love it! 14 ashtrays and discount mags. after the purchase from SA. The only "tactical" .45 I'd ever consider for serious work. It fits my hand(perfectly!), has a great trigger and holds lots of BIG bullets!
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  2. agtman

    agtman 10mm Philosopher

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    Yep! ...

    And the 3rd Gen .45s were no slouches either. Mine's an ex-L.E. trade-in that's still going strong.

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    Same here. Love mine and GAG has them in stock for $609.99 .
     
  4. G26-Has-my-6

    G26-Has-my-6

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    now is not the time to make changes in guns. wait until this outbreak blows over and there will be a lot of guns to trade for.
     
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  5. SpringerTGO

    SpringerTGO

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    One of the few guns I keep out of the safe is my FNX-T with an RMR and Surefire laser/light combo. I don't know how it compares to some of the others out there, but it goes bang every time I pull the trigger. Even with my crappy reloads.
     
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    Neal Millennium Member

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  7. Lockback

    Lockback Polymerlicious!

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    The SR45 is one of the most underrated handguns on the market. Mine is totally reliable, holds 11 rounds, and is one of the most soft shooting .45 ACP guns I've ever owned.
     
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    My favorite "tactical" .45 would be a Hk USP45 but I still love a good 1911!

    As far as 'these times', I want CAPACITY. That to me means a 17 rd 9mm in my holster and an AR-15 close by.
    If people really get crazy and we see gang looting or rioting, you may have several targets to deal with....
     
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  9. redrick

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    I don't think you will go wrong with any of the top brand polymer 45 pistols . Try and hold one first if you don't have the option to shoot it . The only one that I have experience with is the Glock gen3 21sf . It impressed me and I own 1911's . I shot it just as accurately as my 1911's .
     
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    Shield .45.....accurate soft shooting and reliable.....and it doesn't weigh 39 ozs. :nsb:
     
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    Nice looking Smith. Even though I'm not a fan of the slide mounted safety, I think these guns where very much unappreciated back in the day. Everyone wanted a Beretta or Sig...
     
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    AWGD8 Sr. Glocker29SF

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  13. TheDreadnought

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    I LOVE my FNX-45! The softest shooting .45 ever. Plus, what's not to love about 15+1 capacity from standard magazines? It's not concealable, but makes for a fantastic "apocalypse sidearm."

    As a bonus tip - add a DPM Recoil Reduction System RSA to the FNX-45, and you're getting down to 9mm levels of recoil. Its pure pleasure to shoot.
     
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    I have a number of .45s, but my current favorite is a Walther PPQ which I bought not too long ago. 12 +1 capacity. Don’t know if that’s an option for you, but I am really happy with that purchase.
     
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    One of the few plastic guns I’ve let go and would come back into is a usp-c .45. I prefer it over the Glock’s that I kept for sure.
     
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    do you have any must have requirements? is size a determining factor? i have a G36 for carry because it is so easy to hide. i had a G30sf previously, but is was a little bulky for me to carry, although it was a sweet shooter. i would really like to try the G30s, but don't have the money right now. how a gun carries should be a big point in your purchase.
     
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    That's a great price. I bought mine back when they were $1000!! :crying:
     
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    We reckon a Glock G21 is a very good handgun for about any foreseeable landscape. Its one fault is its size, which makes it relatively inconvenient to conceal (for us, at least). We think there is certainly nothing inadequate with variants of the 1911A1.

    We trudge on.
     
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    In these times the only reason not to carry a 1911 is for lack of capacity. So if you live in a area where multiple targets is a real concern is go with the find in 45. It is not huge , with the right holster can be carried own with a flimsy shirt as a over garment. Can be carried sucked and locked which is huge for me and the most important 15rnds of 230gr, of fck you up in a gun that is managanageble and easily concealed

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    [​IMG]M&45 with 14 round extended mags is an excellent pistol. A G21 with 25+ round mags is hard to beat. Actually have a couple extended mags that hold 28 or 30.
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