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

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  1. AWGD8

    AWGD8 Sr. Glocker29SF

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    The XD-E 45 replaced my recently sold G29SF ;-)
    The hard recoil gun I shot was my sold Ruger LCR 357! That one jumps like a frog in my hand! LOL! It’s fun, but not really very accurate beyond 7 yards. ;-)
     
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    Glock 30 Gen 4 for me. Nice shooter, very controllable. For a single stack, lighter, and more concealed carry, sa xds 45 mod2. It does have some snap but not terrible imo. Good factory sights as well. Super comfortable in my hand.


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    I don't look at the words 'Grip Zone' my hand covers them. I like shooting them, not dating them.
     
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    I would definitely say the m&p45 M2.0 is one of the best values in polymer 45 acp handguns today, and it’s made in the USA to boot . However, my personal recommendation would have to be the HK45 full size pistol. That gun shined bright in Todd Greens testing and proved to be one of the most durable modern day pistols made in that one example. From there I would go G21, XDM/XD, PPQ, P320, or FNX. All are great examples of modern weaponry and would serve you well. I have a G30S that’s great for carry and USP 45 compact that holds a special place in my heart, but neither are great at anything other than being utterly reliable. I also have a SR45 that could possibly be the most accurate handgun I own, but it hasn’t been the most reliable so I can’t recommend that one either.
     
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    Glock 30 Gen 4 for this old hoss.
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  6. Teecher45

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    Want to sell it?


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  7. Teecher45

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    First, see if you can find a range to rent some to shoot. It’ll help with your decision. A lot.

    Okay, I’ll ask... for what?

    Range? Whatever tickles your fancy. Me personally I’d keep the 1911’s. Or trade one and keep one.
    Start with H&K. Which one? The one that you like the best after you at least hold all of them. You can’t go wrong.
    Second choice? G-21 in whichever generation you prefer. Again, at least hold them.

    For CC? Offerings are much more limited. But it’d be hard to pass up the G-30 because of the ability to use a G-21 mag as back-up. It shoots well too.

    One caveat, if you decide to use a short-barreled .45 for carry, research/test your carry load. A lot of .45 SD ammo does not perform as advertised in shorter barrels.
    I carry either a short-barrel .40 or 4” 9mm.
    But, 230 gr. HST’s are the king out of 5”+ barrels.


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  8. Gray Dood

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    I say keep your 1911s, add another magazine to your carry set up, and consider yourself well armed. Use the money you were going to spend on ammo.

    Just my $.02.
     
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    yeah, that's my thought as well.
     
  11. alwaysshootin

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    If we are honest very a lot of us thought that, I did.

    I had a couple of the Shield 45's, excellent firearm. Got mine a couple years ago when palmetto State was selling them for $300. Made a trade with a local officer, he wanted both.
     
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    I personally know two elders that injured themselves with light weight 357 mini revolvers. Guess that's why most shoot 38's.
     
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    I really like my Glock 30s for it's flexability (Larger magazines) and it's size. I carries in the same holster that my 19 does. Glock 30s.jpg

    A few years ago I tried a Springfield XDS. I'm a general contractor so I work with my hands a lot but I could not get used to the narrow grip of the XDS. I understand that it's a carry gun and not a range gun but I like to shoot them too.....LOL. The 30s I can shoot as much as I like without any discomfort.
     
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    I likes my M&P 45C. Compact, a joy to shoot, and takes full size mags. Accurate too.

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    The only 45 in my stable. I have been shooting this gun for over thirty years. S&W 4516-1.
     
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    Lockback Polymerlicious!

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    Excellent choice. They were wonderful guns.
     
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    HK45c is my favorite. 45 for carry. Soft shoot accurate easy to conceal. There are plenty of good options but if I was trading a nice 1911 it would be for a HK45c. I wouldn't trade 2 for it though. Bud's has them at about $700.
     
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    me too. I understand the not liking the 1911's
     
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    If I were buying another 45 it'd be a 625 S&W with 5" barrel.
     
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    That makes 2 of us. I also want a sig p220 carry
     
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