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Help me pick a compact .45

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by pittim, Apr 25, 2013.

  1. Apr 25, 2013 at 9:41 PM
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    2wheelnut

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    Wow, that's great! Been on a drought out here for a while now.

    XD's are nice shooters.

    Glocks are ugly but I like their simplicity and low cost. Easy to maintain and easy to fix as well. Lots of spares around and a very easy DIY design. Good luck in pickin' one out!
     
  2. Apr 25, 2013 at 9:43 PM
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    pittim

    pittim [OP] Play stupid games, win stupid prizes

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    I use a site (www.ammoloco.com) to find out whenever the trucks come in if they have ammo on them. Then I go in around midnight and bug one of the overnight stockers to go find it for me. Better than waiting at 7am with the rest of the vultures :cool:

    Prices for some of the guns I'm looking into:
    XDm Compact .45 is $650.
    XDs is $600.
    SW MP45c is $530.
    Gen 4 Glock 30 is ~$580.
     
  3. Apr 25, 2013 at 9:51 PM
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    2wheelnut

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    You can bargain with them, well I take that back, it's a bad time to bargain since the demand went up so dang high smh.

    Thanks for the tip!:yay:I haven't been out shooting in a whiiillleee because of all this craziness.
     
  4. Apr 26, 2013 at 9:57 AM
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    thinkingman

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    A buddy of mine has two Beretta Cougar's....8045's.
    Nice steel single-stack.
    Definitely a better option for CC and steel is real.
     
  5. Apr 27, 2013 at 2:59 AM
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    I've been in Europe for the past two months, is it still that bad? I thought that after everything died on the floor, it would calm down a bit.

    (Not trying to make it political, just wondering if it's still that bad and if so, why)
     
  6. Apr 27, 2013 at 3:20 AM
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    Seems spotty depending where ya are. There's a little ammo around me,but you'll pay.

    Good luck op finding one you'll like .
     
  7. Apr 27, 2013 at 7:15 AM
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    If you're thinking polymer, then my vote is the M&P .45c. If not, then a 1911 compact is the way to go. Here's my RIA.

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    Over 100 rounds through it so far with zero failures of any type. I do plan on swapping out a few parts with Wilson Combat parts just for my own preference.
     
  8. Apr 27, 2013 at 7:35 AM
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    Kimber pro carry 4 inch barrel, night sights, smooth trigger, all steel construction! What's not to love
     
  9. Apr 27, 2013 at 7:37 AM
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    ar-15's are way down from what they were now(still alittle high though), and so are magazines. but ammo is still impossible.
     
  10. Apr 27, 2013 at 7:46 AM
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    I have a M&P 9mm. I have always been a fan of Glocks and I have had my 19 for years. But S&W did an excellent job and if I were doing it all over again I would buy the M&P. The S&W comes from the factory with steel sights while the Glock sights are plastic. The ergonomics of the M&P are also liked by more people than the Glocks.
     
  11. Apr 27, 2013 at 7:55 AM
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    How about a Sig 220r? I have a 239 and love it.
     
  12. Apr 27, 2013 at 7:56 AM
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    x2 on the xds. had mine for about a year and love it
     
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    I have the .40 HK P2000. love that gun .45 shouldn't let you down.
     
  14. Apr 27, 2013 at 8:10 AM
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    This is mine - 3" Kimber Ultra CDP II with Crimson Trace. I know it's not in the range you noted but you might find a nice condition used one. I love this pistol - but I am partial to 1911s.

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  16. Apr 29, 2013 at 8:11 AM
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    i like the XDS i carry it everywhere..its slightly larger than a keltec Pf9 but its heavier so it helps to take some of the kick out of the recoil
     
  17. Apr 29, 2013 at 6:05 PM
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    Look at the Para-Ordinance Wart-Hawg. Very compact single action 11-rd (10 in the mag) 1911 style. Easy to shoot, handles great.

    Ray
     
  18. Apr 29, 2013 at 6:30 PM
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    there are only 2 around me that I know of and they're about an hour and a half away. Contacted one and they dont have any compact 45s.
     
  19. Apr 29, 2013 at 6:31 PM
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    If I were in the market for a compact .45, Kimber would be my only choice. Beautiful, reliable guns.
     
  20. Apr 29, 2013 at 6:46 PM
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    Kimber's are beautiful, however, I went with Sig P220 Carry.

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