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Which .45 is best

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Cricket, Nov 28, 2006.

  1. Cricket

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    In your individual experience, which .45 semi-auto is the best buy?
     
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    the one that you have shot and like the feel of... that's the best way for you to purchase a firearm, if not, at the least, feel the way the gun is in your hands, how you like the balance and the trigger pull...
     
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    HK USP. Mine is great. I have a good friend who has a custom 1911 which is also a great gun, but the USP fits me like a glove. Second nature.
     
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    I like the 1911 style, Springfield Armory and Kimber. I have both and almost prefer the SA over the Kimber. If you decide on a 1911 style, dont buy the "basic" model, spend a few dollars more and get the loaded, or custom type models.
     
  5. burban89

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    This is my fav. But I think that it comes down to a personal thing. Shoot every gun you can till you find the one you like.[​IMG]
     
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    Taurus has a real nice 1911 model. I've handled it, but not shot it yet. Has a lot of features found on the higher-dollar guns. Standard interchangeable parts so you can easily get a slide you like that doesn't have the nasty billboard on it.

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    polished feed ramp, lowered ejection port, fancy trigger, ambidextrous safety, heine sights
     
  7. Cricket

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    Well 3-Tree broke me in on the Springfield Armory 1911 Mil-Spec.

    That was pretty direct and to the point. Just wanted to get a feel for other options. The only thing that bugged me was flipping the safety off and thumb fumbling for it.
     
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    I can give a review on the Springfield XD45. Nice, very glock-feeling trigger. Better safety than a glock IMHO. The XD has a beavertail safety similar to the 1911 in addition to the trigger safety. Shooting it is allright, nothing to write home about.
     
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    HK or Sig Sauer P220
     
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    ps... was'nt Kimber having alot problems with there extactors?
     
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    I've never been impressed with Kimber.

    Friend of mine bought a real nice high-dollar Kimber. Multiple fail-to-feed problems with that gun (even with standard ball ammunition).
     
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    Im not real sure. I have had no problems.
     
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    Ive never had a problem with mine, I probably have 800ish rounds through it. Mine is also the older "custom shop" model before they changed over to the CDP model.
     
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    I carry a Para with the paracote finish. I didn't like the weight of the high capacity mags for a carry so I went with the single stack. It came with the tritium (sp?) night sights. Does not have the ambidextrous safety though. I love it.:D
     
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    Another gun I've handled that felt like it was a tank is a baby Eagle in .40 S&W. Small, but feels like its made of cast iron :D
     
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    The nicest gun I have

    Para Ordnance 14.45 LDA LTD

    Double Action only, 14+1 capacity, match grade trigger, competition hammer, chrome barrel

    I love it, and its sick accurate

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    I have seen a couple of 1911 styles that didn't like hollow points. I have shot everything from cheap ball to +p with no problem whatsoever.
     
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    XD.45
    shoot it, youll like it
     
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    Anyone use a Colt?
     

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