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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Cricket, Nov 28, 2006.
In your individual experience, which .45 semi-auto is the best buy?
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
polished feed ramp, lowered ejection port, fancy trigger, ambidextrous safety, heine sights
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.
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.
HK or Sig Sauer P220
ps... was'nt Kimber having alot problems with there extactors?
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).
Im not real sure. I have had no problems.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
shoot it, youll like it
Anyone use a Colt?
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