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    I wasn't a big Glock fan either, until I started buying them...check signature.

    The G30SF IMO is the most accurate Glock (octagonal barrel) and softest shooting .45acp you'll find.
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    Try the Glock-36...thinnest grip of all the Glocks.
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    Right in his post he states that he is not really a fan of Glock.

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    When I first started to carry, I would obsess about printing with a gun's size and caliber. Over time, I became less concerned about printing and more concerned with reliability and weight. The Springfield XD's are just not for me, but they are a fine place to start. I realize that you are not a Glock fan, but for me the longer I have owned Glock's the more I appreciate them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    Right in his post he states that he is not really a fan of Glock.
    SIG P220 Carry? Many abbreviated versions of the venerable 1911A1 on the market these days. What's best? Whatever is best for you as I wouldn't know since it's a personal thing. I do like the full weight of steel in my belt from time to time. I still believe in the original 1911 as if it were yesterday. That's where I started.

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    Might give a Ruger P345 a try if you like the SR9.
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    Ditto on a RIA 1911, or maybe a Springfield GI

    The XDs are nice, too. 13 rounds of .45 is pretty persuasive
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    Quote Originally Posted by grady View Post
    As a biased XD owner, I suggest at least looking at the XD line of .45s.

    The XD compact (4" barrel), XD service (4" barrel), XD tactical compact (5" barrel), XD tactical (5" barrel), and XDm 4.5" all use the same mags (the compacts can also use a smaller mag in addition to the full-size).

    I can find all the XDs around here for less than $550, although they won't be that cheap at Cabella's. The XDm .45 will be over $550, but the others can be found around here in your price range if you shop around.

    You have options from several makers, but I recommend at least giving the XD line a look.

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    Given your criteria, I'd recommend the Smith and Wesson M&P .45 compact or full size. They're roughly in that price range, very reliable, ergonomic, easy to use, made in the USA.

    1911s, SIGs and HKs are good, but expensive. XDs are good, but not made in the USA. Just my two cents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grady View Post
    As a biased XD owner, I suggest at least looking at the XD line of .45s.

    The XD compact (4" barrel), XD service (4" barrel), XD tactical compact (5" barrel), XD tactical (5" barrel), and XDm 4.5" all use the same mags (the compacts can also use a smaller mag in addition to the full-size).

    I can find all the XDs around here for less than $550, although they won't be that cheap at Cabella's. The XDm .45 will be over $550, but the others can be found around here in your price range if you shop around.

    You have options from several makers, but I recommend at least giving the XD line a look.

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    I'll second this. I have an XD 45 Compact with about 1800 rounds and it has been outstanding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy McC View Post
    I wasn't a big Glock fan either, until I started buying them...check signature.

    The G30SF IMO is the most accurate Glock (octagonal barrel) and softest shooting.
    It may be the most accurate Glock, but I'll have to call you out on the softest shooting .45. My Colt Commander is the smoothest, softest, sweetest .45 I've ever handled and makes me smile with each shot.

    That said, it's too "special" (inherited from Dad) to carry. So if I ever get to add another gun it will be a .45 ACP and if the models stay the same it will be a G30SF. They take a lickin and keep on tickin.

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    An XD or an M&P sounds like the way to go. Just my first thought after reading your post.

    If at all possiable, find a range that'll rent a few models in .45 and put some lead through 'em (Even the Glocks). Look for fit, feel, and overall shootability. You'll get a good base to work with. Form there you can move on to holsters, belts, and carry options.
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