This is a discussion on Need Some Experienced Advice. within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Bubbiesdad Here is another reasonable .45, at least around here. American Home Agree with BD 100%. This is my current carry gun. ...
I have a springfield 1911 awesome gun. But I also just got a taurus 24/7 in 40 put 150 rds through it so far and I like it and it ran great. A springfield xd will be about 100 dollars cheaper than the sw m&p. At least on this website which may help you out.Buy guns online at galleryofguns.com, top brands, best price, best service, best warranty; all types of guns: revolvers, rifles, pistols and shotguns.
Take a look at CDNNSPORTS.COM. Get their catalog. They have used (VG to EXC condition) S&W 4566s for $389 +shp and FFL fee. Stainless Steel 8-shot .45 that will get you started inexpensively.
Then you can spend forever seeking thqat one majical pistol that fits your hand and shoots like it was made for you. It may inspire yo to save your bucks and get that Wilson 1911 or whatever fulfills your dream.
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Another vote for the XD45. I don't own an XD45, but I have a 40 and a 9 and they are both great. I would trade my 40 for a 45 in an instant, though!
If price is the issue, be patient and look around. You might find a deal at a pawn shop or through a private seller online.
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I prefer the M&P compact for its egronomics and better grip algle over a glock. Go handle a bunch of guns and shoot some also to see what you like best.
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I carry a full size Norinco M1911 in a Don Hume 715M IWB. I hope soon to replace the Don Hume with a tuckable IWB of my own design and manufacture.
I'm another big XD fan. If it weren't for the Carolina h&h I'd wear my XDM40 all the time. If you are not "familiar" with semi-auto pistols, I highly recommend an XD. They're safe, simple, reliable and accurate.