This is a discussion on Good options for Compact or Subcompact 45? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I've never shot the Ruger P-345, but it is one of the best feeling guns I ever put my hands on....
I've never shot the Ruger P-345, but it is one of the best feeling guns I ever put my hands on.
I always aim for the right eye...and I never miss - Goldeneye
I'm very happy with my XD45C. Perfect trigger (w/trigger job), ergonomics and incredible CS and custom shop!
SA XD45C, XD40sc (SA Combat Trigger Job, XS Big Dot Sights)
The #1 goal of police work is to go home at the end of your shift!
M&P45 compact......... ALL THE AMERICAN WAY!
NRA Certified Rifle/Pistol Instructor
Accuracy ALWAYS WINS! So carry what you can hit with.
If you find yourself in a fair fight your tactics stink.
Glock 30 or 36.
For compact .45's, the best of the breed.
There are no dangerous weapons; there are only dangerous men.--RAH
...man fights with his mind; the weapons are incidental.--Jeff Cooper
There is a reason they try and make small bullets act like big bullets--Glockmann10mm
Before I went to the Gun Store I knew I either wanted a G30 or an XD45C. I think they are both good quality weapons. My decision was made as soon as I picked up each gun and held it. I have large hands and the XD45 fit like a glove. With the Glock I had to search for the trigger. Lay whatever weapons you are trying to decide between on the counter, close your eyes and reach for them one at a time. The one that jumps into your hand is the one you want.
I rather be safe then sorry.
It's better to have it when you need it then need it and dont have it.
So did you ever get your 45?
Have Fun and Shoot Straight !!
What we've got here is failure to communicate.
"Legitimate use of violence can only be that which is required in self-defense."
My vote for the XD .45 Compact.
Proud NRA member
I don't think you can go wrong with either G30 or XD45c. I went through this exact same scenario. I just happened to choose G30, though I doubt I'd be dissapointed with an XD45. I've shot a XD9 and it didn't do much for me, though 9mm in general doesn't do much for me. I don't dislike 9mm, I just like .45 more :)
G30 or G30SF or M&P45. Handle them and pick the one you like best.
Unless you're absolutely set on a hi-cap, try out a Kahr CW45 (6+1) before you make your move. I've had dozens of carry guns, and the CW45 is my hands-down favorite. Lightweight and compact, with controllable .45ACP horsepower and a great feel.