This is a discussion on Let's Talk 45acp! within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I have 2 RIA Tacticals (FS & CS) 1911 and a XD Service in .45 ACP. These cover the single/double stack issue for me....
I have 2 RIA Tacticals (FS & CS) 1911 and a XD Service in .45 ACP. These cover the single/double stack issue for me.
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.
I mostly carry an S&W model 457. The Smith has never failed to fire, and eats anything I feed it, including mixed magazines. I.E. ball mixed with hollow points, as well as two different weights (215 grn and 230grn) My other carry .45ACP is a Taurus PT 1911. It had some issues with the gun locking up so the trigger could not be pulled. I had the safety locking hammer replaced with a Wilson combat hammer and sear and haven't had any further problems in several hundred rounds since the replacement.
This is all you need. The Glock30SF. 10+1 of whatever you like. About 33.86 ounces loaded, 4.75 inches tall, 6.77 inches long and 1.27 inches wide.
Any other questions?
"Everybody's got a plan, 'til they get hit".
While I own both a Springer 1911 and an XD .45 , I have varied tastes
So pardon me but you FORGOT to include SIGS !!
-SIG , it's What's for Dinner-
know your rights!
"If I walk in the woods, I feel much more comfortable carrying a gun. What if you meet a bear in the woods that's going to attack you? You shoot it."
"If you carry a gun, people will call you paranoid. That's ridiculous... If I have a gun, what in the hell do I have to be paranoid for?" [Clint Smith - Thunder Ranch]
The 1911 platform is the most time tested and reliable. It is simple to customize and work on. Parts are plentiful and easy to come by. Even the most unreliable 1911 can be made into a rapid firing tack driver with a few simple tools, modifications and ocassionally some parts. Anyone can learn to strip a 1911 down to the bare frame and reassemble it. It's easy to clean and maintain.
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Glock 30. Why? Because you can carry it concealed in the stock configuration of 10+1 and you can carry 13 round glock 21 mags as backups. Also magpul makes an extension for 30 round mags out of G21 mags and scherer makes 25 round mags. It gives you more versatility.
“Monsters are real and so are ghosts. They live inside of us, and sometimes they win.”
~ Stephen King
The new tactical Beretta PX4 Storm Special Duty in .45 with its stainless tactical barrel and high cap magazine would make an outstanding home defense gun. The PX4 Storm has outstanding DA/SA trigger pulls on it. Better than what my HK USP has.
Another option is the huge FN 45 pistol, with its 14 + 1 round capacity:
The 3 guns I carry the most are all .45's. On duty I carry a Springfield full size Loaded in stainless(better weather resistance in open carry). Off duty it is either a identical Springer to my duty gun(except in parkerized finish-less "flash" if accidentally exposed) or a G36(no problems ever out of it, accuracy best out of box of anything I've owned). Thing is, find one you like and works FOR YOU, not someone else's ideal carry gun, YOURS.
Then, buy lots of ammo and practice, practice, practice! Oh, and one more thing, CARRY IT! All the practice, all the research to find the right one, all goes down the drain if you don't have it when you need it to protect yourself or your family.....