This is a discussion on Going to the gun store today within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by IWLAFART Well I have been thinking of getting a .45 auto for a while so I am going to check out a ...
XD .45, Glock 23, SIG 229, Mossberg 590A, M&P 15 Rossi 641, RIA 1911
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There a some good Sig choices and also for Kimber 1911's. If you have never owned a 1911, I would suggest a 5."
Glock , a dime a dozen.
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I mean, Glock!
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I have the G30, and sometimes at the end of a long day wish it was a G36. The extra 4 rounds of .45 ammo seems to gain weight by the hour! If capacity is a big concern, carry an extra mag, or two - three - 10 ... whatever amount makes you feel loaded for bear (or zombies).
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Whenever you talk about Glock and 1911 on a forum, an endless amount of fans will state that the one is better than the other . IMO both are good firearms depending on what you like. If I did not own a 1911 and I already had a Glock, I think it would be a good idea to get a 1911. Do not worry about the manual safety (that is the only control); you will get use to it very fast.
IMO Kimbers are very nice firearms, but I prefer Colts
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Please consider the G30 or G30sf...fantastic pistola!
Still never answered the question as to what the guns purpose will be.
I have a Kimber 4", several Glocks (no .45's), HK .45 Tactical which is my Favorite, & others.
There could be some truth to your fears of a 3" 1911.
Probably for all around i would go with the Glock (inexpensive, reliable, easy to clean, etc...), then again, we don't know what you plan to do with it........
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Im a big fan of the .22LR for bear defense.
Just shoot the guy next to you in the knee and run like heck.
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It's sure is cool that there is no bias on this site for Glocks. Ha ha.
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I am a 1911 fan and own and love a 4" Kimber Eclipse. However these days when I leave the house I'm almost always packing a G 26 or 19. Since you are used to your Glock already maybe you should stick to the Glock plan. Just my humble opinion. These Glocks big or small are pretty hard to beat.
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