This is a discussion on Smallest 45ACP available within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Herknav That depends on your definition of "almost." The Springer is almost an inch taller. Actually, that's not quite accurate. The spec ...
I chose a Glock 36 for reliability, ease of maintenance, light weight and price point. There are smaller .45's out there but I could not see paying the price for them. My $.02.
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I've been very happy with my Colt New Agent. Tough to beat a 1911, IMO.
The knife and timepiece show it's small size.
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Remember that the Semmerling LM-4 is not a semi-automatic.
The slide needs to be manually racked forward after every shot to eject the brass and chamber a new round.
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Then again, you've handled both--I haven't. Therefore, I defer to you.
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You said "deep cover"...FWIW you can get a derringer in 45acp. Bond makes them and I'm guessing others may make them too. I'm not saying it's the best option, but it is an option and it is "deep cover".
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I shot a Kahr PM45 last time I was at the range and loved it. I love my 3 inch Kimber and concider myself a trigger snob but the DAO trigger on this weapon is decent and no external safeties, Iam now in the market for a Kahr.
Funny, Andrex, but I'm thinking about going the other direction. Have 3 Kahrs which I really like. But for some unknown reason, I now have 1911 micro fever. Thinking Colt Defender or New Agent, Kimber or STI Escort. Bought a filippino micro 1911, but it's a friggin' tank and is well over 2 lbs loaded. Shoots good, but man I'm not sure I could haul it around all day. Certainly not a summer gun. Carry a CW9 now, also have a PM9. But believe the 45 is a better winter defensive round. Tell us about follow up rounds with the PM45.
I know Bond has 18 barrels that are interchangeable including .45 acp. in 3".
Here's the problem, it's heavy. Looks like a derringer, but much larger. They do make a holster that holds the gun horizontal and looks perfect for driving.
It's also single action (You must cock the hammer) and you only have two shots.
Comparing the Springfield Micro and the Bond in .45 acp, the Springfield would be easier to carry and easier to shoot. (I got the snakeslayer as a bedroom gun for .410)
I have been fortunate to have a AMT 45ACP backup , I have had it for many years. It has been dependable since the day I got , I feel I got lucky, I got one of the good ones.
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G30s should work well for you
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A bit of a resurrected thread but 2yrs later the Springfield XDS is important to consider in this conversation.
Hope to get one in my hands but they are flying off the shelf like hotcakes