Smallest 45ACP available

Smallest 45ACP available

This is a discussion on Smallest 45ACP available within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Ok guys and gals I've been searching for a new CCW and want to get one in 45ACP. I need to be able to CC ...

Page 1 of 7 12345 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 104
Like Tree57Likes

Thread: Smallest 45ACP available

  1. #1
    Member Array supv26's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    123

    Question Smallest 45ACP available

    Ok guys and gals I've been searching for a new CCW and want to get one in 45ACP. I need to be able to CC deep cover so it has to be as small as possible. Give me some ideas on some small 45's that would make a good CCW.
    It's not the destination, it's the journey.


  2. #2
    Distinguished Member Array LanceORYGUN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    ORYGUN
    Posts
    1,517
    If you want something small, then .45 ACP is not the caliber to choose.

    If you want a really small gun for ease of concealment, then consider a compact pistol in .40 S&W, like a Kahr or a Walther PPS.

    Kahr does make some models in .45 ACP, though. I don't know of any .45 handgun smaller than a Kahr PM45:


  3. #3
    VIP Member Array tokerblue's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    CT
    Posts
    2,380
    The Kahr PM45 is probably one of the smallest .45's out there. Two other models to look at are the Glock 30 and 36.

  4. #4
    Distinguished Member Array razor02097's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    1,974
    I guess it depends on the type you want. There are many, many, many more than I can think of.... but off the top of my head.... Glock 36, Taurus millennium pro 145, Colt defender, Springfield armory GI micro .45
    There is something about firing 4,200 thirty millimeter rounds/min that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

  5. #5
    New Member Array bscinar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    NE AR
    Posts
    14
    AMT Backup - don't think they are available as 'new' anymore, but plenty are around on the used market
    "A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user." TR 1913

    "Let us speak courteously, deal fairly, and keep ourselves armed and ready." TR 1903

  6. #6
    OD*
    OD* is offline
    Moderator
    Array OD*'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Coopersville
    Posts
    11,774
    Quote Originally Posted by supv26 View Post
    Smallest 45ACP available
    Simmerling LM4.
    Bad Bob, 1 old 0311 and Sidekick like this.
    "The pistol, learn it well, carry it always ..." ~ Jeff Cooper

    "Terrorists: They hated you yesterday, they hate you today, and they will hate you tomorrow. End the cycle of hatred, donít give them a tomorrow."

  7. #7
    Member Array MdMike's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    192
    Look at the Springfield Micro...Nice and Compact with an affordable price tag!

  8. #8
    Senior Member Array Sarge45's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    994
    The Glock 36 is my deep concealment .45 auto. Conceals great.

  9. #9
    Senior Member Array Herknav's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Waypoint 0
    Posts
    986
    The smallest production 1911-style .45 is the Detonics CombatMaster. It's got a 3.5" barrel vice a 3" you'll see on some other mfg's guns; however, it's got a shorter grip than the Officer-sized 1911's. For comparison, it's 1/4" longer than the Glock 36 mentioned above. If small is your main criteria, the Kahr is a bit smaller.
    I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on Earth.--Steve McQueen

  10. #10
    Distinguished Member Array alachner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Costa Rica
    Posts
    1,232
    Kahr PM45
    Glock 36F
    Glock 30
    "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]

  11. #11
    Member Array JPCleary's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Summerville, SC
    Posts
    182
    The Kahr PM-45 comes to mind...I had one and liked it. Here's some pics I took before selling it...





    Kimber Tactical Ultra II, Kahr PM45, Kahr PM9, Kahr P380

  12. #12
    Member Array JPCleary's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Summerville, SC
    Posts
    182
    And here's a couple of references you might find handy...

    The first is a comparison of pocket sized autos...the second link is for compacts.

    http://www.mouseguns.com/PocketAutoComparison.pdf

    http://www.mouseguns.com/CompactCompare.pdf
    Kimber Tactical Ultra II, Kahr PM45, Kahr PM9, Kahr P380

  13. #13
    OD*
    OD* is offline
    Moderator
    Array OD*'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Coopersville
    Posts
    11,774
    Quote Originally Posted by JPCleary View Post
    And here's a couple of references you might find handy...

    The first is a comparison of pocket sized autos...the second link is for compacts.

    http://www.mouseguns.com/PocketAutoComparison.pdf

    http://www.mouseguns.com/CompactCompare.pdf
    The AMT Backup is close to being the size of the Simmerling's 5.2" x 3.7" x .85".
    "The pistol, learn it well, carry it always ..." ~ Jeff Cooper

    "Terrorists: They hated you yesterday, they hate you today, and they will hate you tomorrow. End the cycle of hatred, donít give them a tomorrow."

  14. #14
    VIP Member Array 10thmtn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    6,368
    I'm not sure that any .45s qualify as "deep cover" guns. However, if you give the Smartcarry holster a try, you will likely find that you can carry a decently large pistol with complete concealment, as in "covert."

    I used one to carry a Glock 19 for 1 1/2 years - I now use it with a G26, which is a bit more comfy and prints slightly less.

    Do a search - lots of info on the Smartcarry available...or send me a PM with any questions.

    Good luck!
    The more good folks carry guns, the fewer shots the crazies can get off.
    www.armedcitizensnetwork.org - member
    Glock 30, 19, 26; Ruger SP101, LCR, Mini 14; Marlin 336 .30-30; Mossberg 500
    CT Lasers

  15. #15
    VIP Member Array Madcap_Magician's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    MN
    Posts
    2,226
    I wish Kahr made a K45 and an MK45.
    Not my circus, not my monkeys.

Page 1 of 7 12345 ... LastLast

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Smallest .25 acp??
    By jwalker497 in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: January 11th, 2013, 12:41 AM
  2. Smallest best high cap. .45
    By Pure Kustom in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 37
    Last Post: February 16th, 2009, 06:47 PM
  3. What is the smallest .40 available?
    By jwalker497 in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: February 23rd, 2008, 03:29 PM
  4. looking for the smallest cheapest 45acp.
    By jwalker497 in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 49
    Last Post: February 22nd, 2008, 07:18 PM
  5. Smallest 38/357
    By Bud White in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: July 30th, 2006, 01:32 AM

Search tags for this page

smallest .45
,

smallest .45 acp

,
smallest .45 acp pistol
,
smallest .45 auto
,
smallest 45
,

smallest 45 acp

,
smallest 45 acp concealed carry
,
smallest 45 acp handgun
,
smallest 45 acp pistol
,
smallest 45 auto
,
smallest 45acp
,
what is the smallest 45 acp pistol
Click on a term to search for related topics.