Looking at .45ACPs for carry

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    For the money - an RIA compact tactical could be the way to go - great shooters and inexpensive compared to other 1911 platforms.
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    I have a Colt New Agent with Crimson Trace laser grips and I thought it was almost a perfect gun. I then put a "arched" main spring housing and a X grip adapter on a full size mag and got my favorite carry gun - 8+1 in a 23 oz. 1911.

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    I have the G36 and I have had no problems what so ever. Recoil is very manageable and it is alot easier to conceal than I thought.

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    At almost $500 cheaper than the Colt and Sig it would be the Glock 36 for me.
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    You know the saying... "been there, done that, got the tee shirt."

    I love my 1911's, I truly do. But for everyday carry, I find myself grabbing the G-36. It's so sweet to carry and has never had a malfunction no matter how badly I abuse it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wormy View Post
    At almost $500 cheaper than the Colt and Sig it would be the Glock 36 for me.
    And for about $100 cheaper than the Glock 36 you can get the same firepower and a much thinner frame with the Kahr CW45.

    That said, am I the only one who thinks the grip on the Glock 36 is horrible? I have several Glocks, but never could warm up to the way the 36 felt in the hand.

    Even with the above said, I would still look at the HK45c first and the H&K USP45c as a not so distant second. Especially if you are a lefty like me.

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    Looks like all of my recomendations have already been mentioned. So check them out and see what you like best.

    I own the Colt Defender and RIA Compact tactical. Both have been good pistols. The Colt being much lighter but more expensive. Have been temped to give the Glock or a Kahr a try as well. But just haven't gotten around to it yet.

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    I've been wanting to try the Kahr myself. Don't write off the Kimbers, I rotate between a USPc and a Compact Stainless,which I happen to think is the perfect carry gun(but I could be bias).


    ETA: Here's a series 1 like mine( minus the work)
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    Quote Originally Posted by wormy View Post
    At almost $500 cheaper than the Colt and Sig it would be the Glock 36 for me.
    That might not be quite right. Check my other post, #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by RockBottom View Post
    I like the SIG 220 Stainless Carry Elite myself.

    P220 Carry Elite Stainless
    This has made it to my short list!!! +1
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    First a big +1 on the H&Ks. The .45c fits your hand great and is accurate and reliable. Recently I purchased a S&W 1911sc "E" series. Besides being the best 1911 out of the box I have bought the light weight and round butt make it easy to carry.
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    --When it first came out, I carried a Kahr Arms PM45 and I loved it. I carried it in a Blackhawk leather holster that had a spare magazine holder built into it. That package is very nice - it hits where you aim it, it's very reliable, it is easily concealed under minimal clothing (but not quite a pocket gun like PM9/40), and it did not bark as much as people think.
    --Back in about '94, I carried the AMT DAO .45 and I loved it, except for the channel sights. The PM45 is like a very refined adaptation of the AMT, but a much better shooter, especially with decent sights on it


    --Currently I am carrying a Glock 30/36 hybrid; THe Glock 30SF frame with a Glock 36 slide with Heinie sights. It's 10 rounds, fairly simple to conceal, ultimately reliable, and hits where I aim it. People think it's silly, but its 10 rounds of what I think is the best round out and it works for me. Besides, the 36 doesn't feel right in my hands, but I love Glock reliability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BugDude View Post
    This has made it to my short list!!! +1
    If you get a chance to try one, shoot it a bit. The extra weight makes the recoil easy to handle and brings it back on target quicker. Reliability and accuracy on mine have been phenomenal and that .45 round sure makes big holes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GM View Post
    That might not be quite right. Check my other post, #12
    I was thinking of the Sig P220 Elite stainless. (By the way if I had a extra $1000 I would have me one.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by wormy View Post
    I was thinking of the Sig P220 Elite stainless. (By the way if I had a extra $1000 I would have me one.)
    I got a credit card that offered 0% interest for the first year. That was my first purchase on it.

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