This is a discussion on Close to buying a 45 for carry, would like input within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I alternately CC with with a Glock 30 and a Kimber CDP II. If one fits your hand better, choose that one. If both fit, ...
I alternately CC with with a Glock 30 and a Kimber CDP II. If one fits your hand better, choose that one. If both fit, get both. I definitely don't feel under gunned with either of them.
I always find it amazing to see how much knowledge a person can tap into on one of these fourms. I truly do thank everyone for all the input.
I'm using the Trijicon clone of the JPoint; bought three of them when OpticsPlanet dropped the price upon discontinuance. My first Bowie Signature G19 w/RDS is a peach; the second... while Bowie's work is his usual excellence, there is something wrong with that sight; the elevation adjustment is kaput, so I cannot zero it. It will have to go back to Trijicon- one hopes they will service it.
And speaking of hope, I certainly hope the third one is good; I hate to think of the amount of money I have tied up in these three pistols. PM your e-mail address and I'll send you some pix... as one old grunt to another...
some people just need to get a life
You also might look at the American Classic by Metro Arms as well. I have two. They have both been absolutely consistant performers right out of the box. I will say that I've heard a couple of complaints about 'foreign' guns from the Philippines. I remind anyone who has these complaints to remember that the P.I. has a long association with America and they learned about the Government model .45 from Americans. They are capable of turning out outstanding firearms and particularly .45s. The Kimber that I carried with the Sheriffs Office took a few months before I was satisfied it would perform as needed, when needed, before I trusted it. I've had no issues with any of my P.I. .45s. The finish on the ATX.45 is a bit better than the finish on my Metro Arms .45. Both have great finishes though and both are 'tack drivers'. My Kimber is also a tack driver now that it's got a bit over 4000 rounds down the tube.
What ever you get, just spend some time with it and then ENJOY!
They all do make fine firearms at an affordable price though. His Rock Island Armory is super accurate.
I'd really be happy to see a difinitve write up on these firearms from one of the gun rags.
Some people have said that the P.I. manufactured 'Firestorm' is really made by Bersa. Now Bersa does manufacture the Firestorm branded pistol, but it is NOT the MODEL of .45 pistol made in the P.I. and called the Firestorm. Two totally different pistols, two totally different manufacturers.
"The pistol, learn it well, carry it always ..." ~ Jeff Cooper
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End the cycle of hatred, don’t give them a tomorrow.
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This thread...some of the stories...
I had to check the date...thought maybe it was the April fools thread
I have two .45's, an H&K USP Compact that is a great little shooter, and the Springfield that you see in my avatar. I know that many in this thread have avowed staying away from the 3" barrel, but I have to tell you that I stand behind my Springfield Micro-Compact.
I've had the gun for almost two years and shoot it often -- probably about 800 rounds through it by now. I shoot 185gr JHP's through it and not one time has it hiccuped on me. This gun has a solid feed ramp that's part of the barrel, so a hollow point doesn't get hung up on it when it slides into battery, and I carry this gun about 30% of the time I'm carrying -- otherwise it's my PM9.
For close in work, for a dependable shooter, and for the money, compared to a Kimber, I'd recommend this gun to anyone.
I'm in favor of gun control -- I think every citizen should have control of a gun.
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