Got the Itch again for subcompact 45

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    Got the Itch again for subcompact 45

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    I'm looking for a new pair of shoe's as my wife would say !! got to have it Got that twitch like a crack head looking for the last cigarette lighter in a crack house
    I'm looking for a subcompact 45 anything between a RIA to Glock 30 at a reasonable price anyone have suggestions and pros and cons ?
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    G30!!!!,about the same money as the RIA,but a whole lot more dependable,and will gobble-up ANY ammo you want to feed it.

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    I covered the itch with an officer's 1911 and G30. The first is thin and comfortable, the latter is zero maintenance, high capacity and thick as a brick.

    You may split the difference with a G36?
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    The G30 and G36 are both sweet shooters. The 30 shoots softer than the 36, but the 36 is very tolerable. The 36 is definitely easier to carry. It's much lighter w/ less meat on the slide and 4 less rounds.

    Capacity is a little light on the 36 at 6+1. So, I always have at least one spare mag w/ me. But she is a dream to carry IWB.
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    Thanks All, I Sent some emails to my local gunstore for quotes . This will rotate into my carry pistols so I surely would like some pros and cons I do have a Glock 22 which I enjoy and a SA 1911 .
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    Sig Sauer P220 Compact. Slim, single stack with great ergonomics. Also, one of the most accurate 45acp pistols on the market. I carry the "Carry" version every day and love it.

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    Compact Sig .45s

    Quote Originally Posted by MLittle View Post
    Sig Sauer P220 Compact. Slim, single stack with great ergonomics. Also, one of the most accurate 45acp pistols on the market. I carry the "Carry" version every day and love it.
    I'd agree with MLittle on the compact .45 Sigs. I have the P245, which preceded the P220 Compact, and it is an excellent gun. The barrel length is 3.9 inches, giving more velocity to .45 ammo than shorter barrel alternatives.

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    It's a new gun, but there's also the Springfield Armory XD-S. Looks pretty interesting. But of course the G30 is rock solid and tough to beat.
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    Slides are almost the same width as the Glocks......like a brick and IMO.......not condusive to IWB carry......on the other hand.....a 1911 slide is....well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xXxplosive View Post
    Slides are almost the same width as the Glocks......like a brick and IMO.......not condusive to IWB carry......on the other hand.....a 1911 slide is....well.
    No argument on the brick, but I still IWB a G30SF just fine. Although I may have worn a groove in my body, just behind the hip on a canted angle...
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    I think I will have to head to the gun store next week to put some of these choices in hand to get a feel !! and drool a little cant forget hankie...lol
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    I love my Glock 36, I carry constantly in hot weather.
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    I too love my G-30SF but it's a little too big for pocket carry. I need some suggestions for cargo shorts and tee shirt carry.

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    Also take a look at the Kahr 45's - the P45 and CW45. I have a P45 that has been flawless.

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    I recently picked up a G36 and really like it so far. I only have 150 rounds through it, and carry has been limited to around the house... just trying to get a feel for it. It shoots well, and has been reliable with the limited rounds I have run though it. I suggest the G36, along with the Sig 220. Two great suggestions.

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