Want to buy a 45 ACP What Would You Suggest?

Want to buy a 45 ACP What Would You Suggest?

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    Want to buy a 45 ACP What Would You Suggest?

    Here is my criteria:

    1. It must be able to shoot lead hard cast bullets.
    2. I would like to get into some competition shooting for fun.
    3. I really want something accurate but I don't care for the 1911 platform.
    4. It has to be totally reliable, it will double for a home defense gun.

    I have had a Springfield 1911A1 loaded, it was accurate, however, I do not like the grip safety.


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    Springfield XD?

    This ^ assumes you don't like the particular grip safety on the pistol you mentioned, but are ok with having a grip safety.
    No internal lock or magazine disconnect on my pistols!

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    Sig P220?

    I have a number of .45s, including 1911s, and I have been quite impressed with the Sig P220 that I bought several years ago. Mine is the all stainless P220ST model, which weighs about the same as a full size steel 1911. The gun is accurate, reliable and built like a tank. The heavy weight handles .45 recoil very well and the ergonomics and trigger feel are excellent. I would recommend it for your application.

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    My Glock 30 is for sale in the member sale section of the forum. It is a great carry gun, and will put rounds easily in the ten range at any range you feel comfortable with. I have not shot lead bullets out of it, but from what my friends say, as long as you give it a good cleaning afterwords, you wont have any issues with fouling at all. Some friends of mine do shoot lead cast reloads from their glocks, and then fininsh off their session with a magazine of jacketed bullets. Good luck with your decision. BUnker
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    Quote Originally Posted by ponchsox View Post
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    This. I have fired a LOT of rounds through mine and it has never messed up. And no matter what you hear about the trigger its fine!

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    For a non-1911 .45ACP, I like the SIG 220.
    IF you’re not planning on carrying it, then the 220ST is a great pistol. I’ve got one that I use for HD/Range. The DA/SA transition takes some getting used to/practice, but the SIG is a reliable, accurate pistol.

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    I own couple of 1911s, Glock 21, Glock 30, mp 45c and my vote goes to mp45c. Perfect size and even though I am a Glock fan , grip on mp is waay more comfortable than Glocks.

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    SIG 220 all the way. If the transition from double To single action is troubling get the single action only.

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    The Sig is a good option any thing but a Glock
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    I prefer 1911's for competition but also shoot a glock 21 (GSSF) and a S/W 625 revolver for fun.

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    I would look at the FNP 45. It keeps a similar grip angle as the 1911, is hammer fired, and has the ability to decock or carry cocked and locked. The Sig 220 is also an excellent gun but the FNP is worthy to look at, especially for the price.

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    Glock 21 or 30 with a barrel that allows lead bullets. I've never shot a 21, but my 30 has less flip and recoil than my heavier 5" 1911 and full sized USP45. The G30 is the most controllable .45 I've ever shot, oddly enough. Conceals very well, ridiculously reliable, it's as accurate as you are. Glock suggests you don't shoot lead bullets, but with a good cleaning that would be fine. Or buy a separate barrel.

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    Springfield XDM 45. Highly respected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty901 View Post
    The Sig is a good option any thing but a Glock
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