The .45 ACP option.

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    Why not the CW45 if you are familiar and like the Kahr brand.

    I have been carrying mine in a Remora holster for a while now and it is working well.
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    For what you describe, I agree with a couple of the above: CW45 or G36 (although I'm partial to the G30).
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldrwizr View Post
    Yeah, 3 grand is "by no means cheap" for a pistol. You got that right. As soon as science proves that all-metal guns are 5-6 times better (whatever that means) than polymer, I'll at least look at them.
    I upgraded to the Ed Brown from a Springfield XD, which I sold. I did not buy the Ed Brown because it was "5-6 times" better, but because it is a beautiful pistol. You can work the action and see the close tolerances, and can tell time went into the craftsmanship. The polymer, well just a hunk of tough plastic. As an added benefit, I have never shot a more accurate pistol and has not malfunctioned in thousands of rounds.

    But your point is valid, both just shoot a .45 slug.
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    gotta be careful with short barrel and .45 acp. not only harder to handle, but the loss of velocity could cause performance issues for the hp's

    i'd stay as close to a 4 inch barrel as possible

    I carried an xdm45c for a while, not a light gun, but good shooter and 9+1 .45acp is no joke. S&W M&P 45 is another great option. But since you already have khar and glock, i'd probably lean that direction if I were you. If you want a single stack, khar, double stack, glock. I would probably avoid the g36, just better options out there if you're going for a "single stack" .45 acp

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foo909 View Post
    After recent acquisition of my Glock G21 SF for a house gun. I have fallen for the .45 ACP cartridge.

    I currently have a Kahr CM9 which I pocket carry 95% of the time, it's pretty good and all but I want something chambered in .45 just to streamline the ammunition supply.

    I know the natural choice here would be the Glock 36, which may very well end up as what I go with. But I also have a nostalgic want for a .45 ACP revolver. Unfortunately the only two I can find are not what I would consider cheap or really concealable (Large Frame, N I believe) Smith Nightguard & Thunder Ranch.

    I'm interested in hearing other options, both revolver and pistol for the .45 ACP. Any opinions appreciated.
    I also love the 45acp cartridge................you need to seriously consider reloading your own.......you can save at least 50% off store bought ammunition. In any case, I don't have any 45 acp revolvers (yet), but I do have 3 pistols (i.e., Colt Commander, Sig Sauer P220 Carry and Glock 30sf). I'd recommend that you rent a Glock 36 and 30sf at your local range and shoot them side-by-side. That's how I decided that the 30sf was the way to go for me. I shot the 30sf more accurately and thought it had less muzzleflip than the 36, but your results may be different. The 36 is thinner but the capcacity for me is a real issue. I'd rather have 10+1 vs 6+1. Also, be aware that you can't swap magazines between a Glock 21 and a Glock36....it won't work. You can switch mags between the 30 and 21.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hinkleid View Post
    I upgraded to the Ed Brown from a Springfield XD, which I sold. I did not buy the Ed Brown because it was "5-6 times" better, but because it is a beautiful pistol. You can work the action and see the close tolerances, and can tell time went into the craftsmanship. The polymer, well just a hunk of tough plastic. As an added benefit, I have never shot a more accurate pistol and has not malfunctioned in thousands of rounds.

    But your point is valid, both just shoot a .45 slug.

    I can appreciate the craftsmanship and beauty of a custom 1911 to...... For me, you have to decide how you intend to use the pistol. I'm rough on my carry pistol since I carry it all the time. I sweat on it, bump it and shoot it a lot. For my purposes, a polymer pistol (Glock 30sf) works best. No worry about rust issues and they can take the abuse. I also own a couple of 1911's, but don't carry them. Wouldn't want to put a scratch on them or have them develop rust issues. Polymer pistols are great......high capacity, low maintenance requirements and durable.........

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    S&W 457 is a nice carry 45 and not alot of money.
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    I carry a Kahr CW45 daily, works well for me.
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    I used to carry a Sig Sauer P230 in the summer and a Glock 36 in the winter, but since I found the Beretta PX4SC in .40 cal, I now carry this pistol year round. For me, it's the perfect carry handgun.

    I use a 3-Speed holster, a Remora or a White Hat depending on what I will be wearing.

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    If you don't mind 5+1 capacity, check out a Kahr PM-45 or Springfield XDS. Pretty much the smallest .45 ACPs on the market, outside of derringers and the like.

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    If you already have a G21, then this is a no-brainer...get the G30. It will take the G21 mags.

    I fondled the G36 and G30, and got the G30 myself. The G36 was just too close in overall size and thickness to my G19, with much too little capacity for my tastes.

    The G30 is my duty pistol - the POI more closely matches the POA when going through auto glass when using the heavier .45 vs the 9mm. Off duty, I usually carry a 9mm due to capacity vs size/weight/controllability of the gun.
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    The 36 is a dream to carry concealed. But like 10thmtn stated, the 30 will receive the 21 mags. The 30 is a sweeeeet shooter. It's just a bit more of a task to carry, but by no means terrible.
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    I just bought a Sig P 220 Carry for an unbelievable price! I have not worked it into my routine and I have not shot it enough yet. I like it because it is de-cocker so there are no safeties to have to worry about. 8 +1 rounds to start with 8 to follow. It is all metal and hammer fired being DA the first shot and SA until the mag is empty. It is not as inexpensive as some of the polymers but I think that durability will prove itself. The gun comes standard with night sights.

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