The .45 ACP option.

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    The .45 ACP option.

    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.

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    M&P45 or 45c

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    I forgot to mention, the smaller the better. Single stack preferred. As long as I can have 5 rounds ready to fire.

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    Springfield XDS?
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    The cheapest are going to be the plastic pistols. Glock, S&W M&P, and Springfield XD.

    I have an Ed Brown Kobra Carry, and recently purchased a Kimber Ultra Crimson Carry II. Both are concealable, but the Kimber conceals better. The Ed Brown shoots better. Neither are by no means "cheap" if that is what you are looking for.
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    I've read of lots of problems with the small 1911 platform, which makes me very leary of them unfortunately.
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    I'd look hard at the polymer compacts. They should fill all of your needs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hinkleid View Post
    Neither are by no means "cheap" if that is what you are looking for.
    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.

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    Since you already have a cm9, why not look at the pm45?

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    one of these two: Kahr CW45 or Glock 36. Both 6+1, and about 20oz unloaded.


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    You've got the Glock-21, now get the rest of the .45 collection in this order...Glock-36, then the Glock-30.
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    .45 ACP revolvers are way cool with their moon clips, both old and new, both both old and new ones are pricey now days.

    These 94-year-old military issue Colt and Smith & Wesson Model 1917 revolvers would do for across a trench and, with suitable ammunition in a speedy moon clip, still do from across the bedroom.



    If a later model is desired, search for a 3-inch Smith & Wesson Model 625 as shown at the top of the three revolvers in the photo. This example belongs to a friend who lives in another state. I got to shoot it on an occasion. It is capable of target grade accuracy at longer distances but is compact and concealable with the right holster/clothing set up. It possesses a very smooth action typical of N-Frame Smith & Wessons which almost "shoot by themselves" when used double-action. The gun is 15-20 years old now. Wish Smith & Wesson still turned these out and without without locks. They may be found in shops, at shows, or on internet auctions but they don't come cheap either. A great way to do a stainless steel revolver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    You've got the Glock-21, now get the rest of the .45 collection in this order...Glock-36, then the Glock-30.
    +1 on the Glock 30.
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