Adding a big brother to the family..please comment

Adding a big brother to the family..please comment

This is a discussion on Adding a big brother to the family..please comment within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I have decided to add a .45 to my line up. Some here may know that I am a card carrying, due's paid, flaming Glock-a-haulic. ...

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    Adding a big brother to the family..please comment

    I have decided to add a .45 to my line up.

    Some here may know that I am a card carrying, due's paid, flaming Glock-a-haulic.

    But I am open minded and certainly don't know everything there is to know about .45's.....

    Can anyone educate me as to why I would want to consider another manufacturer of .45's rather than just go with Glock.

    I care less about "looks" of the weapon...I care about features and reliability and ease of carry.

    Thanks...all valid justifications for your suggestion will be considered.
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    If you don't care about the looks and only care about features and function then a Glock will be tough to beat as long as you can get over the thick grip and poor ergonomics.

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    If it was not for carry, I would have said HK, but I mostly carry Glocks.
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    Some have had reliability troubles with 1911 type 45s, especially the smaller ones. Glock makes some good reliable 45s. If you like Glocks, you have a few 45s to choose from.

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    Have 1911s and shoot 1911s and enjoy 1911s, but carry Glock 36 because I shoot it better and it is lighter and conceals better for me.

    If SHIF I would pack the G36 and use the 1911s for some type of hard hitting back up.

    You know that a 1911 has another advantage over the Glock in that it making a very good club after all the ammo is gone.

    Get a good 1911 and enjoy it!!!!!!!!
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    H&K, S&W, FN, Sig etc., there are a number of good .45acps in-addition to just Glock.
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    Lots of great .45ACP handguns out there. I am also partial to the GLOCK but I really like the .45 out of a Sig P220 (mine is actually the SAO but the standard is nice too).
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    Quote Originally Posted by OD* View Post
    H&K, S&W, FN, Sig etc., there are a number of good .45acps in-addition to just Glock.
    Yes, I understand that there are a number of good ones..I am looking for advantages one to another that I may not be aware of in making my final decision.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dben002 View Post
    Yes, I understand that there are a number of good ones..I am looking for advantages one to another that I may not be aware of in making my final decision.
    As a self-admitted flaming Glock-a-haulic, maybe just trying something different would be an advantage, broadening your horizons so to speak.
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    If I had the opportunity I would likely get a Ruger 1911. They have been near impossible to come by around here, but the ones I have seen are finely made and have everything you could ask for on a 1911. The cost for one, as compared to building a base model up to carry grade, makes them quite appealing in my opinion. You can sink a war pension into building one up, so if you can have it done from the factory at a fair cost you are much better off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OD* View Post
    H&K, S&W, FN, Sig etc., there are a number of good .45acps in-addition to just Glock.
    Dang OD, I completely forget about the Sig P220's. They are another good choice in a single stack 45.
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    Have not owned one but the sti lineup looks pretty good also the fusion line is really nice looking, but since you all ready like glocks surprised your not looking at the 30s

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    Almost all modern handguns from reputable manufacturers will accurate and reliable. The question is, what do YOU want in your new .45?

    If you want simplicity and reliability, then the GLOCK is going to top my list. The P220 would be a close second.

    If you want match grade accuracy, then you will want a nice single action. Again I prefer the P220 SAO but there are those who swear by their 1911's (as deluded and befuddled as they may very well be. )

    If carry size and weight are your primary considerations, it is hard to beat the GLOCK 36 (or if you are hung up on capacity - the GLOCK 30).

    Good luck with your search.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OD* View Post
    H&K, S&W, FN, Sig etc., there are a number of good .45acps in-addition to just Glock.
    Amen. There are just too many great guns out there, to restrict oneself to just Glock (and I love my G30SF, btw). My favorite shooter in .45 is a Springer "Loaded" (and yes, I own a Colt too).
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    Do not, under ANY circumstances buy your first 1911.
    It will turn into an addiction you just can't shake.
    DON'T DO IT !!!!!! <you will thank me later>

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