Choices for .45 Carry

Choices for .45 Carry

This is a discussion on Choices for .45 Carry within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; So many choices. I know all this has been hashed and rehashed, but help me out. I'm looking for my first .45 carry that I ...

Page 1 of 5 12345 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 67
Like Tree5Likes

Thread: Choices for .45 Carry

  1. #1
    New Member Array JR_Ewing's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    4

    Choices for .45 Carry

    So many choices. I know all this has been hashed and rehashed, but help me out. I'm looking for my first .45 carry that I can carry and wife can use at the range. Here are my choices so far:
    Sig 220 Carry
    Springfield GI or Mil Spec
    Kahr P45
    Springfield XD Compact

    I'm a small framed guy who doesn't want a boat anchor on my right side all day long. I know 15 rounds would be nice to carry, but I have to look at the weight of all that ammo on my small body all day.

    Any other suggestions would be welcomed.

    Sig P239
    Kahr PM9
    CZ 75B
    CZ P01


  2. #2
    Member Array rj112275's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    memphis
    Posts
    101
    The P220 Carry is a great .45 to be packing on a daily basis. I'm 5'8" and have no problem carrying and concealing it.



    If you will carry a .40S&W, the P239 or XD40 are good carry pistols that will save a bit of size and weight. The 239SAS is a sweet pistol.

  3. #3
    New Member Array JR_Ewing's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    4
    I'm curious as to the holster you have for that P220 Carry.
    Also, does anyone have any idea the difference in width between the Springfield 1911's and the P220 Carry?

  4. #4
    VIP Member Array pogo2's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Southwest
    Posts
    3,150

    Experimentation

    As you know, there are many types and sizes of 45s available on the market for carry, and the selection of one involves a lot of personal preference with respect to things like trigger action, reliability, mode of carry, gun dimensions and gun weight. Any one of the 4 candidates you mentioned could work for you, but it depends on what you feel comfortable with.

    If small size and light weight are the most important to you, the Kahr P45 is very good, and a Glock 36 or 1911 with 3 inch barrel would be in a similar size range.

    If you like more weight and size for easier shooting, the Sig P220 carry, the Springfields you mentioned, or any Commander size 1911 would be good choices. These are harder to conceal but more substantial for range use by your wife. You just have to experiment and try various alternatives to see what fits you best.

    My personal preference in a .45 for CCW is a 1911 with aluminum frame and either a 3 or 4 inch barrel. These have the advantage of very thin profile and reasonable weight for concealment, especially IWB, and they can be very accurate with enough practice.

    Good luck.
    RivanBrown likes this.

  5. #5
    Distinguished Member Array Stetson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Augusta,Maine
    Posts
    1,635
    SW99 would be a nice pistol for cc.

  6. #6
    Ex Member Array azchevy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Oceanfront Property
    Posts
    3,850
    I carry my 1911 primarily but living in the land of 120 degree heat sometimes I carry my pt-145.

  7. #7
    Senior Member Array Steve48's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    St. John, Kansas
    Posts
    777
    I really like my Springfield Micro Compact Bi-tone in 45 ACP. Steve48

  8. #8
    Member Array BonoVox's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    California
    Posts
    95
    Glock 36
    Kimber Ultra CDP II

  9. #9
    Member Array PAPACHUCK's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Sportsmans Paradise
    Posts
    302
    I will second the PT145Pro! Mine has been 100% reliable, 0 malfunctions through approx. 7-800 rds. It embodies everything I would want in a CCW piece(for .45ACP)
    FREEDOM MATTERS!

  10. #10
    Senior Member Array incredipete's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    643
    I love me some mini-Glock...
    Gun Control means never having to say "I missed you."

    - Glock 27 (.40)
    - Kel-Tec p3at (.380)
    - Beretta 96FS (.40)
    - Smith & Wesson 5906 (9mm)

  11. #11
    Member Array 1911shooter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    pennsylvania
    Posts
    245
    i carry a 1911 all day every day, for me its not a problem. but i would say the sig p220 is the best option for you. IMHO.
    RivanBrown likes this.
    When the dust settles only the prepared will survive.

    NRA LIFE MEMBER

    remember the only thing common about common sense is that its not that common

    Shoot low boys their riding Shetland ponies.

  12. #12
    New Member Array JR_Ewing's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    4
    To 1911Shooter: Why do you recommend the P220 for me? Personally, I love my Sigs. One big reason I like them has nothing to do with carrying them. I just love the way you can strip them for cleaning.
    I just need you to elaborate a little.
    Would you go with the P220 or the P220 Carry? And what about a P220 SAO

  13. #13
    New Member Array kuhndogg's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    ohio
    Posts
    13
    taurus 745, single stack so its thin and easy to conceal

  14. #14
    Member Array fsufanaz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Not in AZ anymore
    Posts
    157
    Here is a similar post I made. My requirement were slightly different but I hope it helps.

    http://http://www.combatcarry.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=24974
    Last edited by fsufanaz; May 16th, 2007 at 09:58 PM. Reason: Correct link
    US Navy Retired Silent Service

    The real test of a man is not when he plays the role he wants for himself, but when he plays the role destiny has for him.
    Vaclav Havel

  15. #15
    Senior Member Array Roadrunner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    NW PA
    Posts
    737
    I carry a 1911 and have no big problems with the weight. I'm only 5' 7"" 140 lbs for reference. A good belt helps a lot, my preference is the Wilderness belt 1.75".
    - Kurt
    “Freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defend it.” ~Pericles of Athens
    Primary Carry - Colt Commander .45 in a Brommeland Max-Con V

Page 1 of 5 12345 LastLast

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Which 1911 for Carry? (Three Choices)
    By Harold Fastwaker in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: August 20th, 2007, 09:39 PM
  2. Choices for new carry gun
    By Blackeagle in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: May 11th, 2007, 05:58 PM
  3. Non lethal carry choices?
    By MCapote in forum Defensive Knives & Other Weapons
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: July 21st, 2006, 10:53 PM
  4. Choices choices choices... to many
    By Huzar in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: June 12th, 2006, 01:10 AM
  5. Two Choices
    By Redneck Repairs in forum Off Topic & Humor Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: April 25th, 2006, 12:11 PM

Search tags for this page

.45 carry guns

,
45 carry guns
,
best 45 carry
Click on a term to search for related topics.