This is a discussion on compact .45 within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I dont have a 40 yet. Maybe I should give one a try. Cheaper ammo costs than 45 I bet, and more powerfull than 9 ...
I dont have a 40 yet. Maybe I should give one a try. Cheaper ammo costs than 45 I bet, and more powerfull than 9 (so I hear).
The S&W MP compact 40 has also caught my eye.
I'd try the PT 145 or PT 745. the 745 is single stack, very thin, very easy to conceal. good luck
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"If I walk in the woods, I feel much more comfortable carrying a gun. What if you meet a bear in the woods that's going to attack you? You shoot it."
If you want a small, concealable .45 the Colt Defender is a good option. It weighs about 25 ounces empty and has an aluminum frame, and will hold 7+1 rounds of .45 with a Wilson magazine. With slim grip panels mounted, the gun is 0.90 inches thick through the slide, and just over 1.0 inches thick in the grip. This is virtually identical in width to a Kahr P45.
Mine has gone through about 600 rounds of mixed ammo without a hitch since I got it. It is very easy to conceal.
I carry a Kimber Compact Stainless II in .45 acp. It's a stainless steel, 1911, officers frame with a 4" barrel. It has been totally reliable with any & all factory ammunition. That means NO failures of any kind with ammunition. Well over 2000 rounds thus far, excellent accuracy, excellent trigger (clean crisp 4#). Cobramags feed the piece and Tucker gunleather holds it comfortably for me.
Lasergrips + Trijicon nite sights are there when I need them, plus it conceals easily.
Former Army Infantry Captain; 25 yrs as an NRA Certified Instructor; NRA Endowment Life; Avid practitioner of the martial art: KLIK-PAO.
How about a WartHawg? I really like mine and had noooo problems at all with it.
Kimber Ultra Raptor fits the bill. Light, small, powerful and built on the 1911 platform. What more could one want..Um, pricey, but you get what you pay for sometimes.
I know, I know, you are smarter than me..just ask you..
I bought this little gem a few months ago and I love it. I was leary about buying a 1911 because of all the 1911 discontents out there... but I couldn't be more happy. It's not as easy to break down and clean like my XD, but it fires well and it is more accurate than I thought it may be. It is much more slim than the XD and carries easier IWB. I highly recommend one.
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To my mind it is wholly irresponsible to go into the world incapable of preventing violence, injury, crime, and death. How feeble is the mindset to accept defenselessness. How unnatural. How cheap. How cowardly. How pathetic.” - Ted Nugent
Is the same size as the PT145MP...I have pics of the differences of the XD40SC and the XD45C...
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I'm thinking of getting the Kimber Ultra CDP II in .45. Can't wait to get my hands on it.
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Kimber Ultra CDP II .45, Kimber Custom II
XD 9mm sc, XD 40 sc, .357 Colt King Cobra,
.22 Berreta Bobcat