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    compact .45

    Who carries a compact .45? I mean one that is small easy to conceal and shoot. What Iím looking for is a step up from my J frame and smaller than my XD.

    Any advice?


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    I did carry a Sig P245, its a compact...but I traded it for a J-frame..lol
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    funny

    Quote Originally Posted by HnKuspDude View Post
    I did carry a Sig P245, its a compact...but I traded it for a J-frame..lol
    I had been reading the other .45 carry post. Most of the pistols I'm familiar with. Iím just looking for something smallerÖmaybe there isnít.

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    The Kahr PM45 is smaller than the SIGARMS P245. I have the older/bigger sister to the PM45, the P45, which is at least thinner (by quite a bit) and lighter than the P245.

    Very effective guns. I've never fired a PM45, but I'm sure its as controllable as the P45, which is very controllable and easy to recover from recoil.
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    Very effective guns. I've never fired a PM45, but I'm sure its as controllable as the P45, which is very controllable and easy to recover from recoil.[/QUOTE]

    Everytime I hold a kahr I want to get one. They seem to fit my hand very well. Haven't fired any yet.

    Some of the reviews/forums online spook me. Any issues with yours?

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    I am not sure how small a J frame is but my Glock 30 is the same size as my wifes Ruger SP101. You could go a little thiner with the G36. But the 6 rounds vs. 10 with the G30 was not worth it to me.

    My G30 has served me well for the last year or so.
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    Lot's of choices. Sure like my Sig P245.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zero View Post
    Everytime I hold a kahr I want to get one. They seem to fit my hand very well. Haven't fired any yet.

    Some of the reviews/forums online spook me. Any issues with yours?
    Unfortunately, yes....I've had issues with mine, but bear in mind, I purchased mine within a year of it appearing in the gunstores; I don't think Kahr got all of the kinks out.....I understand from other P45 owners that their guns have been stellar in the reliability department.

    Post when I first purchased the P45, with my observations:

    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...ead.php?t=5194

    My P45 review:

    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...ead.php?t=5247

    Here's a follow-up...not a good one though:

    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...ad.php?t=10592

    Regarding the PM45, I haven't seen any reviews yet, but then again, I haven't been looking for any.
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    srfl,

    Thanks for the info/links. I'll be sure to check them out.

    I love my XD45 service....who knows maybe someday they will come out with an XD subcompact in 45???

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    I like my Glock 30. Small and easy to carry, very reliable too.

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    I carry a PT-145 and I love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zero View Post
    srfl,

    Thanks for the info/links. I'll be sure to check them out.

    I love my XD45 service....who knows maybe someday they will come out with an XD subcompact in 45???
    Have you tried the XD45 compact? That couple inches of grip makes a huge difference when concealing and you can use the full capacity magazines in a reload.
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    I bet

    Quote Originally Posted by SammyIamToday View Post
    Have you tried the XD45 compact? That couple inches of grip makes a huge difference when concealing and you can use the full capacity magazines in a reload.
    I bet it does. I been checking the web site and measuring my pistol. It is always the grip poking out when I wear mine.

    Those XD40 subcompacts are small too. Never shot one yet.

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    The XD40 subcompact is nice...i shot one and have a couple of friends that own them....that was my original pick for a daily carry, but I ended up gettin the Sig because it came with a good price at the time.
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    Sig P245. Six +1 small accurate and utterly reliable. They're no longer made, but you can still find them at gunshows. Best deal I ever made. I traded a POS Jam-a-matic Springfield "micro" + $100 and it's now my primary carry when I wear IWB instead of pocket.
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