Looking for a good hi-cap 45 (NOT a GLOCK)

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    I, too, like the Springfield XD. Mine was a .40 and was a very accurate gun. In .45 GAP I think the potential is even better....
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    the GAP...It's sorta the answer to the unasked question


    I agree with this statment for me anyways but i could see where the Mrs could enjoy the Gap in a 1911 she loves 1911 pattern even though she doesnt complain much about grip size but i can see the smaller 1911 would be good for her

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    The EAA CZ clone is called the Witness, and I have had the full size steel model. I sold it when I got the 1911 bug, but wish I hadn't. Very nice shooting accurate gun, and very reliable. If you get the .45 you can later order new barrel/slide combos for just about any other caliber, not so if you start out with a smaller frame like 9mm. They have multiple barrel/slide lengths to choose from and a polymer version. The gun is a very good value for the price, and there are lots of upgrades to make it into whatever you want it to be.

    Mine held 10+1, but it was bought during the ban. There are high/standard caps available, but I don't know how many they hold. It is a double stack mag.

    I have heard that EAA customer service is not stellar, but I never had cause to use it.

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    HK USP45f. I have had a few other 1911 style 45s and this one I like best.12+1 ,suppressable, various aftermarket barrell options and out of the box accurate.I don't know of other pistols you can drop an empty mag out and slam a new one in and it will rack the slide by full mag force.its known to do that and a + I think.the price is not bad,you get what you pay for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USP45
    HK USP45f. I have had a few other 1911 style 45s and this one I like best.12+1 ,suppressable, various aftermarket barrell options and out of the box accurate.I don't know of other pistols you can drop an empty mag out and slam a new one in and it will rack the slide by full mag force.its known to do that and a + I think.the price is not bad,you get what you pay for.
    The Hk is known to do this but its not designed to ... My one 1911 will do this as well i know it needs a slide stop though ..

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    It was designed to do that and most people did not like it so it was changed to be less likely to do it.I cannot consistently do it but I just threw that in as an added feature because there has been only a few times I could not replicate that function,I think I will practice this.but all that aside the only downside to the HK USP I ever hear is price.for the money its well worth it.Bruce Grey used it for a long time before switching to sig 226 in competition.better info @ hkpro.com
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    Wink H&K USP 45

    Quote Originally Posted by USP45
    HK USP45f. I have had a few other 1911 style 45s and this one I like best.12+1 ,suppressable, various aftermarket barrell options and out of the box accurate.I don't know of other pistols you can drop an empty mag out and slam a new one in and it will rack the slide by full mag force.its known to do that and a + I think.the price is not bad,you get what you pay for.
    My single serious complaint about the H&K's is the really GRITTY trigger action. I dry fired one at a gun show and it felt as if sand had been poured into the mechanism. Anybody have any experience with this? I also think the grips are too abrasive to be comfortable and concealable. Hate to have my cover garment get snagged on the grip and lead to an embarrassing "flash" incident.
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    No gritty trigger on mine well i take that back after i flushed the frame and reoiled everything no gritty trigger...


    I use a hogue handall on mine becuse of big hands but am going to take it off for thinner grip for carry i never had a problem with snaggin b4 or after the hogue handall seems the hogue would grab more with its kind of sticky feeling...

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    I have a USP in .40 SW and my trigger feels okay, as well. A bit longish, but to be fair, I don't shoot it much. I should.

    I like the gun, I just don't really see it as 'my' combat gun.

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    what budwhite said,exactly.

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    Gee, I'm glad I read this column, if only for my education. I didn't know anybody made an autoloader besides the 1911 Colt .45 ACP. Did you, Bob? Ive just been buying the same ol' thing, over, and over, and over. Gov't models, Gold Cups, and Officers Model. Don't know about them other new-fangled doo dads. I hear some are made of Tupperware. Zat true?

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    Smile Hmmmmm ParaOrdnance is Looking Better and Better...

    Quote Originally Posted by CLASS3NH
    The Para 14 in 5" might be your better choice...
    I actually got this morning a rather long letter from the folks at ParaOrdnance on my "issues" and they gave me a link to the PO LDA that is 14+1 and has the accessories rail, so I can hang a SureFire X200 for the home mode...I can't remember the name of the model, but it looks really good. If I'm going back to a full size 15rds to start with sounds mighty impressive. I'm liking this idea a whole lot more. If I do this and I REALLY like it, I might also pick up a TAC-4 (SpecOps model) for the wife. Well, she'll be my EXCUSE anyway.

    My other complaint with the H&K USP models besides the gritty trigger is a really ABRASIVE finish that is not only uncomfortable, but downright annoying to deal with.
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    Probably the PXD LDA Models.the Covert Black, the Colonel, the Covert Black Ops.......all with 14+1 cap....they also make the 16 and 18 shot models as well..<not sure if they have the rail or not tho>
    Yes, the USPs take a little patience to get accustomed to as well........ Glad to see we're all giving you good input

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    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by CLASS3NH
    Probably the PXD LDA Models.the Covert Black, the Colonel, the Covert Black Ops.......all with 14+1 cap....they also make the 16 and 18 shot models as well..<not sure if they have the rail or not tho>
    Yes, the USPs take a little patience to get accustomed to as well........ Glad to see we're all giving you good input
    This is the link: http://www.paraord.com/product/product.html?id=49
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    hum 15 shot 45 now that would be sweet not sure if iw ould like LDA trigger though

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