Would like to add to the collection...

Would like to add to the collection...

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    Would like to add to the collection...

    I would like to add a .45 or two to the collection. I would like them to be polymer. I am considering the XD-45 compact, the Glock 30, or the Glock 21sf. I am familiar with how glocks function, but have heard good things about the XD-45. I know that a Glock 21 wouldn't work too well during Kentucky summers, but I like the capacity. Are there other considerations and options I might be overlooking? Your thoughts and advice would be most welcome. Thank you in advance for all of your input.

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    I have a Glock 21 that I keep on the headboard in the bedroom but don't like to carry it as it's too large. I'm a big Glock fan so I vote for the G30 but I would consider the G36 as well. Just me.

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    I can't say enough good things about XDs. I have owned 4 and not one has ever had a failure of any kind. I currently carry a XD45c and I can't foresee me carrying anything else. My dad liked it so much that he went out and bought one for himself.

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    I vote for the XD, or the XD Compact if you don't mind the mag sleeve thingy. I was a hard core Glock guy, but the .45s just plain never fit me. I won't get into the .45 GAP, but that COULD be considered an option for some. Not for me, but maybe for some. The XD on the other hand (no pun intended) fits me like a glove, and if you like the grip profile/function of the compact, even better. Personally I didn't care for the compact grip.

    I'd also look hard at the M&P. It's a little different feel than the XD, and with the different backstraps that come with the gun, it may be the way to go for you.

    So far as combat Tupperware in .45 acp goes, those would be my choices, in that order.
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    Not sure what your price range is, but Wilson makes a polymer 1911 (KZ-45)
    Taurus has the 24/7, There is also the S&W MP (mentioned by Mainspring) and the SW99 (S&W's version of the Walther P99) is available in .45 as well
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    New HK45

    Heckler & Koch is introducing a new polymer .45 to the market called the HK45. It has been receiving very good reviews.

    Defense Review on HK45

    Handguns Magazine review of HK45

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    I have a glock 21 as well. Its jobs is primarily a house gun but I will not hesitate wearing a sob holster if needed. Check out Kahr arms TP45.
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    I have and enjoy the G36 also, but it is a bit limited to 7 rounds...and if you're at home, why limit yourself. Tha Kahr also has limited capasity.

    I'd suggest the .45 ACP stagered column Glocks.
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