Really The Smallest Most Compact .45 Pistol

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    Big money, or what!!! Wow!

    I am imagining the recoil of the diminutive piece - so Bob - what were your impressions of it, actually firing?
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    You know, I've hammered on the sub-compact 1911 45's a lot here, but looking at this little pistol and knowing how well it stands up to punishment AND the fact that it's backed by such an awesome warranty....I know that if I had the money, I'd get one in a heartbeat.

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    I've seen one of those "Down Sizer's" WOW can you imagine the kick on one of those in a full house .357 magnum??? You'd BETTER kill the perp, 'cause you won't be fighting him with a busted hand.
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    Hummmmm, so you mean no Simian 1910 in the future? The SA Micro is about the smallest 1911 style .45 I've seen and held. And let me tell ya it is small, dosn't fit the hand to well either.

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    Adventurer is smaller than the micro and much more reliable

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruces45
    Hummmmm, so you mean no Simian 1910 in the future? The SA Micro is about the smallest 1911 style .45 I've seen and held. And let me tell ya it is small, dosn't fit the hand to well either.
    The Cylinder & Slide Adventurer is smaller than the micro. I've owned a micro and it uses standard Officers Model 6rd mags. The Adventurer uses special FIVE round mags from C&S.
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    Anyone here own a Para Hawg? They seem to be about the smallest, readily available 1911 type auto available these days and sell for $800 or less (depending on your location). There are also a good number of Derringers being sold in .45, though they're usually in 45 Colt.

    BTW, my avatar is a 45 auto from Bersa. It may fit into the catagory we're talking about. Not the smallest 45, but smaller than most. These are the basic stats...

    Model MiniThunder 45 Ultra Compact
    Caliber: .45 ACP
    Operation: Semiautomatic
    Action: Single and double action
    Width: 1.46 inches
    Height: 5.08 inches
    Weight: 27 ounces
    Barrel length: 3.6 inches
    Overall length: 6.81 inches
    Magazine capacity: 7 + 1
    Price: Approx $325
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    This one is pretty small as well...
    Patriot 45
    Calibers:
    .45 ACP
    Dimensions:
    3.3" barrel length
    6.0 " overall length
    4.74" overall height
    1.0" width
    20 oz. empty weight
    Magazine capacity:
    6+1 Rounds
    Locked Breech
    Slide:
    Stainless Steel or optional Black Melonite® coating
    Grip:
    Checkered Ergonomic design

    http://www.cobrapistols.com/products/doubleaction.htm

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    The AMT DAO Backup in .45 was pretty small, about the same size as the Cobra, although it was a few ounces heavier. I had one and traded it for another pistol. I still have my 9 mm and .380 DAO Backups, and all my Backups worked very, very well for me. A very nice pocket pistol, if somewhat heavy for its size, being made of stainless.

    I bought all of mine new back in the 1980's, and they were considered pretty cutting edge for the time, being in major calibers, very compact, stainless, DAO only, and snagproof. A great many of them were sold as LEO backup guns. In fact the state police agency in Texas commissioned a large run of them in (.40? .45? I cannot recall) and issued them as backup pistols to their uniformed officers.

    High Standard in Texas bought the license and tooling from Galena, and plans to re-introduce the DAO Backups and some other AMT pistols in the first quarter of 2006.
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