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    What's the smallest best high cap 45. over12 rounds


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    Once you say over 12 rounds you're narrowing it down to staggered mags. Paraordance comes to mind, and Glock G21. Two completely different types of guns.

    Not sure what other manufacturers make staggered mag 45's.
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    10 + 1 is close. How about the Taurus PT145?
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    I don't think you can get much better than the Glock 30, 30SF, or the XD45 Compact. They don't quite hold 12 rounds, but pretty close to it, and they're small in size.
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    what about the FNP 45? 14+1 Is it a good gun??

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    S&W M&P45 compact would be an option.
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    milpro 145

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    glock 30 if you want something on the smaller side

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    I'd have to say the XD45Compact or the Glock 30 or 30SF. They hold 10 plus 1 but they are capable of using 13 round mags. These would be the XD45Service mags or the Glock 21 mags.

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    Small with 12 rounds of .45?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pure Kustom View Post
    What's the smallest best high cap .45 over 12 rounds
    When you say "smallest" you imply a small gun. But 12 rounds of .45 take up a lot of space, requiring a fairly large grip and gun. I don't think there are any 12 round .45 handguns that I would call "small".

    The guns on the market with 12 round .45 capacity include the Glock 21, several wide grip Para Ordnance 1911s, the H&K USP 45 and a few others. They are all pretty big for a handgun. I would propose that the "best" of these is the H&K USP 45:

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    IMHO the "BEST" .45 with a high capacity for CCW is a Commander sized "4 1/4" barrel) 1911 with an extra mag. There is no 12+ rd .45 that carries like the original. No other that is half as battle tested either. Remains the preferred choice of thousands of competitors also. There simply is nothing like it. Period ! Watch this if in doubt http://www.midwesttraininggroup.net/.../billdrill.mov
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    "Small"? Maybe mid-size. My carry-gun is a Taurus 24/7 Pro in .45 and it's 12+1. Define "small".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pure Kustom View Post
    What's the smallest best high cap 45. over12 rounds
    Ummm yeah, that's kind of an oxymoron.

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    mid size all the mention guns I own, have shot or have held. I am looking for a hi cap firearm that isn't a brick.

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    I just saw a Kahr TP45 that holds 12
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