Recommend a .45?

Recommend a .45?

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    Recommend a .45?

    I am looking to get together a list of .45 handguns that are available with NO grip safeties and are good for CC.

    This is for my husband, he wants to take the CCH class when he is home next and I would like to surprise him but need to narrow the list down as he is only here for 2 weeks and so we have time constraints if it needs to be ordered.

    I love Glocks and he likes mine, but he wants something not plastic, and possibly stainless or maybe 2 tone. He enjoyed my Browning Hi Power and I am considering that in the .40, but he really likes a .45.

    A few he has mentioned are Para, Sig and Kimber. So if you don't mind bragging on your favs I'd appreciate it!
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    I was going to recommend the CZ 97B, but they don't make it in SS or a Bi-Tone.

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    It doesn't have to be SS or Bi tone, just not plastic! I will put it on the list!
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    So you're looking for a steel framed .45. The default would be the 1911, but not wanting a grip safety eliminates that. The SIG P220 comes to mind (it's even available in two tone).

    Smith and Wesson also makes some steel framed .45s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackeagle View Post
    So you're looking for a steel framed .45. The default would be the 1911, but not wanting a grip safety eliminates that. The SIG P220 comes to mind (it's even available in two tone).

    I will look into the Sig too. He definitely said no grip safety so that's why I am trying to get together a list as I know the 1911 would be the default. Doesn't need to be SS that would be a bonus.
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    Sig P220 if you don't want plastic.I you were to get plastic I would say a HK USP-45.
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    EAA Witness makes a very good .45 and is hyper accurate right out of the box. Two downsides: holster availability and it only comes with one magazine. You can buy mags from EAA in Florida: 1/$40, 2/$50 and 3/$75. Downward motion on the safety for shooting, 1911-style frame like the CZ and others and DA/SA. You can get one at Bud's for less than $425.
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    Wow! He's never held the Glock-36, has he?
    I hated the thought of Glocks until I picked up the Glock-36. Single stack so it's the thinnest of all the other Glocks and very easy to conceal.
    I'll bet he'd consider it once he had one in his hand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Wow! He's never held the Glock-36, has he?
    I hated the thought of Glocks until I picked up the Glock-36. Single stack so it's the thinnest of all the other Glocks and very easy to conceal.
    Funny, I picked up a Glock 36 and hated it immediately. I guess it just depends on your hands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Wow! He's never held the Glock-36, has he?
    I hated the thought of Glocks until I picked up the Glock-36. Single stack so it's the thinnest of all the other Glocks and very easy to conceal.
    I'll bet he'd consider it once he had one in his hand.
    I have a Glock 36, he's shot it and liked it, but for his gun he wants steel. I love my Glocks!
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    Sig Sauer P220 Compact ory Carry, would fit the bill nicely.
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    HK45C!

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    Sig 220

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    You owe it to yourself and your hubby to take a hard look at the HK45c -- assuming you can find one to look at. I handled and lusted after the HK45 full size for several days before deciding against it because it is so large. Still, it is *the* single best feeling and natural pointing handgun I have EVER handled -- and that covers a lot of ground. I have not handled the HK45c but if it is anything like big brother, it is a winner and is very "carryable".

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    SIG P220 is a good one. A kimber 1911 might also be a wise choice. If he changes his mind on frame material and caliber, I suggest a G19 or a G21.

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