Please recommend a very concealable 45 ACP that's not a 1911

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    Please recommend a very concealable 45 ACP that's not a 1911

    Hi,

    What are your recommendations for a concealable 45 that is not a 1911 style pistol?


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    HOLY CRAP! they make a .45 that isn't a 1911? lol

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    This is the one......the Glock-36, my EDC, and a dependable, very concealable .45.
    Add some Trijicon night sights and you're good to go.
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    A Derringer. Only have one, maybe two shots, but with a .45, who needs more.
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    The Glock 36:

    Six rounds of .45 AUTO;
    GLOCK SLIMLINE™;
    A single-stack magazine;
    measures only 28.5mm/1.13 in. in width.

    Of course, you need to try one out at a rental location or borrow one from a friend, to see if it works for you.

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    I'll second the Sig P220 carry, I CC a P220R everyday, but since you want smaller, go for the carry model.

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    Besides Glock, The next smallest is probably the Kahr CW45/PM45 series...
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    You owe it to yourself to check out the Kahr PM45 (and the other Kahr 45's).

    I have carried a number of the .45s out there and it is by far the most concealable I have found. It is extremely slim, smooth, light, high quality and uber reliable.

    That being said am a bit partial to a number of high quality handguns that I carried in .45. The G36, M&P 45c, Kahr PM45 and my personal favorite handgun of all time...the 1911. But I carry the little Kahr 45 the most due to comfort.
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    Glock 36 is one of my favorite carry guns..can't go wrong with that one

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    I carry a Taurus Pt 745 MILLENNIUM PRO. 28 ounces with seven rounds. This site is good: http://mouseguns.com/CompactCompare.pdf

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    Whichever way you lean, please try out your selections at a range that rents the guns you're interested in. That, or pester friends and family to let you try theirs.

    Otherwise, you'll just be basing your selections on everyone else's choices, which might be quite different than yours.

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    Another vote for the Glock 36.

    Another one would be the S&W4516....if you can find one.....
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    Sig 245 or 220 Compact

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    What's a compact? 10 rounds, 8, 6?
    Are you considering auto's or are you open to packing a revolver?

    Glock 39
    Glock 36
    Glock 30
    EAA witness compact
    H&K USP Compact USP 45
    Kahr PM45 -5 or 6 +1 rounds
    S&W 325 nightguard or PD revolver
    S&W M&P automatic 45
    Sig 220 compact
    Springfield XD compact 45
    Taurus compact 45's (what-its-name?)

    I'm not sure I have seen a Beretta compact 45 or one of the CZ97's in a compact size.

    Did I miss anything significant?

    Why no 1911's?
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