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    45 Single Stack question

    ok im sure this has been asked before so i will say sorry ahead of time.

    I am looking for a relibale 45cal handgun that is put IWB.
    i currently have a PX4 SC 9mm works great but a little thick some times.
    I also own a Kimber full size (bought about 10 years ago) that has never given me problems.

    given recent concen over Kimber quality issues i am reluctant to buy another.

    Any sugestions of a 45 cal that is somewhat slim.

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    Colt Defender is a good option for sticking with a 1911. If you can deal with a little more weight, I love my DW CBOB.

    If you want light and thin, I'd say the PM45 by Kahr or a G36.

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    How about a smaller version of the 1911. Maybe the 3" or 4".
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    Sig 220, 220 Carry and 220 Compact.

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    Of course you are speaking of my EDC, a Glock-36?

    The Glock-36 is the thinnest of all the Glocks. Don't listen to the early (now years ago) complaints of the G-36, that's history. I know of at least a half dozen individuals with this firearm...all have been flawless, as has been mine.
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    You already have a 5" 1911 that is reliable. What's wrong with carrying that?

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    I love my G36 as well as my Kimber Tactical Ultra II (3" barrel). Both are totally reliable and accurate at any reasonable distance. I would, and do, trust my life and my families to either of them on a regular basis. Don't buy into the hype about Kimbers or Glock reliability issues. Any manufacturer can produce a lemon or a fine weapon that someone just doesn't like for some reason.
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    Another vote for the G36 here.
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    I have two G36s and they are great, light, and accurate guns. Each has been 100% reliable. Their only disadvantage ( if you see it that way), is low round count.

    A second option is the Ruger P345. It is a quality 45 acp that sells for around $450 new for the stainless version, about $425 blued. It has a polymer frame, holds 7+1 rounds, 4.25" barrel and weighs 30 oz. About the same size as a Colt Commander. Mine has been flawless with about 400 rds. through it (it is my newest). Carried in a Crossbreed Supertuck, all day carry is easy.



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    Springfield Champion; they also have other models that are smaller, but Springfield gets it right with the 1911 platform.
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    G36 is a good choice, G30 if you feel you need to up the rounds count (10+1), although it may be thicker than what you're hoping for. The advantage of the G30 is it can use the G21 13 rd mag.
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    another vote for the ruger p345..i'd have to say take the mag disconnect safety out though and you're good to go

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    Nothing wrong with the Kimber you already own? Carry it. If you are unsure of its reliability, go with something else.

    The G36 is a decent option if your main requirement is size. I prefer a 4"-4.25" 1911 with an 8+1 capacity for EDC, but I do like the GLOCK (6+1)for deeper concealment.

    The SIG 220's are nice also, but are thicker than the GLOCK.

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    Kimber

    thanks for the input, i love my old kimber its just a little big. and i'm a short guy.......please no comments about a short guy and a long pistol Ha Ha

    any votes for an HK?

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    Quote Originally Posted by edr9x23super View Post
    Springfield Champion; they also have other models that are smaller, but Springfield gets it right with the 1911 platform.

    He tells the truth... Upgrade parts are plentiful too!
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