choosing a 45acp

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    choosing a 45acp

    I have a bersa at home, love it, mostly a holster queen.
    now I am thinking to add a .45, who makes one with a safety that works like the bersa? counter clockwise for off?
    I had a 1911 years ago and loved it. open to suggestions.

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    IMO....get back to the 1911......or, you might like the SIG P220 SAO. I'm not pushing the Glock here since I have yet to try the some of the 45acp models currently available, and I might could see the 45G.A.P. as a viable alternative. I hear it's pretty good, but the ammo availability has me quite concerned.

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    If capacity and/or ambi is important to you, check this out:

    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...73-post23.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccwguy View Post
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    Get the H&K if you want to spend some extra $$. For a better firearm, IMHO of course, get the FNP 45. Cheaper than the H&K, but still just as good.

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    I like the XD.45ACP with thumb safety. From what I've read, Springfield Armory provides excellent customer service, the pistol comes with a lifetime warranty and it's a great buy for it's price point.

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    I'll cover Ram Rod's 6 and suggest you take a look at the Glock 36. It is a super CCW...great size & weight with Glocks typical reliability/durability. Mine has been 100%, is very accurate & quite comfortable to shoot! I added a +0 extension for the in-gun mag & carry a spare with a +1 extension FWIW.

    I'd also say take a look at the Taurus PT145. It has the manual safety you seek, is small and light and has a great capacity (10+1) in a nice, small package. I owned one and sold it (with some regret), but it was always 100% too, eating everything I ever fed it.
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    the glock suggestions dont fall into his desire for a manual safety....

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    I have the G21SF and love it, I have not tried the G36 but considering it also. I got to shoot the FNP .45 acp and was very impressed, it got put high on the "next purchace" list.
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    +10 on the Herstal FNP-45. I've been looking at moving up to 45's & this is what I've decided on once the funds are in place.

    American made, DA/SA, comes with 3 mags, 14+1 capacity, ambi mag release, ambi safety / decocker.

    Safety "counter clockwise for off"??? Depends on which side of the gun you're looking at / referencing. Not familiar with the Bersa, but FNP is DOWN = Decock, Safety ON / UP = Safety OFF. Opposite a 1911, but still worth a look IMO.

    Let us know what you decide ... maybe some pics.
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    Look no further than a Colt Series 70 Government Model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ram Rod View Post
    IMO...get back to the 1911......or, you might like the SIG P220 SAO. I'm not pushing the Glock here since I have yet to try the some of the 45acp models currently available, and I might could see the 45G.A.P. as a viable alternative. I hear it's pretty good, but the ammo availability has me quite concerned.
    I agree with that!

    Here is other vote for Colt Series 70.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GM View Post
    I agree with that!

    Here is other vote for Colt Series 70.
    Has my vote +1

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    .45ACP handgun for carry purposes . . . with a 1911-style safety? Well, two come to mind. A 1911 compact or the H&K .45 USP compact (or the newer H&K 45 compact). Of the two H&Ks, I personally preferred the USP, but that's a personal preference. As you can see below in a picture of some of my carry handguns, the H&K (second from the top) is smaller than my Sig P226, and slightly larger than my Springfield EMP. The H&K is a smooth gun to shoot and an easy gun to carry concealed. Hope this helps!




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