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Leaving out the 1911

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Yankeefan, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. Yankeefan

    Yankeefan Southern Oregon Member

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    I posted this on another forum too but if you were to buy a new .45acp handgun what would it be and why? I want to exclude any of the 1911's in this discussion. Why, just for the sake of argument.:D

    Everyone has a 45 auto out now so I am just curious as to what the hive would buy and why.
     
  2. Riot

    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    Springfield XD .45 Tactical or a Glock 21. Why? Because they work! I hate DA/SA guns...I either want DA only or SA only...I can't stand two triggers.

    They're inexpensive, combat guns. What do I mean by combat guns? They can take abuse and have hi-capacity magazines. These guns were made to fight...
     
  3. spider

    spider Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    Xd45 any size, the Croatian army has been using this platform for a long time, they fazed out their glocks for the xd. Less plastic parts is durability that surpasses glocks.
     
  4. Riot

    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    That's correct...the XD has been around for a while. It was called the HS2000, but it never really went mainstream until they changed the name to XD.

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  5. Bill Siegle

    Bill Siegle Oregon Active Member

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    I have been eyeing a Glock 30 SF and a Sig 220 single action
     
  6. gehrheart

    gehrheart fidalgo island Well-Known Member

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    XD if going striker fired. I really hate the feel of glocks.

    Sig would be a great choice and would top the XD.

    Mostly I just stick with the 1911's, just cant seem to find a way to beet it.
     
  7. PinkhamR

    PinkhamR Altus, Oklahoma MSgt, USAF (Retired)-FFL Lifetime Supporter

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    Sig 220
     
  8. stmcelroy

    stmcelroy Madras, OR Well-Known Member

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    Glock 21SF
     
  9. Dell_dude

    Dell_dude Vancouver, WA Member

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    I just did, and it was a Glock 21SF.

    #1 reason: Capacity
     
  10. PDXGS

    PDXGS Aloha... yes, Aloha, Oregon Member

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    XD
    XDm
    HK
    Glock

    pick one that fits your mits...its hard to get a lemon out of the above list...
     
  11. spengo

    spengo GLORIOUS CASCADIA Active Member

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    This: sig-p220.jpg

    or maybe this:
    CZ97B.jpg
     
  12. ch139

    ch139 teh gehtoe Active Member

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    G21SF.

    G21SF04.jpg

    The Short Frame makes all the difference in the world for me compared to the older original frame G20 and G21. I know there are other great guns out there and that the Glock isn’t perfect, but it does do everything very well.
     
  13. I thought the "SF" in the model stood for Slim Frame. Anyway, I miss my HK USP.45. I'd like to pick up the HK45.
     
  14. MEP1000

    MEP1000 Milwaukie Active Member

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    I would buy a Sig P220 because they are hard to beat out of the box. Really regret selling the last one I owned. The other would be a Glock 21, got to love the capacity they have. :D Thats my .02
     
  15. Spray-n-pray

    Spray-n-pray Battle Ground Moderator Staff Member

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    I can't make a glock feel right in my hand, so my vote is for the s&w m&p. It is the best for me from an ergonomic standpoint. The capacity is only 10 in the mag, but it just feels right.
     
  16. cetme

    cetme oregon city Member

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    #1 sig 220
    #2 glock 21
     
  17. usfatboy01

    usfatboy01 Hillsboro, Oregon Member

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    1) XD 45 Tactical I just like this gun, my shoots great!!!
    2) M&P 45 FS w/extra 14 Rd Mags

    I'm with a couple other, Glocks just don't fit me.
     
  18. oasis618

    oasis618 Tacoma, Wa Active Member

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    It stands for Short Frame. It is shorter from front to back.
     
  19. MrNiceGuy

    MrNiceGuy between springfield and shelbyville Well-Known Member

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    berettapx4fullsize.jpg

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  20. yskippy

    yskippy Tigard Life Member Lifetime Supporter

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    My Preference in Order (Based only on what I own):

    HK45
    Sig P220
    Berretta PX-4
    FNP - 45
    S&W Thunder Ranch (Revolver)
    Springfield XD
    Ruger P90
    Baby Eagle
     
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2010