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Old October 4, 2006, 10:14 AM   #26
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+1 with 10milg29

Glock 30 is the best in my opinion. 11 rounds, small, surprisingly accurate, and fires whenever the trigger is pulled.

Mine is behind my right hip right now, as it is everyday.
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Old October 4, 2006, 10:36 AM   #27
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just wondering what most people who love glocks think the worst 45 made is?
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Old October 4, 2006, 11:38 AM   #28
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I'd go wth the XD-45. I got one last summer and was very impressed. so were all my 1911nut friends. (I have 6 1911s, 2 colt series 70, 2 SAs, 2 systema 27s), but from now on, the XD is my primary carry gun. Open carry in AZ, so no concealment problems. Great gun and reasonably priced, plus you get an extra mag, a functional holster, 2 mag. belt loop holder, and mag. loading tool for one price.

A good deal I think.
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Old October 4, 2006, 11:44 AM   #29
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just wondering what most people who love glocks think the worst 45 made is?
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If you're asking me, the only bad guns, .45 or otherwise, are ones that don't perform their intended function well. Glock works best for me as a SD platform. Anything that works for someone else if fine. I recently purchased a 1911 for the nostalgia and fun at the range. I have great respect for the 1911 as a great design that has proved itself over the decades.
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Old October 4, 2006, 12:24 PM   #30
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I (Glock lover) think High Point is the worst made without a doubt.
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Old October 4, 2006, 12:31 PM   #31
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10mil. Just thought I would add my experience (limited so far) with the HiPoint pistol. So far only a couple of hundred rounds fired, but nary a single hicup. Pretty accurate too. I've shot both fmj and hollow points with zero problems and fun to shoot. Mine is the C9 compact 9mm.

BTW. I also have a SA 1911 "GI" upgraded and the S&W 22A and both are fun to shoot too.
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Old October 4, 2006, 12:46 PM   #32
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where would someone go to check out these hipoint 9mm in person? im just curious to see how a $130 pistol looks and feels. hell i might even pick one up for that price to see how it shoots for myself just for kicks.
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Old October 4, 2006, 12:52 PM   #33
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Check with your local gun shops and also checkout their website.
http://www.mkssupply.com/

Lifetime warranty and reported excellent customer service and made in the USA.

I paid $129 for my compact 9mm.
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Old October 4, 2006, 04:15 PM   #34
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just wondering what most people who love glocks think the worst 45 made is?
Like Rich said, any gun which functions reliably, shoots accurately, and is constructed to be durable shouldn't be hated. That said the Hi Point would be hard to top as the worst.
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Old October 4, 2006, 04:40 PM   #35
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threegun. Just wondering, how many rounds have you fired a hipoint pistol? I've found mine, with only a few hundred rounds so far, to be accurate and not a single hicup. I do admit the price places them in the cheap category but have read many, many posts from satisfied owners. I did my due diligence before buying.
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Old October 4, 2006, 07:57 PM   #36
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For sure check out the Rugers.....

I got a P97 about 1 year after they first came out, and I honestly have to say(as far as tough AND accurate) it has been the best semi-auto .45 I have ever had the pleasure to shoot.

Like everything else, I have heard horror stories, and stuff I just did not believe, but mine has been absolutely SUPER! Has fired every brand of ammo I have put in it(just about everyone's), and has never misfired, FTE,etc..NOTHING, NADA, ZIP....NO PROBLEMO'S AT ALL!!
And to top it all off, the darn thing shoots a whole lot better than I am capable of shooting it....A very accurate, very reliable pistol.
What more could you want?

I just ordered a 9mm S&W MP9, so I believe I can say I am not "Brand loyal"...

Just like well made guns!


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Old October 4, 2006, 08:44 PM   #37
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Certified Preowned Factory Refurbished Sig P220. Remarkably accurate gun.
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Old October 5, 2006, 05:48 AM   #38
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threegun. Just wondering, how many rounds have you fired a hi point pistol?
Only a couple of mags full. It functioned perfect and hit the soda can I was aiming at.....whats your point? Its still junk.
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Old October 5, 2006, 09:06 AM   #39
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.45s

There's a million of them. A few of the higher scorers on my list would be:

-1911s (I won't elaborate since you ruled these out)
-Sig 220
-Sig 245 (discontinued?)
-HK USPs (many flavors - these may be in your price range used; may or may not new)
-CZ 97B
-Mag. Research Baby Eagle
-Tanfoglio/Witness (imported by EAA)
-S&W 4506 and others (good deals on used police trade-ins on these)
-Springfield XD
-Taurus Millen. Pro and 24/7 Pro

If I was gonna buy another .45 right now, it would probably be the XD, CZ97, or Witness. Or, if I had a buttload of money, I wouldn't mind having an HK USP "Expert" (longslide) - these are also discontinued now, I believe.
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Old October 5, 2006, 01:36 PM   #40
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threegun. If a product functions as designed and advertised, what in your mind constitutes "junk"? Cosmetics? Price? Polymer frames? Made in America? Lifetime warranty? Inquiring minds want to know.
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Old October 5, 2006, 02:04 PM   #41
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Glock 21 & HK Mark 23 are good choices. If for ccw, Glock 30/36 and HK USP Compact are good alternatives.
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Old October 5, 2006, 03:06 PM   #42
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I liked my G21 (sold it), but I wouldn't hesitate to own another, or an XD. I'd probably go for the XD.
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Old October 5, 2006, 11:06 PM   #43
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Own a Ruger P97DC and can't say enough about it. Rugged, accurate, and dependable. The other posters who say go for the XD are on target. Pun intended. Since you are familiar with the XD already why not buy another? I have 3 Rugers and familiarity with the controls means not having to learn a new manual of arms. The brain has less to think about. In competition or defense, that can be critical. Take a look at all the makes and try them. If I had to do it over again I might be getting a Ruger 345. P97s are out of production and 345s took their place. Something to be said for commonality of the controls on the pistol. Isn't trendy, just makes sense. Keep us posted on your pick and good luck
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