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Old March 13, 2013, 12:36 PM   #26
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HK45.
10 round capacity. Grip is plastic, but very close to 1911 size and shape. You can also order it in variant 9 which operates just like a 1911 except that the slide can be racked with the safety on (an improvement IMO).

The standard variant 1 model has all that plus a de-cocker.

I had one for a while, but foolishly sold it. Thinking of trading for another.
Damn good gun. 100% reliable even with SWC's.
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Old March 13, 2013, 12:51 PM   #27
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Look at the Ruger P-345

It's discontinued now for the SR-45 but is an excellent gun that feeds EVERYTHING. It's accurate and ergonomics are great for smaller hands.
It does have one significant problem. Dry firing without a magazine in the gun will damage the firing pin. Either disengage the loaded chamber indicator or don't drop the hammer without a mag in the well.
I love this gun.
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Old March 13, 2013, 01:44 PM   #28
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It's just going to be a range gun, since everyone I know makes a big deal out of plastic guns so I wanted to get one to see what the big deal is. And I was going to get one of the Sigs eventually, but in .357 Sig. But my brother in law has an XD so I'll probably try that out and go from there.
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Old March 13, 2013, 01:49 PM   #29
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XDm 45 would be a great choose. Also, I have heard good things about the S&W M&P45 Pro as well but have never shot one.
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Old March 13, 2013, 01:50 PM   #30
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Re: A plastic .45 for a 1911 guy

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XDm 45 would be a great choose. Also, I have heard good things about the S&W M&P45 Pro as well but have never shot one.
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Old March 13, 2013, 01:54 PM   #31
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FN FNX45 is what I wound up with. Im lefty, hk was very nice.
Also the PX4 Storm gets a good write up.
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Old March 13, 2013, 01:55 PM   #32
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Old March 13, 2013, 02:06 PM   #33
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You sure you want a ''plastic'' gun? You might get a rash or something.
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Old March 13, 2013, 02:42 PM   #34
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XDM would get my vote. The ergonomics feel great to me and ive had zero problems out of the ones I own with any type of ammo I feed them.
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Old March 13, 2013, 02:54 PM   #35
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i meant a plastic 1911. If that were the case i would be guilty too!lol
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Old March 13, 2013, 02:55 PM   #36
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Springfield XD(M) Compact, and you get to keep the grip safety.
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Old March 13, 2013, 09:31 PM   #37
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XDm! And all the loads I shoot are handloads including a healthy diet of 200 gr. LSWCs.
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Old March 13, 2013, 10:05 PM   #38
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Re: A plastic .45 for a 1911 guy

M&P .45 with ambi thumb safety. If you are used to sweeping the safety off on a 1911 this would be a nice transition into the plastic world for you.
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Old March 13, 2013, 11:24 PM   #39
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Old March 14, 2013, 12:39 AM   #40
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I think the Glock 21 goes well with a 1911. Have shot them back to back quite often.
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Old March 14, 2013, 05:56 AM   #41
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I'm a 1911 guy and last year I switched from a Springfield Loaded for duty carry to a FNP45 Tactical and I've been very pleased with it. The FNP (and the newer FNX) has the same frame geometry as a 1911, thumb safety, slide stop, and mag realease all in the same spots, can be carried cocked and locked or DA/SA, and it is fully ambidextrous. Not to mention the 15+1 capacity. The grip is not overly large and the weight of the gun is very reasonable - equipped with a Trijicon RMR02 mini red dot sight and fully loaded with 230gr ammo my FNP actually weighs 1.5oz less than my Springfield did loaded with 9rds of the same ammo. The only drawback is that they are big for concealed carry, I still carry a 1911 off duty or when in plain clothes, but if it is to be a range gun that shouldn't be much of an issue.

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Old March 14, 2013, 06:51 AM   #42
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The XD/XDM gets my vote. It's the only true double column 45 that has a very manageable grip, IMO.
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Old March 14, 2013, 07:37 AM   #43
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WC145,

THAT. . .my friend, is a NICE rig. I think I see one in my future. . .
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