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Old March 12, 2013, 08:06 AM   #26
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+10 for the FNP/FNX45. Reliable, accurate, affordable...not to mention 15 rounds of 45ACP.
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Old March 12, 2013, 10:10 AM   #27
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Noticed you mentioned the Sig P220. New product coming out that may interest you. Sig P227. Looks to be a full size P220 with a 10+1 capacity.
Not sure of availability as of yet, but they are listed on the Sig Sauer website in the New Product section. May just be the thing you are looking for. Would be on my short list if I could afford one right now.
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Old March 12, 2013, 02:47 PM   #28
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+1 on the FNP-45. I tend to prefer metal frames to plastic but my FNP never disappoints. The 15 round mags are nice too...

If you want single action only, try a witness match full size in .45.
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Old March 12, 2013, 05:14 PM   #29
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Don't know about the regular FNP/FNX, but my FNP45 Tactical can be carried cocked and locked/SA only, just like a 1911.
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Old March 12, 2013, 11:44 PM   #30
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WC145: The same is true of the regular FNP-45, it just doesn't have the threaded barrel, higher sights (to accommodate a can), and red dot mount on the slide. More guns should be fully ambidextrous like the FNP.
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Old March 13, 2013, 07:09 AM   #31
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Got a used M&P .45 for close to 4 C's a while back, and I don't even see the need for the Apex kit.
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Old March 13, 2013, 07:21 AM   #32
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Listen to cheapshooter!
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Old March 18, 2013, 09:57 PM   #33
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Mike, did you get a 45?

I took the "new" to me glock out with the 1911.

I had a great day with the big bores!
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Old March 18, 2013, 10:41 PM   #34
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No, not yet. I was shopping around yesterday and a shop they I fequent has a Sig p220. Not high capacity, but it felt real nice in hand, and shot smooth as butter. Just might have to pick it up... How did your glock do!? Any problems with it?
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Old March 19, 2013, 12:20 PM   #35
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The sig feels good in hand. saw at lgs for 1k. but was thinking more of an xdm 5.25. saw in all black but im looking for s.s. slide dual tone.
already have glock 3rd gen. so leaning tiward one if these.
or just get a ria or girsan 1911.
after my shield comes in ill narrow it down.
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Old March 19, 2013, 12:40 PM   #36
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Mike,

It's a Glock - what's to say. It ran great, more accurate than I was, trigger was "glockish" - don't fight it and use the reset, the grip was "full".

Felt recoil was the same or less than my Springfield Armory 1911.

I had forgotten how much easier it is to shoot a full size gun instead of the compact or sub-compact carry pieces. I could do that all day.

I burned up 20 rounds of full power 357 mag out of my J frame - that was enough of that old noise!
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Old March 19, 2013, 01:33 PM   #37
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What do you consider "high cap"?

SR45 & Beretta Storm have 10 round mags, which is higher than 1911 std.

What is your baseline?
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Old March 20, 2013, 12:39 AM   #38
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I want a full size 45 that has a decent capacity. 10+ rounds
I think that's the goal. Pretty much any decent .45 that is not a 1911
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Old March 21, 2013, 02:13 PM   #39
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Well my friend is way to good of a salesmen... My whole purpose was to get a 45 that contains a good number of rounds;however, I am now the proud owner of a Sig Sauer P220. I will be getting it Monday. I wasn't planning on getting it.. I went to my favorite shooting range, which is also a gun shop, and my friend, who works there, pulls out a nice P220. Got a pair of Houge grips and two 8 round magazines. I shot it, and fell in love. I didn't have any cash with me, but my buddy marked it as sold and set it aside. I'm returning Monday, and rescuing it!
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Old March 21, 2013, 02:45 PM   #40
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Congratulations on the new member of the family!
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Old March 21, 2013, 02:49 PM   #41
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I have enough money to fund this last gun, so no worry there.
If price is not an issue, think about this: I've owned some of my guns over three decades. The good ones only get more valuable. I've never regretted spending more and getting brand name classics.

I like my 5" XD a LOT better than the Glock. The trigger is steel and much more positive. The steel rails on the polymer frame in the XD are beefy. Simple take-down. I got the "compact" model frame -- takes a 10 rd. flush mag in a short grip, and a 14 rd. mag in a longer grip. Both mags included (except in CA).

Same grip angle on the XD as the 1911. The Glock grip angles more to the rear, and I've heard some negative remarks about this.

The Glock laser sight fits perfectly on the 5" bbl.

XD bbl. is fully supported. Glock has an oversized chamber w/ a partially supported feed ramp. This is the reason Glock doesn't want you reloading your ammo -- and will VOID their warranty if you do.

Grip and trigger safety on the XD is a good design. I've never had "issues" with the grip safe. It's the same sort of function as on the 1911. Black finish on the XD is pretty much identical to the Glock.

I have two Springfield 1911. Their customer service is excellent, warranty is bomb proof.

XD gets compared to the Glock often. I like the XD a lot better. With 20 other handgun choices in my safe, I opted for the XD because I wanted a full size, high capacity 45 ACP.
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Old March 22, 2013, 12:08 AM   #42
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Thanksfor all the help guys!!! Pics to come monday! I can't wait to get ahold of it and slap up some pics! I wish I went up to the shop earlier though like Monday. I could've gotten it Wednesday, but oh well it's mine!
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Old March 25, 2013, 09:20 PM   #43
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Old March 25, 2013, 09:21 PM   #44
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Old March 26, 2013, 09:14 AM   #45
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nice
I have been waffling between the sig and xd for full size .45 too.
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Old March 26, 2013, 02:31 PM   #46
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WOW - It's big.

It's black.

It's square.

Glad you bit the bullet so to speak. Range report next.
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Old March 26, 2013, 06:11 PM   #47
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FNP45 and the new FNX45, 15+1.
This was my suggestion.
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Old March 27, 2013, 06:22 PM   #48
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Old March 27, 2013, 09:32 PM   #49
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Sig P220

Very nice!! That's what the coast guard uses, except they use it in .40 Cal.
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Old March 28, 2013, 03:42 PM   #50
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Hopefully I will get out to shoot this saturday, but if not probably next weekend sometime.
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