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Old April 16, 2018, 06:07 PM   #51
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Looking for 45 ACP suggestions
Hi, Looking for a good semi-auto 45. Use is strictly for the range. I live in a state where defending yourself is out of the question so size and weight are not important. Accuracy would be my prime interest. I was looking into the used gun market at some Sig P220`s but I'm open to suggestions. I`m not sure I`d want a 1911 as they just aren't my cup of tea. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
The 1911 guns are just one of those love / hate guns with a few it's OK on the fringes. I happen to like the Sig P-220 which has been around for quite some time.

What is important is you finding a gun which fits your hand and which you are comfortable with. The form, fit and function of the gun in your hand. In addition to the Sig P-220 I also have a fondness for the CZ guns but again just my like and what feels right in my hand. If you get the opportunity to try several .45 ACP guns then do so and find what trips your trigger and what just feels right to you.

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Old April 16, 2018, 07:49 PM   #52
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I'm pretty sure most of the folks posting here read the title then tossed their opinions in...
without even bothering to read the actual post...

At least, that's how about 80% of the posts read.

From the OP's records, he logs in about once a month...posts, then comes back and
reads all the stuff posted, then replies. Considering how many people miss the point by
not even reading the Original Post before commenting, that ain't the worst idea.

There are lots of .45acp pistols to choose from...main thing is Fit and Feel.
That's why there's everything from the Star Firestar M45 to the Kriss Vector...
1911 ain't for everyone...for many it kinds sucks until you get a double-stack ParaOrd...
especially if you have giant gorilla hands...
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Old April 16, 2018, 08:14 PM   #53
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I've owned a few 45's. My Smith 4506 out shines them all.
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Old April 16, 2018, 09:56 PM   #54
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Duke , I have a Smith 4566 3/4" shorter then the 06 . It is a great shooter.
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Old April 17, 2018, 01:33 AM   #55
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Yeah, I've got an old S&W 745 that points really well. Those GEN IIIs are really nice
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Old April 17, 2018, 03:14 PM   #56
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I was surprised that up until now, that the Gold Cup was not mentioned.
Maybe because the op wanted to hear/learn about options that are not of a 1911 configuration. Nice as they might be to some, if not most (including myself); 1911 style pistols are not his "cup of tea".
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Old April 17, 2018, 03:57 PM   #57
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I own the S&W Shield in .45acp, along with the Springfield XD Mod 2 subcompact in .45 acp. Both are excellent shooters and carry extremely well.

I also have both the Shield and XD Mod 2 subcompact in 9mm. I like all 4 of these EDC guns.

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1911s not his cup of tea.
Accuracy is important to him....his prime interest.
Perhaps the posters who recommended 1911s were focused on that part of the OP.
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Old April 18, 2018, 07:22 AM   #59
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Originally Posted by darkgael View Post
1911s not his cup of tea.
Accuracy is important to him....his prime interest.
Perhaps the posters who recommended 1911s were focused on that part of the OP.
Or maybe it was the part where he said:

Originally Posted by RickCoop View Post
I'm open to suggestions. [...] Any suggestions would be appreaciated.
We thought maybe there was hope for him even if they were not his "cup of tea."
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Old April 18, 2018, 06:49 PM   #60
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A good used Colt Gold Cup, with some rail tightening and a trigger job would serve your needs and hold up well if you ever need to sell it. In my case, I've had good luck with the above suggestion, and with a Sig RCS (1911) as well as a pair of Ruger 1911's. Accuracy with the latter has been around 2" depending on the ammunition.

I also have a Sig P220 that's equally accurate, but it's one of the sought after W. German manufactured ones in a factory Nickle finish. It'd be a good carry piece if I wasn't so big...reliable, accurate, comfortable in the hand, but just to big overall.

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