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Old June 25, 2024, 04:30 PM   #26
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I am a big fan of the HK USP compact and full size. Outstanding guns to shoot. Mine are the Variant 1: DA/SA, manual safety, right handed controls.

Though I do wish I had also gotten a Mark 23 back when they were more affordable.
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Old June 25, 2024, 06:41 PM   #27
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The SIG 220 is a great full sized heavy gun.

If you are looking for a lighter weight carry gun I highly recommend the XD mod 2 3.3" in .45acp. With its integrated extended magazine it carries 14 rounds and shoots like a full sized gun. With the flush magazine it carries like a sub compact. The trigger is excellent and it has all the little features I love; firing pin cocked indicator on the back that is both visual and tactile, chamber empty indicator that is both visual and tactile. Unlike some grip safeties the grip safety is seamless.

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Old June 25, 2024, 07:23 PM   #28
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Couple of Kahrs - CW45 (bottom) and CM45 (top). The CM45 (top) is harder to shoot and it's a bit frisky recoil wise and more finicky ammo wise.
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Old June 25, 2024, 08:58 PM   #29
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The SIG 220 is a great full sized heavy gun.
We're going to disagree on what is "full sized" and what "heavy" is.

My standard for full sized is the M1911A1 (aka Colt Govt model). The SiG 220 is significantly shorter and about half a pound lighter. Its not a "big" or "Heavy" gun to me.

What's your standard??
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Old June 26, 2024, 07:09 AM   #30
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Originally Posted by The Verminator View Post
Glock 30 and Remington R1 Commander.

Both excellent.

Glock is a Gen 4 and recoil is mild compared to other .45s I've had.

Absolutely agree! Glock 30 is way softer shooter than my 5” steel 1911. My winter ccw.
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Old June 26, 2024, 07:44 AM   #31
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I think is want another semi auto that shoots 45 ACP, but that is NOT a 1911. I have a really nice Ruger SR1911 that is great to shoot, but I have a hankering for something else. And yeah, I could do the research but it's more fun to ask here. And will be a fun gun, range toy. I suppose if it was small and I could shoot it well it could become a carry gun, but that is NOT why I'm looking.

So tell me about your 45 ACP that is not a 1911.


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A Range Toy 45 that is not a 1911 - here are some suggestions others likely have not mentioned.
- Megastar 45
- Bren Ten 45
- Ruger P90DC
- Smith and Wesson 645
- Inglis P35 45ACP (45ACP Hi-Power)
- CZ 97B

All steel. All 45ACP. No plastic. NO 1911's!
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Old June 26, 2024, 08:03 AM   #32
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The FNX-45 is my bedside gun, and I enjoy carrying a G30SF. I have a Sig P220 and it shoots great but is a single stack just like a 1911 so.....
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