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Old 07-06-2012, 11:25 PM   #1
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.45 Carry Gun


I have an M77 in 7.62x39 that my pops wants so I have to decide what I want to trade for it.

I have been looking at a couple different carry guns, the ultra carry 2, xds or g36.

He had an ultra carry 2 that I could throw in some money and I'm sure I could get. I have been shooting a custom 2 at the local idpa shoots and have really been liking the 1911.

I have 3 xds and love the platform. I have been wanting to play with the xds from the very first time I saw the advertisement for it. Current carry gun is an xd-9 sc.

Figure I should also throw the glock into this. I haven't shot too many but people either swear by them or hate them.

I know that I really need to play with the different guns and see what I click with but want opinions. Please give me some opinions and make sure to say why.
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Old 07-06-2012, 11:51 PM   #2
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I'm a 1911 fan. It just seems to fit my hand best. Tried a Glock and was nice but was too small for my hand.

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Do you feel the 1911 is the best platform for carry? I have been loving it but steel is a tad heavier than plastic....
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I heard XD was coming out with a single stack compact .45. Should be out very soon.
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I like the weight. It makes me feel secure.
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Yeah, that's the xds. Love the ads for it. The first one I saw was the "380 was a cute fad" one.
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1911 is a proven combat platform and an excellent weapon in .45 ACP.

Only issue I have with it is that it is a fairly low capacity compared to other available rounds.

IMO, a Glock is a pure combat weapon. You just draw & start shooting. No manual safety etc. In .40 cal. it is a pretty awesome weapon with some serious fire power. Light weight, durable, accurate.

I have probably fired 15k rounds with various Glocks & very minor problems.

Probably 30k rounds in .45 ACP. Mostly through 1911's.

As with any semi-auto hand gun one must live & breathe that weapon. Drawing, firing, reloading and clearing malfunctions must be an instinctive reflex action...if your or someone else's life is going to depend on it.
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I'm a 1911 fan. It just seems to fit my hand best. Tried a Glock and was nice but was too small for my hand.
then maybe you should try the colt gold cup 45
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1911 is a proven combat platform and an excellent weapon in .45 ACP.

Only issue I have with it is that it is a fairly low capacity compared to other available rounds.
In a full sized platform, aren't there reliability issues with a 3"? Aren't there issues feeding jhp's as well. I know to make sure the gun likes the rounds but I haven't been around too many picky pistols.

The round count is something I have thought about as well. I currently have 13+1 and a spare 16 round magazine.

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IMO, a Glock is a pure combat weapon. You just draw & start shooting. No manual safety etc. In .40 cal. it is a pretty awesome weapon with some serious fire power. Light weight, durable, accurate.

I have probably fired 15k rounds with various Glocks & very minor problems.
The lack of manual safety is something I love about my xd's

I haven't ever liked any of the 40's I have shot. Much more a fan of the 9mm, 45 and of course 22...

Yeah, the plastic pistols are deadly reliable.

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As with any semi-auto hand gun one must live & breathe that weapon. Drawing, firing, reloading and clearing malfunctions must be an instinctive reflex action...if your or someone else's life is going to depend on it.
Correct, I feel the same way.
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Carrying a gun is 100% about what feels good to the user. A 1911 feels terrible in my hands yet it's s great gun, one of the best. Walther, S&W and Beretta feel the best for me but I don't carry a gun except for the rare exception I'm working in a bad part of Milwaukee.

You might want to go to a range where you can try out guns. A local range has almost every pistol available to rent..... it's cheap. Spend a couple hours shooting and take your time. Or just start buying them all one at a time.

Glock people really seem to love that brand. I can't stand them personally but everybody likes something different I guess.

The odds of actually using the gun in a defense situation is beyond rare so pick one that's fun to shoot, quality made, and looks good.

I shoot my S&W model 686 every week. It's fun to shoot, that's probably why I use that gun while the others sit in the safe.
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When I was into hand guns my preference was the Colt Combat Commander. A little shorter than a full sized 1911. Just made it a little better to carry.
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A .32 cal is nice also. .22's are sweet to carry as well.

Ruger makes a sweet little 32 cal revolver in a birds head grip. Soo many guns, soo little time.
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I open carry a Springfield 1911 GI spec in .45.

I have my conceal carry, but have yet to actually conceal it. My tshirt can now be pulled over the gun by accident or on purpose, and I wont get in trouble which is nice.

That being said, if you carrying concealed, a 1911 is probably not the best frame to do it. They're big, easy to spot the profile. Always carry a spare mag with ya when carrying a 1911 too, because like another said, they dont have the capacity like a glock, or other guns do.
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I'm a 1911 fan. It just seems to fit my hand best. Tried a Glock and was nice but was too small for my hand.
Same here I qualed in the military on the 1911 and have loved it ever since. Check out the Sig Scorpion - essentially a custom 1911 for less than $900 Everyone I have talked to that has shot one says the slide feels like it is on roller bearings. Hogue grips with mag well, beaver tail, great sights, Sig reliability and build quality
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I open carry a Springfield 1911 GI spec in .45.

I have my conceal carry, but have yet to actually conceal it. My tshirt can now be pulled over the gun by accident or on purpose, and I wont get in trouble which is nice.

That being said, if you carrying concealed, a 1911 is probably not the best frame to do it. They're big, easy to spot the profile. Always carry a spare mag with ya when carrying a 1911 too, because like another said, they dont have the capacity like a glock, or other guns do.
Just my humble opinions here, but..capacity is a false argument. IF you need more than a single stack 1911 brings to the table you are waay past the purpose of a cc gun and should have hauled a$$ instead of went looking for a gunfight
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I carry a Glock G20 in 10MM.
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Im not a pistol guy really. I dig shot guns and riffles, and them for hunting purposes. I have a Glock 9 , stays on the nightstand or in the door of my pick up. Fun to shoot, accurate and reliable. All I look for in a gun or a tool, works well and is reliable, pretty don't matter to me.

1911 is cool, though. I plan to buy one eventually. My wife's cousin is ex army, has a Sig with his Unit info on it, 40 Cal. Its bad azz, very smooth. He got a second for his dad. He also has a customized Colt 1911 .45 with a Llama slide, reduces recoil a lot.
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All this talk makes me think of a customer we had a few months ago that wanted a full concrete vault room. He said "I have more guns than I need, but less than I want.". That happens to be exactly how many I have.
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All this talk makes me think of a customer we had a few months ago that wanted a full concrete vault room. He said "I have more guns than I need, but less than I want.". That happens to be exactly how many I have.
My collection is under 500 pieces for the first time in a long time, been that way for over a year.

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