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What's the BEST CCW in a .45ACP

I currently have a Sig Sauer Pro SP2022 in a .40 S&W & not sure if I want it as my carry gun. Was thinking of some sort of Kimber .45 ACP. What do you think is a Great carry pistol????
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-03-2007, 02:22 PM
 
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I carry a Colt Defender Lightweight Series 90. Like it a lot but usually carry a S&W 340 PD.
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Kimber Pro Carry. Glock also makes a slimline .45.

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Those kimbers are freaking sweet! If I had the money, though, I'd have a wilson combat profeesional model. I'm kind of a big guy, though, so if you need something smaller the kimber pro cdp II might be a little more your speed. There's also an XD compact in .45 with a 13rd mag. Good luck, bro!

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Check out the Taurus PT-145 Millenium Pro. It's hard to beat 10+1 rounds of .45ACP in a small subcompact package. I put one up for sale in the classifieds and it didn't even last 24 hrs.

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Is the Springfield Armory 1911 Loaded a good carry gun?
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I currently have a Sig Sauer Pro SP2022 in a .40 S&W & not sure if I want it as my carry gun. Was thinking of some sort of Kimber .45 ACP. What do you think is a Great carry pistol????
I like my kimber and it shoots really good. It is the Ultra Carry II

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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-03-2007, 06:32 PM
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i bought a Taurus PT745 Millenium Pro 2 weeks ago and just got done shooting it for the first time a couple hours ago.

Holy shit is all i can say. This weapon is the total package. It shot VERY accurately at 15 yds., and I am not the best shot.

I already own a Taurus PT945 but I bought the 745 for the sole purpose of concealed carry. I am very happy with my purchase.

If propellerhead still had his i would buy it in a heartbeat...
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One of the gun shops said that Kimber makes one of the best .45 ACP but you have to keep them clean all the time. He said that my Sig doesn't need to be clean as often & would be better for me since I don't know alot about guns. Is this true?
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Sig P220 SAS - 8+1,
Springfield XD - 10+1 or 13+1 with extended mag.
Springfield Subcompact - 1000$, 6+1 not sure if it is the Loaded or Operator, but it is bi-tone.
Springfield GI Compact -
Kimber Carry - 8+1
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What about the Colt Defender Compact? Any good?
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Is that the .380 acp? That's not a bad gun, but the list GT98SVO put up is pretty damn good. Don't go cheapo on what you're trusting to defend your life.

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post #13 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-05-2007, 09:40 PM
 
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I think Winchester gun range rents out Kimber's so you may try there before you buy one. Be prepaired to buy one if you ever shoot one. I made that mistake and now have a Warrior and love it. The trigger on any of the better built 1911's will destroy any of the Glocks, XD's, Taurus or other polymer weapons. I also have an HK USP .40 and even though it is extremely accurate my Kimber has far better feel. STI out of George Town also makes some sick weapons.
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post #14 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-06-2007, 02:36 PM
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If you want to go with an STI widebody hicap gun why not look at Strayer Voight. www.sviguns.com They are built in Grand Prairie. I've owned a few of them and ran great right out of the box. In my experience STI's take a little tweaking to get to be 100% reliable. The best CCW in 45acp is like comparing apples and oranges though. It all depends on personal preferences. What fits your hand? What kind of trigger you prefer? Short and crisp or long and squishy? Different guns point differently in the hand. Go shoot a some different guns and make the decision based upon what you like, not on what someone else does.
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