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Link Posted: 12/16/2020 11:03:22 AM EST
For me I would say the FN FNX45 tactical.

I like the 1911'ish controls and the glock capacity. Backstrap is interchangeable and it is the only 45auto that come with threaded barrel, raised night sights, optic ready and a case for 3 mags and a can.
Being a HK guy I loved the mk23 but finding them now at a fair price and dealing with HK wasn't for me.
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Link Posted: 12/16/2020 1:29:14 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Redoubt99:
For me I would say the FN FNX45 tactical.

I like the 1911'ish controls and the glock capacity. Backstrap is interchangeable and it is the only 45auto that come with threaded barrel, raised night sights, optic ready and a case for 3 mags and a can.
Being a HK guy I loved the mk23 but finding them now at a fair price and dealing with HK wasn't for me.
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I just picked up one of those and I agree it is quite the package.
Link Posted: 12/27/2020 9:59:37 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/27/2020 10:00:08 AM EST by glazer1972]
Glock 21.4 and a Colt Competition Stainless 5” 1911 70 series fire controls.
Link Posted: 12/30/2020 11:45:31 PM EST
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To all of you who helped, my sincerest gratitude. I got my MK23 just a few days ago, and picked up an Osprey (jail) this morning.

Now on the look out for a Baer or Colt 1911.

Thanks for the feedback and wishing you all a happy new year.
Link Posted: 12/31/2020 9:27:18 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Browny00:
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To all of you who helped, my sincerest gratitude. I got my MK23 just a few days ago, and picked up an Osprey (jail) this morning.

Now on the look out for a Baer or Colt 1911.

Thanks for the feedback and wishing you all a happy new year.
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To give Colt a plug, my black ionbond Colt Custom Shop M45a1 is a spectacular shooter. I know reception is a little mixed on the production ones, but the CCS ones are amazing.
Link Posted: 12/31/2020 9:43:22 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/1/2021 6:22:07 PM EST
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Originally Posted By ken_mays:


I would say HK as well, but consider the HK45 instead of USP... that way you get a useful light rail.

HK for a bombproof .45
FNX for slide mounted optics
M&P for an actual usefully sized pistol with great ergos and features... bonus, it also fits same holsters as other caliber M&Ps
Glock 21 for another rugged and pretty useful option
SIG P220 if you're feeling nostalgic for muzzle flip and single stack mags
SIG P227 if you like the P220 but wish it was fatter

CZ 97 if you're a CZ guy.  It's too heavy to carry but that's no problem since you can't find holsters
1911 if you like history and a challenge
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Spot on but those three made my almost spit out my coffee. I was just thinking how much I like my P220 Carry, but how I probably wouldn't replace it if I lost it. Sort of like my buddy's grandfather's comment about his wife; "I would take a million dollars for that woman, but I wouldn't give a nickel for another just like her."

Hk USP full size for me. I don't shoot or carry it as much as the USP compact, but it's just something I have to own. An end of days gun.
Link Posted: 1/1/2021 7:11:57 PM EST
Thinking about these:

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I wish the first one came with paperwork/box.
Link Posted: 1/2/2021 7:23:36 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Redoubt99:
For me I would say the FN FNX45 tactical.

I like the 1911'ish controls and the glock capacity. Backstrap is interchangeable and it is the only 45auto that come with threaded barrel, raised night sights, optic ready and a case for 3 mags and a can.
Being a HK guy I loved the mk23 but finding them now at a fair price and dealing with HK wasn't for me.
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Nice. Is that setup comfortable to shoot without ear pro?
Link Posted: 1/4/2021 6:09:42 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Browny00:


I have been having this debate for a while now.

USP Tactical or FNX. Would like to hear more people’s thoughts about it.

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Originally Posted By Browny00:
Originally Posted By FlowersForFoes:

If the FNX didnt exist, then ya


I have been having this debate for a while now.

USP Tactical or FNX. Would like to hear more people’s thoughts about it.



USP Tactical.  Even though the FN has a common rail and a rmr mount, the USP is just...better.

Honestly though...my gen 3 G21 shoots damn near as well as my USP Tac did.  I hate that it's true, but it is.  

Imagine getting a handjob in a dark room from a super hot chick who knows what she's doing, or from a fairly normal looking chick who also knows what she's doing.  The only difference is you'll enjoy the hot chick more when shes not jacking you off.
Link Posted: 1/19/2021 5:56:38 PM EST
FNX 45 Tac.
Laser LIght Combo. RMR?
16 rounds (or 18 rounds with extended baseplate) of 45 Super? 185 grains at 1400 fps?

Or better yet, converted to 460 Rowland?  255 grains at 255 FPS?

Yes please.
Link Posted: 1/26/2021 3:33:39 PM EST
Link Posted: 2/22/2021 6:20:08 PM EST
Full closure today, purchased my first 1911. A Les Baer Concept IV. Thanks to all of you who helped convince me to stay the path of 45.

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Link Posted: 2/22/2021 7:06:13 PM EST
Glock G41 is my choice.
Link Posted: 2/22/2021 8:50:25 PM EST
Probably the HK45, only a couple hundred rounds through it but holy hell its a soft shooting laser beam.

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Link Posted: 2/22/2021 9:36:10 PM EST
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Originally Posted By fishinnut1986:
Probably the HK45, only a couple hundred rounds through it but holy hell its a soft shooting laser beam.

https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/325538/0C607126-9DCC-4B96-8FC5-9E596EDBD9B9_jpe-1837304.JPG

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Nice, I still haven’t tried out my MK23. Kind of don’t want to as I have people telling me that they are ceasing production to focus on the more profitable ones and there is a chance it may appreciate. I still see them on GB quite frequently, though prices do seem to be creeping north.

Better pics of today’s score:

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Link Posted: 2/22/2021 9:47:50 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Browny00:


Nice, I still haven’t tried out my MK23. Kind of don’t want to as I have people telling me that they are ceasing production to focus on the more profitable ones and there is a chance it may appreciate. I still see them on GB quite frequently, though prices do seem to be creeping north.

Better pics of today’s score:

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Originally Posted By Browny00:
Originally Posted By fishinnut1986:
Probably the HK45, only a couple hundred rounds through it but holy hell its a soft shooting laser beam.

https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/325538/0C607126-9DCC-4B96-8FC5-9E596EDBD9B9_jpe-1837304.JPG



Nice, I still haven’t tried out my MK23. Kind of don’t want to as I have people telling me that they are ceasing production to focus on the more profitable ones and there is a chance it may appreciate. I still see them on GB quite frequently, though prices do seem to be creeping north.

Better pics of today’s score:

https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/506474/A81F0286-2662-4282-8BB8-0416C50D01D0_jpe-1837468.JPG
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That’s beautiful
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 2:06:54 PM EST
I’d keep my TRP 1911 because I’m probably never spending that much money on a pistol again.
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 2:11:41 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/23/2021 2:12:07 PM EST by brickeyee]
Ammunition weight.
About 1/2 a pound.
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 2:24:37 PM EST
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Originally Posted By slama682:
I’d keep my TRP 1911 because I’m probably never spending that much money on a pistol again.
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It is a tough pill to swallow.
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 2:24:49 PM EST
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Originally Posted By fishinnut1986:


That’s beautiful
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Thanks.
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 2:25:04 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/23/2021 4:50:13 PM EST by Sinister]
I've got lots of 1911s, a 41, and a G4 30S.

This particular re-built 1920 commercial pistol is 101 years old and shoots as well or better as it did the day Colt shipped it off.  This would be my keeper.

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Link Posted: 2/23/2021 6:09:00 PM EST
The only .45s I currently own, and the only ones I'd definitely keep, are two 1911s - one is a DW and the other an old Springfield.  Both were guns that came to me in the worst way possible, the death of a family member.  Lots of fond memories shooting those guns when they were my Uncle-in-Laws, so they will always stay in the safe.  I set myself up to load .45 years back, so every once in a while I run off some 230 gr FMJ over Bullseye.
Link Posted: 2/24/2021 10:54:26 AM EST
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Originally Posted By drew5337:
USP Tactical.  Even though the FN has a common rail and a rmr mount, the USP is just...better.
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Can you elaborate on this? Both will handle .45 Super or a .460 Rowland conversion, and the FN has the aforementioned advantages and also costs a fair amount less.

Is it that the design is older and more proven and wudely used? Or does it have to do more with the HK name and higher price?
Link Posted: 2/27/2021 11:43:33 PM EST
I have my old Colt M1911 and like it but consider it obsolescent.

I also have a Glock 41 that I like.
Considered the FNX45 but the 41 came my way at a deal so...
Anyway, I guess my point is the G41 really satisfied my wanting for a whole bunch of .45s.
Maybe go look at a G21 if the size of the 41 is too much.
Just a side note their are 10mm conversion barrels available for the 41, and logic would say the 21 should have them as well.
Link Posted: 2/28/2021 12:18:47 AM EST
Walnut gripped , Parked 1911A1 is The One True Pistol.
Funny how the true Classics were just Right from the start (well, close to the start ala the A1 part).
Link Posted: 3/1/2021 1:55:19 PM EST
Para Ordnance P-14 LTD.  1911 configuration and high capacity.  
Link Posted: 3/1/2021 7:19:53 PM EST
I didn't read the whole thread so...

There isn't one, the minimum is four:

1)  A 5" 1911 Govt Model.
2)  A .22 conversion kit for that gun and a large pile of .22's.
3)  A shorter maybe "lightweight" 1911.
4)  A revolver. Extra points if it's (either) 1917 but any will be OK.


After that ya get whatever tickles your fancy but those four are the bare minimum to exist happily and be a competent adult in .45 Auto land.
My opinion only.
Link Posted: 3/2/2021 6:48:27 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Sinister:
I've got lots of 1911s, a 41, and a G4 30S.
This particular re-built 1920 commercial pistol is 101 years old and shoots as well or better as it did the day Colt shipped it off.  This would be my keeper.
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I wanted to like it, but good gawd man, that front sight looks horrific.

Please restore both the front & rear sights to 1920s Commercial specs.

You can thank me later.
Link Posted: 3/2/2021 11:18:06 PM EST
HAD G21 gen 4 (probably my 2rd) , G21 SF with threaded barrel and G41 until recently but sold or traded them all.
HAD FNX45, sold it too to some one else who wanted it more.

Still have SA 1911 GI  after all these years. Gonna keep it just because it's my only 45 steel frame.
Also, keeping the G30 SF and G30 gen 4 which I got them for really cheap.  I shot them really well (like putting all 48 out of 50 rds in the black circle at 7 yards this past weekend using Wolf ammo), which some how I could never came close routinely with the full size or even with the FNX however.

These will be it for me as far as 45 is concerned.
Link Posted: 3/3/2021 11:14:48 PM EST
AGREED!!!!!
Link Posted: 3/4/2021 5:25:10 PM EST
For all you Mark 23 owners.

Can I still play ?  


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Link Posted: 3/5/2021 8:27:50 AM EST
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Here's how I see it, I would keep the G21 regardless because of the polymer pistols out there, to me the G21 (more specifically the Gen4) is my all around favorite.  It's not little, but it's fairly light and has good capacity and shoots so easy and hell, it's accurate.

I would save up until you can afford to also add a 1911 without having to get rid of anything.   The only reason I mention the 1911 is because if you're sticking with .45 ACP then it would hard for me personally to not have a 1911.   You don't have to spend a ton to get a decent one, but at the same time, you don't want to buy a junk 1911 either.   If you're looking to get one that's pretty good and not too bad expensive, I'd look at the Range Officer lineup from Springfield.   Ruger makes a pretty solid 1911 for the money, I'd slightly rather have the Springfield though.   Stay far away from Kimber. These suggestions are based on spending less than $1K on a 1911.

Link Posted: 3/5/2021 9:54:01 AM EST
Colt Gold Cup, preferably a Series 70, but since current production was specified, a Series 80 would do.
Link Posted: 3/5/2021 8:25:40 PM EST
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Originally Posted By SDGlock23:
Here's how I see it, I would keep the G21 regardless because of the polymer pistols out there, to me the G21 (more specifically the Gen4) is my all around favorite.  It's not little, but it's fairly light and has good capacity and shoots so easy and hell, it's accurate.

I would save up until you can afford to also add a 1911 without having to get rid of anything.   The only reason I mention the 1911 is because if you're sticking with .45 ACP then it would hard for me personally to not have a 1911.   You don't have to spend a ton to get a decent one, but at the same time, you don't want to buy a junk 1911 either.   If you're looking to get one that's pretty good and not too bad expensive, I'd look at the Range Officer lineup from Springfield.   Ruger makes a pretty solid 1911 for the money, I'd slightly rather have the Springfield though.   Stay far away from Kimber. These suggestions are based on spending less than $1K on a 1911.

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I completed this journey last week with the 1911. For a 100 year old design by far the most accurate pistol I have tried.

I started out with the intention of trimming my .45 inventory, but ended up with 3 additional 45s.

I shot this at 27 yards with the Baer after my range session today. Took me a total of 14 rounds to get within 1.5” of the 4 bullseye. I have never been able to shoot like this, with consistency.
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Link Posted: 3/5/2021 10:40:52 PM EST
Colt Series 70 1911. My only one. I like it and shoot well with it but it's heavy for EDC. I have a bigger frame so it conceals well on me.
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I completed this journey last week with the 1911. For a 100 year old design by far the most accurate pistol I have tried.

I started out with the intention of trimming my .45 inventory, but ended up with 3 additional 45s.

I shot this at 27 yards with the Baer after my range session today. Took me a total of 14 rounds to get within 1.5” of the 4 bullseye. I have never been able to shoot like this, with consistency.
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Originally Posted By Browny00:
Originally Posted By SDGlock23:
Here's how I see it, I would keep the G21 regardless because of the polymer pistols out there, to me the G21 (more specifically the Gen4) is my all around favorite.  It's not little, but it's fairly light and has good capacity and shoots so easy and hell, it's accurate.

I would save up until you can afford to also add a 1911 without having to get rid of anything.   The only reason I mention the 1911 is because if you're sticking with .45 ACP then it would hard for me personally to not have a 1911.   You don't have to spend a ton to get a decent one, but at the same time, you don't want to buy a junk 1911 either.   If you're looking to get one that's pretty good and not too bad expensive, I'd look at the Range Officer lineup from Springfield.   Ruger makes a pretty solid 1911 for the money, I'd slightly rather have the Springfield though.   Stay far away from Kimber. These suggestions are based on spending less than $1K on a 1911.



I completed this journey last week with the 1911. For a 100 year old design by far the most accurate pistol I have tried.

I started out with the intention of trimming my .45 inventory, but ended up with 3 additional 45s.

I shot this at 27 yards with the Baer after my range session today. Took me a total of 14 rounds to get within 1.5” of the 4 bullseye. I have never been able to shoot like this, with consistency.
https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/506474/15B682ED-0D95-413D-8A9A-970D11A69B04_jpe-1853199.JPG

Ah, meh, just bleh ....

You might want to journey a bit further by having your 'smith fit a NM bushing to the barrel of that roscoe. That'll tighten up your groups significantly  - like from a so-so shotgun pattern @ 30-ft to a shredded 'egg-hole' of a group.

You can thank me later.
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Ah, meh, just bleh ....

You might want to journey a bit further by having your 'smith fit a NM bushing to the barrel of that roscoe. That'll tighten up your groups significantly  - like from a so-so shotgun pattern @ 30-ft to a shredded 'egg-hole' of a group.

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Unfortunately it will take more than a bushing to get me to shoot an egg hole at 30 yards

The group shown in my previous post was at 27 yards, and probably involved more luck than skill.

If you have any other pointers, I am all ears. I could probably shoot a 1-2 inch hole at 10 yards.
Link Posted: Today 12:31:38 PM EST
I came across this interesting new offering from Smith & Wesson:



It's a 5.6" ported barrel M&P 2.0 performance center .45 ACP.
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I came across this interesting new offering from Smith & Wesson:

https://snwcdnprod.azureedge.net/sites/default/files/styles/product_main/public/firearms/images/11710_01_lg_0.jpg?itok=L6nBsouv

It's a 5.6" ported barrel M&P 2.0 performance center .45 ACP.
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Slide has a built in comp? Interesting
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