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Posted: 6/17/2009 9:07:05 AM EST
I'm in the market for a new pistol and I've been out of the game for a few years on what's new and good. My short list is:

Glock 30
S&W M+P 45 compact
XD45 compact

Anything else I missed?

No 1911 junk - Been there, done that, need something that goes bang everytime
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:08:07 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/17/2009 9:08:24 AM EST by PAEBR332]
My PM9 has gone BANG every time I pulled the trigger and is way smaller than any of those three. <shrug>
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:08:31 AM EST
If your not looking at a 1911 then xd 45 compact.. period...
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:08:51 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/17/2009 9:09:33 AM EST by Sig_Fan]
Originally Posted By 9mm4me:
I'm in the market for a new pistol and I've been out of the game for a few years on what's new and good. My short list is:

Glock 30
S&W M+P 45 compact
XD45 compact

Anything else I missed?

No 1911 junk - Been there, done that, need something that goes bang everytime


Now you've done it. All semblance of rational advice to your query will not be forthcoming due to that statement.

Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:09:07 AM EST
Originally Posted By 9mm4me:
I'm in the market for a new pistol and I've been out of the game for a few years on what's new and good. My short list is:

Glock 30
S&W M+P 45 compact
XD45 compact

Anything else I missed?

No 1911 junk - Been there, done that, need something that goes bang everytime





Isnt this a bannible offense?

Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:11:08 AM EST
Originally Posted By PAEBR332:
My PM9 has gone BANG every time I pulled the trigger and is way smaller than any of those three. <shrug>


AH, I forgot about Kahr! thanks!

How's the reliability on their .45's?
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:12:19 AM EST
Originally Posted By 9mm4me:
I'm in the market for a new pistol and I've been out of the game for a few years on what's new and good. My short list is:

Glock 30
S&W M+P 45 compact
XD45 compact

Anything else I missed?

No 1911 junk - Been there, done that, need something that goes bang everytime



Oh no you dit unt.



HK.45c
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:13:05 AM EST
Originally Posted By Oakley:
Originally Posted By 9mm4me:
I'm in the market for a new pistol and I've been out of the game for a few years on what's new and good. My short list is:

Glock 30
S&W M+P 45 compact
XD45 compact

Anything else I missed?

No 1911 junk - Been there, done that, need something that goes bang everytime





Isnt this a bannible offense?



If not it should be.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:13:10 AM EST

Originally Posted By PAEBR332:
My PM9 has gone BANG every time I pulled the trigger and is way smaller than any of those three. <shrug>

THIS.

I switched to this as my CCW piece from a G30.

Granted thats .45 to 9mm, but it was a HUGE difference in carry.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:13:30 AM EST
Originally Posted By 9mm4me:
Originally Posted By PAEBR332:
My PM9 has gone BANG every time I pulled the trigger and is way smaller than any of those three. <shrug>


AH, I forgot about Kahr! thanks!

How's the reliability on their .45's?


Don't know. Don't have one in .45.

And why is a guy named 9mm4me asking about .45?
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:14:02 AM EST
There is no "best", it's all relative and subjective.

Go rent them all and purchase the one that's best for you.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:15:57 AM EST
Originally Posted By PAEBR332:
Originally Posted By 9mm4me:
Originally Posted By PAEBR332:
My PM9 has gone BANG every time I pulled the trigger and is way smaller than any of those three. <shrug>


AH, I forgot about Kahr! thanks!

How's the reliability on their .45's?


Don't know. Don't have one in .45.

And why is a guy named 9mm4me asking about .45?


LOL, I don't even own a 9mm anymore, but I do have some ammo for when I do again!
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:26:04 AM EST
I love my G30. Goes bang every time.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:26:50 AM EST
Xd45 Compact.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:28:17 AM EST
In my family there are half of dozen 1911 .45's mostly Springfield and they all go bang EVERY time.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:30:35 AM EST
Originally Posted By PAEBR332:
Originally Posted By 9mm4me:
Originally Posted By PAEBR332:
My PM9 has gone BANG every time I pulled the trigger and is way smaller than any of those three. <shrug>


AH, I forgot about Kahr! thanks!

How's the reliability on their .45's?


Don't know. Don't have one in .45.

And why is a guy named 9mm4me asking about .45?


Which camp has been winning the 9mm vs .45 debate recently
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:32:40 AM EST
gotta go with HK45C...
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:32:45 AM EST
Originally Posted By Spyder7:
Originally Posted By PAEBR332:
Originally Posted By 9mm4me:
Originally Posted By PAEBR332:
My PM9 has gone BANG every time I pulled the trigger and is way smaller than any of those three. <shrug>


AH, I forgot about Kahr! thanks!

How's the reliability on their .45's?


Don't know. Don't have one in .45.

And why is a guy named 9mm4me asking about .45?


Which camp has been winning the 9mm vs .45 debate recently


I have both, so I win either way.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:34:10 AM EST
I'd guess XD45 based upon what I've seen/heard.

My USP45F is 100% reliable as is my 1911
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:36:05 AM EST
Grip angle and size are different when comparing the XD and Glock. I have a G30 and a XD45C. I have big hands and shoot better with the Glock. Accessories are many for the Glock as well and I can run my G21 mags in it. HST's hang up in my XD.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:36:15 AM EST
Originally Posted By ShadowAngel:
Xd45 Compact.


Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:36:59 AM EST
The HK45 compact or USP Compact are great pistols also

I can post pics if you would like
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:37:53 AM EST
Originally Posted By 9mm4me:
I'm in the market for a new pistol and I've been out of the game for a few years on what's new and good. My short list is:

Glock 30
S&W M+P 45 compact
XD45 compact

Anything else I missed?

No 1911 junk - Been there, done that, need something that goes bang everytime


Hmmmm, most likely because you bought junk.

I have a Kimber Ultra CDP II that has been flawless and I can shoot amazing groups with it.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:38:48 AM EST
Glock
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:42:26 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/17/2009 9:44:07 AM EST by Shooter42]
in on 1.

you're going to regret that 1911 statement....

HK USP compact if you want an exposed hammer, decocker and safety and don't mind refinancing your house to buy the $50 mags. I sold mine and got a G19 and am very happy with that decision.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:42:33 AM EST
XD45 Compact.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:42:41 AM EST
Depends on what you like. My G30 has been a very good carry gun thus far. My only issue has been a weird feeding problem with Winchester Ranger 230gr +p. Every 9th round in any 10 round magazine fails to feed––the mouth of the hollowpoint actually feeds into the edge of the barrel roof. Every other round has been fine.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:43:59 AM EST
Glock 30SF imo
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:44:25 AM EST
Kahr
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:45:17 AM EST
In before someone says G36.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:46:58 AM EST
G30
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:48:24 AM EST
Originally Posted By 9mm4me:
I'm in the market for a new pistol and I've been out of the game for a few years on what's new and good. My short list is:

No 1911 junk - Been there, done that, need something that goes bang everytime


You have departed from the path of Win.
Welcome to Fail

With that said, I don't know enough about the M&P or Glock to pass any judgment. I'd be surprised if they weren't good pistols though. XD seems pretty good too. I'd pick the one that was most comfortable to shoot, IMO

Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:49:46 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/17/2009 9:51:01 AM EST by KJCA3]
Originally Posted By MisterWilson:
There is no "best", it's all relative and subjective.

Go rent them all and purchase the one that's best for you.


My XD .45 i rock solid but this is the best advice by far, its really about what fit me best i loved the HK .45 but the XD won since the grip fit me better.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:50:07 AM EST
Originally Posted By Foxnews_FTW:
In before someone says G36.


That'd be a hell of heavy carry piece
















Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:52:02 AM EST
Originally Posted By JakeThePimp:
Originally Posted By ShadowAngel:
Xd45 Compact.




Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:52:24 AM EST
Originally Posted By ALPHAGHOST:
Glock 30SF imo


Agree with this, but I have heard of some with problems
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:57:49 AM EST
Dont know much about them but the Sig SP2022 and P250 meets your requirements.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 10:37:32 AM EST
Loves me my G30SF.

I still have the 1911 (And it has never failed to go BANG, so don't start in on me! ) but the 30 is better for an IWB which has become my favorite carry method. Several thousand rounds through it and nary a problem. Love it.


JMHO, YMMV, Batteries not included, reg. us. pat. off.

Link Posted: 6/17/2009 10:40:05 AM EST
XD

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Link Posted: 6/17/2009 12:17:10 PM EST
I love my G30. The new G30 SFs have had some problems.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 12:18:54 PM EST


Link Posted: 6/17/2009 12:26:52 PM EST
My USP45c is big for a compact, but I shoot it better than the fullsize for some reason
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 12:27:56 PM EST
sig p250c in .45
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 12:29:24 PM EST
What about a Compact 1911?

































































Link Posted: 6/17/2009 12:29:24 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/17/2009 12:29:43 PM EST by Friendly_Crusader]
oh and if you think 1911s are junk you must have shot a rock island armory or star arms..

quality 1911 pistols are just that, quality
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 12:36:49 PM EST
XD 45 Compact. Never had mine not go bang when it is supposed to.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 12:37:33 PM EST
GLOCK 30
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 12:40:46 PM EST
Wait a minute, let me get this straight. You start a thread asking "What's the best compact polymer .45 out right now" and in your OP you list several models but you dont even mention the HK45c or the USP 45c?

Link Posted: 6/17/2009 12:42:56 PM EST
Originally Posted By JamesP81:
Originally Posted By Foxnews_FTW:
In before someone says G36.


That'd be a hell of heavy carry piece

http://i44.tinypic.com/31658aq.jpg











Link Posted: 6/17/2009 12:50:12 PM EST



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Link Posted: 6/17/2009 12:57:30 PM EST
You specified compact polymer, so here's my recommendation. I have used the M&P-45 compact and absolutely love it. It is also available in 9mm and .40. I have to take exception to your 1911 jab though. I've got decades of experience with them and have only had a couple that gave me any problems, and those problems were almost exclusively mag related. With that said, I have heard many knowledgeable shooters say that compact 1911's can be finicky, but I've never owned or carried anything smaller than a Commander so I can't offer anything there. The 1911 is the most widely copied pistol design in history and variations have been made by both good makers and bad ones. The biggest mistake that 1911 bashers make is painting them all with the same brush.
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