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Posted: 1/16/2006 6:16:21 PM EDT
List them here please.

First of all I love the .45 caliber. Looking for a good dependable handgun in .45 that won't cost over $500.

Link Posted: 1/16/2006 6:20:00 PM EDT
Under $500 and quality guns:

Rock Island
Springfield Armory GI / WWII
Used HK USP 45C /45F
Sig 220
Glock
XD?
CZ
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 6:42:47 PM EDT
Ruger P97

Ruger P345

to add to the list above.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 6:48:15 PM EDT
I've got a Ruger P90 that I've put about 2000 rounds through and its great.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 6:49:40 PM EDT
+1 for Springfields GI/WWII line. Real 1911's, not 1991's for a great price!
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 6:51:40 PM EDT
+1 for the P97....... my favorite pistol
jim
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 7:04:48 PM EDT
EAA witness
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 7:08:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/16/2006 7:09:30 PM EDT by MRW]
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 7:11:30 PM EDT
+1 for the Ruger P90. I've had one for years and love it. And the stainless steel finish is nice for Rainy Georgia days.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 8:09:40 PM EDT
Armscor/Rock Island/High Standard 1911A1 all the same basic gun and all good shooters.

What are thoughts on the Charles Dalys?
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 11:07:29 PM EDT
CZ 97B
Ruger P345 or 90
Witness .45 (I prefer the steel framed witness)
Glock (You can find them used but like new for under $500 some times.)
Springfield Mil Spec or G.I.
Sig 220 from CDDN in Excellent to like New condition.
Baby Eagle (Again I prefer the steel frame on these).


I would get any of those and already have most of them.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 11:16:37 PM EDT
Taurus 24/7
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 11:22:49 PM EDT
Springfield GI and 4 Wilson combat #47D mags. Reliable as a hammer and makes a great custom gun when finances allow.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 3:53:34 AM EDT
Ruger makes some nice 45s for the price.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 4:49:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By sobrbiker883:
+1 for Springfields GI/WWII line. Real 1911's, not 1991's for a great price!



+1 for me. I have a GI that is uber reliable, eats anything I throw at it and has yet (in nearly 2000 rounds) had a FTF/FTE.

Geoff
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 6:18:43 AM EDT
+10 on the Sig P220. Reliable, accurate, and Very Nice to shoot..
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 8:23:42 AM EDT
GLOCK 21/30/36
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 8:30:31 AM EDT
+1 for Springfield’s GI and I have no doubt that the new XD .45ACP is going to as reliable as the rest of the XD line.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 8:52:18 AM EDT
For under $500, the P220 would have to be a used item....

But come to think of it, I would take a used P220 over a new Ruger.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 5:08:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JThompson:
For under $500, the P220 would have to be a used item....

But come to think of it, I would take a used P220 over a new Ruger.



That's not a decision, it's just common sense
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 5:10:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By enigma1:

Originally Posted By JThompson:
For under $500, the P220 would have to be a used item....

But come to think of it, I would take a used P220 over a new Ruger.



That's not a decision, it's just common sense



I would take a used Ruger over a new Glock. That wouldnt be a decision, it would just be common sense
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 5:13:26 PM EDT
baby eagle full size steel, has polygonal barrel too.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 7:36:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By twonami:
Taurus 24/7



You should be banned. That is the worst gun I have ever fired- bar none. I was shooting it for free and just felt sorry for the owner, however, in hindsight I should have demanded compensation. I have never felt anything like that. I am scarred.

Cheers
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 7:43:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JThompson:
For under $500, the P220 would have to be a used item....

But come to think of it, I would take a used P220 over a new Ruger.



My used P220 was a POS, had to spend nearly $700 for a new one to be reliable. My first was a West German P220 and couldnt make 50 rounds without malf. My new P220 has been totally reliable.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 9:05:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:
EAA witness

I agree. The steel-framed Witness pistols are highly underrated. This is a good thing though, if you happen to be in the market for one.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 10:02:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JThompson:
For under $500, the P220 would have to be a used item....

But come to think of it, I would take a used P220 over a new Ruger.




In defense of Ruger my P345 has been more problem free than my SIG 220ST although I love my SIG and do not regret getting it. It is nicer as far as it feels a little better machined but so far my $400 Ruger has been just as good in accuracy and reliability. However I certainly do not blame you for liking the SIG since it is a fine firearm.
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 1:15:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By zoe17:
baby eagle full size steel, has polygonal barrel too.



not anymore they don't. i don't know exactly when they converted over to conventional rifling but at least the ones made over the last year have conventional rifling.
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 1:59:56 AM EDT
I've got two cheap .45s - a Springfield GI and a Taurus PT145. Before shooting either, my girlfriend (new to firearms - but loves shooting) liked the Taurus, but at the range she strongly preferred the GI. My only reason for getting the Taurus was for concealed carry - which I actually haven't gotten around to being licensed for yet.

GL
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 5:19:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:

Originally Posted By enigma1:

Originally Posted By JThompson:
For under $500, the P220 would have to be a used item....

But come to think of it, I would take a used P220 over a new Ruger.



That's not a decision, it's just common sense



I would take a used Ruger over a new Glock. That wouldnt be a decision, it would just be common sense



+1,000,000


Scout
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 7:24:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Moe-Ron:

Originally Posted By twonami:
Taurus 24/7


You should be banned. That is the worst gun I have ever fired- bar none. I was shooting it for free and just felt sorry for the owner, however, in hindsight I should have demanded compensation. I have never felt anything like that. I am scarred.


With a name like "Moe-Ron", the man must speak the truth. I fired my cousin's 24/7 and the trigger was long and gritty. If you slap in a mag with the slide locked back, the slide would release. I have a Taurus revolver in .357 and it's an excellent firearm (1000's of rounds, very accurate, clean break on the trigger in DA+SA) but the 27/7's on my shit list.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 8:36:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JThompson:
For under $500, the P220 would have to be a used item....

But come to think of it, I would take a used P220 over a new Ruger.



Ahmen.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 11:36:20 PM EDT
Pickup a used Glock and don't look back.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 4:42:45 PM EDT
New-Springfield WWII GI

Used-SIG 220
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 4:48:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/22/2006 4:49:05 PM EDT by _DR]

Originally Posted By WMW:
List them here please.

First of all I love the .45 caliber. Looking for a good dependable handgun in .45 that won't cost over $500.




A used Sig P220.
Things run forever.

Bought mine used excellent for $475.
I'd trust mine to hell and back again.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 6:07:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/22/2006 6:07:32 PM EDT by triburst1]
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 8:59:18 PM EDT
use the code img not url

Originally Posted By triburst1:

Link Posted: 1/22/2006 9:25:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/22/2006 9:32:44 PM EDT by _DR]

Ain't nothing like an all German made P220.





Link Posted: 1/22/2006 11:08:05 PM EDT


I do like my SIG 220ST and got it used like brand spanking new for $499. If you look you can find them.

I still like my Ruger just as much.
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 12:36:43 AM EDT
Ruger P90/07. You get way more gun than you pay for.
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