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Posted: 2/21/2006 6:05:35 PM EDT
Hi, I'm in the Marines and was wondering a what a good side arm would be. We're using a 9mm now, and considering going back to the .45. What would a good .45 be, just to be ahead of the Corps. Any suggestions?
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 6:33:07 PM EDT
USP 45 Fullsize would be the perfect choice. Reliable, expensive but not too expensive, high capacity, good recoil absorption, and the formidable look.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 6:38:05 PM EDT
GLOCK 21

Check out Bigbore's thread.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 6:52:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/21/2006 6:52:58 PM EDT by VBC]
My buddy back from Iraq now feels the need to CCW everywhere he goes and really likes the Glock 30 in .45 cal.

Link Posted: 2/22/2006 12:02:47 PM EDT
Kimber Desert Warrior. You'll be the envy of your peers, and the scourge of the enemy!

Semper Fi.

Link Posted: 2/22/2006 12:06:45 PM EDT
out in the pit: Glock 21
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 12:18:29 PM EDT
The Kimber isn't a bad idea.

HK isn't either but you get a better gun with Kimber- just slightly but better.

(Night sights probably come std, and it has a better trigger and less muzzle rise.)
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 12:21:58 PM EDT
Glock 22
.40 S&W

Faster Rounds - mabey thats a mut point
Plus I just bought one So I think they are great
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 12:29:10 PM EDT
The only problem with the HK USP is the proprietary rail system. They were the first to do it, unfortunately it wasn't a universal rail like everyone else who's followed after. Don't get me wrong, I love my HK; but that's a huge downfall. Sure there are adapters, but that just cuts in to the already too-small number of holsters out there for the USP.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 12:47:14 PM EDT
Thanks everyone, I'll look into those. I was talking to a Sgt earlier who also suggested the Glock 30.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 2:31:01 PM EDT
is this for the field? or at home?
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 2:34:55 PM EDT
As most other people here have said: Glock 21 if you wanted .45

Now, if you wanted 9mm, I think we should all switch to the G19.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 2:36:17 PM EDT
Kimber Warrior:


Or

HK USP:
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 4:44:44 PM EDT
hk usp, for polymer frame. for 1911 hows about the sa mc operator with eagle/globe/anchor caspian grips.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 5:07:55 PM EDT
SIG P220
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 8:51:38 PM EDT
Not to be the black sheep, but I just bought an XD .45ACP and I love it. 13 rd mag capacity, polymer stock, very clean gun. I've shot it once at the range, not had a problem and am really impressed with it.

Just my two cents
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