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MediaMan
02-24-2012, 04:40
Been carrying a Taurus PT145 for several years, alternating with a Glock26. Looking for a different .45, same size and round capacity. Love the Taurus, shoots great and straight, just looking for something new.

Ideas? < $500, please.

Wetrudgeon
02-24-2012, 04:59
MediaMan:
Were it not for your requirement of "double stack," we would heartily recommend the Glock G36. Ours hides and shoots very well. We recognize that with the G36 one is "limited" to 6 round mags, but this hardly keeps us up nights.

To your Question: Have you considered the compact M&P? Is it not a "double stack?" Think so, but have not shot or closely examined one (don't get out much). We know that the reviews on them have been mostly very good.

As an aside, we owned one of the first PT145's and found it very well suited for carry. Inexpensive, shot reasonably well (the triggers on the first models were longer and harder than the latest), low recoil, and light and smooth to hide. Alas, the frame on our PT145 cracked twice within the first 1K rounds and we felt it had to go.

Sorry for the ramble. Our $.02.

We trudge on.

stumpjumper
02-24-2012, 05:05
Another vote for the M&P45c-liked it much better than my G30.

Bilbo Bagins
02-24-2012, 07:53
I have been around and around with a .45acp pocket gun, and I will tell you it will be hard to match your PT145.

Everything double stack will be bigger. Only the Kahr PM45 is smaller but its a single stack and only carries 5+1 rounds.

The only thing close is the glock 30, but it will be about an inch longer. I really like to see someone come out with a 10+1 .45 pocket gun that is just a slightly thicker version of the G26, like Taurus did with the PT145.

HKLovingIT
02-24-2012, 10:59
I have been around and around with a .45acp pocket gun, and I will tell you it will be hard to match your PT145.

Everything double stack will be bigger. Only the Kahr PM45 is smaller but its a single stack and only carries 5+1 rounds.

The only thing close is the glock 30, but it will be about an inch longer. I really like to see someone come out with a 10+1 .45 pocket gun that is just a slightly thicker version of the G26, like Taurus did with the PT145.


Yep. On this model Taurus really trumped a lot of others on size versus capacity etc. Seems people who own them like them a lot from a little searching I did.

The double stack competitors to it that I can think of would be:

G30 (10 round)
M&P 45C - own one - bigger. (8 round)
XDM 3.8 .45 - (I compared one in the shop last week next to a G30 and the XDM is noticeably bigger in person than the G30 to my eye) (9 round)
H&K USP Compact .45 - own one - bigger. (8 round)

Jameson4all
02-24-2012, 17:17
I think a glock 30 sf in a crossbreed holster is pretty good.

Bugler
02-24-2012, 17:26
I have a G21sf and depending on wardrobe carry it often. Very accurate, 100 percent reliable and good capacity.

Bruce M
02-24-2012, 18:07
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As an aside, we owned one of the first PT145's and found it very well suited for carry. Inexpensive, shot reasonably well (the triggers on the first models were longer and harder than the latest), low recoil, and light and smooth to hide. Alas, the frame on our PT145 cracked twice within the first 1K rounds and we felt it had to go.

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Hmm that could be a clue...

crazymoose
02-24-2012, 18:27
Glock 30 would be my choice, although many seem to like the M&P.

CBennett
02-24-2012, 22:34
How about the XD(m) Compact ....my next will probably be what you have the Taurus PT145 :) its just smaller than the XD(m) and I cant find a Glock 36 at a reasonable price.

NEOH212
02-25-2012, 06:04
While not a true double stack but not a single stack either, check out the HK 45 or the HK 45 compact.

You won't be disappointed. Trust me!

:thumbsup:

GOOFA
02-27-2012, 04:32
My vote goes to the G30sf

KarlThomas
02-27-2012, 09:41
I'd go with the M&P 45C.

Glock27NY
02-27-2012, 09:59
I'd go with the M&P 45C.

+1. I like my M&P 45c alot.

MinnesnowtaWild
02-28-2012, 03:24
Sure is hard to beat the Taurus PT145. It's a really nice shooter, too. Great price as well.

CDR_Glock
02-28-2012, 05:28
Been carrying a Taurus PT145 for several years, alternating with a Glock26. Looking for a different .45, same size and round capacity. Love the Taurus, shoots great and straight, just looking for something new.

Ideas? < $500, please.

Less than $500? I don't know of any that fit that criteria unless you go used.

I have a G30. The advantage of that is my ability to carry 11 plus a spare G21 mag for 13 more. Alternatively you can go g30SF. Cost of magazines are pretty affordable. The Gock is most logical since younhave a 26. Trigger action will be identical. tennifer is more durable than melonite on an xd.

Honestly, though, for concealed carry, THIN IS IN, and you can get an XDS 45, G36 or a Kahr 45.

As someone else suggested, with the right holster, anything can be concealed.

GOOFA
02-28-2012, 05:58
tennifer is more durable than melonite on an xd.

CDR_Glock... Now I am not picking on you, but tennifer is no longer allowed in the USA. Glock now uses NITRATION. NITRATION is the treatment given to the inside/outside of the slide and barrel. This was just informational.

Bilbo Bagins
02-28-2012, 09:06
Less than $500? I don't know of any that fit that criteria unless you go used.

I have a G30. The advantage of that is my ability to carry 11 plus a spare G21 mag for 13 more. Alternatively you can go g30SF. Cost of magazines are pretty affordable. The Gock is most logical since younhave a 26. Trigger action will be identical. tennifer is more durable than melonite on an xd.

Honestly, though, for concealed carry, THIN IS IN, and you can get an XDS 45, G36 or a Kahr 45.

As someone else suggested, with the right holster, anything can be concealed.

But with the exception of the kahr, the difference between the thickness of a Taurus and a the other single stack .45 is almost meaningless. Size truely matters

http://i422.photobucket.com/albums/pp310/zonker1986/Glock%2036/100_6193-2.jpg
http://i422.photobucket.com/albums/pp310/zonker1986/Glock%2036/100_6206-1.jpg

I really wished the Xds was shorter in length. Wow, its 1" thick, but its still 6.3" long so its the same dimension and weight as a Kahr cw45 and just a hair shorter than the G36. Also the Taurus PT145 is the same weight and shorter in length so I rather deal with 1/4 of an inch in thickness to get 10 rounds instead of 5 or 6 with the XDS or the Kahr CW45. I really wished the XDS was a hair under 6" in length and a hair lighter, like the expensive Kahr PM45. Now you are talking about something worth while.

I'm going to hope that Kahr makes a CM45 or maybe someone like Ruger or S&W will pick up the ball. If you look at the Mousegun pocket pistol chart, at first there was an explosion of .380 pocket guns, then 9mm. Yet the PM45 and the ATM Backup .45 still sits alone for years in the .45acp column waiting for a friend.

http://mouseguns.com/PocketAutoComparison.pdf

Gary1911A1
02-28-2012, 16:51
Another vote for the HK45 Compact. It only holds 8 rounds in the magazine, but that and a reload of a 10 round magazine should be enough in the real world. I'd also get the M&P over the Glock. S&W may be having problems with the M&P in 9MM, but the 45s' are running great. The FN is to big.

SGT_Calle
02-28-2012, 17:04
I've liked my XD45c for a while but decided to get the HK45c... I like it more.
Big-ish but I can conceal both fairly easily (tall, thin build).
http://img.tapatalk.com/18605e15-5d85-9640.jpg
http://img.tapatalk.com/18605e15-5da5-8fc6.jpg

bigdough666
03-03-2012, 19:23
I CC a G30 almost everyday. I carry OUTSIDE the pants and have no problem concealing the weapon. 10+1 plus an extra 13 round G21 backup mag, should be more than enough to take care of business.

JK-linux
03-03-2012, 19:28
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Swamprattler
03-03-2012, 19:58
I have loved my G30 and G36. Have carried them both, and would still carry them. When I got my HK 45c, I now think that is the perfect 45 for carry.

JimBianchi
03-03-2012, 20:26
Been carrying a Taurus PT145 for several years, alternating with a Glock26. Looking for a different .45, same size and round capacity. Love the Taurus, shoots great and straight, just looking for something new.

Ideas? < $500, please.

G30. I carry mine either 10+1 or 13+1.

They work perfectly, every time.

Get the SF if your hand is small-ish.

You can thank me later.

cole
03-03-2012, 23:49
Been carrying a Taurus PT145 for several years, alternating with a Glock26. Looking for a different .45, same size and round capacity. Love the Taurus, shoots great and straight, just looking for something new.

Ideas? < $500, please.

IMO, the Glock 30 is a hard 10+1 .45acp CCW package to beat. Mine is a Gen2.5. It's my best shooting Glock many days and carries well for me in a CBST and Galco Sto-N-Go.

cowboy1964
03-04-2012, 00:03
M&P 45 Compact is outstanding. Same size basically as a compact Glock.\

The XD 45c is ok too, but it's an XD (grip safety, blocky, heavy).

MediaMan
03-04-2012, 04:26
Guess I've settled on the Glock 30. Maybe the "double stack" requirement was a misnomer. I wanted a "10+1" capacity and the stock gun works just right, plus there's the extended capacity for the spare mag. Is Gen 4 really a consideration? I don't know if I can find a G30 Gen 3...

glfpunk
03-04-2012, 06:14
It's probably actually easier to find a gen 3 right now than a gen 4. Still not going to be less than $500 though unless used. The non .45 Glocks in gen 3 are right at $500 with the .45s being a bit more.

I will say, that G30 is a nice gun but is a thick package for ccw inside the waist. Lots of people will have accounts of carrying full sized guns with complete comfort but that hasn't been my experience. I typically rotate between a G23, G27, and a CCO 1911 and there is a world of difference in comfort between the 1911 and the Glocks due to thickness and I use a good quality gun belt and good holsters. One thing I've learned is a little bit of thickness goes a long way inside the waistband.

robfromsc
03-04-2012, 07:02
I carry a 30sf daily in a crossbreed. Hides easy.

ZO6Vettever
03-04-2012, 09:00
G30, about $550. PT145, about $350. M&P, about $550. M&P is a little bigger and a little heavier. Mil Pro and the glock are about the same. Taurus has what may be the worst CS of them all. Many weapons need to go back and 6 weeks isn't an unusual wait. Glock is good to go out the box. Try taurusarmed.com if you want info. $200. is a lot of money to me and I'm a cheapskate but went for the Glock. I only own a weapon for self defense and is has to go bang if I ever need it. Wife carries a G26.