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Old 05-04-2012, 05:42   #26
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I owned a glock 30 for a short period.Had a hard time gripping it.Owned several colt officer's models and had feeding issues.Wanted to buy an XD45S but can't find one so I bought an XD45 compact. Haven't got to shoot it yet but it feels great in my hands.Good luck in your quest.tom.
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:51   #27
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I will throw this one in as I was in the same boat a few months ago. I picked up a Smith and Wesson 1911SC in Melonite finish, night sights, titanium firing pin, round boat. It is a "commander" sized pistol that is their light weight version. I like it so much I bought another one. I carry is daily and shoot IDPA with it as well.
The only thing I changed was the ambi safeyy to single side safety. That is the fewest changes I have ever made to a pistol, let alone a 1911.
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:14   #28
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All I can say, it's a shame that you feel that way about the G30, it far outshines the others mentioned. I've personally carried 3 different .45 ACP's, and none of those were even considered. Any suggestions? Try the G30 again!
Except size. The slide is too damn thick!
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:15   #29
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I will throw this one in as I was in the same boat a few months ago. I picked up a Smith and Wesson 1911SC in Melonite finish, night sights, titanium firing pin, round boat. It is a "commander" sized pistol that is their light weight version. I like it so much I bought another one. I carry is daily and shoot IDPA with it as well.
The only thing I changed was the ambi safeyy to single side safety. That is the fewest changes I have ever made to a pistol, let alone a 1911.
I have the same gun, 100% reliable. Carries nice, just a tad bit heavy. I find myself carrying my G36 more often for the lighter weight. I think with Spring qualifications, I going to change to my M&P 9c. I find more and more I like shooting 9mm better then 45.
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:17   #30
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I think you meant to say 4-4.25 inch barrel, which is commander sized. I don't know of any 1911s with 4.5 inch barrels. And do you know this from experience or just repeating what you've heard?
I guess that I did mean 4.25, truthfully I have owned only one 1911 in my day which was a 5". I bought it from a friend that may be to me the biggest 1911 fan I've ever come across. I just can't get into them, and I'm not the biggest 45acp fan either. I've shot a lot of my friends 1911's for fun and trust his advice. He has had a few of the micro's and has only had trouble out of a few but the low pressure 45acp wasn't designed for such a short barrel.
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:57   #31
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i have the CW45, it's super easy to conceal, and shoots as good as other short 45. many people don't like the sights, they are typical kahr sights, if seen you know what i mean. the trigger is the same as other kahr's, long and smooth. the cw45 seems to need more attention than my cm9, specificaly the slide lock spring, mine has loosened a few times and has now been "locktighted", good since then. also, mine will not chamber Hornady ammo, and a few other high performance stuff i tried, but it runs 100% with standard Remington 230 gr hollow points, good enough for me. i had a G30 sf that was an excellent gun, just too fat for me to conceal.the extra money for the G36 would have been worth it.
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:01   #32
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I've read threads on here in the past that have been against the G36 due to reliability issues. Can anyone tell me if they've been addressed?
What GLOCK did was introduce problems into their other guns, G19s and various GEN 4s to make the G36 look more reliable by comparison.






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Old 05-04-2012, 07:14   #33
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Of what you listed athe G36. Off the list. A small 1911
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:53   #34
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The Ruger P345 was my choice for off duty carry. Loved the looks and ergonomics but had a multitude of failures to fire despite 4 trips to Ruger and a replacement pistol they provided. If they have all the bugs worked out (this was 5 or so years ago) you may want to give this pistol a look.
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Old 05-04-2012, 10:10   #35
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The S.A. XDS would be great but it has that darn grip safety! I hate that and it is what made me not get it . In a gun fight your grip may not be all tight and it may not fire if your grip isnt correct.

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Old 05-04-2012, 11:26   #36
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Its not striker fired but the HK45c is the correct answer here.

You want an exotic, top of the tacticool chain for cc 45's the HK is that and more.

Look at my sig

For carry 45's I put my HK and Kobra Karry neck and neck, very different guns but both get you where you are going in a hurry.
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Old 05-04-2012, 13:13   #37
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How about a S&w CS45? That is if you can find one.
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Old 05-04-2012, 13:32   #38
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Here's another vote for the G-36. Great gun. I've had no problems whatsoever. Very dependable. Very comfortable to shoot. Very slim to hide. I did change the sights to Heinies, and it carries very well in a Pj Holster. What more can I say. I trust my life with it more that I do with my Kahr CM9.

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Old 05-04-2012, 14:21   #39
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Another vote for my EDC... the G36
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Old 05-04-2012, 15:56   #40
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A lot of votes for the G36...

I was looking at a 1911 style a few months ago, the Kimber Ultra CDP II. I like the 1911 style but I'm looking for something lighter. I really like the strikers for CCW.

I'm don't mind the Bar Dot sights on the Kahr, I usually prefer the XS Big Dot sights on my carry and HD guns.

The G36, Kahr CW/PM 45 and Springfield XDS are all contenders. I'm taking a look at the HK45c now.

1. Reliability
2. Conceal-ability
3. Capacity (can always carry a spare mag)
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Old 05-04-2012, 15:56   #41
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I REALLY like the glock 36. If I was going to get a .45 CCW, it'd be that, or a commander length 1911 with a bobtail. Given the price difference, glock wins. It's a great shooting gun, the slide is no thicker than my 26, it matches most specs actually, except the grip is thinner, than my 26. It's a great feeling gun in my hand.
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Old 05-04-2012, 16:00   #42
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The HK45c is a sweet gun, but too big. I'm one of those peeps who prefer not to have a manual safety on my CCW. HD gun no preference either way, but I like to keep it simple with the CCW gun.
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Old 05-04-2012, 16:16   #43
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Maybe a G36 or a Para Ordnance Warthog? (I've got one of each)
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Old 05-04-2012, 16:16   #44
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I'll keep looking around, no hurry on getting one. Although there was a used G36 in the case at the LGS for $400.

It won't last long it was in excellent condition.
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Old 05-04-2012, 17:04   #45
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Thanks man. I was thinking either a G36, or that new XDm 3.8 chopped .45, with 10+1 rounds. Seems thin enough to comfortably carry, and it has a rail for accessories on the front. But it's got a thinner grip than the G30, which is great for those of us with small hands.
My G30 after a trip Cold Bore Custom for a grip reduction. Feels GREAT.

With 10 round mag
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And with 9 round flush fit mag for even better concealment.
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Old 05-04-2012, 17:22   #46
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I have a Glock 30sf that I carry a lot.....love it and it's 10+1 capacity. One other option you might consider is a Sig Sauer P220.....either the Carry version or the Compact. You probably won't be able to pick one up for under $800. I have the Carry and it has the best ergonomics of any 45 I won or have shot. The da/sa trigger is also sweet and much better than that on the HK45c. Accurate as hell and very reliable. I mostly carry 45 pistols and go back and forth between the Glock and the Sig. The Sig P220 Carry is just about the same size as a Commander size 1911 with a 4.4in barrel. I also own 1911's.....love them, but don't carry 'cause I don't like safeties on my carry guns....
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Old 05-04-2012, 17:26   #47
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I prefer a full size Colt 1911 or Sig Sauer 220r for 45acp ccw.
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Old 05-04-2012, 17:31   #48
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What a beautiful gun! I really love those Sigs...

P220 Carry
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Old 05-04-2012, 17:37   #49
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Old 05-04-2012, 18:19   #50
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My G30 after a trip Cold Bore Custom for a grip reduction. Feels GREAT.

With 10 round mag
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And with 9 round flush fit mag for even better concealment.
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Nice! I've also heard Robar will do a grip-reduction without messing with Glock's Warranty.

May I ask how much the reduction set you back $-wise?
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