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Old 05-03-2012, 23:01   #21
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wait and take a look a the new XD thats coming out or look at some 1911's
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Old 05-04-2012, 00:10   #22
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I don't trust a 1911 with anything shorter than 4.5" barrel the large majority of 1911's don't operate on that short of a barrel. The compact XD has caught my attention before its closer to a G19 size than the G30 is. I have yet to hear of a XDS on shelves anywhere.
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Old 05-04-2012, 03:21   #23
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I don't trust a 1911 with anything shorter than 4.5" barrel the large majority of 1911's don't operate on that short of a barrel. The compact XD has caught my attention before its closer to a G19 size than the G30 is. I have yet to hear of a XDS on shelves anywhere.
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?
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:13   #24
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what is most important to you?

1. size and how it feels when concealed?
2. number of rounds it carries?
3. reliability?

i have a G36 and no issues for me. it did pinch my daughter's finger between the magazine and frame while shooting. O-ring fixed that for her. it is very reliable and never a problem with it.

guess its best to rent a few at a range and try them on for size, both how it feels on your person (concealed) and how you shoot with it.
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:26   #25
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I'm thinking about picking up a new CCW gun in .45 acp. I'm interested in a slim single stack striker that will be comfortable to carry for long periods of time. I did try the Glock 30 a while back, but would like something smaller.

A few that I'm looking into:
1. Kahr PM45
2. Kahr CW45
3. Glock 36
4. Springfield XDS

Any recommendations?
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!
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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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