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For all you 45 shooters,
What is your most dependable NON 1911 design 45?

For me, it is my Smith & Wesson 4506-1.
Wearing a set of Hogues, an adjustable rear sight and the front factory dot painted Blaze orange, this gun hits everything it's pointed at!


Dependability wise, it has yet to hiccup, would feed and fire stones if they had primers, and with it's ambi decocker, it is truly lefty friendly!
8 shot mags feed it reliably, and it's all stainless construction keep it safe from corrosion.





So what is your favorite non 1911?
 
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Gents,

I'm assuming you are meaning a full size service 1911. In that case my vote goes to the SIG 220 although I do like it's offspring the Sig 245.

If we are talking a "do everything" .45 ACP then I'd say my G36. It kinda grows on ya...

Wes
 
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P220, but if I was unconstrained by size, the HK USP has a few attractive features, such as being able to obtain a variant that operates alot like a 1911. But they are way big.
 

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I'm with Wes - I've been pretty amazed at how the Glock 36 can be so versatile. Its polygonal "rifling" makes the short 3.75" tube deliver Commander-level velocities, and it's light as all get out. It's also plenty small for CCW. I feel comfortable with the G36 in just about any situation - it might be the most versatile pistol I own. :)
 

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I'm still exploring my options in that department. I haven't really seen anything that gets my attention and my requirements of concealed carry are such that I would lean towards the USP Compact or the Glock 36.

However, due to price and availability, the G-36 would probably get my attention as I do have some limited experience with it's big brother, the G-21.

So many choices and so little time..... ;)

Chris
 

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Used to own a S&W model 745 that I probably should have kept--that thing would shoot like crazy, and feed all day long!
 

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Used to own a S&W model 745 that I probably should have kept--that thing would shoot like crazy, and feed all day long!
I agree! ;)

I had the 645 that was just as reliable, but sold it many moons ago to pay for sophmore tuition.
 

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The only S&W semi auto I've ever owned was a 645, and I really liked the way it shot, the way it carried, and the way it felt.

Unfortunately I couldn't hit a bull in the butt at five yards with the first shot. Try as I might, I simply never got used to the DA trigger pull. Perhaps I should have given it more of a chance, but I had other handguns here that I could shoot lots better.

For what it's worth, though, followup shots with the 645 went right where I wanted them, and the gun was 100% reliable during the short time I owned it.
 

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Other than the 1911? Well I would go with my Fitz special 1917 Colt, if it didn't spook me to carry it with the open trigger guard


For all around carry I'l go with the 220 SIG
 
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I don't own one right now, but for a non-1911 .45 ACP I'll take a S&W 625.


Unfortunately I couldn't hit a bull in the butt at five yards with the first shot. Try as I might, I simply never got used to the DA trigger pull. Perhaps I should have given it more of a chance, but I had other handguns here that I could shoot lots better.
I'm not all that great (read: I'm not all that good...) with a DA revolver, but I'm working on it. I'm not all that good with DA semiautos, either, but I don't really care. There's just something to their feel that I just don't like. The Kahr trigger is an exception, it feels like a revolver trigger to me, and one might just end up following me home at some point. Go figure.


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