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DirtFarmer916
09-23-2011, 11:42 AM
Recently I picked up a SW MP.45.

My brother went shooting with me and he now wants a .45. i did some research for myself before I bought my handgun but I wasn't that thurogh.

Pretty much I told him to check out

Glock 21 (i think he sshould get this one)
SW MP .45 (he really likes it just doesn't want the same gun as me)
XD
Springfield 1911

I told him I want a 1911 for my next semi-auto but that I probably won't get another semi-auto for some time to come. I need a revolver first :43:

So, keep in mind I'd like to keep the reccomendations to under 700$. needs to be semi-auto. Also, he may not be able to pick it up for a month or so so Im not really looking for a "crazy deal", more or less looking for advice on a solid gun that maybe Im not aware of. I am new to gun ownership so Im not that experienced.

Thanks!

EDIT::: Wanted to add that this is going to be a home defense gun, Probably not a lot of target practice going to happen with it.

Thanks for all the reccomendations!!!

Dark Mod
09-23-2011, 11:45 AM
Tell him to get a Glock, the other choices are equally as good, but everyone has a glock for a reason

1lostinspace
09-23-2011, 11:46 AM
Glock 21 no questions asked

and here is why
http://www.theprepared.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=90

I don't care what the other guys tell you no 1911 can do this. If your going to bet your life on it use your brain!

sfbay
09-23-2011, 11:53 AM
+1 on the above responses. . .

Ornery Ol Bastard
09-23-2011, 12:17 PM
imo ... go to a range and rent a few different types and see what they each feels like... He will know the right one when He feels it...Money is not an issue in my mind if the weapon feels right...

pipboy
09-23-2011, 12:30 PM
Tell him to check out the Sig P220 while he is at it.

Ricky-Ray
09-23-2011, 12:35 PM
1911 or Sig p220 would be my choice. Have him go to the range and test fire a few of them and see what he likes.

AeroEngi
09-23-2011, 12:37 PM
I have a Springfield 1911 TRP and a Sig P220R. They've both been excellent guns!

1lostinspace
09-23-2011, 12:40 PM
imo ... go to a range and rent a few different types and see what they each feels like... He will know the right one when He feels it...Money is not an issue in my mind if the weapon feels right...

Ha I remember taking a friend to rent guns to try out and he liked this..hell I don't even know the name of it but it was a POS! We went to the store and it was there for $150:eek:

1lostinspace
09-23-2011, 12:41 PM
Tell him to check out the Sig P220 while he is at it.

Sigs are a better choice than any 1911 for self defense

jazzyjey
09-23-2011, 1:48 PM
When I'm ready for a .45, I'll probably go with the CZ 97, w/ a SAO conversion (flat trigger), w/ trigger job (around 2lbs) and comp hammer.

Factory price costs a little over $600.

http://czcustom.com/images/products/detail/CZ97BGB.jpg

ParanoidCivilian
09-23-2011, 1:52 PM
Glock 30sf. search over!

Mods, Close this thread.

Super Spy
09-23-2011, 2:44 PM
I have a Glock 30SF, I'd probably suggest a Glock 21 as it's a bit easier to shoot accurately. 1911's are fun range guns, but for defense the Glock is hard to beat.

zfields
09-23-2011, 2:45 PM
When I'm ready for a .45, I'll probably go with the CZ 97, w/ a SAO conversion (flat trigger), w/ trigger job (around 2lbs) and comp hammer.

Factory price costs a little over $600.

http://czcustom.com/images/products/detail/CZ97BGB.jpg

+1.

Those suckers are smooth shooters.

esartori
09-23-2011, 2:49 PM
I keep a 1911 for hd. I have no concerns

alex45auto
09-23-2011, 2:50 PM
1911 ones, stick with an SA loaded minimum.

paul0660
09-23-2011, 2:51 PM
When I'm ready for a .45, I'll probably go with the CZ 97, w/ a SAO conversion (flat trigger), w/ trigger job (around 2lbs) and comp hammer.

Factory price costs a little over $600.

http://czcustom.com/images/products/detail/CZ97BGB.jpg

Or, you can get what everyone else has, and defend it and promote it, all the time wishing you had spent a couple extra bucks.......and had avoided the kaboom worry.

454CA
09-23-2011, 3:02 PM
Glock 21 for larger hands
Glock 21SF for medium to smaller hands
if you are never going to shoot 1 round or more of reloaded ammunition.

I most likely will get the I shoot reloads all the time, no problem responses,
do a search on unsupported glock 45 chambers and decide for yourself.( and aftermarket barrels sometimes interfere with the glocks unfailing reliability).

if you are going to shoot reloads get a XD 45, it has a fully supported chamber and conventional rifling. They are pretty reliable, still might have to clean mud out of the gun to shoot it (have not tested the springfields to that extent).
Good luck, don't get a 1911 (save them all for me, I'm a collector)
shooting a Glock is pure fun

someR1
09-23-2011, 3:55 PM
RIA 1911 tactical $420

END THREAD :43:

ZX-10R
09-23-2011, 3:57 PM
Colt 1911.

walmart_ar15
09-23-2011, 4:31 PM
RIA 1911 tactical $420

END THREAD :43:

Where do you find one for that price?

Lowest I found was $499, and the 2011 model for $599.

Thx

nrgcruizer
09-23-2011, 6:12 PM
Glock 21SF. I have owned the Glock 21. But my hands are medium size. Feels much better when I got the 21SF.

I like the RIA 1911A1....But I haven't had the best experience with them. Too finicky. I'm just outright spoiled by Glock's reliability out of the box. Will probably never own a 1911 again of any make, or model.

If I buy anything S&W, it'll be their wheelguns. I have never been fond of their semi-autos. But then again, these are just my personal choices. Rent a bunch and see what he shoots with best. But save the Glock for last to test.