GUN .45 in a compact pistol

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  1. Bigsnake

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    Does a .45 have too much recoil in a compact pistol?

    I can't tell a big difference between my 9mm and a friend's .45 in a fulls-sized handgun(until he puts in his +p+) but was wondering how the difference was when you get a .45 in a compact pistol.
     
  2. oakie

    oakie my ninja.

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    i have a Sig Sauer P245. the recoil is negligible, but noticeable compared to my P2000sk.

    if you're decently trained, there's no reason why a compact 45 wouldnt be controllable.
     
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    I just bought a firestar M45 from a buddy and it doesn't feel like it recoils any more than my USP fullsize. Maybe it's because it is noticeably heavier. I don't know, but the recoil isn't any worse, and it is a smaller pistol.
     
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    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    .45 rounds have very little recoil
     
  5. SlowNegative

    SlowNegative Her name is Rio

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    I shot a .45 this weekend. I was more accurate with it at 15 yards than I was with the various .40's and 9mm's I was shooting previously.

    I am still torn on what my first handgun will be in May: HK USP, Beretta 92/96, FN Five-SeveN, FNP-9, etc.

    I've shot enough Glocks and XD's at the range to know that they are not for me.
     
  6. GlocksRock

    GlocksRock Glock > You

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    The recoil on my Glock 30 is very managable.
     
  7. Bigsnake

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    What do you all think of a Para or a Kimber compact in .45?

    Has anyone had any experiences with any of the Para handguns at all? What is their reliability like as well as their customer service if you have a problem? Guess this could be a new thread...
     
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    I shot a compact USP this past weekend and I loved it, though Im definitly a fan of the g30/g26 both sub compact .45 and great for carry weapons...

    Though im also 6'4" and 280 so I can conceal a much larger firearm than that
     
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    I love 1911's but when you get down to 3.5" barrels they run into problems with reliability. Kimber even recommends you shoot nothing but 230gr ammo only to help it with functioning. It's just the design. I did see though that Para is releasing a verison of their WartHawg in a 9mm model. Will have to wait and see if it's better than the .45 WartHawg.
     
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    I saw that on their webpage also but I haven't really heard anything about the warthawgs at all. What's the info on them? Any good?
     
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    I recently looked at a warthog, 10 rnds .45 .... in a sub compact, the thing was like holding a beer can :ugh:
     
  12. oakie

    oakie my ninja.

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    well, it's lasted 94 years so far... :hsugh:
     
  13. copeland

    copeland smarter than you

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    Easy there buddy...There are lots of "reasons" the Us Ditched the .45 some include :

    A smaller Caliber - more people are comfortable with it (ie women, smaller men)

    A smaller caliber - "Less Lethal" Ironic, I know but it goes with the idea of FMJ in rifles...

    PersonallyI have Norinco 1911 commander .45 and i like it. I've fired off a a nine and it's just not the same rush...Leaving big holes is cool.

    I've fired off my pop's 10mm with some really hot loaded ammo and that fucker bucked right at your wrist...it was interesting.

    I am not saying the .45 is THE GUN, but it's done it's duty and still remains a classic in handgun achievement.
     
  14. Platinum_Thunder

    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    No Wilson no care
     
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    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    Get a Wilson
     
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    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    First Walther, then Glock and now Wilson.

    lets have a next Poll on what gun PT will sack ride next :noes:
     
  17. Bigsnake

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    I've never checked out what S&W has to offer in compacts but now I'm going to. I love my 915.

    The one thing I noticed with the compact, single stack 1911's compared to the XD and Glocks is the 1911s seemed to be thinner. I really like the kimber compacts except the price tag... I hated the feel of the XD compact even though I kind of like the full-sized XDs.
     
  18. Michael Westen

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    actually, IIRC the military went to the beretta and the 9mm because 9mm is the standard NATO pistol round. Other reasons were there as well, but NATO is the same reason everybody went to 5.56 from 7.62x39
     
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    If I recall correctly some 1911's were reissued in the dessert because the berretta couldn't handle the fine sand in the air.
     
  20. Otsego Hive

    Otsego Hive Wait, what? We're being swapped?

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    my dad's got a kimber ultra. Very manageable compact weapon
     
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    I shot a full size Para in a .45 last weekend. The magazine was difficult to load, other than that it seemed to be decent. I wouldn't buy one personally, I question the build quality / durability.
     
  22. Platinum_Thunder

    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    Stay away from Para
     
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    reason?
     
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    Dunno... something in 7.68 :slap: :dunno: :)
     
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    the Beretta was chosen because Beretta volunteered to meet the final criteria of the contract, and that was to set up manufacturing in the USA. the other foreign made contenders could not meet that criteria.

    the NATO 5.56 was adopted to replace the NATO 7.62x51, aka 7.62NATO.

    the 7.62x39 is a russian designed cartridge.
     

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