GUN Looking for a single-stack 5" .45 other than a 1911

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  1. THT

    THT The easy way is always mined

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    Any suggestions that meet the following criteria?

    .45ACP
    5" barrel
    Single-stack
     
  2. James Hook

    James Hook Never trust a government that doesn't trust its ow

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    Sig 220? :dunno:
     
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    This is what I have because I wanted a .45 with a rail, but 1911s with rails look stupid.
     
  4. Cannondale

    Cannondale OT Supporter

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    Why not a 1911?
     
  5. THT

    THT The easy way is always mined

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    Because I already identified it as one that meets the criteria.
     
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    phrozenlikwid New Member

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    Sig makes a SAO 220 with a 5" barrel. Think it's called the 220 SAO Match or something. I felt one up at a gunstore and it felt good in the hand.

    CZ makes a 97B, which is more/less a 75B that's been scaled up to fit the 45ACP round. It's not a single stack though........
     
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    why single stack?
     
  8. THT

    THT The easy way is always mined

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    Thinner grip.
     
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    look at the M&P45. its pretty thin for a 45 :dunno:
     
  10. BLH

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    The CZ-97b is the same width as the 1911 if you take the grips off. If you get thin grips for it, it'll be the same.
     
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    No kidding? I thought the 97B was considerably wider than the regular 75B, which can indeed be ridiculously thin.

    I dunno, I've never even felt a '97, or a RAMI for that matter.

    For what you could spend on a decent 1911 or a Sig, I could probably build a pretty badass '97. I missed a chance on one a while back, and have kinda/sorta regretted it.
     
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    It has been awhile since I measured mine vs the roommates 1911, but if its not the same its damn close, if you get thin grips for it you won't really notice a difference width wise I don't think.
     
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    idleprocess Bring a dollar with you baby in the cold cold grou

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    Grip profile on double-stack .45ACP handguns have slimmed down considerably in recent years. I know that the XD45 and G21SF have grips that are damned close to their 9mm counterparts. Not sure about other manufacturers though.
     
  14. THT

    THT The easy way is always mined

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    Need slimmer than a G21SF.
     
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    S&W 4506 is pretty classic
     
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    john in jax New Member

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    Another +1 for the S&W 4506. It is a great weapon - overbuilt in every way, as indestructible as it gets. Owned and carried one for years, +/- a thousand rounds downrange and I can't remember a gun-related issue.
     
  17. Dumbstixlars

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    Gosh I wish I could find another one. :wtc:
     
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    affende Resident 4X4 Elitest Prick

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    glock does make a single stack 45 ...

    SF = Short Frame
    SL = Slim Line

    G36SL .... SC though ... so <4" barrel

    why slimmer than a G21SF ... do you have woman hands?
     
  19. THT

    THT The easy way is always mined

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    For my sister. I want ideas for guns that she should rent and shoot the next time we go to the range. The grip of my G21SF is too big for her.
     
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    if the 5" barrel is negotiable ... have her try a 36SL .... it felt tiny in my hand.

    plus its a SC ... so it would be easier for a female to conceal if that is a concern at some point ...
     
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    Does it have to be a 45? I ask because there doesn't seem to be many options in that category....
     
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    THT The easy way is always mined

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    Not concealing but for plinking/practice. She was on the fence about guns until I took her to the range last weekend where she proceeded to have alot of fun. We'll rent a bunch and figure out what works for her which is the reason for the thread. I want her to start with a full-size because that's going to have the shortest learning curve.
     
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    THT The easy way is always mined

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    She was much better with a .45 than 9mm. At 15', she managed to put three rounds in one jagged hole with my G21SF w/ Big Dots. I was floored since it was her first time out but I watched each round as it made that one hole a little bigger. She was putting the two guys flanking her to shame since they were all over the targets. I overheard one say he was aiming for CoM and he hit the paper to the left of the shoulder with his 92FS. Then he hit the right leg of the silhouette :rofl: The guy to the right wasn't much better with his .38 special wheel gun...
     
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    THT The easy way is always mined

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    Oh and the reaction to how big the .45ACP round is compared to 9mm was priceless! She picked up the 21 and started to load a 9mm in the mag, turned to me when it wouldn't fit properly, and I pointed at the other box of ammo to which her eyes visibly widened when she saw the size difference. :rofl:
     
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