GUN Shot a .45 handgun for the first time today

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  1. cheet

    cheet OT Supporter

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    I bought a USPc .40sw without ever trying a .45 (which was pretty stupid) because i thought the 8 round mag would be just too limiting. So at the range today I decided to rent a Sig .45 after I was done shooting and holy shit :bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:, I was shooting so much better. I don't remember the model of the sig, but it was a fullsize and I actually didn't like the gun itself (no safety, slide lock was difficult).

    But anyways I think I'm going to try and sell my USPc to a local gunstore and get a .45 model. Actually would work out great since I just ordered a cali legal USC .45 and I will only have to stock up 1 pistol caliber now.

    Just wanted to share, I'm pretty excited. I don't have a pic of my target but for 16 rounds I had a 5 inch grouping just pretty much dead on the bullseye. I know that's not that impressive but I'm a beginning shooter with no instruction at all and thats much better than my previous trips to the range.

    cliffs: <3 .45
     
  2. Soybomb

    Soybomb New Member

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    Are you sure that it was the caliber that made you a better shot and not that you had a bigger gun or a different trigger? :)
     
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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    I have to agree with soybomb, I'm not sure it was the 45 that made you shoot better than the 40 as much as it was another element. Like a shooter trigger pull or a heavier gun to dampen recoil or maybe even just a gun that fit your hands better. I would do a little more shopping before scrapping a pistol and buying a 45.
     
  4. 99_civic_ex

    99_civic_ex Active Member

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    What didn't you like about the USPc in .40? I've got one and IMO, it's a blast to shoot. The bullets go where I want it to.
     
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    99_civic_ex Active Member

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    Oh, and if you sell your gun to your local gunstore, they'll probably rape you on the price.
     
  6. cheet

    cheet OT Supporter

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    Ya I've considered this as well, forgot to mention it in my original post
     
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    +1 to Soybomb.. on target as usual. :bowdown:

    That said I do love my 1911. :joshers:
     
  8. Paul Revere

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    .40 is a pretty snappy round and it can take a bit to get used to. .45 is more of a "big push" and can be controlled somewhat easier.

    soybomb might be right, but there are people who just dont like .40 (me included.
     
  9. natelam

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    Before you trade into a gun store, check out hkpro lots of guys there are looking to trade down. The USPc .45 is a larger frame than the USPc .40 so make sure to try it out first.
     
  10. amill94

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    As stated, try a uspc 45 first if you can...just to make sure you like it. A change in caliber won't make you more accurate.....I'm sure it was the gun. Either way, I'll give you a thumbs on on the uspc .45...I love mine. I don't own a gun in .40....and doubt I will. I just don't like the round compared to the others that are out there.
     
  11. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    You shot a SIG P220. It does not have a manual safety to get in the way, no.

    The HK USP45 is also a great shooting .45, no doubt you'll be happy with it. I had mine swapped to V3 to function like the SIG. (DA/SA, Decocker only)
     

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