DA/SA Pistols in 45acp...Which One Would You Choose for CCW??

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Nalajr, Apr 7, 2020.

  1. cgff

    cgff Well-Known Member

    Aug 24, 2015
    Op, (Larry)
    lengthy response but Baer with me. (Lol)

    First thought on reading your post was a 3rd Gen S&W sweet pistols but out of production for some time and a LNIB/Pristine one command larger #s

    A Sig 220! (Of your preferred 2 the 220 FS)
    They have been built forever or if you can find one a 227. Prior to this bug deploying the globe, Sig scaled back there classic line so the NIB 220s started to climb in price I was seeing them locally nib 6s-700, 6 mos or so ago and never snagged a railed version. (snooze you loose).

    I’m an HK fanboy but holsters parts mags etc can get pricey fast. Great pistols if you go HK?
    As others have suggested LEM trigger.

    Myself. Here’s the big one.

    I recently went with a Glock 30 gen 4 it’s role kinda do all, I can CCW it on occasion, mount a light for bedside HD! Use 13 rd mags with a grip adapter kinda a G30x, my 45acp version of the Glock 19x
    My main justification, covers all bases ultra Reliable, W/initial cost low and mags accessories fairly
    Plentiful/affordable and it starts life as a 10 rd pistol. Did I say pricing was low!
    If I was looking primarily CCW, with the options I covered secondary I’d think Glock 30s. It has the lighter narrower slide so it carries way better but the trade off may be a bit snappier on recoil. The Glock 30s also tends to fit, work with a lot of Glock 19 holsters & a plethora of those abound.
    Glocks are just very utilitarian not my first choice but? And the kicker I was able to put my Gunsite slide plate on it.

    Another option is a Springfield XDE, single stack, DA/SA available in 45, Langdon tactical offers up some goodies for it, and can be carried C&L
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2020
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  2. Ohio

    Ohio I like this place !

    Mar 22, 2018
    Get a Talon grip tape, rubberized. They go on all my plastic pistols.


  3. cgff

    cgff Well-Known Member

    Aug 24, 2015
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  4. CDR_Glock

    CDR_Glock Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2012
    If I were to carry 45 ACP, I’d pick my Glock 30 or acquire an FN FNX 45 Tactical.

    I loved the HK 45 Compact, also.

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  5. 7.62Kolectr

    7.62Kolectr On guard

    Jun 6, 2018
    Sig 227 SAS. 10+1 in a 229 size gun. Smooth and accurate. Mine runs perfect and carries quite well.
  6. NPV

    NPV Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2017
    HK USP 45 or HK45, compact version of either if size is an issue. I’ll post some pics tomorrow.

    Edited to add pic as promised....
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2020
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  7. HooDoo Man

    HooDoo Man Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Dec 26, 2017
    P220 Compact(carry) Single stack & thin.
  8. DukeSoprano

    DukeSoprano Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Jan 17, 2013
    I carry a Glock 30s, I have no idea why it is so accurate, it just doesn't add up to me.
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  9. studenygreg

    studenygreg Well-Known Member

    Jun 27, 2016

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  10. Stumpnav

    Stumpnav Member

    Aug 18, 2019
    I love the FN/FNX but it is a beast and doesn’t carry easily.
    If I was going to carry a full size DA/SA 45 it would be the PX4.
    That’s why I like the 1911 in 45. Good ratio of size to capacity.
    The FNX is my go-to home defense gun. Lots of bullets, a rail for a light and a safety along with DA/SA for added options if I get woken up in the middle of the night and have to go from dead asleep to full up ready in the blink of an eye.
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  11. Nalajr

    Nalajr Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2015
    Thanks all for your replies and advice. Liked the pics too.

    There’s just so many really nice pistols out there in every conceivable flavor. I’ve owned 2 or 3 SIG P220’s over the years but have never owned a modern HK. I did own an HKP9s in 9mm for a bit but couldn’t get it running reliably.
    I was wondering if anyone was going to mention the various XD pistols in 45 acp. They make a pretty close cousin to the Glock 30 in the XD 3.8 Compact in both 9 and 45. Ive never seen one though. I’d like to handle one and see how it feels, but I do like the Glock 30. I’ve never shot one, but I do have a 19 and have enjoyed it for many years now.

    I can remember reading articles in the various gun rags that talked about how accurate the 30 is and how it totally fools you into thinking it won’t be. I think Ayoob said his 30 was as accurate as some of his custom 1911’s. Of course that was many years ago that I read that.

    I’d like to try out a 4513 and 4516 too. Either one in the TSW variant would be a great choice. But as was mentioned, they are scarce and not easy to find. Those that have them hold onto them I guess. You’d think with the numbers they were made in, they would t be that difficult to find a nice USED version of either. It takes some looking before one will turn up.
    Oh, I like the SIG P245 too.

    Heck....I love ‘em all!!
  12. soverystout

    soverystout Well-Known Member

    Dec 26, 2019
    I had an XDM 3.8 in 45acp. They are really solid guns. Took it through a training course or two. Never any hiccups. Never carried it though. I have parted ways with all of my polymer guns.
  13. Pinecreekboy

    Pinecreekboy New Member

    Nov 3, 2019
    If you've had any concerns about transitioning from a single-action pistol to a DA/SA you might want to consider the Sig P220 Legion SAO. And then send it to The Sig Armorer for a carry-level job. The trigger will be surprisingly close to the 1911 you're already used to. As will being able to carry it cocked and locked as you do now. With Sig SAO you can engage the safety before the hammer is cocked. You can also operate the slide with the safety on. With the Legion the gun will sit lower in your hand similar to your 1911.

    If you're an extremely large individual you could consider the HK Mark 23. Incredible gun. And when you're out of ammo you can club your assailant with it ;~)
  14. 1LuvGuns

    1LuvGuns Incurable..... NRA Lifer

    Aug 14, 2012
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  15. soverystout

    soverystout Well-Known Member

    Dec 26, 2019
    CC a Mark 23? I agree it's a great gun but you would have to be big, like Andre the Giant big!
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  16. Kevin Rohrer

    Kevin Rohrer Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Jul 6, 2014
    I would never carry a SA/DA auto in any caliber. If I didn't carry a 1911, it would be a P220 SAO or my custom BHP in .40.
  17. sparkyfender

    sparkyfender Active Member

    Nov 26, 2017
    HK USP Compact.

    Great non 1911 .45 acp pistol.
  18. jjfitch

    jjfitch Well-Known Member

    Mar 26, 2012
    I got caught up in the plastic fantastic craze around 1997 and switched to a G-22 as a Deputy. After retirement 14 years ago I sold the G-22 and brought the S&W 4566 and 5906 out of retirement. 4566 and  5906 20181008_091449.jpg

    The best of the best!

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    Yogi619 Active Member

    Dec 21, 2016

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