.45ACP Pistols in the $400-$500 range

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by Outriderdark, Feb 21, 2006.

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.45ACP Pistols in the $400-$500 range

  1. Springfield Mil-Spec 1911-A1

    7 vote(s)
    50.0%
  2. Springfield XD

    5 vote(s)
    35.7%
  3. Ruger P90

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Ruger P345

    1 vote(s)
    7.1%
  5. Ruger P95

    1 vote(s)
    7.1%
  1. Outriderdark

    Outriderdark G&G Newbie

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    Looking at my options for a good .45ACP. By good I mean reasonably accurate, completely reliable, rugged, will be good to go in 20 yrs if I do my part, and easy to find parts for. The obvious choice is a 1911, which I've asked about in the past. I'm also a big fan of Rugers. I'm not a fan of S&W auto's.
    The purpose ov this gun would be home defense, zombies, SHTF, TEOTWAWKI, and shooting cantaloups at the range.
    I've narrowed it down to the following:

    Springfield Mil Spec 1911-A1
    Springfield XD
    Ruger P90
    Ruger P345
    Ruger P95

    It's time for a new .45 and this is what I've narrowed it down to. Any opinions or thoughts?
    I open to further suggestions as well if I've missed another obvious choice. Thanks!
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2006
  2. ash

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  3. Outriderdark

    Outriderdark G&G Newbie

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    I actually like them in principal (cheap, reliable, lifetime warrantee) but they don't sit in my hand very well.
  4. ash

    ash G&G Regular

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    Go for the springfield then or look at the baby desert eagle. The trigger pull on the .45 ruger is rediculous.
  5. alraicer

    alraicer G&G Newbie

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    I drool over at 1911 mil spec at the a local shop
  6. silentknight

    silentknight G&G Newbie

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    How about a Cz 97, I love mine and picked it up for around $500
  7. Mooseman684

    Mooseman684 G&G Newbie

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    I am a big fan of Colt 1911's and clones. I have the Springfield 1911 A1 and I am very pleased with the Quality and since there are tons of Optional parts, upgrades, and accessories that you don't find with most other models of handguns, I believe it to be the Most versatile of all Handguns.
    Rich
  8. BattleRifleG3

    BattleRifleG3 Retired Moderator

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    Had a tough call there between the Springfields, but had to say the 1911 due to features the XD lacks. Now a Taurus 24/7... I'm looking forward to shooting a friend's soon.
  9. dave375hh

    dave375hh G&G Newbie Forum Contributor

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    Take a look at the Charles Daly's, Made in Isreal. Good write-up's on them and they come with all the bells & wistles for under $500 on Gun Broker.
  10. Lonegun1894

    Lonegun1894 G&G Newbie

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    voted 1911, as i have a springfield 1911A1, but also have a EAA witness compact that cost me 300 new, and a ruger p-90 that cost the same, although slightly used. Neither of these has ever jammed, when fed good ammo, and not crappy handloads to see if they'd feed. Both the cheaper ones are also very accurate. The main difference between them is mainly size and how they feel in the hand. All are comfortable, but the EAA has the widest grip, while the p-90 seems to be the most massive, althought the 1911 isnt much smaller--maybe it just feels like it, as i know the barrel is longer on the 1911. The 1911 gives me the best long range (100-150m) accuracy too, but i also have the most practice with it out of these 3. The trigger on the p-90 was iffy, but it got smoothed out by a friend of mine. The 1911 has by far the best trigger, but the EAA is good also. Another perk with the EAA is it can be carried cocked and locked like the 1911, or uncocked and fire doubleaction, if that is what you prefer. All good guns in my book. Only thing, i thought the p-95 was a 9mm, but then again, with the exception of the p-90, i havent gotten to handle many Ruger semis.
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