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Talk me out of another .45acp ;)

Discussion in 'General Handgun' started by big shrek, Feb 24, 2017.

Should I buy it and what should I do to it if I do?

Poll closed Apr 14, 2017.
  1. Don't Buy It...your safe is out of pistol slots.

  2. Buy it and save it for spare parts.

  3. Buy it and convert it to 10mm.

  4. Buy it and convert it to .45-Super.

Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Txwheels

    Txwheels G&G Evangelist

    I've been thinking of a .45 Grizzly Win Mag lately.
    Have a good friend who is a retired Texas Ranger and that's what he carried when he was on duty.
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  2. Palladin8

    Palladin8 G&G Evangelist

    He carried a LAR Grizzly 45 Win Mag as a Duty gun? Those things are huge. Not much different than a Desert Eagle in size.
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  3. Just buy 10 more of them and then you have no problem.
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  4. I just got rid of my last .45 pistol, the only .45acp I have left is the ruger sixgun
  5. big shrek

    big shrek G&G Evangelist

    Well, I finally went & did the deal Friday,
    got it at the price I really wanted...
    which was $200 :) Haggling is your friend!!

    It does have some pitting on both sides...
    but the guts & barrel look rarely used,
    maybe a box or two of ammo thru it...
    grips look nearly that's a plus.
    So cased much, left too long in case or holster,
    rusted, then someone cleaned most of it off,
    and sold it to the pawn shop.

    Haven't shot my own pics yet,
    this one is actually a little nicer than mine,
    as far as the bluing, but mine doesn't have scratches.
    M45 rough.jpg

    This is what an After pic of someone else's
    looks like...

    Normally I'd reblue or Parkerize it myself,
    but I'm feeling the need to Cerakote...

    Torn between Tennessee Vols colors,
    (Orange with white controls)

    or Multicam Black with Bright Brass controls...
    Multicam Black & Bright Brass.jpg

    or maybe go full-psycho and do this...

    Whatcha'll think??
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  6. big shrek

    big shrek G&G Evangelist

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  7. Huey Rider

    Huey Rider G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    I like the multi-cam black.
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  8. Big Dog

    Big Dog Retired IT Dinosaur Wrangler Forum Contributor

    That olive park is sharp!
  9. big shrek

    big shrek G&G Evangelist

    Well...I went off book...
    Dropped it off at the Cerakote place,
    then slept on it overnight,
    called the guy in the morning and told him
    that I'd changed my mind from the USA flag,
    to something easier and different ;)
    And it wasn't one of the ones I posted...
    go figure...I'll post pics when they're done
    in a couple weeks ;)
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  10. Coach

    Coach G&G Evangelist

    Personally, I ALWAY'S root for the psycho!
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  11. big shrek

    big shrek G&G Evangelist

    Talked to him Wednesday...
    Argh...he was gonna have it done,
    but ran outta GOLD Cerakote...dangit!!

    At least he got the other color on already ;)
    So now we're waiting on a new bottle of Gold
    to come in so hopefully it'll be done by Monday!

    Ok, decided NOT to go with the USA Flag,
    because it is a Spanish Gun ;)
    Decided against the Blue Multicam,
    because it's too much like Navy Digicam. Ew.
    Decided against Blaze Orange, just because ;)

    However, the last phone call, he said a
    different color than I ordered...after I got off
    the phone & realized it, I went...HMMMMMMM!
    That could work too!!
    So this actually could be a surprise color job,
    because the gold trim works with either!!
    And I'll just have to wait and see which one
    he did...LOL Some folks would be ticked,
    but it just cracks me up...sometimes the
    surprise is more fun than the plan!!
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2017
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    Good choice Love 45cal anything (accept 45gap I have a slingshot to cover that).
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  13. big shrek

    big shrek G&G Evangelist

    Heh, just realized I forgot to add
    pics to this thread of the Cerakote
    job ;)
    GEDC0003 (2).JPG GEDC0006 (2).JPG GEDC0002 (2).JPG
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