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Old 10-03-2020, 02:48 PM
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I love my 40 compact and my shield in 9mm. I bought a springfield 45 XD mod 2 compact because I shot a friends and could not believe the accuracy of the gun, even made me look like I knew how to shoot. I just can not run the springfield the mag release is stiff and not positioned right for my hands I guess. The 40 compact could not be any better I get pretty fast reloads with it.
For those that have one hows the accuracy?
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Love mine, no complaints here.
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Love my compact, too. The .45 shield is nice also.


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Old 10-04-2020, 11:11 AM
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I have both a Compact 9mm and a Compact .45, both with 4" barrels.

I can't explain why, but although I have way more practice with the 9, I consistently shoot the .45 better. At least the first few mags. After a while the increased recoil becomes a factor, and the 9 is definitely less tiring.

I've been keeping stats on both pistols at 5, 7, 10 and 25 yds with both 2 handed grip and strong hand only grip. The .45 is more accurate in every category for me. It's not a huge difference but it is a measurable difference.
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I have a M&P 45C that I have installed Warren Tactical Night Sights, and S&W factory smoothed out the trigger to a nice 5.5#s. The gun is an outstanding shooter, and I recently replaced the factory recoil spring and guide rod with S&W original parts. The only problem is I really don't need the 45C anymore because my EDC is a 4" compact 1911, and my alternative is a full size heavily modified Colt Series 70. The only pocket gun I carry is a 340PD. If there is any interest let me know, thanks. I am open to a trade if the right thing comes up. By the way, the 45C is as accurate as my 1911s, and they are really accurate.

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Old 10-07-2020, 11:55 AM
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Does anyone conceal carry the 45C and how does the weight compare to others?
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I love my 45c, but don’t carry it often. If I do, it is OWB in a Desantis speed scabbard. It’s a little heavy but works. I’m wanting a 45 shield for IWB, like this 9 I’m carrying now.
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Does anyone conceal carry the 45C and how does the weight compare to others?
I have both a 45C and a 9C and normally carry the 9mm, but don't think it would be a problem if I wanted to carry the 45 instead. They are very nearly the same size and fit the same holster, the 45 has about 3/8" longer grip and is a bit wider but not much.

The 45 weighs 36 ounces loaded with 10 rounds of FMJ while the 9 weighs 33 1/4 ounces loaded with 15 rounds of FMJ. I don't consider that weight difference significant, but some people might.

IMO they are both good carry guns with each having it's pros and cons. I'd feel adequately armed with either.
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