Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > General Topics > Firearms & Knives: Other Brands & General Gun Topics

Firearms & Knives: Other Brands & General Gun Topics Post Your General Gun Topics and Non-S&W Gun and Blade Topics Here


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #51  
Old 03-06-2012, 01:34 AM
Cyrano's Avatar
Cyrano Cyrano is offline
US Veteran
Absent Comrade
Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol  
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 7,579
Likes: 13,500
Liked 6,749 Times in 2,527 Posts
Default

Glock 36. I have one in the gun room. When I'm playing in there at night and hear something in the rest of the house, it's in my fist as I investigate.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg L1010825.jpg (51.6 KB, 109 views)
File Type: jpg L1010828.jpg (48.3 KB, 82 views)

Last edited by Cyrano; 03-07-2012 at 04:22 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #52  
Old 03-06-2012, 03:26 PM
310Pilot 310Pilot is offline
Member
Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol  
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Arizona
Posts: 889
Likes: 57
Liked 341 Times in 164 Posts
Default

What? They make 45 ACP in something other than a 1911? Heresy!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #53  
Old 03-06-2012, 03:36 PM
rebs081 rebs081 is offline
Member
Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol  
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 507
Likes: 58
Liked 191 Times in 109 Posts
Default P220

is the sig p220 a good gun for lead semi wad cutters ? Whats the going rate for a P220 ?
Reply With Quote
  #54  
Old 03-06-2012, 03:41 PM
jackge jackge is offline
US Veteran
Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol  
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 131
Likes: 3
Liked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by joespapa View Post
This one ought to get some folks talking . What is the best non-1911 45 acp pistol and why?
"BEST" is dependent on what it's intended use is. For cowboy action shooting a SAA would be best, for CC a G19 could be best.
My "BEST" is a S&W 686 SSR, 4' brl because it's used for home defense. Sorry it's not a .45 but it is my best for that purpose. All my .45's are 1911's
__________________
Life Mbr:DAV-USMC-DAV-NRA-MOPH

Last edited by jackge; 03-06-2012 at 03:43 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #55  
Old 03-06-2012, 08:58 PM
LOBO's Avatar
LOBO LOBO is offline
SWCA Member
Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol  
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 1,813
Likes: 1,115
Liked 1,868 Times in 442 Posts
Default

Glock 21 all the way!
Reply With Quote
  #56  
Old 03-07-2012, 07:51 PM
BADSBSNF811 BADSBSNF811 is offline
US Veteran
Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol  
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 264
Likes: 2
Liked 14 Times in 12 Posts
Default

Wheel gun - S&W 625 Model of 1988
Traditional metal - Sig P220
"Tupperware" - Glock 21
__________________
You do what you are.
Reply With Quote
  #57  
Old 06-24-2012, 12:10 AM
Rsq163 Rsq163 is offline
Member
Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol  
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 2
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Hk45 :-)...... Crazy accurate, shoots like a dream...just fits
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #58  
Old 06-24-2012, 12:39 AM
cowboy45 cowboy45 is offline
Member
Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol  
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Mexia Texas
Posts: 383
Likes: 7
Liked 154 Times in 78 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bitstream View Post
Springfield XDm in .45

It shoots like a dream. I can shoot 2" groups at 25 yards easily. It feels very nice in the hand (same angle as a 1911) and runs great. Oh, and it holds 13+1 capacity, has 3 different backstraps for adjustment, and comes with a bunch of other extras.
I'm not much on polymer ,but the springer Xd and HK Usp are pretty good. I'm more of a if ain't steel it ain't real kinda guy. The HK USP is scary accurate and feels great. The springer has a good feel and a good trigger. Just my 2 cents worth.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #59  
Old 06-24-2012, 01:09 AM
BCDWYO's Avatar
BCDWYO BCDWYO is offline
Member
Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol  
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Posts: 1,526
Likes: 2,068
Liked 1,588 Times in 469 Posts
Default

I sold my XDM 45 and bought a FNP45 Tactical and I love it. See WC145's post for a pic cause mine looks exactly like his! It is my current home defense/bedside gun. It's not much good for civilian cc but for a service weapon and for HD it is hard to beat! I didn't know if I would like the Trijicon RMR, but after trying it I'm sold. Sig P220 is also a classic and a close second IMO.

Last edited by BCDWYO; 06-24-2012 at 01:12 AM.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #60  
Old 06-24-2012, 01:20 AM
Evil Dog's Avatar
Evil Dog Evil Dog is offline
US Veteran
Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol  
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: So Cal Desert
Posts: 1,681
Likes: 1,166
Liked 1,227 Times in 393 Posts
Default

No contest.... S&W 625, Model of 1988. Moonclips are wonderful things.
__________________
A closed mouth gathers no foot
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #61  
Old 06-24-2012, 01:31 AM
Fishslayer Fishslayer is offline
US Veteran
Absent Comrade
Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol  
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: San Diego, PRK
Posts: 9,233
Likes: 11,531
Liked 11,249 Times in 3,916 Posts
Default

Best for what?
Reply With Quote
  #62  
Old 06-24-2012, 01:40 AM
Rockets's Avatar
Rockets Rockets is offline
Member
Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol  
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 251
Likes: 53
Liked 52 Times in 32 Posts
Default

I really like my 30sf
Reply With Quote
  #63  
Old 06-24-2012, 06:46 AM
Ivan the Butcher Ivan the Butcher is offline
Member
Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol  
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Harlem, Ohio
Posts: 14,713
Likes: 24,201
Liked 27,011 Times in 9,343 Posts
Default

For CCW a Star P.D. was a great gun(so good try find one), and the 220 Sig family is wonderful-I've carried full size and own a 245. For rough duty 45 wheele gun; 1937 contract 1917 with the lanyard!
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #64  
Old 06-24-2012, 06:49 AM
brucev brucev is offline
Member
Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol  
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: The Peach State! GA!!!
Posts: 5,937
Likes: 14,444
Liked 6,303 Times in 2,339 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by joespapa View Post
This one ought to get some folks talking . What is the best non-1911 45 acp pistol and why?
Pistol? Sig P-220. Revolver? S&W 625-2.
__________________
<><
Reply With Quote
  #65  
Old 06-24-2012, 01:02 PM
Finest Firearms Finest Firearms is offline
Member
Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol  
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Mentor, Ohio
Posts: 4
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Best non 1911 45

Glock 21 sf or G4, Or the one and only IWI BABY DESERT EAGLE 45. Both guns bad to the bone. IMHO.
Reply With Quote
  #66  
Old 06-24-2012, 01:18 PM
7tenz's Avatar
7tenz 7tenz is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: so cal
Posts: 1,360
Likes: 539
Liked 764 Times in 399 Posts
Default

The reason I picked the Sig 220 for my nitestand is because it's the only gun nobody seems to disagree it is first rate. Haven't fired it much, but from the experience I've had so far with my 226 9mm I'll sure trust it as long as the ammo does it's part.

Both guns have the internal extractor and breechblock.
__________________
9tenz
Reply With Quote
  #67  
Old 06-24-2012, 01:19 PM
Dave_n Dave_n is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: SE PA
Posts: 1,143
Likes: 1,297
Liked 1,109 Times in 554 Posts
Default

SW 625, though my 4506 and two 745s are all in the same camp. Dave_n
Reply With Quote
  #68  
Old 06-24-2012, 02:53 PM
Beauetienne's Avatar
Beauetienne Beauetienne is offline
Member
Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol  
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Acadiana
Posts: 1,064
Likes: 1,322
Liked 735 Times in 269 Posts
Default

I also prefer the P220 to all other 45 pistols I've shot.

__________________
" I don't recall, senator."
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #69  
Old 06-24-2012, 03:01 PM
sixgunnr sixgunnr is offline
Member
Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol  
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 15
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 1 Post
Default

Amen. I love my '17. Also like my (forgive me) Glock 30
Reply With Quote
  #70  
Old 06-24-2012, 04:39 PM
LTC's Avatar
LTC LTC is offline
US Veteran
Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol  
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: NW NJ
Posts: 1,186
Likes: 3,164
Liked 1,098 Times in 332 Posts
Default

I'll go with MLK18 and say my 4506-1. Nothing not to likw about it.

LTC
Reply With Quote
  #71  
Old 06-24-2012, 04:51 PM
Texas Star Texas Star is offline
US Veteran
Absent Comrade
Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol  
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Texas
Posts: 20,360
Likes: 24,260
Liked 16,158 Times in 7,409 Posts
Default

I have to lean toward the SIG- P-220 (which fits my hand) and the USP (which doesn't, too well.)
Reply With Quote
  #72  
Old 06-24-2012, 04:58 PM
nipster nipster is offline
Banned
Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol  
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 2,026
Likes: 5
Liked 388 Times in 273 Posts
Default

I have a S&W 645 and really like it. Also an older alloy SIG P220 as well. Like them both, also plan on getting a S&W 4501 or 4501-1 at some point too.
Reply With Quote
  #73  
Old 06-24-2012, 05:05 PM
DGT's Avatar
DGT DGT is offline
SWCA Member
Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol  
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 2,563
Likes: 8,283
Liked 2,072 Times in 590 Posts
Default

For me, it's gotta be the Model 1955. This one shipped in 1955.
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Like Post:
  #74  
Old 06-24-2012, 05:22 PM
Earnest P's Avatar
Earnest P Earnest P is offline
US Veteran
Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol  
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: NW Arkansas
Posts: 39
Likes: 0
Liked 20 Times in 12 Posts
Default

Another vote for Sig Sauer. This P245 never fails to function and is accurate. But the wood grips are like lipstick on a pig. Resides in my nightstand.

Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #75  
Old 06-24-2012, 09:38 PM
Bat Guano Bat Guano is offline
Member
Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol  
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 3,258
Likes: 1,224
Liked 2,526 Times in 1,043 Posts
Default

I'm pretty committed to the 1911 and don't stray too far. Picked up a Kahr CW45 six months ago and hopefully have the gremlins exterminated. I view it as a work in progress; I don't altogether trust it yet with about 275 rounds through it. Too bad as it is incredibly quick and accurate for a featherweight shorty.

Have a Vaquero in 45 Colt that I wouldn't mind getting a .45 ACP cylinder for, and a .45 convertible Ruger that is one great shooter.
Reply With Quote
  #76  
Old 06-24-2012, 10:17 PM
Kanewpadle's Avatar
Kanewpadle Kanewpadle is online now
US Veteran
Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol  
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Wrong side of Washington
Posts: 10,272
Likes: 13,130
Liked 17,351 Times in 5,212 Posts
Default

As I posted earlier, this gun is awesome as a plinker or home defense. Most have never seen nor heard of this gun. But I guarantee, if you shoot one, you WILL want one!

Excellent SA trigger. 10 round mag. Adjustable trigger.

Open the attachment and see!
Attached Files
File Type: pdf WitnessMatch.pdf (569.2 KB, 184 views)

Last edited by Kanewpadle; 06-24-2012 at 10:20 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #77  
Old 06-24-2012, 11:20 PM
mc5aw's Avatar
mc5aw mc5aw is offline
Member
Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol  
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: The free state of PA
Posts: 5,224
Likes: 5,721
Liked 8,584 Times in 2,782 Posts
Default

My SIG 220 with night sights is no hot rod gun, but it will outshoot any comparable 1911 that I could put up against it. I have S&W wheelgun blood running through my veins, but the 220 and pair of 228s are three of the finest pistols I have ever owned. They are virtually indestructible. As a matter of fact, the 228s made it through two Thunder Ranch week-long classes without a single stumble ... that's 3,000 + rounds fired flawlessly. The 220 is considerably more reliable than a 1911 as well (I'm talking stock, in the same price range), so I'd keep it over a 1911 if need be.
__________________
I'm with the banned ...
Reply With Quote
  #78  
Old 06-25-2012, 07:21 AM
627 city hunter 627 city hunter is offline
Member
Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol  
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 554
Likes: 4,534
Liked 135 Times in 98 Posts
Default

Really been thinking about an FN 45.

It is what I believe the future of semi-autos for military may be.
Reply With Quote
  #79  
Old 06-25-2012, 08:41 AM
BubbaBlades BubbaBlades is offline
Member
Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol  
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: South Florida
Posts: 486
Likes: 15
Liked 666 Times in 201 Posts
Default



Most of the shooters that I know are not familiar with the S&W 945. In my experience, it out shoots (for accuracy) any of my Colt, Kimber or other <$2,000 1911 automatics.

Mark
Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Like Post:
  #80  
Old 06-25-2012, 10:44 AM
18DAI's Avatar
18DAI 18DAI is offline
Absent Comrade
Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol  
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: GSO NC
Posts: 6,106
Likes: 23,604
Liked 13,224 Times in 2,863 Posts
Default

Yet another vote for the 4506-1.

Bet your life reliable, tack driving accurate and looks good doing all that.

I've no use for the 1911 in general. I own two 4506-1's. Regards 18DAI
Reply With Quote
  #81  
Old 01-10-2013, 12:20 AM
Two Guns's Avatar
Two Guns Two Guns is offline
Member
Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol  
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: NH
Posts: 391
Likes: 6
Liked 50 Times in 23 Posts
Default

Another vote for the Sig P220.
Reply With Quote
  #82  
Old 01-10-2013, 12:53 AM
Pete99004's Avatar
Pete99004 Pete99004 is offline
Member
Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol  
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: AZ
Posts: 2,068
Likes: 2,612
Liked 2,138 Times in 791 Posts
Default

One more vote for the P220 Carry from me! Love it!!

Attachment 97506

Should mention this one is a DAO with a 5# trigger, & is just like running my wheel guns.

Pete
__________________
Don't tread on me

Last edited by Pete99004; 12-21-2013 at 02:09 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #83  
Old 01-10-2013, 10:38 AM
brucev brucev is offline
Member
Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol  
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: The Peach State! GA!!!
Posts: 5,937
Likes: 14,444
Liked 6,303 Times in 2,339 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by joespapa View Post
This one ought to get some folks talking . What is the best non-1911 45 acp pistol and why?
S&W 625-2. With any decent load it will shoot 10 rings or smaller groups routinely. It has a superlative DA and SA trigger. The sights are typical S&W... outstanding. If you don't like the grip, there are a plethora of alternative choices available. Handling qualities are superb. Resale value... should that ever be a issue... is high.
__________________
<><
Reply With Quote
  #84  
Old 01-10-2013, 12:44 PM
M29since14 M29since14 is offline
SWCA Member
Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol  
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Indiana
Posts: 12,039
Likes: 10,403
Liked 10,395 Times in 4,935 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rebs081 View Post
is the sig p220 a good gun for lead semi wad cutters ? ...
I don't recall seeing a P220 that did not shoot lead just as well as my Colt 1911s, including semi-wadcutters.
Reply With Quote
  #85  
Old 01-10-2013, 12:48 PM
Alnamvet68 Alnamvet68 is offline
Banned
Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol  
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 1,745
Likes: 448
Liked 1,089 Times in 543 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by joespapa View Post
This one ought to get some folks talking . What is the best non-1911 45 acp pistol and why?
I wasn't aware such an anomaly existed....did Colt come out with a 45 acp auto in another platform?
Reply With Quote
  #86  
Old 01-10-2013, 01:19 PM
PALADIN85020's Avatar
PALADIN85020 PALADIN85020 is offline
US Veteran
Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol  
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Arizona
Posts: 10,246
Likes: 3,949
Liked 50,872 Times in 6,051 Posts
Default



Any one of these will get the job done - large, medium or small.

John
__________________
- Cogito, ergo armatus sum -
Reply With Quote
The Following 6 Users Like Post:
  #87  
Old 01-10-2013, 02:34 PM
novalty's Avatar
novalty novalty is offline
Member
Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol  
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Southern Maine
Posts: 13,611
Likes: 491
Liked 1,883 Times in 987 Posts
Default

Why the S&W 1911 of course, since purists don't consider it a true 1911 because of the external extractor.
Reply With Quote
  #88  
Old 01-10-2013, 03:30 PM
Frizzman Frizzman is offline
US Veteran
Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol  
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: The Old Dominion
Posts: 1,291
Likes: 359
Liked 576 Times in 280 Posts
Default

I don't know about it being the best but my favorite non-1911 .45 auto is the old Colt 1905 model I inherited from my uncle. Other than that one, I prefer my 625 model of 1988.
Reply With Quote
  #89  
Old 01-10-2013, 03:50 PM
Evil Dog's Avatar
Evil Dog Evil Dog is offline
US Veteran
Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol  
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: So Cal Desert
Posts: 1,681
Likes: 1,166
Liked 1,227 Times in 393 Posts
Default

Definitely fun to play with... sorta hard to find a decent holster though.

__________________
A closed mouth gathers no foot
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #90  
Old 01-10-2013, 05:29 PM
safearm's Avatar
safearm safearm is offline
Member
Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol  
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 1,753
Likes: 232
Liked 693 Times in 252 Posts
Default

Carried a personal 4566 for years as my duty gun before the Sheriff mandated that everyone would carry the issued Glock 21.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #91  
Old 01-10-2013, 05:53 PM
boatbum101 boatbum101 is offline
Member
Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol  
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Pensacola,FL
Posts: 1,676
Likes: 4,198
Liked 999 Times in 536 Posts
Default

SIG P220 or CZ97 .
Reply With Quote
  #92  
Old 01-10-2013, 06:03 PM
williamlayton's Avatar
williamlayton williamlayton is offline
Member
Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol  
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Deer Park, Texas
Posts: 3,357
Likes: 1,057
Liked 2,608 Times in 1,104 Posts
Default

If I had to roll out of bed and pick up a NIB .45 to defend myownself it would be a Sig P220.
Blessings
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Bill's Guns 209.JPG (93.6 KB, 76 views)
__________________
TEXAS, by GOD
Reply With Quote
  #93  
Old 01-10-2013, 06:16 PM
WardenRoss's Avatar
WardenRoss WardenRoss is offline
Member
Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol  
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Georgia, USA
Posts: 2,309
Likes: 3,500
Liked 7,406 Times in 1,615 Posts
Default

I find the SIG P220 or P245 to be the best for me. Dead on balls accurate. I shoot them very well. I have as much confidence shooting them as I do my model 66 or model 19 revolvers. That says a lot in my book.


Last edited by WardenRoss; 01-10-2013 at 06:20 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #94  
Old 01-10-2013, 08:12 PM
Black_Sheep's Avatar
Black_Sheep Black_Sheep is offline
Member
Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol  
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 1,936
Likes: 1,516
Liked 1,068 Times in 348 Posts
Default

The 645 may not be the best non 1911 .45 made but it rates right up there. The 625 isn't too shabby either...

__________________
"Shall not be infringed"
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #95  
Old 01-10-2013, 08:33 PM
Snakeshift Snakeshift is offline
Member
Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol  
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Dallas, Texas.
Posts: 247
Likes: 534
Liked 246 Times in 81 Posts
Default

HK USP .45 for me.


Mine's been in the family for 20 years now, never given me any problems and eats anything you feed it.

DA Trigger sucks, but all HK Triggers suck.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #96  
Old 01-10-2013, 10:43 PM
Karnivore's Avatar
Karnivore Karnivore is offline
Member
Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol  
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 796
Likes: 1,490
Liked 726 Times in 179 Posts
Default

My HK45 hands down. Never an issue with fit or function.

2nd in line: HK USP .45. Always at the ready for home defense.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg photo-30.JPG (147.1 KB, 66 views)
File Type: jpg photo-31.JPG (127.8 KB, 72 views)
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #97  
Old 01-11-2013, 10:08 AM
WillP's Avatar
WillP WillP is offline
Member
Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol  
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 121
Likes: 100
Liked 88 Times in 38 Posts
Default

Love my Springfield XDS .45. More than 1000 rounds through it with not a single issue. Extremely compact for easy edc and very accurate. I had a titanium slide finish put on it along with TruGlo TFO night sights.

Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #98  
Old 01-11-2013, 10:20 AM
sw44spl's Avatar
sw44spl sw44spl is offline
Member
Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol  
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: NORTH CAROLINA.
Posts: 1,711
Likes: 280
Liked 1,077 Times in 241 Posts
Default

I like my 3 1911s but cant beat my 625 or my glock 21 or my glock 30.
__________________
God save the SOUTH
Reply With Quote
  #99  
Old 01-11-2013, 10:56 AM
jimmyj's Avatar
jimmyj jimmyj is offline
Member
Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol  
Join Date: May 2003
Location: DUNNELLON, FLORIDA USA
Posts: 11,212
Likes: 1,702
Liked 16,609 Times in 4,319 Posts
Smile

Quote:
Originally Posted by roundgunner View Post


unless you count roundguns...

If YOU don't get those Smiths off those rocks---I telling your Mother !
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #100  
Old 01-11-2013, 06:52 PM
cowart's Avatar
cowart cowart is offline
US Veteran
Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol Best Non-1911 45 Acp Pistol  
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 1,796
Likes: 192
Liked 1,112 Times in 558 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ron H. View Post
I have yet to find a non-1911 .45 automatic that suits me. Most have too great a trigger reach, too great a girth, too high a bore line, lousy trigger, or (usually) some combination of these.
Take a look at the Kahr CW45 - it doesn't seem to have any of those problems. And they are less spendy (< $400) than almost any serious 45acp pistol.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
1911, 4506, 4566, 45acp, 645, behlert, beretta, ccw, colt, commander, eaa, glock, kahr, military, model 25, model 625, savage, sig arms, smith and wesson, springfield, sw99, tactical, trijicon, vaquero, wwi

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1911 e series for first pistol Druggist50 Smith & Wesson Semi-Auto Pistols 4 11-29-2016 10:30 PM
A 1911 pistol in 22, S, L, & LR??? BigBill Smith & Wesson - The Wish List 3 07-02-2013 10:51 PM
The 1911 pistol - more versatile than you might think! PALADIN85020 Firearms & Knives: Other Brands & General Gun Topics 16 04-19-2013 04:44 PM
Want Info about GSG 22 1911 pistol WP Firearms & Knives: Other Brands & General Gun Topics 15 06-22-2012 10:43 PM
WWI 1911 pistol I think DelavanKs Firearms & Knives: Other Brands & General Gun Topics 11 01-24-2010 02:22 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
smith-wessonforum.com tested by Norton Internet Security smith-wessonforum.com tested by McAfee Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:07 PM.


Smith-WessonForum.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)