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    I have several rock islands takes anything I have loaded , shoots good , no complaints and watch for specials as they are best buy for the dollar I have seen in awhile . If it is polymer I have a pair of the 45gap model 37 , kind of like them , odd caliber out , only 10 rounds ,same grip size as the model 17 & 22 . More of a reloaders gun then most as it is not widely available in stores .

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    I have been looking at a few. G21, PPQ45, M&P45, H&K45c, Ruger SR45 and Ruger American. I really like the trigger on the PPQ but none of them are what I would call bad. All the 1911s are very nice but they are not for me.

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    having owned a gaggle of 1911s, including ruger and remington, the springfield armory mil spec stopped my search ... and it's a 70's series, too. everyone should have at least one full size real 1911 in its real deal .45acp chambering. but for ccw i wanna check out the sa xds mod2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9.3X62AL View Post
    SIG-Sauer P-220 offers LW Commander size & weight, great ergonomics, and extreme reliability. It is my default setting in 45 ACP.
    I second that emotion, my experience is that they are superlative. I've had mine for 25 years now with over 5,000 rounds down range.
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    Don't leave out the Hi-point

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    I shoot a Remington R1 and love the good old GI looks.also have a Hipoint 45cal and to my surprise it shoots darn good.

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    Have a couple XDs for carry
    Full size XDM
    Next, full size Ruger American
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    Quote Originally Posted by nicholst55 View Post
    Take a look at the S&W M&P in .45 ACP. I have a Gen I Compact version and have shot a fair amount of cast out of it with zero problems. I did install an Apex sear in the gun, because the trigger was atrocious. Other than that, it's box-stock.
    Absolutely agree with this. The M&P 45 compact is the same size as the Glock 19, comes with 8 round mags, and optional extended 10 and 14 round mags, hella aftermarket support. A full apex kit will be cheaper than a trigger job on 1911 too.


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    I looked at plenty. In the end I picked the PPQ. Feels great in my hand. Hopefully it will like PC cast.
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    My PPQ 45 does great with Hi-Tek coated cast, as always bullet fit to the bore is king.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rfd View Post
    having owned a gaggle of 1911s, including ruger and remington, the springfield armory mil spec stopped my search ... and it's a 70's series, too. everyone should have at least one full size real 1911 in its real deal .45acp chambering. but for ccw i wanna check out the sa xds mod2.
    I agree about the Mil Spec Springfield. I have had many years now and it still makes me smile when I shoot it. Other folks who have shot it have offered to buy it from me - no lie. They are great guns. I just broke mine down yesterday and scrubbed it all out. Cleaned up and greased/oiled and ready to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jules View Post
    I looked at plenty. In the end I picked the PPQ. Feels great in my hand. Hopefully it will like PC cast.
    Nice choice. My final three (HK, Springfield, Walther) was a really tough decision. The Walther trigger was really nice.

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    Al's comment on the Ruger Convertible 45Colt/45acp is a very good suggestion. I love mine and shoot more 45acp through it then 45Colt. If you go this route one word of caution. Use, initially , once fired or new 45acp cases and keep them separate from any other 45acp cases you might have, A burr on the case rim will leave you dead in your tracks using 45acp cases in the Ruger.

    One other gun I know is widely commented on is the PPQ in 45acp. I don't have one yet but will. Thr Krauts know how to put a pistol together and the Walther PPQ series are about as good a striker fired pistol as you can buy. I have two in 9MM and they redefine tack driving off a bench. The 45acp version is reported to be as accurate as the 9MM guns.

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    Just doing a little reloading for the new PPQ. I have to seat the Lee 230gr TC powder coated boolits to 1.175 COL for them to fully chamber. Maybe the PC is too thick? I didn't try any before coating them. I guess this is common for cast.
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    I seat all of the Lee TC bullet forms with about .020" of the front drive band exposed, then set a light taper crimp. This regimen has worked with all calibers I load using the Lee TC bullet designs in autopistols.
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
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