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Hammer fired, double stack .45 ACP?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Texas10mm, Jul 14, 2019.

  1. tarosean

    tarosean Member

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    I've owned a number of HK's over the years.. wanna guess how many times I have used their Customer Service?

    Zip-Nada-Zilch-0.

    Internet lore wouldn't dissuade me from anything...



    That said, the only double stack 45 in my safe is an STI...
     
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  2. Tallball

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    Here is a Tanfoglio, often sold in the US as the EAA Witness. This is a target version. It's pretty much a copy of the CZ97. They are excellent pistols, often used in competition.


    The polymer versions are very inexpensive. I got a 45acp and a 40 caliber (used) for $250 apiece (plus shipping and FFL). They are both good shooters. The picture happens to be the 40 caliber version.

     
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  3. Tallball

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    I'm not sure if any of the Ruger P-series 45acp pistols were double-stack. Mine is a single. But if you want a rugged full-sized service pistol, the Ruger P-series pistols are a very good deal. I have a 9mm, a 40, and a 45acp. I won them for bids of $250, $200, and $150 respectively. That's right, this completely functional Ruger 45acp cost me $150 plus whatever. It's a good shooter and has never malfunctioned for me.

     
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  4. tercel89

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    WOW !!!! That Ruger P90 will run with IMG_5129.jpg the highest Sig , 1911 , and any other 45ACP ! I have one too and never had any failures. These pistols will embarrass the higher class ones like Sig and such. They run like well oiled sewing machines.
     
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  5. HPCadm17

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    I'm rather fond of the CZ97BD. Not too chunky for a full-size 45, and smooth as butter. If I was in the market for such a gun that would be top of my list.
     
  6. JTQ

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    None were.
     
  7. tommy.duncan

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    God!! I want one of those!!
    Guess I need to make a really big hole in my safe!!
     
  8. berettaprofessor

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    I had a Beretta PX4 in 45. Shot well, but I finally moved it on because I just liked the 1911's more, single stack though they are.
     
  9. d'zaster

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    HK USP elite - great trigger although typical long HK reset.
    SW model 59 was one of the very 1st double stack 45s as I understand. Not sure if used is out of the question.
     
  10. JTQ

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    I'm pretty sure the Model 59 was a 9mm, and I think S&W's first double stack .45 Auto was the current polymer striker fired M&P 45.
     
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  11. Texas10mm

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    Correct.

    I did find a S&W 4506 at a pawn shop. But they were way overpriced for the condition it was in. That's a single stack .45 ACP, as were all the S&W autos prior to the M&P.
     
  12. Corpral_Agarn

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    I am thinking:
    HK USP
    Sig P227
    CZ 97
     
  13. jmorris

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    #2 had the best picks.

    The BUL M-5, Kimber/Wilson combat ones are also out there.
     
  14. 460Shooter

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    I’ve had to use their CS once and it was outstanding.
     
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  15. Coal Dragger

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    Yeah the myth of bad customer service with HK is a holdout from back in the day. These days they’re quite responsive. Used them once to source a part, they were super helpful.

    As for double stack hammer fired .45 ACP? HK MK23 / thread.....

    I need to buy one and have it milled for another Aimpoint ACRO P-1.
     
  16. d'zaster

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    Ah yes, thank you for correcting me, JTQ!
     
  17. Palolosj

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    SAR K2 .45.
     
  18. Tallball

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    Not hammer-fired. Duh.
     
  19. Palolosj

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    Yes, another vote for CZ97/Tanfoglio in form of K2 .45, a Turkish version. This is from same maker that supplies 9mm to the Turkish military one of the best in the world. If pending extra money is no object then CZ 97 is ok.
     
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  20. Buzznrose

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    Nice choice. I’m sure it will serve you well
     
  21. JLD344

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    If you decide you want to go hammer again here is another vote for the Sig P227. It was my first duty weapon when I was in corrections. I loved mine and would have continued to carry it but my new department required me to carry a department issued Glock till I was off probation.

    Y the time I was off probation I had gotten to familiar with my G21 and it offered mag compatibility with most other officers so I continued to carry it. However I still love shooting it and would carry it into harms way any day.
     
  22. gotboostvr

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    I'd grab a CZ 97, or if I were more price conscious I'd grab a police trade in Sig 227 or HK USP.
     
  23. Casefull

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    I’ve got one of Those. it’s a nice gun.
     
  24. hemiram

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    I had a Witness .45, and I would still have it, but a financial crisis made me have to sell it. I still have my Sar K2 45, a very nice gun, along with my Sig 220, not a doublestack but still a great gun. IMHO, the Sar K2 P is superior in about every way over the CZ-97, just for the ability to eat any and all ammo out of the box.
    I had a Sig 227 for a short time, but had to sell it too. I had to sell almost everything back in '13, but those dark days are long gone. Soon I will be debt free, except for my car payment and that's nothing much really.

    At least now when I sell a gun, it's because I don't like it, or I found one in better shape.
     
  25. SeanSw

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    All the size, none of the capacity! I can't believe my P90 only holds 8 rounds. It shoots like a 9mm and despite being similar to my P89 it feels like a class above. Much better trigger.
     
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