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bellcatbellcat Senior MemberSouth DakotaPosts: 2,040 Senior Member
So, I think I'll probably build an AR in 300 Blackout this spring.   Looks fun, neat little cartridge.  I need some new reloading challenges.

But, also thinking about another 45ACP, but not a 1911.   Glock 21? CZ makes one...any other suggestions?

"Kindness is the language the deaf can hear and the blind can see." Mark Twain

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  • NNNN Senior Member NCPosts: 25,221 Senior Member
  • 10canyon5310canyon53 Member Central FLPosts: 2,122 Senior Member
    .45 ACP and not a 1911....I have just the thing.



  • JKPJKP Senior Member North FloridaPosts: 2,677 Senior Member
    I've seen some great prices on the HK45 recently...

    FN Herstal makes some nice 45s.

    Small hands need not apply to either above.
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 9,696 Senior Member
    bellcat said:

    But, also thinking about another 45ACP, but not a 1911....any other suggestions?

    Yes.  Somebody get a rope. :D

    Honestly, S&W 625.  Even in spite of the fact that I am NOT a moon clip fan, the ability to combine a revolver's ability to not care so much about really aggressive bullet noses with the .45 ACP's very practical performance envelope can make for a very useful platform.

    Having played with moon clips in a Smith 1917, I'd be doing most of my shooting with .45 Auto Rim brass (available from Starline), but either way, this platform allows you to do things like use a revolver to dispose of your less reliable reloading mistakes.  It effectively gives you a .44 Special that uses the same bullets / bullet molds as your 1911.
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 12,309 Senior Member
    I’ll second the 625 suggestion, and I love moonclips.


    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • bellcatbellcat Senior Member South DakotaPosts: 2,040 Senior Member
    JKP said:
    I've seen some great prices on the HK45 recently...

    FN Herstal makes some nice 45s.

    Small hands need not apply to either above.
    Damn! Large handed I am not!
    "Kindness is the language the deaf can hear and the blind can see." Mark Twain
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 9,696 Senior Member
    bellcat said:
    JKP said:
    I've seen some great prices on the HK45 recently...

    FN Herstal makes some nice 45s.

    Small hands need not apply to either above.
    Damn! Large handed I am not!
    Then Glock 21's, HK's, Paras, and CZ97's are not for you.  Here's your combo of parts:

    1911
    Flat, 1911-style mainspring housing,
    Short, 1911-A1-style trigger
    Slimline grips, screws, & bushings
    If you have REALLY small hands, Gunsite low-mount safety.
    PROBABLY some kind of memory bump grip safety, assuming keeping the thumb atop the safety makes disengagement problematic.

    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • ilove22silove22s Senior Member OregonPosts: 1,526 Senior Member
    get an AR in 45ACP.

    how about a Beretta Cougar.  Funky operating system... designed by Stoner.


    The ears never lie.

    - Don Burt
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    Bigslug said:
    bellcat said:
    JKP said:
    I've seen some great prices on the HK45 recently...

    FN Herstal makes some nice 45s.

    Small hands need not apply to either above.
    Damn! Large handed I am not!
    Then Glock 21's, HK's, Paras, and CZ97's are not for you.  Here's your combo of parts:

    1911
    Flat, 1911-style mainspring housing,
    Short, 1911-A1-style trigger
    Slimline grips, screws, & bushings
    If you have REALLY small hands, Gunsite low-mount safety.
    PROBABLY some kind of memory bump grip safety, assuming keeping the thumb atop the safety makes disengagement problematic.

    Agree with Mr. Slug.  Every double stacked .45 I have played with required mitts God did not provide me with, so 1911s is just about the only option I have.  I like his proposal, why don't you challenge yourself to roll your own?  That will give you a quarantine project!
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 28,060 Senior Member
    I run a Glock 41 and really like it. And I have Carney Hands. 

    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 28,060 Senior Member
    edited March 2020 #12
    I’ll second the 625 suggestion, and I love moonclips.


    I used to think a .45 ACP in a revolver would be cool. Then, I got one and found out how much velocity is lost in the cylinder gap and turned an already slow and ineffective cartridge into a useless one. 
    No. I am not a fan of the .45 ACP. Screw history. Field results and ballistic testing has shown me that speed kills more efficiently. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • JunkCollectorJunkCollector Posts: 1,388 Senior Member
    Field results and ballistic testing has shown me that speed kills more efficiently. 

    Be trading the 308 in for a fast 30 any day now I suspect. ...


  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 28,060 Senior Member

    Be trading the 308 in for a fast 30 any day now I suspect. ...


    If the target warranted the speed. Yes. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Colorado SpringsPosts: 7,821 Senior Member
    Field results and ballistic testing has shown me that speed kills more efficiently. 

    Be trading the 308 in for a .270 any day now I suspect. ...


    Fixed it for you. ;)

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • 10canyon5310canyon53 Member Central FLPosts: 2,122 Senior Member
    Field results and ballistic testing has shown me that speed kills more efficiently. 

    Be trading the 308 in for a .270 any day now I suspect. ...


    Fixed it for you. ;)

    Mike

    Na, he needs something he can punch paper with.  A .270 just won't get the penetration.
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Colorado SpringsPosts: 7,821 Senior Member
    Just so we're clear on this.....I can throw my .270 through a piece of paper. And I've wanted to. I've also wanted to throw it under my truck.

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • N454casullN454casull Member Posts: 688 Senior Member
    Just so we're clear on this.....I can throw my .270 through a piece of paper. And I've wanted to. I've also wanted to throw it under my truck.

    Mike
    I don’t know why but that’s funny right there. 
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    Just so we're clear on this.....I can throw my .270 through a piece of paper. And I've wanted to. I've also wanted to throw it under my truck.

    Mike
    That's hysterical!  We've all had days like that...  :D
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