What pistol should I get? Help.

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    • Kimber Pro Carry HD II

      9 36.00%
    • Para Ordnance LTC alloy

      0 0%
    • Sig P220 SAO

      8 32.00%
    • Sig P229 .40 s&w

      4 16.00%
    • HK p2000 .40 s&w

      4 16.00%
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      What pistol should I get? Help.

      Looking to use my x-mas bonus to buy a new pistol, I already have a glock 30 (.45acp). I want a new pistol and new carry, here are my options.

      Kimber pro carry hd II
      Para Ordnance LTC alloy
      Sig P220 SAO
      Sig P229 .40 s&w
      H&K P2000 .40 s&w

      well there you go, 3 .45 acp and 2 .40 s&w choices. if you guys have any other suggestions please feel free thanks.

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      I didn't vote but would suggest a Colt Commander.

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      Those are all pretty good guns. Assuming equal reliability (which is a tough assumption, since 1911s are typically somewhat less reliable than the modern guns), they're all fine for carry.

      Which do YOU like the best?
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      I went for the p220. Modern and a 45.

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      H&K P7 M8.

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      It's really a toss up between the Kimber and Sig P220. I'm leaning more towards the P220. Thanks for the reply.

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      Senior Member Mike Barham's Avatar
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      Between just those two guns, I would get the P220SA and not look back.
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      I agree... Sig P220.

      While we're tossing in suggestions, and you want compact .45s. The XD45 Compact is the same size, shorter grip, and half as expensive, with the same basic barrel lock-up, accuracy, and take-down as the Sig. With no exposed hammer.

      My $0.02

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      Those definitely aren't all your options. Since you have a pretty good CCW (they may call the 30 a compact but even though the 36 is smaller the 30 qualifies as subcompact IMHO), I'd be looking at either a full-size for home defense or a 9mm plinker. That Kimber would be a pretty good choice for HD; it's smaller than full-size and slim so you can conceal it if you want, but gives you a bit more to grab on to than your G30 and so would be great for OC and home defense.

      Being a Ruger fan I'd also recommend taking a look at the P89 and P90, in 9mm and .45 respectively. They also make the P91 in .40Smith. All three are full-size aluminum frames, simple mechanisms, extremely reliable, accurate from bench (some say they are inaccurate due to kick and trigger pull/feel; it's all user preference), great for range practice and home defense, and you could likely get an 89 and 90 together for the cost of a Sig or Kimber. Only downsides are a less-than-refined trigger pull (SA on my Ruger is a bit soft and undefined; DA is hard but consistent and crisp) and a bulkiness that makes concealing a Ruger difficult without winter clothing.

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      not on the listbut mine - for a 45acp - would be a colt lt wt commander

      fine gun and will appreciate insted of depreciate

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      I picked the H&K P2000; but get it without the LEM trigger. It's a hard pull!!!

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      1911 reliability

      why do 1911's even the ones that are produced now always have reliability issues? sorry if this question sounds amateur. to be honest with you guys the only reason why I was thinking 1911 is because it looks sexy as hell.

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      Quote Originally Posted by gunflask View Post
      why do 1911's even the ones that are produced now always have reliability issues? sorry if this question sounds amateur. to be honest with you guys the only reason why I was thinking 1911 is because it looks sexy as hell.
      Some 1911s are as reliable as the day is long. Others are not. Some manufacturers (cough) have produced more than their fair share of lemons. The 1911 is a very old design that requires hand fitting to work well, and was originally designed to shoot hardball ammo rather than the JHPs in common use today. Some guns are fitted better than others, and therefore work better. Modern guns are designed to be simply assembled rather than fitted together, and stand a much better chance of being reliable right out of the box.

      Do you carry your pistol concealed? If you do, what does it matter what it looks like? (But bear in mind I carry the Glock, the once and future champion of ugly.)
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      I carry a glock 30 in the waist band. The problem I have with it is that I wear a 34 size pants, but with it I have to wear a 36(just exaggerating). I want something that feels comfortable and the 1911 style pistols is slimmer compared to my glock. It just seems that the 1911 is hit or miss no matter what brand you get. There's a gun show coming down here in ft. lauderdale Jan 12-13. I'm going to check out the p220. I did consider the xd-45 but we'll see. thanks for the reply

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