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    Hi Cap Plastic .45's

    Anybody have any experience with the hi-cap plastic .45's? Those would incude the Bul M5 (which I have heard good reports about), the Kimber Ten II, etc. Of the info I have read in other forums it's one of those, "they work great!" or "they're not worth a spit and I got rid of it!" Any thoughts or pics?

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    At 1 point, the Kimber and the Bul were about the same gun - They made it for Kimber, or so I've read.

    Never really been interested in a polymer 1911, but then again, I don't care for the hi-cap 1911s. Maybe if they made a decent singlestack 1911...

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    In your case, we probably need a "P9911 or P991911" or sumthin? Right. I've read Charles Daly imports the Bul M5 from Isreal for it's line of hi-cap 1911's and have seen mostly favorable reports. Over on 1911.com were varied reports on the Kimbers, etc. Most were little issues if any and then problems with "denial" from Kimber customer service. Who knows? The Charles Daly was reported on not too long ago in either the Rifleman or Shooting Times and the report was very favorable (of course, I don't think I've ever read an unfavorable report from a gun writer).

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    I'm not a fan of the hi-cap .45s. The grip is waaayyyy too big.

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    I love my Glock 21 and I even have a 10mm conversion barrel that I also like a lot. I do agree that this is not a handgun for a person with small hands. Regards, Richard

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    They fit my hands fine. In fact, over the last few years I have preferred the larger grips. My G20 fits my hand real good. Kinda' subjective thing. I've shot several double stack .45's and the bigger grip seems to give me a little more control. I don't know what's considered big, average, or little hands but I just measured the distance from the tip of my middle finger to the tip of my thumb when my hand is streched out it it's about 9 and 1/2 inches. That may be average but I really like the bigger grips.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie
    Anybody have any experience with the hi-cap plastic .45's?
    Why plastic?

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    No particular reason except maybe for weight. What I really want is an all stainless steel, "Commander" sized barrel (4" + or -), high-cap .45 with a full size grip (14 rds. of .45), and a traditional single action trigger. Maybe I've overlooked something, but I can't find that combination in a Para or elsewhere unless I go to a very high-end gun (STI, etc.). The plastic would be my second choice and there are some of those available.

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    Springfield makes a hi cap 45. It's a nice gun, points and shoots well. With the mags we had it was 13+1.

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    Can you get it in a 4" barrel with the full grip?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie
    Can you get it in a 4" barrel with the full grip?
    I don't know one we had was a 5" full size.

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    I just looked on Springfield Armory's website and couldn't make it show me any hi-caps. I have the 2006 catalog and it lists a LDA trigger for one but that's all I can find. A local gun store had what I described in a "painted" green finish but I've forgotten the model # and they sold it. I did try to find that model in the 2006 catalog but it was not listed.

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    Here you go, no need to say thanks.


    http://www.springfield-armory.com/pr...-1911-GI.shtml

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    That gets pretty close. Here's a pic of the plastic one I saw. Felt pretty good.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie
    That gets pretty close. Here's a pic of the plastic one I saw. Felt pretty good.

    Looks good for a "lesser" 45. How does it shoot?

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    My Thoughts Too

    Quote Originally Posted by jwkimber45
    I'm not a fan of the hi-cap .45s. The grip is waaayyyy too big.
    Till I shot the XD45 ACP--I like this one.

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    If you want a high cap 45 with a polymer frame, go with the H&K USP. Top quality and it can be carried cocked and locked.

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    Yea, I agree

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    The HK Tactical would really be great. In fact, it would be my first choice in a full size pistol. I'm trying to find a 4" barrel hi-cap at a reasonable price to consider.

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