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Old 03-29-2009, 01:56 PM
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im wondering what the most accurate/reliable .45 cal semi-auto pistol is. what do you think? reliability is most important as well as affordability. i guess the best question would be what is the most practical 45

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I hear a "1911 vs. Glock" debate coming.
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I hear a "1911 vs. Glock" debate coming.
My thoughts exactly.... I will just say, you can't go wrong with either of those options.

My choice.... 1911 any make

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I'll bite, Since I'm partial to Colt, I'll say a "Gold Cup" right out of the box. We are talking about "most" accurate, right?
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I like the round, I love the pistols. So, I'll just stand in the corner and watch. lol
( Ok,... Glock 30.)
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Question most accurate and reliable?

No contest - HK USP

I have the following .45 models:

HK USP
Springfeld XD
Glock 21
Colt 1911

The HK is more accurate, more reliable and better all-around than the others.
Glock is as reliable, but no where as accurate.
My only grip with HK is their magazine prices.
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I'm wondering what the most accurate/reliable .45 cal semi-auto pistol is. What do you think?
Accurate for what?

Shooting Bullseye Target, IPSU, IDPA, Bowling Pins, What?

Level of accuracy is different, targets are different, ranges are different!

It's SIG, no it's STI, no it's Les Baer, no it's Glock, no it's Colt 1911, no it's Colt Officer's Model 1911, no it's Gold Cup Colt 1911, no it's Kimber, no it's HK, no it's Para Ordnance, no it's whatever you have in your damn hands at the time...

Is this before or after we send it to the gunsmith and have $1,000 worth of work added on?
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The one that best fits your hand so you can manipulate the controls and get a proper grip on.
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Accurate for what?

Shooting Bullseye Target, IPSU, IDPA, Bowling Pins, What?

Level of accuracy is different, targets are different, ranges are different!

It's SIG, no it's STI, no it's Les Baer, no it's Glock, no it's Colt 1911, no it's Colt Officer's Model 1911, no it's Gold Cup Colt 1911, no it's Kimber, no it's HK, no it's Para Ordnance, no it's whatever you have in your damn hands at the time...

Is this before or after we send it to the gunsmith and have $1,000 worth of work added on?
Accurate is accurate. Period.
There are no "degrees" of accuracy...

The most accurate/reliable .45s is the HK USP IMO


Out-of-box accuracy-wise, HK USP and Sig 220 are among the most accurate.
A custom Colt 1911 is as accurate, but only after modification
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I like my baby eagle in .45
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I like my baby eagle in .45
Never shot one of those..Nice looking pistol!


One of the best hi-cap .45s for the money is the Springfield XD-45 Tactical

The OP needs to be more specific with his handgun needs
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i guess the best question would be what is the most practical 45
What fits your hand the best and you are most comfortable with. I owned a Glock 21 back in the day and sold it. In defense of the Glock, it did go bang every time I pulled the trigger. My hand was made for a 1911. Try before you buy
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The 1911 for me...
Just my opinion but of the 1911's the Springfield Mil-Spec is about the best bang for the buck...
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No contest - HK USP

I have the following .45 models:

HK USP
Springfeld XD
Glock 21
Colt 1911

The HK is more accurate, more reliable and better all-around than the others.
Glock is as reliable, but no where as accurate.
My only grip with HK is their magazine prices.
+ 1 for the HK USP 45
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Well, its not a sig I have one and I hate it.

I love the springfield 1911.
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Buddy just bought a Kimber, beautiful weapon.
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+1 for the g-21 if it feels right in your hand.
It aint pretty or fancy but they do work and seem to never rust or corrode even in salty or sweaty conditions.
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I have both the Glock 21SF and several 1911's. For target, I prefer my Colt Gold Cup. For combat, I prefer the Glock.
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Springfield .45 mil-spec all the way
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Accurate is accurate. Period.
There are no "degrees" of accuracy...
A custom Colt 1911 is as accurate, but only after modification
I'm afraid I’ll have to disagree with you...

Are you saying that the accuracy of a Browning Buckmark, Ruger Mark 1 or a Colt Woodsman will be as accurate as my Olympic grade Morini CM22M or my Pardini SPF OR

Would your Ruger 77/22 be as accurate as a Anschutz 1516 both bolt action rifles OR

A lovely, brand new, just released, Savage Model 12 Long Range Precision Varminter with dual ports against my BAT actioned dual port light varmint rifle that puts five .22 PPC bullets into one hole at 100 yards OR

Will your pistol put five rounds into the 1.6 inch X ring in the 3.3 inch 10 ring of a standard bullseye target at fifty (50) yards...

Of course the shooter has a lot to do with the equation but no matter how good they are if the gun won't produce then they'll never be AS accurate as the can be!

Any literature you read tells you that this gun or that gun will be more or less accurate then something else...We've heard of MOA and know that .5 MOA of a bunch of degrees more accurate then 3 MOA...

Your pistol that you use on the 5 or 7 yard line that has to put two or four bullets COM will have a hard time doing the same thing at 25 or 50 yards for 90 shots—standard match!

Which is why I asked for what purpose?
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