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Old 07-28-2006, 11:40 PM
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Since both calibers have pretty much the same recoil Id go for the XD45 it has a higher magazine capacity too. the XD40 is 12+1 the XD45 is 13+1. I beleive a 45 has better incapacitating capabilities then the 40 which is a big plus if you ever had to use it in self defence and since the XD45 holds one more round over the XD40 I think the XD45 is deffinately the superior choice.
Man, if you need that one extra round, you are already in big trouble!
So, thats really a non-factor to me, but I'd still take the 45!

very true LOL!!! but one more round hey why not never hurts to have more ammo then you need. just my thought
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Old 07-29-2006, 09:59 AM
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Exactly.... That's why I have a Para Ordnance P13 (12 rounds +1 in the chamber). The P13 is a copy of the legendary Colt Commander style 1911. It's got a wide grip (double stack magazine) and with the 4 1/4" barrel, it is just right. Not too big to conceal, and not too small to be able to control easily.

Edit: Besides... This is a solid steel handgun. Steel frame, steel slide, steel barrel. Even though it's a 4 1/4" size "combat commander" style 1911, it is a heavy beast that packs a mighty punch! [8D]

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Old 07-29-2006, 11:40 AM
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sharp lookin gun there, im just not a real big fan of para ordnance. I had some issues with LDA a couple years ago, left a bad taste in my mouth.
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Old 07-31-2006, 03:40 PM
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Thanks for the advice/opinions. I plan on picking one up this week, assuming I can find a store that has any in stock. I'll post pictures when I get it!
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Old 07-31-2006, 04:16 PM
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Never have seen an auto chambered in 45 LC. However the 45 ACP would be my hands down choice.
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Old 08-03-2006, 12:58 PM
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From Mike from Texas:
My buddy has a SIG 229 in 40 cal. and to me it feels like it recoils more than my XD45.
The Sigs have a much higher bore axis than many other pistols like XD's and Glocks. The higher bore axis makes the gun's muzzle flip up more with each shot. This is not necessarily a bad thing as it tends to make the flip straight up and then straight back down as long as you are using a firm grip. When the bore axis is very low to the hand, more of the force comes straight back adn depending on your grip can make the gun do the hula which delays getting back on target for a follow up shot.

Pros and cons to both. Personal decision.

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Old 08-03-2006, 03:58 PM
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I like the 45 a lot but I find them difficult to conceal. This year I'll be getting a J-Frame in .38sp. Big guns are great but if you never carry because of the bulk what use is it.

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Old 08-05-2006, 10:40 PM
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Polymer framed handguns do a good job of sucking up the felt recoil. The .45 ACP will feel a bit stiffer because it is lauching a 230 gr. bullet and the .40 S&W is launching a 155 gr. bullet. Honestly, you cannot go wrong with either caliber and both cost about the same if you buy factory ammo. The key thing is too practice a lot and become proficient, familiar with the handgun you do choose. I have both calibers and feel confident with either one, should the need arise. Shot placement is the most important thing to stop the threat. I don't worry about magazine capacity because the handgun will only be used until I can get to my Rem. 870, which is close to where I sleep and loaded with 00 buckshot.


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Old 08-06-2006, 04:07 AM
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Polymer framed handguns do a good job of sucking up the felt recoil. The .45 ACP will feel a bit stiffer because it is lauching a 230 gr. bullet and the .40 S&W is launching a 155 gr. bullet. Honestly, you cannot go wrong with either caliber and both cost about the same if you buy factory ammo. The key thing is too practice a lot and become proficient, familiar with the handgun you do choose. I have both calibers and feel confident with either one, should the need arise. Shot placement is the most important thing to stop the threat. I don't worry about magazine capacity because the handgun will only be used until I can get to my Rem. 870, which is close to where I sleep and loaded with 00 buckshot.
some of us are ccw permit holders and magazine capacity is relavent since we carry away from home and dont have a 12 ga immediately at our disposal.
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Old 08-06-2006, 04:11 AM
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I like the 45 a lot but I find them difficult to conceal. This year I'll be getting a J-Frame in .38sp. Big guns are great but if you never carry because of the bulk what use is it.

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a j frame in 38 isnt a bad back up or carry piece, im a pretty big guy so carrying a 45 aint a problem for me. LOL!! to give you an idea a gov't size 1911 in my hands would look like a kel tec P-3AT in your hands.
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