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I hope that I'm not the only one that is really excited about all the new .45s that are hitting the market. I'm sure that we have all seen the pics of the M&P45 that will have the manual safety and 10+1rds. I do wish it had a little bit more capacity but that's OK as the grip will surely be slim like my M&P9. I love the mannual safety also. very cool :twisted:







Here's the Sig p220 combat. I love Sigs but I would of been we more impressed if they would have come out with a high cap .45. This looks very nice but I just don't see much of the difference between this and the regular p220.







This is the Beretta PX4 .45. I really like my PX4 9mm and I would really like one in .45 but according to Beretta it will only have 9+1rds magazines. I'm kind of disappointed about that.







This is one that I think will surprise everyone once they shoot it. I have the 24/7 .45 right now with several thousand rounds thru it without one problem. It shoots very smoothly and accurately. It holds 12+1 but you wouldn't know if from the grip, its very comfortable. I don't think this will fare very well against all the other .45s coming out simply because its a Taurus.







Alot of folks here probably have an XD45. Ever since they came out I have been fighting myself not to get one. Even though I think XDs are ugly I have an XD9 that I carry from time to time. Have heard nothing with good things about the .45 and I might end up with one of them one of these days. I look forward to seeing how the new M&P45 compares to the XD45. 13+1rds of .45 aint to bad either.







I'm kinda of disappointed about the HK45. I kinda think it just looks goofy. I punch myself in the groin all the time for selling my USP45 and I was looking forward to redeeming myself with the HK45 but I will probably pass on this one. The M&P45 just looks way better IMHO. I wish they would have made it 12+1 instead of 10+1 like the USP, then I might feel different about it.







This is the one I'm probably most excited about seeing, probably even more so than the M&P45. I really love the current FNPs and I'm sure the .45 will be just as awsome. The FNP-45 will be available in DA/SA, SAO, DAO, and pre-loaded striker fired like Glocks and M&Ps. The different configurations is a big plus IMO. And the mag capacity is 14+1. I know what your thinking, the grip is going to be freaking huge. But from the pictures, it doesn't look like they will be very big at all. If it does turn out to the pretty big that's OK because bigger grips don't bother me at all and 14+1rds of .45 will make me very happy.














So anyways, I know most of the folks here are probably pinching their pennies now to buy the M&P45, but I would like to hear what y'all think about all the .45s being released. Which one(If any) will you choose and why?
 

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I love the HK 45 but I can't do the safety nor the mag release.



As it sits I'd prolly go with either an MP 45 or a para wide body.



The FN looks to steep in the grip angle, and I've been there done that with enough XD's, I'd pass.



Never liked Berettas, I actually don't like them as much as glocks. I'd have to pass there.



The Taurus looks weird, but I'd have to try the trigger before doing anything.
 

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And the .45 returns, first the 9mm craze then the .40, then the .357 sig, now it returns full circle with the .45ACP. This is one round that will never die!!

PS when the .45MP comes out I now half to sneek past the wife, hope she dont notice it in the safe.
 

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I am so frustrated right now. All I wanted at first was just one gun. ONE! Then I liked another, and another.... There are quite a few great guns out now, and soon coming out, my head is spinning. I don't have the budget right now for all these, but I want them. Argh!!!



This is the one I'm probably most excited about seeing, probably even more so than the M&P45. I really love the current FNPs and I'm sure the .45 will be just as awsome. The FNP-45 will be available in DA/SA, SAO, DAO, and pre-loaded striker fired like Glocks and M&Ps. The different configurations is a big plus IMO. And the mag capacity is 14+1. I know what your thinking, the grip is going to be freaking huge. But from the pictures, it doesn't look like they will be very big at all. If it does turn out to the pretty big that's OK because bigger grips don't bother me at all and 14+1rds of .45 will make me very happy.












So anyways, I know most of the folks here are probably pinching their pennies now to buy the M&P45, but I would like to hear what y'all think about all the .45s being released. Which one(If any) will you choose and why?[/quote]



As far as .45's go, the Springfield XD, S&W M&P, and the FN FNP are the three favorites!!! I have a FNP-9 and it is an amazing gun. Confortable, good solid grip, shoots very well, and no problems at all. Love it! The FNP-45 looks a bit different on the grips, it's more angular, but the grip angle is about the same (which, I think is deceptive in the picture). I like how they extended the barrel and slide. Is this how it is going to look like for sure? I saw another pic of a prototype a while back, and the slide was too weird looking. This one looks better.



I think I ould choose the FNP-45 over the Springfield XD since FN uses better quality steel (stainless) than XD's have. Pluse it looks so much better. I think I would get an M&P in .40S&W and 9mm only. Don't get me wrong, I really, REALLY love the M&P, but for some reason, I can't see myself having a .45 version of it.



When is the FN going to come out? Knowing Kommiefornia, I'll have to wait until it gets "approved", and they'll limit it with 10 round mags.
 

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And the .45 returns, first the 9mm craze then the .40, then the .357 sig, now it returns full circle with the .45ACP. This is one round that will never die!!

PS when the .45MP comes out I now half to sneek past the wife, hope she dont notice it in the safe.


HAHAHA! Yes this is a glorious time for the .45 and I couldn't be happier about it. I've always been frustrated because I feel like we've had plenty of options in 9mm and .40 but limited in our options for .45. If you don't want a 1911 you gota to get a glock, a p220 or a USP.(Maybe a CZ 75) They're all great guns but that's about it. But now there's wondrous variety and it makes me O so happy.
 

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FYI the HK45 will probably look a lot more like this:







With a fully adjustable grip like the M&P has rather than the P2000 style in the original post.



They also went with 10+1 to make the grip smaller in response to the many complaints of the USP45 being just too damn big.



I just ordered my M&P, and while I really like the weapon, it’s not an H&K. In fact pretty much the only reasons behind buying the M&P was the cheap 9mm ammo and the excellent value of a quality firearm for a low price. For me, it also points just like my H&Ks so I don’t have to learn anything new.
 

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FYI the HK45 will probably look a lot more like this:







With a fully adjustable grip like the M&P has rather than the P2000 style in the original post.



They also went with 10+1 to make the grip smaller in response to the many complaints of the USP45 being just too damn big.



I just ordered my M&P, and while I really like the weapon, it’s not an H&K. In fact pretty much the only reasons behind buying the M&P was the cheap 9mm ammo and the excellent value of a quality firearm for a low price. For me, it also points just like my H&Ks so I don’t have to learn anything new.


Hey, thanks for the photoshop picture. It does look better in all black than turkey turd tan. I love HK as well. I own several of them and like I said, I continuously punch myself in the groin for selling my USP .45. No doubt the HK45 will be a fine gun, but for some reason I just don't like the looks of it. And I thought that the grips on the USP work fine and I wouldn't want to give up 2 rounds for a little bit of a slimmer grip. Sure, it would be great if I had small hands but I don't. If I get another .45 from HK it will be another USP.
 

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When is the FN going to come out? Knowing Kommiefornia, I'll have to wait until it gets "approved", and they'll limit it with 10 round mags.


It will be introduced at shot show. They will be shipping shortly after that. So we will start seeing them in January or February. First, they will release the DA/SA and then the SAO. I heard that all the models will be available by June '07. Can't wait. Too exciting.
 

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FastSS said:
FYI the HK45 will probably look a lot more like this:


Hey, thanks for the photoshop picture. It does look better in all black than turkey turd tan. I love HK as well. I own several of them and like I said, I continuously punch myself in the groin for selling my USP .45. No doubt the HK45 will be a fine gun, but for some reason I just don't like the looks of it. And I thought that the grips on the USP work fine and I wouldn't want to give up 2 rounds for a little bit of a slimmer grip. Sure, it would be great if I had small hands but I don't. If I get another .45 from HK it will be another USP.[/quote]



The nice thing about the USP grips is the "meat tenderizer" texture on the front and back... no frills, it’s designed purely for function. I would call it checkering but its too damn course. After a light sanding to take the sharp points off, I went to the range and dumped 500 rounds through my .357sig USPC. In the process, much like with my USP .45 Tactical, I developed “USP Hand” where the imprint of the checkering remains in your hand for several hours after an extended range session. In my opinion, this just goes to show how well the USP grips function.



Anyway, not to derail…



I think in the .45 market S&W M&P unfortunately is not at the top of my list.



If price is no issue, I’d probably list 45 offerings as follows:

Nighthawk 10-8 1911

Sig P220R

H&K Mark 23

HK45 (if I wanted another double stack HK .45 offering with a threaded barrel)

M&P 45



In a more realistic world, M&P45 would probably be a distant 2nd to a Sig P220R



I don’t know, I still don’t like ‘glock action’ guns with no safeties… I just don’t get that warm fuzzy feeling from them like I do with my proper double/single pistols. While its not that big of a deal, it makes me a lot more conscious about protecting the trigger guard area when it comes to holster selection, and unlike my USPC, pocket carry is out.



I wouldn’t mind picking up a 1911 but I have not found one that I am satisfied with yet… might be a good platform to start my own personal gunsmithing efforts with
 

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Well I just couldn't wait. I went ahead and bought one this weekend. Went and shot it today and couldn't be happier!!!







It's so beautiful!!!
But I'm still planning on getting a M&P45 and a FN FNP45. but in the meantime it feels good not to have to punch myself in the groin.
 
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