Best .45 Handgun for home defense.

Best .45 Handgun for home defense.

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Bill Anderson

Olathe, KS

#1 Aug 29, 2007
Don't try to sway me on the caliber, as I'm a member of the bigger is better school. I have owned several mediocre .45s and am currently in the market for an upgrade.However, I would like to keep it between 1500-2000$. I would also like the weapon to reliably cycle Federal's 230gr hydra-shok hp. Magazine capacity is not an issue, 7+1 is plenty. Thanks for any input.
Randy

Wilmington, NC

#2 Aug 29, 2007
You should get allot of input to your question. My 2 cents: I have a .357 Mag. Revolver, no stove tops, magazine or slide problem to deal with. Or just go with a 12 Ga. Shotgun with Modified/ open choke, plus you have a choice of slug or shot. My Springfield Armory .45 is nice, but I prefer the revolver.
SAXD45

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#3 Sep 24, 2007
Bill Anderson wrote:
Don't try to sway me on the caliber, as I'm a member of the bigger is better school. I have owned several mediocre .45s and am currently in the market for an upgrade.However, I would like to keep it between 1500-2000$. I would also like the weapon to reliably cycle Federal's 230gr hydra-shok hp. Magazine capacity is not an issue, 7+1 is plenty. Thanks for any input.
I was surprised to see you had no action on this thread. Suggest you go to The Highroad.org for lively gun oriented topics.

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Since: Sep 07

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#4 Mar 1, 2008
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Since: Nov 07

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#5 Jul 12, 2008
The only bullets that cycles 100% of the time is "ball" , anything else is taking a risk.

Since: Sep 10

Provo, UT

#6 Feb 21, 2011
The .45 is a bit big. You should just use a .22 hand gun unless you are experienced; or have law enforcement tactical gear and you look the part.
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