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    I am looking into buying a 45ACP within the next month and was wanting to know my options...

    I have $500 to spend and want something with a hammer... any suggestions?

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    Ruger P345 or P90 ??
    http://ruger.com/Firearms/FAProdView...7&return=Y

    http://ruger.com/Firearms/FAProdView...2&return=Y

    You could probably find both for under 500, since the prices shown are the MSRP.

    Have you looked into 1911s?

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    We'll when it comes to Hammers/.45 ACP and only $500 to spend your options will be slim, but not out.

    Springfield Armory G.I. 1911

    $500 to $600





    TAURUS 1911 45 ACP 5" 8 ROUND

    $500 to $600




    SIG P226

    $500 to $600







    When you get closer to what your looking for, let me know if you need help shopping for deals. Online is the way to go, and cheapest.

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    i have looked at 1911s but am having a hard time finding ones in my price range... any suggestions?

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    kibbles1n0bits wrote:
    i have looked at 1911s but am having a hard time finding ones in my price range... any suggestions?
    Is $500 your MAX TOTAL. are can you work with 5 to 6 ?

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    Bersa

    Inexpensive, accurate, ambidextrous, 7+1 in .45, SA/DA.

    I own the Thunder45 Ultra Compact and I love it.

    http://www.bersafirearmsusa.com/detail_bersa45.php

    Edited to fix URL.
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    kibbles1n0bits wrote:
    i have looked at 1911s but am having a hard time finding ones in my price range... any suggestions?
    Have you looked at Rock Island Armory?

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    Dustin wrote:
    We'll when it comes to Hammers/.45 ACP and only $500 to spend your options will be slim, but not out.

    Springfield Armory G.I. 1911

    $500 to $600





    TAURUS 1911 45 ACP 5" 8 ROUND

    $500 to $600




    SIG P226

    $500 to $600







    When you get closer to what your looking for, let me know if you need help shopping for deals. Online is the way to go, and cheapest.
    if you have any suggestions on the online places that would be great... i have a ffl willing to do the transfer... i would like to stay around 500 but might be able to pull off 6

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    curtiswr wrote:
    kibbles1n0bits wrote:
    i have looked at 1911s but am having a hard time finding ones in my price range... any suggestions?
    Have you looked at Rock Island Armory?
    I second that. Not sure anymore, but the last time I looked, the GI model was 350-450 depending on where you were at. And RIA makes some good pistols for being inexpensive.

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    Thanks for the suggestions, my ffl was able to find me a rock island 1911 w/ crimson trace grips for 450...

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    Beware of the forum commandos that just read forums and don't really have any real world experience.

    Are you going to shoot the heck out of the pistol? I think any single stack GI type 1911 would be fine. Even if you buy one used any gunsmith can help you maintain the pistol. I prefer steel in a .45, but you can't argue with the durability of the polymer frame manufacturers.

    Do yourself a favor friend, get a 1911.

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    T Dubya wrote:
    Beware of the forum commandos that just read forums and don't really have any real world experience.
    I think everyone here is participating rather nicely, sowhat gives?:?

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    ...sounded like a temporary attack of anality....a good used Ruger with a hammer, either safety model or decocker model...could be had for 300-350---leaving $$ for a coupla extra clips....I've bought 4 in the last year for under 350...

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    compmanio365 wrote:
    curtiswr wrote:
    kibbles1n0bits wrote:
    i have looked at 1911s but am having a hard time finding ones in my price range... any suggestions?
    Have you looked at Rock Island Armory?
    I second that. Not sure anymore, but the last time I looked, the GI model was 350-450 depending on where you were at. And RIA makes some good pistols for being inexpensive.
    Agreed, my daily carry piece is one of these in a single-stack, military hammer style. Absolutely reliable (if I didn't trust it with my life, I wouldn't carry it...)
    Paid about $340.00 originally, made a few mods to make it even more accurate, not spending a whole lot.
    Good solid foundation for a 1911 starter, I've put several thousand rounds through it and there is very little wear apparent anywhere. (except the finish, which gets trashed when you carry daily).
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    Dustin wrote:

    Springfield Armory G.I. 1911

    $500 to $600




    I'm not a fan of 1911s but I really want this gun. For some reason I just love the way it looks, maybe it's my OD Green fetish.

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    If you want an inexpensive 1911, look at the Rock Island Armory/Armscor/High Standard models. They are all made by Armscor and have received high marks.

    I was able to buy my XD45 Compact new for $500 OTD a few years ago, not sure if they can still be had at that price.

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    damn i wish i would of seen this a few days ago. i just sold my 1911 mil spec (not GI) for $500

    i just bought a sig p220, havent shot it yet but i love the balance and especially love the DA/SA (decocker)

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    sheepdog wrote:
    ...sounded like a temporary attack of anality....a good used Ruger with a hammer, either safety model or decocker model...could be had for 300-350---leaving $$ for a coupla extra clips....I've bought 4 in the last year for under 350...
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    You could look into a Sig P220 CPO model. They are factory refurbished ones. I got one a while back for about 475 tax and all included and it is almost like new. It is my favorite pistol

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    smash29 wrote:
    Dustin wrote:

    Springfield Armory G.I. 1911

    $500 to $600




    I'm not a fan of 1911s but I really want this gun. For some reason I just love the way it looks, maybe it's my OD Green fetish.
    You like the OD Green ? I prefer the look above. Classic Dark with wood grips

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    Ruger P-series. Can be had for under $400, and they are a brick house with a trigger. They'll eat everything you feed them and beg for more. For the money, there IS no better .45 on the market.

    I would put my P97DC against any other .45 in a torture test any day of the week.

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    Newbie here, but I was wondering why no one suggested the Taurus PT 945? Or did he specify a 1911?

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    kibbles1n0bits wrote:
    Dustin wrote:
    SIG P226

    $500 to $600






    kibbles1n0bits wrote:
    I am looking into buying a 45ACP
    Sig Sauer's 210/226/225/229/228/239/230/232aren't 45acp's



    The 45acp modelsare 220and GSR, iirc.
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