Taurus 45ACP - opinions? (Read 6777 times)

SOLEsource684

Re: Taurus 45ACP - opinions?
« Reply #20 on: March 29, 2014, 04:23:55 PM »
Kidding aside, isn't the 24/7 the gun that had problems with unintentional discharges?
I was watching a video somewhere, and the guy held it by the grip nowhere near the trigger and shook it and it fired. Ten times in row.
Looked at a really nice Dan Wesson at SEC, only 7 rounds and not really tiny, but totally sweet. My pick for a carry gun when we get it.  ;D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwK_Hd-XcZY

Here is the youtube of the 24/7 you might have been talking about. Mind you all it is not in english.

macsak

Re: Taurus 45ACP - opinions?
« Reply #21 on: March 29, 2014, 11:13:41 PM »
If you ever get the chance to compare side by side, a fully mushroomed 9mm jhp next to a fully expanded .45 acp jhp. IMO, it all comes to which one makes the bigger hole.

i guess i need to shoot .45 more
my main concern was control of rapid follow up shots
and then, of course, cost of practice ammo and JHP

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Re: Taurus 45ACP - opinions?
« Reply #22 on: March 30, 2014, 01:27:21 AM »
+1 on the hk45c. Recently picked one up and it's pretty awesome! You can get many parts on hkparts.net, like macsak says, buy the elephant foot mags etc..

Jl808

Taurus 45ACP - opinions?
« Reply #23 on: March 30, 2014, 02:30:50 AM »
i guess i need to shoot .45 more
my main concern was control of rapid follow up shots
and then, of course, cost of practice ammo and JHP

Nothing wrong with 9mm JHPs. A lot of experts choose the 9mm over the 45ACP for their daily carry for that reason you stated (plus being able to carry more ammo, and that they shoot it better).

45ACP ammo is expensive ($.45 cents per shot) unless you reload or use a 22LR conversion for practice.
« Last Edit: March 30, 2014, 05:05:21 AM by Jl808 »
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Re: Taurus 45ACP - opinions?
« Reply #24 on: March 30, 2014, 08:35:43 AM »
i guess i need to shoot .45 more
my main concern was control of rapid follow up shots
and then, of course, cost of practice ammo and JHP

IMO it's really just a matter of getting used to a little heavier recoil and having a weapon heavy enough to help you deal with it. That's why I stick with the 1911, I've found that most of the "plastic" guns tend to be too light for the cartridge and end up being "snappy".

The .45 tends to get a bad rap because of the reputation for heavy recoil, it's really not that bad once you get used to it. Cost is definitely a factor as well, but reloading will mitigate most of that and while I'm just getting into reloading, .45ACP is supposed to be one of the easiest to reload.

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Re: Taurus 45ACP - opinions?
« Reply #25 on: March 30, 2014, 10:50:38 AM »
IMO it's really just a matter of getting used to a little heavier recoil and having a weapon heavy enough to help you deal with it. That's why I stick with the 1911, I've found that most of the "plastic" guns tend to be too light for the cartridge and end up being "snappy".

The .45 tends to get a bad rap because of the reputation for heavy recoil, it's really not that bad once you get used to it. Cost is definitely a factor as well, but reloading will mitigate most of that and while I'm just getting into reloading, .45ACP is supposed to be one of the easiest to reload.

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+1 on that. Save the factory HD/SD rounds for testing. My reloads for match/practice are the same, and are loaded to just about major pf. They are not "easy" to load, I believe that they have a wider array of components to choose from. An empty 9mm casing can easily hide inside of an empty .45 casing. By that alone makes the .45 easier to pick up when reloading. Those that I let shoot my .45s for the first time are fine with the recoil. If they've shot 9mms prior, then they have a comparison.

Walena

Re: Taurus 45ACP - opinions?
« Reply #26 on: March 30, 2014, 10:57:42 AM »
i guess i need to shoot .45 more
my main concern was control of rapid follow up shots
and then, of course, cost of practice ammo and JHP

When practicing a lot. The follow up shots will get faster eventually. I reload using bulk lead bullets, so cost is a lot less than reloading with jacketed. Then you can shoot more.

Jl808

Re: Taurus 45ACP - opinions?
« Reply #27 on: March 31, 2014, 11:31:49 AM »
I love shooting the 45ACP cartridge.  After I got my 45ACP handgun, I hardly shot the 9mm afterwards and ended up getting rid of it.

Looks like there are more good options for small 45ACP pistols after all.

H&K45c - 10+1
- 7.2"x5.1"
- 25oz.

Glock 30 - 10+1
- 6.9"x4.8"
- 26.5oz

XD45 compact - 10+1
7.3"x5"
29oz

XDM45 compact - 9+1
7"x4.55"
27oz

M&P45 compact - 8+1
7.55"x4.8"
26.2oz

1911 Commander - 7+1 or 8+1
7.75"x5.4"
27oz or 37oz
« Last Edit: March 31, 2014, 11:44:41 AM by Jl808 »
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Re: Taurus 45ACP - opinions?
« Reply #28 on: March 31, 2014, 05:36:20 PM »
i guess i need to shoot .45 more
my main concern was control of rapid follow up shots
and then, of course, cost of practice ammo and JHP

I just shoot more .44 mag
then a .45 ACP feels like a walk in the park.   ;)