5 Awesome .45 ACP Handguns You Must Have

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The .45 ACP invented by John Moses Browning understood that the .38 Long Colt cartridge was a dud. This is why the .45 Automatic Colt Pistol is still the go-to weapon among many gun users.

Thinking of getting a gun? Check out these five awesome .45 ACP handguns that you need to own.

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5 Awesome .45 ACP Handguns You Must Have

1. Glock 21

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The Glock 21 polymer frame got a lot of bad reviews. But this .45 ACP pistol is an underappreciated gem. Looking for an affordable sidearm that packs a devastating wallop? This is your gun. The Glock 21 has a double-stack that can carry up to thirteen rounds of ammunition. It has five times more rounds than a typical 1911.

Yet it is also lightweight. It weighs around 226 grams even when fully loaded. The Glock 21, albeit its unpopular design, is an excellent handgun. It will put a huge hole in its target but not in your wallet.

2. Springfield Armory XD45 Mod 2 Service Model

The Springfield XD45 is one of the more affordable .45 ACP pistols available today. But don’t get deceived by its price tag. It’s more than meets the eye. The double-action Springfield XD45 is 7.3 inches long with a four-inch steel barrel. It has a sleek yet aggressive frame contour. Equipped with an anti-accidental discharge safety grip, the XD45 is easy to operate.

It has a two-row double-stack magazine that holds up to thirteen rounds. Durable, reliable, and affordable, this .45 ACP gives you the best bang for your buck.

3. Ed Brown Executive Carry

The Commander is a weapon for officers hence its name. Its 4.25-inch short barrel makes it lighter than a regular 1911 sidearm. Collectors swore by this gun for its compact built yet immense power. Among other Commander-type pistols, the Executive Carry ranks as the best. This beauty has a single-stack magazine that carries up to eight rounds.

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It has an astounding bobtail frame, contoured edges, and a matte stainless-steel finish. Equipped with advanced fiber-optic sights, The Executive Carry is a fearsome beast.

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4. Wilson Combat Tactical Carry

Watchmaker Bill Wilson created The Wilson Combat Tactical Carry. It’s a weapon developed for extreme precision and accuracy. As he does in assembling small clock parts, Wilson gave extreme care in designing this weapon.

Designed to perfection, this .45 ACP sidearm built for those who are aiming for a precise kill. The Wilson Combat Tactical Carry has advanced safety features and fiber optic sights. Its one-inch shooting accuracy within twenty-five-yard range makes the Wilson super deadly.

5. Heckler & Koch HK45

The Mark 23 pistol or The Heckler & Koch HK45 is the U.S. commandos’ sidearm of choice. Call it Heckler & Koch USP version 2.0. A great innovation in cartridge engineering, it makes the USP chambered-in design obsolete.

The Heckler & Koch HK45 also showcases a revolutionary thirty-percent recoil reduction system. This is a very practical feature. And so is its ambidextrous control capability that works like a charm. No doubt, this premium handgun is the Cadillac of .45 Automatic Colt Pistols.

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There are various factors to consider in choosing the right compact firearm. But in the end, it all boils down to quality and of course, your budget.

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14 Responses to :
5 Awesome .45 ACP Handguns You Must Have

  1. William L Ramsburg says:

    ALL GUNS WILL KILL IN THE RIGHT HANDS WHEN NESSASARY AND THE 2OND AMENDMENT ISN’T SUPPOSED TO BE ALTERED!! LAST WORDS!!? (((SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED UPON))) ARE THERE FOR A REASON!! TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY AND SOVEREIGNTY OF THIS NATION AND THE MAJORITY CITIZEN GOVERNMENT OF THE SAME!!

  2. Hatman1793 says:

    Here’s five (5) more awesome 45acp handguns you must have:

    1. S&W M&P in 45acp.
    2. Colt’s series 70 1911A1 in 45acp.
    3. Heckler & Koch’s USP In 45acp.
    4. S&W’s 625 revolver in 45acp.
    5. Colt’s SAA in 45acp.
    Honourable mention to S&W’s 4516, CZ’s 97B, STI’s TargetMaster, Glock 21SF, ParaOrdnance LDA

  3. Patricia Boster says:

    Do you have something with an easy way to cock the gun?

  4. J. Dexter Smith says:

    This might help: I am presuming that you are talking about a semi-automatic pistol…doing what gun owners call racking the pistol. Try not just holding the pistol, if right handed, in your left hand by the grip, instead, hold it and push the pistol forward from close to your body to a semi-extended position AND pull the top of the pistol back at the same time with your right hand…just do the opposite if you are left handed. Now, if you are referring to revolver hammers to cock, something must be hung up or jamming the cylinder rotation. Most of the time it is the rim of a shell which failed to be pushed all the way into the cylinder and the frame of the pistol is hung on the rim of the shell…in that case, take the cylinder out completely if a single action revolver or if a double action revolver, just flip the cylinder release lever/button and flip the cylinder to the side or push the cylinder out by tapping the side of the cylinder with a small rubber hammer or use a plastic screwdriver handle to bump the side of the cylinder hard enough to make it flip out. Then, either push the stubborn cartridge out and use another bullet or push it in until it is seated with no brass of the bullet showing/flush with the cylinder. If you still can’t “rack” the semi-automatic using the push with one hand while pulling with the other…I might suggest trading it in for what’s known as an E-Z rack pistol, there are several on the market now for ladies and older men like myself.

  5. Joe says:

    I was a Deputy Sheriff in North East Texas for 20 years. I was in 4 fire fights. In 3 of the shoot out I had my AR-15. The 4th shooting I was checking a airplane hangar when a burglar opened fire on me. My sig 40SW saves my life. After the person got out of the hospital. This person was looking at life. Under the 3 strikes you’re out law. He had nothing to lose. He was also charged with attempted capital murder of a Peace Officer. For he received a second life in state prison. He will died in prison. This happens in 1990. He still in state custody. He will died there.

  6. Betty Halcomb says:

    The best gun is the one that is right forhand size, the weight, the sights and the mechanics of the gun. Glock anything is best.

  7. Rafael Rivera says:

    I, support having a gun to protect life & property only &, the 2nd amedment. There’s a lot of great guns.!Iam a gun owner. and it’s not to play with or carry to impress anyone. then there’s people who have no business even looking at a gun.

  8. Greg says:

    To have that many “times” more rounds you need a drum!🤡

  9. Otis Pugh says:

    The best handgun is the one you’re holding on to when the other guy is lying prone and not breathing.

  10. Wapitihunter says:

    It is a personal choice between your physical characteristics, your ability to tolerate recoil, and your needs. Always carry enough gun. I like the .45 in 1911 style. I also like the 10mm and 40 in 1911and S&W M&P. I also like the 44 mag and 41 mag. For Home Defence, I like a 12ga. double or 870.

  11. Rich A. says:

    I currently own only one; the S&W 4506. Reason? It was once supposed to be approved for duty use where the single action 1911 was not. Personally, though, I would have been happy with my old MkIV, Series 70, Colt 1911A1, but it left my collection many decades ago to make (financial) room for the duty replacement.

  12. Daniel Douglas says:

    Love my HiPoint .45. It’s heavy which dampens recoil and makes a great club should you run out of ammo.

  13. Bert W. Getz Jr. says:

    I have a Remington R1 1911 .45 and a Rock Island 1911.45. Both are great guns in my opinion. I have at least a thousand rounds of ammo for them both and extra clips. You should have at least a thousand rounds of ammo for each caliber handgun or rifle. Get ready to use them my fellow Americans. NO SOCIALISM IN THIS GREAT FREE COUNTRY. DON’T FORGET THIS IS THE LAND OF THE FREE AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE!!!!!

  14. Joe Forney says:

    Beauty is in the eyes of the person squeezing off a round with out fear. Without fear goes with many items to fear. The one you do not want to fear is the weapon itself. Get familiar stay familiar and a bond of trust , he’ll maybe even love is formed. Me and my Smith and Wesson 10mm have had an affair lasting decades. I trust her and whats not to love.

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