Re: Looking to buy a 45 handgun
Come on Double D. He was talking strictly about Glocks vs. Sigs. His call for advice seemed to totally be about that question to me. But I tend to take people for what they actually say instead of what they mean to say. Maybe he does want advice on any gun on the planet. It just doesn't seem like that's what he asked to me. He mentioned Glocks and Sigs several times and asked about advice concerning those two companies. It seems very clear to me. It certainly won't hurt him to hear about other guns but he did ask specifically about Glocks and Sigs.
I can't say as I agree with the thing about 1911's being the perfect home defense gun either. And, like you, I don't think they are out of the realm of good CCW guns. I carried my Sig P220 for years as a CCW gun and it's as big as many 1911's I've seen and a lot bigger than some.
But they do suffer from a lack of capacity (before swapping mags) which other guns don't do. That's not a terrible fault but it is a fault and keeps them from being a "perfect" HD gun.
Also I certainly don't agree that while the 1911 is accurate at 50 ft. I don't agree that other guns aren't accurate at that distance. Maybe he meant 50 yards because a 1911 (a good one) will shoot accurate at that distance and so will a Sig P220. The original Sig 210 was a 2" group handgun at 50 yards. The new 210's are said to be capable of 1" groups at 50 yards. Of course those are 9mm guns for the most part but some of the original 210's were .45's.
At any rate I have a Taurus .45 that will shoot very accurately at 50 feet and it has a much shorter barrel than a true 1911. I have shot empty .45 casings at 20 yards (60 feet) and hit every one I shot at with that pistol. It's a PT-145 Mil. Pro. SA/DA. It is a VERY accurate pistols in fact for only having a 3.25" barrel.