Smallest .45 Auto for CC?

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  1. durk

    durk New Member

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    Anyone know what might be the smallest .45 auto for concealed carry?
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    The PDA is probably one of the smallest, I haven't compared specs so I don't know what one the the smallest
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    what is the PDA?
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    There may be a few AMT Backups floating around still...

    I just got a Seecamp .32 so if I shoot twice it's a .64:p
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    Friend of mine has a Detonics, that is quite small. Neat little gun.
    Para-ordnance makes some small .45`s
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    The Kahr PM45 might be the smallest/lightest I'd want to attempt to shoot, and I understand that it kicks a bit much for quick follow-up shots...
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    SPRINGFIELD EMP!!! its small, powerful, and a 1911...
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    If you can still find one, the Star Firestar was available in .45ACP. Model M-45
    I don't think it is the smallest out there, but it's compact enough for carry and is full-steel which helps soak up the recoil of a .45 in a small-frame.
    Not sure if they've been discontinued or what...I was out of the scene for a few years and Star doesn't seem to be around anymore.

    A friend had an M-45 and at the time I didn't care for the recoil so I picked up an M-40 in .40S&W instead. Both were great shooters.
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    Nice job Bindernunt, I use a m-40 daily and I love it. It was my first handgun! They aren't made any more but you can buy them dirt cheap! The spanish steel is heavy, but what a great deal for the money.
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    I have been carring a Tarus 24/7 for the last 6 months, no complaints about it at all. They usually go for around $330 in black and $350 for the stainless. Capacity is 12 + 1 in .45 ACP it also has second strike capibility(you can pull the trigger twice on the same round).
    rjw
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    Glock 36 is small and lightweight. It is slightly smaller than a Colt Compact and lighter.
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    Only if you hit what you were aiming at both times ...... :p
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    I may have to do some window shopping. Might look at the Taurus 745, Glock 36 and the Kahr.
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    you may want to check out a Colt Agent 3 inch 1911 model .45
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    I carry a taurus pt145 mill pro I think its a little smaller then the glock 36 imo good little gun I carry it every day over 1000 rds no problems yet. costs about $450.00. Mine has the ss slide
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    I have the pt145 but I think the Taurus pt 745 is a little smaller and still in .45 acp. I think Pistol has one. At least on the Taurus website the 745 appears smaller.
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    That Kahr PM45 is nice and small. Accurate as heck. Follow-up shot not a problem but I haven't had much luck with it's reliability. Had it for one year and 4 days. Been back to Kahr five times. I've documented the whole ordeal on pistolsmith forum under section for Kahr. I still have the gun and after 2,697 rounds through the gun and 2 barrels and 2 slides, it is now starting to function reliably. The latest hiccup is that on four occasions during combat reload, the slide jumps forward when I slam the magazine into the well but it doesn't chamber a round. Size to caliber to weight ration, it can't be beat.
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    It's a 45, just not ACP. The G39 is the size of a G26/27 and is small and packs the same punch.


    Other than that the EMP is the way to go IMHO.
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