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I am very much a Sig Sauer guy. I love my 229 .40cal. I was wanting to pick up another .40 or a .45 with a threaded barrel. I was debating between a 226 or the HK45 (not a usp .45). Anyone have any experience with the HK45?
 

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I've been carrying a 5" 1911 for years and have owned a few HK USPs in 45ACP. The HK45 is the best of both worlds. The first thing you'll notice is the quality ergos that shape the weapon. The accuracy, reliability, fit and finish are all of the high quality that we've come to expect from Hecklor & Koch. You would not be dissapointed.

Seeing as how you are into Sig Sauer, have you also considered their 1911 TACOPS-TB?
I'm not quite as partial to their line but I think this one is a winner:







http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=226331572
 

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Yeah, I've seen that, but I hate 1911's. Well, I think they are good, like the M4 in terms of proven design and aftermarket support, but I hate the way they feel in my hand, hate field stripping them, and just don't like shooting them. Like I said, it will either be that new HK45, a P220, or a 226.
 

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Yeah, I've seen that, but I hate 1911's. Well, I think they are good, like the M4 in terms of proven design and aftermarket support, but I hate the way they feel in my hand, hate field stripping them, and just don't like shooting them. Like I said, it will either be that new HK45, a P220, or a 226.
226 if you love your 229.

Also the newest S&W M&Ps are awesome.
 

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but I hate the way they feel in my hand, and just don't like shooting them.
Those two statements blow me away! Wow. Two reasons I enjoy the 1911.

I'm a huge Sig fan and have been using the P226 for the past 9 years. I was a Glock fan at first but after continuous use in the Navy, I'm hooked. I love the look of the beavertails on the Elite's as well. I see a
P229R Elite E2 in my future.
 

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And there's always the FNP-45 Tactical (or buy a threaded barrel for the USG). I'm a big fan of my FNP-45 for the trigger, accuracy, weight and capacity (15rd of .45 ACP).
 

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Those two statements blow me away! Wow. Two reasons I enjoy the 1911.

I'm a huge Sig fan and have been using the P226 for the past 9 years. I was a Glock fan at first but after continuous use in the Navy, I'm hooked. I love the look of the beavertails on the Elite's as well. I see a
P229R Elite E2 in my future.
So because my hand is built differently than yours, thus making a 1911 uncomfortable to me, that blows you away?
 

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Dude, you're taking more offense to that statement than you should. The 1911 is known for having the correct grip angle as well as a pleasing grip circumference. I believe you are the only person I've ever
heard say they didn't like the grip.

As far as how they shoot, I'd shoot a 1911 over a .40cal (not to mention a compact .40cal) any day as the .40cal's have always felt they had a sharper, snappier recoil then any standard 1911's I've ever shot. To be fair though, I haven't shot any of the alloy framed compact 1911's. Not to mention the trigger system being one that is depressed straight back instead of at a pivot at the top. John Browning is a genius.

As I've said before, the two things you don't like about 1911's are the things that I've heard any other shooter hold the 1911 in high praise for. Obviously you're free to your own opinion and if it doesn't fit you, it doesn't fit you. That doesn't stop me from being surprised though.
 

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I wasn't taking offense, I just don't see how that could blow you away. I know a lot of guys that have same/similar complaints about a 1911.
 

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Rog. I have just never anyone complain about that in particular. Instead I had only heard of those attributes being praised.
 

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Everyone is different. Don't get me wrong, I like the concept of it with its ease of modification and I will build a 1911 soon just for shooting at the range, but i will never use it in a tactical situation
 

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I have a HK45. I love it. waiting on my papers to come in for my ti-rant

I am a glock guy so i would recommend glock pistols to anyone but HK45 is just a blast to shoot. I love the fit and finish and the feel of the grip and they are interchangeable

HK45 is a bit chunky to carry daily. also had a hard time finding a holster for it. if you find a holster for p30 it will fit. just FYI.
 

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Everyone is different. Don't get me wrong, I like the concept of it with its ease of modification and I will build a 1911 soon just for shooting at the range, but i will never use it in a tactical situation
To be honest, I wouldn't either. I like the 1911 a lot, but would rather choose a P226R over it in combat any day. I just saw a guy here yesterday who had 4 silver mags in mag holders around his waist and thought, "Huh?" Then I saw his black 1911 in a drop-leg, and the tan US Marshall polo shirt. Weird. His counterpart was wearing a M92 Burrito.

There are better guns out there. Though I won't knock the reliability of a Glock, I just prefer a less extreme grip angle as I always present high after switching from a Sig to a Glock.
 

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I love the HK45, you'll have a hard time beating it especially if you do alot of weak hand practice drills since the HK45 has ambi slide and magazine release. Can't say anything bad about the sig. I personally prefer the 40 for the higher magazine capacity while still having the big-bore energy but if you want to suppress the gun the 45 is more efficient since the round is subsonic.

far as grip angles go i prefer glock angles than my 1911 anyday.
I agree, but it just depends on what you've trained on as far as what feels good to you. Personal experience is one of my shooting buddy's grew up on a 1911 and i grew up on a glock. To me the 1911 feels weird and outdated, to him the glock feels chunky and plastic. To each his own right?
 
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