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Posted 11 months ago

 

 


So I'm looking at guns to carry off duty, and I've come to like the XD's quite a bit... Now I have to decide what caliber I should get. I've always been a fan of the .45, but I was wondering if it was somewhat unmanageable in such a light framed gun... .40S&W is also a good round, but most of my other guns are chambered in .45 (ACP). 

 


Any thoughts, experiences or recommendations?


 


Thanks,


C

 

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Rate This | Posted 11 months ago

 

 WHat do you carry on duty? My suggestion, and something I've always done when purchasing a new handgun, is go with what I carry on duty which is the 40 cal. Saves on trying to find alternate rounds, I'm familiar with the 40 cal round while on the range plus if anything goes sideways you can pull rounds from your off duty weapon to feed your duty weapon. As far as the XD, its a good gun regarless of what round its chambered for. I've got a 40 cal XD and my brother has a 9mm and both are quality guns, but I'm a 40 cal fan so that's what I went with so I could match my XD and my Glock 22 duty weapon.


 


Good luck! 


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Rate This | Posted 11 months ago

 

I carry a .40, but I've always enjoyed the .45s... I guess I should just go down and shoot the two side by side.


 


Thanks for the insight

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Rate This | Posted 11 months ago

 

 I love and carry the newer Springfield XDS!  There's nothing better than a palm sized .45 and the recoil on it is actually amazingly managable.  


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Rate This | Posted 11 months ago

 

I will only carry a 45 caliber. Yes, the ammo cost a few bucks more. Regardless of the model 45 all the way.

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Rate This | Posted 11 months ago

 

I'm right there with you!  .45 all the way!


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I will only carry a 45 caliber. Yes, the ammo cost a few bucks more. Regardless of the model 45 all the way.


 



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Rate This | Posted 11 months ago

 

In my brief limited experience I have found that I can handle the recoil of the 45ACP better than the 40S&W because it seems like the 45 wants to come back at you versus up. I carry a SIG 2022 9mm

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Rate This | Posted 11 months ago

 

 Yeah, I think I have to agree with you Gronked, the .45 does seem a bit more vertical... At least IMO 

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uhh, conrad dude? you ask about tactical holsters in your first post, by the way, thanks for introduction we like to get from newbies so we know who we are talking to, anyway, then  you post about looking for an off-duty carry recommendation, you carry a .40 but like .45's and such but on post #6-YOU ARE LOOKING FOR INFO ON JOINING THE CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL? Your sounding like a cop but now your  looking for info on getting hired? Without an introduction, most guys, including me,  wont give you too much in the way of feedback.

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Rate This | Posted 11 months ago

 

 @ MIKIESPLACE . I'm carrying on duty fo MP, not civi LEO. I'm looking to get into CHP after military. The reason I asked about the holster is because I do not currently have the gun/light combination in which I was inquiring.  So there's where I'm at.

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Rate This | Posted 11 months ago

 

Conrad, just so you don't waste money on a gun that just sits in a safe...lots of departments regulate makes/models/calibers that their officers can carry on or off-duty. Not all, but many do.  Some, like mine, also dictate the brands and models of acceptable holsters.


you may want to wait until your hired before you go shopping, unless it is something you need now and can carry in your current assignment

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Rate This | Posted 11 months ago

 

Thanks for the heads up MetroRW30. I'll probably hold off on any purchases as of now so I won't have that happen.