Springfield XD(M) 3.8 compact .45 ACP

 Springfield XD(M) 3.8 compact .45 ACP This is my everyday carry gun.  While it’s a bit heavier than other options on the market, it brings a lot to the table and it’s a little fussy with reloads.  This is a polymer 45 that offers great capacity in a nice CCW size.  The short mag holds 9 round and the extended mag holds 13 plus one in the barrel.  The gun offers the best accuracy I have seen in a polymer weapon to date.  Springfield paid close attention to many little features that make this a joy to own and fire.  The M series added better grip to the slide rail for positive traction when loading and unloading.  The barrel lends great accuracy.  The trigger is a good SA trigger out the box but improves to great with a little break-in.  One feature that really makes this weapon is the adjustable backstrap.  Springfield offered 3 sizes to fit most any hand but they went a step further by offering 3 sizes of mag sleeve to make sure your extended magazine always matches nicely to your chosen grip.   With the standard addition of Springfield accessories (paddle holster, 2 mag holster, load assist) this is a bargain.   [whohit]-http://www.guncarryreviews.com/?p=600-[/whohit]

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Colt Combat Commander Series 80 1911 .45 ACP

Colt Combat Commander Series 80 1911 .45 ACP The classic 1911 platform with a slightly reduced barrel length of 4.25”. This is the original CCW semi-auto pistol. We all love this gun; there’s a reason it’s been around for over 100 years now! So what does the novice shooter need to know about this gun? Remember you are working with old technology. This is an all steel weapon that is heavy for every day carry. It has a limited capacity magazine usually 8 rounds. For people like me, with small hands, it may feel like a very large girp that is less comfortable in your hands than many of today’s options. Until recently it was impossible to find a model of 1911 with an equipment rail. All that being said, there are many reasons why this is still the go to gun after all this time. First, because this weapon is so popular and has been around so long it is supremely customizable for a reasonable price. If you want something for this gun you can buy it anywhere without spending too much. The grip size issue is easily fixed for me with a Hogue finger groove grip. The gun may not hold too many rounds but what it has it delivers with amazing accuracy right out of the box. Most importantly, it’s reliable. This gun never jams and happily eats away at even the worst reloads. When you pull the trigger it always goes bang. No soft hits like […]

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