.45 caliber handguns

October 7th, 2004  

Topic: .45 caliber handguns

Other than the Colt 1911 .45 are there any pistols that are of .45 caliber that are still used today or are newer than the 1911
October 7th, 2004  
Lil Hulk 1988
Many manufactuers make a .45cal...



For a few
October 7th, 2004  
Here's a link to H&K's USP series, which also comes in a .45:


You can find many different variants on the 1911/A1, which was/is made by several different arms manufacturers, including Auto-Ordnance and I believe Springfield Arms.

You got lucky here, I just got my 2005 Gun Guide Buyer's Guide, so here's a list of the .45s:

Les Baer - Wadcutter, Concept Series, Custom, Monolith Series, National Match, Distinguished Match, Open Class, Premier II, Prowler III, Stinger, Swift Response, Thunder Ranch Special Series, Ultimate Master

Beretta - 8000F, 8040F, 8045F, 8357F

Ed Brown - Classic Custom, Executive Elite, Kobra

Colt - Model O Pistols

CZ - 97B

Charles Daly - M-5 Series

EAA - Witness, Witness Gold, P-Series

Glock - 21/21C, 30, 36, 37

H&K - Mk 23, USP45, USP45 Elite/Tactical/Expert/Compact

IMI - SP-21

Kimber - CDP II Series, Compact II, Pro Carry II

And here is where I lost interest, but the answer to your question is, yes, there are a couple other makes of .45 out there.
October 7th, 2004  
I think smith and wessan does too.
October 7th, 2004  
A Can of Man
Next to the 9mm, it's probably the most common caliber.
October 8th, 2004  
Do any of the 1911 variants fix the problems of the original such as the jamming problem and small clip capacity?
October 8th, 2004  
I've never heard of the 1911/A1 having a problem with jamming or experienced any problems myself, one of its great selling points has always been its reliability.

As far as magazine capacity goes, aside from extended clips, with a round the size of the .45, there really isn't much you can do to cram more rounds into a handgun.
October 8th, 2004  
There are the double stack mags (zigzag), instead of having a single column.

Anybody mention the H&K MK23 Mod.0? Probably one of the more widely known .45ACP handguns in the world.
October 15th, 2004  
Sig Arms P220 is or was a 45 caliber used in the military.

Jamming of the 1911A1 is caused by several mishaps.

Stove Pipe is a limp wrist

Ejecting the empty brass, slide is dirty, not enough powder in the casing, incorrect OAL, using bullets other than Hardball ammunition

Although Colt and Springfield were the most common used in the Army, there were other manufactures as well;

Colt 1911 Approximately 2,550, 000 were ordered for WWI and WWII

North American Arms Less Than 100 during 1918

Springfield Armory 30,000 1914 to 1915

U.S. Navy over 31,000 for the Navy 1911 - 1914

U.S. Marine Corps 13,500 for the Marines 1911 - 1913

A.J. Savage Munitions Company Slides Only

1911A1 Colt Approximately 1,643,068 in 1924 -1945

Drake National Match Slides Only

Government National Match Reworks assemble by government armorers all pasts stamped NM

Ithaca Approximately369129 in 1943 - 1945

Union Switch & Signal Approximately 55,000 in 1943

Remington Rand 1,086,624 in 1943 - 1945

Singer Manufacture Company Approximately 500 in 1942

There were several Contracts awarded to EJERCITO MECICANO, Brazilian Contract, Argentine Contract Model 1927
October 15th, 2004  
Why stop at .45 caliber when you can get bigger with a Desert Eagle?