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  • Firearm kick?

    Do most 45 cals have the same kick to them?

  • #2
    Lots of variables...

    Length of the barrel,weight of the gun,weight of the bullet,grip angle and design.

    If they all shoot the same bullet, some will have more percieved kick than others.

    A lighter gun will kick more than a heavier gun. A shorter barrelled gun may kick more or less, but the muzzle blast will be greater and louder.

    Guns are like woman...they are all different.
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    • #3
      My P220ST has less kick than my P229 in .357Sig. go figure.

      I'm looking at a ParaOrd LDA or Warthog. Any thoughts on the controllability of either?
      Be safe out there!!

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      • #4
        Para LDA shouldn't have any different recoil than a regular 1911 which isn't too bad at all, at least to me.


        I have noticed that 357 sigs and 40 cals are very snappy and don't like their recoil much, not that I can't handle it, I just prefer the push of a 45.
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        • #5
          Hi Point .45 ACP what do you guys think about this gun. just to shoot on the weekends and to get my aiming down. I mean i can shoot good with the 9mm but i wanted to get a higher cal gun for cheap and i found this one. of course not as a duty weapon.

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          • #6
            Generally junk, and not worth the money.
            Look for a used 1911 - there are plenty around.
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            • #7
              what's the bad rap about them

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              • #8
                With rare exceptions, they are unreliable, inaccurate, and not durable. If that is all you could afford for any gun, well, even then a heavily used Colt/Smith/Ruger/SIG/Glock etc. would be a better investment.
                No one I know will work on one, most will not even shoot one.
                Why not more practice with your service gun??
                "A man who has nothing which he cares about more than he does about his personal safety is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the existing of better men than himself."
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                • #9
                  b/c i'm still in the academny and i just want to get a gun to practice with. Would you suggest a 9mm instead of the hi-point. What about a kel-tec?

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                  • #10
                    Be patient, once you are out of the Academy and on the job, you will have more ammo available, your issue gun to train/practice with, and be eligable for the police discounts offered by some manufacturers.
                    Until then, find an indoor range that rents guns, and try a variety out.


                    Kel Tec in these parts is considered a considerable step up, but not quite the quality of the makers I listed before.
                    "A man who has nothing which he cares about more than he does about his personal safety is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the existing of better men than himself."
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ble0503
                      Hi Point .45 ACP what do you guys think about this gun. just to shoot on the weekends and to get my aiming down. I mean i can shoot good with the 9mm but i wanted to get a higher cal gun for cheap and i found this one. of course not as a duty weapon.
                      Friends don't let friends carry hi-points, or carry in Fobus holsters.

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                      • #12
                        The Keltec is a great "carry alot...shoot a little" gun, not one for "target practice. I agree with Sluth, wait (ya its hard but its best) and practice with what your agency issues, you can carry it on and off duty (rookie pay didnt mean extra guns for a few years). A wise man (I think Elmer Keith) once said, "Beware of a man who carries and uses only one gun"
                        Steve
                        Respect all ...... Fear none!!!

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                        • #13
                          Do you have a firing range at your headquarters? I know I am starting the academy next week and I have already been to our firing range 3 times in 2 weeks and fired plenty of rounds with our issued duty glock 22's. They also told us if we have any trouble or feel we need more practice to tell them and they will spend all day and night with us shooting. You want to get used to the gun you will have on duty, be using to qualify, and use at the academy. In my case that is the same gun for all. I am sure your dept will be more than happy to help you if you don't feel comfortable. Just a suggestion.

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