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    looking for advice with polymer .45s...

    I was just looking if I could get some real world first hand feed back regarding popular polymer .45 semi autos. Mainly looking at Springfield and S&W M&P. Capacity is different I know but what my main question is about is felt recoil. Please respond honestly. I've owned(I.e. kimber pro carry, Sig P20) and fired only steel framed .45s. All sorts of loads and I've always appreciated the caliber's results. If you have reliable second hand info that's cool too. Just wondering what to expect.
    Your input is valued and appreciated, thanks in advance.

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    I have the XD 45 compact and it shoots well, even one handed. I also have the XD9 sub compact and they have both been utterly reliable at about 1.7K rounds, no issues at all. They are resonably easy to conceal and cleaing is a breeze. All the components that come out are well made and rock solid. I think the XDs are marvellous guns for the money.

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    The Glock 21 is a nice polymer framed 45.

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    I too have an XD45 compact--and 2 XD9SC's. Great guns --no failures.
    Recoil on the 45 is suprisingly manageable--less recoil than my 1911

  6. I personally do not like poly guns. Especially in 45 acp. The recoil tends to make the pistol recoil in a circular motion. Too much time for locating the target in a follow up shot. I carry a Kimber Ultra Stainless TLE II. This 1911 weighs in at only 19 oz. unloaded. It is a 3" with a lot of stopping power. Very accurate within 75 feet. I carry it in Condition 1 (some don't like it, mainly because they are not familiar with it). 8+1 capacity is enough of 45 acp for me. I carry it in a Galco Avenger OTW holster. Very concealable!!! The gun itself is pricy BUT I don't even realize I am carry it. I could not be happier with this KIMBER!!

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    My EDC is a G26, But thinking about going to .45, I went to my range a rented a G30, I was expecting a subcompact .45 to be a lot more snappy than it was, to me it still had more "push" than it did "flip". I also tried an XD45 that day, VERY nice! I'm assuming the sub would be no different. I haven't shot the M&P.45 but I do own the .40, It's also very nice to shoot and extremely comfortable in the hand.

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    I have the XD45 Service model as well as the XD40 Sub-Compact. Both are great shooters, very accurate, and reliable.
    Wouldn't hesitate to buy another one if the opportunity presented itself!
    Good luck,
    luvmyRugers

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    When I first was introduced to Glocks, I was surprised to find the recoil of the G21 to be less than I expected. The reason is the plastic absorbs part of the shock, among other things that contribute to manageable recoil in the Glocks like a lower bore axis. I have no problem with shooting the G21 or G30 and I am about average in stature. The G20 10mm is a little worse.

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    Glock 30

    I carry a Glock 30, and it is very enjoyable to shoot, and is very accurate. I like the lighter weight, makes for a more comfortable carry. I also have a 17 and 19, they are also very good shooters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsdinTexas View Post
    When I first was introduced to Glocks, I was surprised to find the recoil of the G21 to be less than I expected. The reason is the plastic absorbs part of the shock, among other things that contribute to manageable recoil in the Glocks like a lower bore axis. I have no problem with shooting the G21 or G30 and I am about average in stature. The G20 10mm is a little worse.
    I have the opposite problem. My Glock 20 is rather comfortable to shoot. The Glock 21 is a beast. That may be due to the 230 gr HP/XTP +P ammo that I carry.

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