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PM45
« on: August 13, 2010, 07:14:22 PM »
Saw a used- looks almost new -PM45 at gander mt today,
$599 with 2 mags and box seems like an excellent deal and the reviews that I've looked at on line seem favorable. I put it on hold till sunday and appreciate the input from those who have some insight.
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Re: PM45
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2010, 07:57:59 PM »
I had one and it was a very good gun.  Nice and small for a 45 and it was very reliable (never a problem).  It was also easy to conceal.  I would rate it highly.  

I sold it to help fund a early R9 purchase.

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Re: PM45
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2010, 08:12:07 PM »

I would prefer the Glock 36 and its excellent accuracy. If you just don't like Glocks that is a different issue.



http://www.remtek.com/arms/glock/model/45/36/

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Re: PM45
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2010, 08:26:12 PM »
I tried a 36 but the PM45 felt MUCH better in my hand.

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Re: PM45
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2010, 08:31:32 PM »
That tactile feel is vey important. Did you buy the PM45?
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Re: PM45
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2010, 09:25:51 PM »
Dad has both (apparently, along w. my childhood chore of cleaning guns, I now am supposed to break in his new carry guns for him. †Not all bad, except for the tiny monsters...) †

The G36 is a bit bigger, but MUCH easier to shoot, at least for me. †

The PM45 is conceivable as a pocket pistol, and serves its purpose for him - securely stored in a town that he flies to from time to time, so he doesn't have to hassle w. flying w. a gun. † The G36 is pretty much a waist pistol. †

IMO, the first thing to address would be any sharp edges on the trigger - Dad's had some. †Otherwise, learning to deal w. the recoil would be about it - I actually didn't mind the stock sights.  As I recall, the trigger pull feels a bit heavy, and is longer than the Glock - not really a problem, provided you're used to a DAO gun.  It is considerably harder to rack than the G36, but that shouldn't be much of a problem for a healthy male.

Personally, I've gone w. a 329 NG for my gun of ~ that size. †I just use a clip draw to carry it, and have some custom "service style" grips fitted to it. †It's been quite comfortable, and has decent sights, has a remarkably smooth, if heavy, trigger pull for a stock revolver, and is comparable in weight to the Glock. †
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Re: PM45
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2010, 10:28:26 PM »
No I have not purchased it as of yet -I did not have my gander mt credit card that I planned to use for lay away deposit 25% so they put it on a back shelf until I return. And yes as one of the respondants noted the spring is pretty tight!
But I did "dry fire" it and found the trigger pull to be light and smooth. I do hope the the spring does lighten up some or I'll have to do some work on my grip strengh!

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Re: PM45
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2010, 11:38:27 PM »

Aglifter,
Is that a .44 Magnum that you are using as a carry gun?

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Re: PM45
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2010, 12:18:01 AM »
My son-inlaw has the PM45 and is very happy with it, shoots nice and conceals well. I have the PM40, PM9 and P380 all are fine shooting well made guns.

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Re: PM45
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2010, 08:38:27 PM »
Yup, but loaded w. 44 specials
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Re: PM45
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2010, 10:30:16 PM »
I carry my Ruger .44 mag Ruger Super Black Hawk loaded with .44 mags to the range and in the woods.   :D
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Re: PM45
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2010, 12:13:52 PM »
I shot an IDPA match, once, w. full 44 Mags out of that thing - the 329 NG has a scandium frame.

 By the end of the match, †every screw on the gun was loose*, the rear sights had almost completely come off - forgot to use loctite on them, and I was struggling to be able to operate the cylinder latch. †But, I figured whatever was going to break on the gun, already would have - I had already disabled the Clinton lock, and installed a cylinder and slide firing pin.

*Even using 222MS loctite on all the screws.

After that, I'm happy to carry it w. 44 specials - I do put in mags for hunting in pig country, however.  
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Re: PM45
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2010, 12:33:27 PM »
The .44 specials are the smart way to go, for sure; heavy .44 mag shooting can be trying; however, I love shooting it.
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Re: PM45
« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2010, 01:07:29 PM »

I love to shoot a .44 special.

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Re: PM45
« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2010, 01:11:38 PM »
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I love to shoot a .44 special.

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