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#1 OFFLINE   captainbarred

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Posted Jan. 13 2017 - 12:05 PM

OK, so several years back I bought a S&W 1911PD.

 

This is not my pic, but the gun is stock, its exactly what I have

 

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The grip/frame is made of a polymere injected medal to reduce weight.

fits my hand perfect

The trigger is nice and smooth

The sights are nice and tight

 

Only issue I ever had is it doesn't like to lock open on last round in mag.  Even on Wilson mags.  I replaced springs, no dice, then replaced one of the mag followers with a 3rd party.  Fixes the issue, but knocks capacity back from 8 to 7.

 

Not a big deal really...

 

In any case....

 

 

I've grown less and less interested in .45 ACP and rarely take it to the range anymore.

 

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To top it off, I have a WW2 era US military issue 1911 (Actually have not shot it yet) so its not like I won't have a 1911...

 

Could probably do a pretty close swap for a Sig P320 or it could go towards the Sig P938 to replace my snubby revolver....

 

 

Should I trade it?  Will I regret it??  Should I just keep it and save up for the others????

 




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Posted Jan. 13 2017 - 12:36 PM

If you do not like it send it one it's way. It's not like it's anything you could not replace if you changed your mind.

 

I may be interested if you decide to let it go. Then again, maybe not! :segrin:




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Posted Jan. 13 2017 - 01:24 PM

Nice pistol, but we only go around once, so you might as well get what you really want.  :) - just sayin'




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Posted Jan. 13 2017 - 01:44 PM

If you don't like it and don't shoot it then trade it.

I'm pretty close to trading my AK (I know, blasphemy)

I don't shoot it too often, I don't plan on hunting with it, and it's not as accurate as I'd like.


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Posted Jan. 13 2017 - 02:11 PM

IF you don't have any particular attachment to that exact 1911, it can be replaced later if you have regrets.  If you have reservations about it you could see about fitting a different slide stop to the pistol or talk with S&W and see if they can fix it for you so tha tit will work with most common after market mags.




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Posted Jan. 13 2017 - 03:24 PM

IF you don't have any particular attachment to that exact 1911, it can be replaced later if you have regrets.  If you have reservations about it you could see about fitting a different slide stop to the pistol or talk with S&W and see if they can fix it for you so tha tit will work with most common after market mags.

Interestingly, I never considered trading it out due to that issue.  I did swap the lever, to no avail, but the reason for selling it is from just not shooting it, not the lack of mag lockback...




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Posted Jan. 13 2017 - 04:21 PM

I have regretted every firearm I have traded off to get another.

 

For me, it was usually because I need the trade value to get the gun I needed, or that better fit my needs.

 

If I still had my S&W 6906, I would not be looking for a compact lightweight carry gun, and that mag

capacity was better than the single stacks they are making today. 

 

But we are all different. Can you hang onto the 1911 and still swing the Sig, or save up for it.

 

On the other hand, it sounds like you really don't like the pistol, it is gathering dust, and you have not made any

good memories with it. In short, you two have not bonded at all.

 

In that case, I would not regret trading it, but like cars, you will get more money selling it outright. 

 

Good luck, and I can't wait to hear about your new heater. Cause I think that Remington is already gone in your mind.

 

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Posted Jan. 17 2017 - 03:14 PM

In the end, I think I'm going to hang onto it until I can get to the range again.  Its a great gun, feels perfect in the hand.  Heck, its been my bedstand gun for a few years now.

 

I'll give it another range trip and see how I feel after shooting it.

 

Only reason I consider a trade is cause I can't afford the new piece offhand.  I want the Sig 938, but am not willing to let go of the snubby just yet in case I am not happy with the 938 for some reason.




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Posted Jan. 17 2017 - 04:10 PM

I think you just need to pack that thing up and send it to me.  

 

Actually, take it to the range and shoot it again.  I took my 1911 to the range last weekend, the first time in a long long time, and fell in love with it all over again.  




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Posted Jan. 17 2017 - 05:56 PM

If you don't like it sell it or trade it....  I have sent  a Kimber 1911 on it's way.




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Posted Jan. 17 2017 - 06:17 PM

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Only reason I consider a trade is cause I can't afford the new piece offhand.

 

Well, it looks like I misinterpreted your original post. 

The above is exactly the type of transactions I made that I regretted. 

 

This does not mean it will work out the same way for you, I'm just relating my experience. 

This is not your first rodeo. Good idea taking her out to the range.

I'm sure you will do exactly what is right for you.

 

Have fun ! !

 

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Posted Apr. 14 2017 - 11:47 PM

Well, if you are anything like me, you can not do it and always regret it, or do it, and always regret that too. So, either way you are screwed so you might as well go with your present gut feelings.




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Posted Apr. 15 2017 - 04:08 AM

In the end, I think I'm going to hang onto it until I can get to the range again.  Its a great gun, feels perfect in the hand.  Heck, its been my bedstand gun for a few years now.

 

I'll give it another range trip and see how I feel after shooting it.

 

Only reason I consider a trade is cause I can't afford the new piece offhand.  I want the Sig 938, but am not willing to let go of the snubby just yet in case I am not happy with the 938 for some reason.

I would drop S&W a line and explain to them it is not locking back.........They have taken care of me in an issue I had. 




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Posted Apr. 20 2017 - 10:16 PM

Never give up a 1911. You will regret it in the long run.


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Posted Apr. 21 2017 - 07:57 AM

How true this is.




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Posted Apr. 21 2017 - 10:53 AM

I decided long ago, I won't get rid of a gun unless it's truly a piece of junk. I may give one to my kids, but that's not the same. Until my son moves out and buys a safe, I have visitation rights for his guns too.  :tongue:

 

Seriously, never sell a gun. It might suck as an investment, but let it suck for your kids or grandkids, not you. You're just insisting that you take it in the shorts, you won't get what you paid, or even close to it for that gun. Especially if you trade it in at a shop. Most shops give 80% of BB value, or thereabouts. Some even less. Just keep saving for the new gun you want. I can tell you how I do it.... my wife gives me $10 every day for coffee, soda, whatever, each work day. (She handles the money, I have CC and debit cards I can use if I need something bigger) I decide what I want to save for, and I just drink water, or skip a soda or coffee. If I save half of that, I can save $20 a week. Most times that I decide to save, I save it all and just drink fire dept coffee, or water. That's $40 a week. That's $180 a month, and inside of 4 months, you could buy that new Sig P320, extra mags, holster, and a case of ammo. That's how I do it, and it never impacts the family budget, because my coffee cash is already budgeted. Then you'd have a cool LW 1911, and a new P320. Which BTW, I fondled one in a store again night before last.... I may be getting one in 4 months.  :segrin:




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Posted Apr. 22 2017 - 07:08 AM

I still have nightmares about trading my Gold Cup back in 1984...


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Posted Apr. 24 2017 - 08:27 AM

I traded away one of them once too - never again......







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