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GoingPro
07-24-2009, 7:08 PM
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im thinking of trading it for a Sig P220R or a P226R in .40 because my 1911 that i have i can just leave it the way it is and have it as a combat sidearm or polish it up and add parts for more of a show gun. or i can trade it and get a combat sidearm, and get a really nice 1911 later down the road. what would you guys do? its completely loaded.

Lewis
07-24-2009, 7:17 PM
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im thinking of trading it for a Sig P220R or a P226R in .40 because my 1911 that i have i can just leave it the way it is and have it as a combat sidearm or polish it up and add parts for more of a show gun. or i can trade it and get a combat sidearm, and get a really nice 1911 later down the road. what would you guys do? its completely loaded.

Don't trade - save the pennies and buy a 220 :cool2:

Lewis
07-24-2009, 7:20 PM
Don't trade - save the pennies and buy a 220 :cool2:

Maybe trade the grips :clap::clap::clap::clap:

Big Jake
07-24-2009, 7:20 PM
I agree! Keep the 1911 and save for the Sig.

railroader
07-24-2009, 7:21 PM
Here's some certified pre owned 226 in 40 but no rail. $545 This could save you some money over new. http://www.summitgunbroker.com/_P226_CPO.html Mark

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forgiven
07-24-2009, 7:40 PM
Have fun and make the trade.

den888
07-24-2009, 8:04 PM
I'm a big 1911 fan, so I would keep it and save the $$$ to buy the new Sig.

Peter W Bush
07-24-2009, 8:04 PM
NO


Everyone needs at LEAST one 1911!

Blue
07-24-2009, 8:19 PM
I dunno man, I've been thinking of trading off my Beretta 96 but don't exactly know what I want to trade it for. If you've got something in mind, and find someone that wants to trade, then go for it. I think that's my big hang up with getting rid of mine.

Greg-Dawg
07-24-2009, 8:20 PM
First, get rid of the mall ninja Punisher grips AND THEN trade it for the Sig.

domokun
07-24-2009, 9:01 PM
Keep it and save up the money for another one! It looks like a very nice 1911 you have there...

Pistolwhipped
07-24-2009, 9:05 PM
I've done it and I regret it to this day, I had to buy another one just like the one I traded 6 months after. As soon as its gone you will miss it. I know it sucks to hear people say to save and buy the sig too but its the best way. Learn from my mistake and just increase your collection not trade it around. You will be happier in the long run.

tiko
07-24-2009, 9:05 PM
My Kimber 1911 and SW 1911 outshoot all others of mine, no wonder the Bullseye shooting have chosen 1911s.

Sheepdog1968
07-24-2009, 9:16 PM
I've owned firearms for about 20 years as have most of my friends and some have owned them pushing 40 years. There is a common topic we all have and that is the regret of having sold something we had and liked. You have a nice 1911. If you sell it you will regret it down the road. Save your money and then get the Sig. Sigs are my favorite but I wouldn't sell a 1911 for it.

Opus109
07-24-2009, 9:18 PM
You have a nice 1911. If you sell it you will regret it down the road.

+1. I know from experience.

J-cat
07-24-2009, 10:05 PM
Git rid of them ugly grips!

IMC87
07-24-2009, 10:09 PM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

I've made this mistake before!! dont do it, cuz if you do, you'll just regret it up the a** end up buying another 1911, but 2 times more expensive!!

MrClamperSir
07-24-2009, 11:23 PM
First, get rid of the mall ninja Punisher grips AND THEN trade it for the Sig.:43:LOL

I prefer the Sig over the 1911 by far.

Gunaria
07-24-2009, 11:25 PM
If this is your first 1911, I say don't get rid of it. You will hate yourself for the rest of your life.

CalNRA
07-24-2009, 11:34 PM
never let go a 1911 that you know and can shoot well with.

Timberland
07-24-2009, 11:34 PM
Id go pimp. Polish it up and you have a slick combat/pimp gun. I guess it is not as reliable as you would like?

Enzyme
07-24-2009, 11:36 PM
Keep your 1911, replace the stocks with a nice pair of VZs, have the stainless finish bead blasted, and have any reliability work performed (if needed). It'll make a combat fine sidearm. Save up for ammo and cleaning supplies, quality training, and a second 1911. Don't bother with a second manual of arms and/or caliber.

five.five-six
07-24-2009, 11:37 PM
First, get rid of the mall ninja Punisher grips
exactly

GoingPro
07-24-2009, 11:42 PM
exactly

i like my grips, maybe its cause i'm a punisher fan. i have alot the original comics. but you guys are right i should put something real nice on it.

kicker72
07-24-2009, 11:42 PM
I'd keep it and save up for the Sig.

randy
07-24-2009, 11:43 PM
It's a SA 1911 not a Colt, or high end gun off it and get the Sig you can always replace it.

Richie Caketown
07-24-2009, 11:55 PM
where is the poll?


btw keep the gun ... a 1911 is far more manlier than a sig

Greg-Dawg
07-25-2009, 9:19 AM
i like my grips, maybe its cause i'm a punisher fan. i have alot the original comics. but you guys are right i should put something real nice on it.

Yeah, no one really cares if you're a Punisher fan, Spiderman fan or a My Little Pony fan. It's all about being a great shooter and using tools you're good at.

tpirman
07-25-2009, 9:28 AM
Keep the 1911 and save for a Sig, I agree. You should always have a 1911 in your stash. You will almost for sure regret getting rid of a 1911.


And I like the grips, always have. Just my opinion!

yasushi
07-25-2009, 10:30 AM
If you can afford it, keep the gun as is and save up for the Sig. Then shoot them side by side for few outings then you'll have a better appreciation for which ever gun or caliber you really like.

It's always to nice to have 1911's in the stock but unless you have an emotional attachment to the gun, you can always sell it and upgrade to a better gun. The key is to keep it til you're ready to UP GRADE.

Oh yea, I've been looking at 226R also. Nice choice, I hope to get one in a near future.

SVRider
07-25-2009, 10:42 AM
My general response would be "Do not sell/trade"....however.....

Do you shoot your 1911? Will you shoot this Sig more?

I've gotten to the point that if it is going to stay, it needs to get used. I used to buy a lot of firearms to "collect", but over the years have started to realize, if I don't shoot them, what's the point? I suppose I've seen too many widows/children liquidating entire collections from their deceased husbands/fathers because they have no interest in them (and taking a huge loss on them at that).

If you're not going to use the 1911 and you cannot afford to have both at the same time, get your Sig and somewhere down the road, you will probably have a 1911 again.....but buy what you will use and get the most enjoyment out of.... Have you shot a Sig yet? If not, rent one at the range and shoot them side-by-side. That should really tell you which you think you will use more.....

Good luck!

hybridatsun350
07-25-2009, 4:47 PM
Don't do it. That's a badass 1911!

GoingPro
07-25-2009, 5:42 PM
ill keep it i guess. ill pick up the 226R at the end of the year :(

One Shot, One Dropped
07-25-2009, 9:36 PM
Well, if I could only keep one of those two, I would definitely keep the 1911 (unless I had another). Later, I would pick up that Sig (in addition to the 1911). I would not have just the Sig.

forgiven
07-26-2009, 12:38 AM
I've owned many guns over the 28 years I've been into this. I only regret selling a couple that my wife bought me and that's because of sentimental reasons. I've traded many and I've sold even more. 1911's just like Sigs are a dime a dozen. I own both and I've traded both. My take is unless you come across a true collectors item, or be given a gun/guns from love ones, enjoy yourself its only a hobby.

JMB1911
07-26-2009, 7:51 AM
How about a nice P225 with front night sights, Nill grips, and 4 mags?