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chappinpaint
04-24-2012, 7:28 PM
should i trade my kimber gold combat series 1 for a s&w 500 4 inch with $275 added? i dont really care about how much the s&w will cost me to shoot i just want to know if im getting a good deal?

theduece
04-24-2012, 7:47 PM
IMHO the cost to purchase a gun is insignifficant. What gets expensive is ammo. ymmv

jessegpresley
04-24-2012, 7:57 PM
A lot of people want a Kimber 1911. Not many want a 4" .500S&W. Even fewer after they shoot it. Sounds like he's getting rid of a gun he never shoots to get one he'll shoot every week. Good deal for him.

Heiko
04-24-2012, 8:03 PM
^ Agree!

That 4" 500 will be a boat anchor for you, unless you want to have something that ridiculous in your safe to show off to friends. He is definitely wanting to offload a gun he discovered is horribly painful to shoot, eats very expensive ammo, and did not increase his manhood.

A friend of mine had the same gun and did exactly what that guy is trying to do with you. My friend got it because he gets just about one of everything and shot it only once. Found the experience absolutely horrible and got rid of it.

I did enjoy the novelty of shooting an 8" comped S&W 500 Performance Shop. Can't say I'd buy one but it was a fun experience.

chappinpaint
04-24-2012, 8:35 PM
ok thanx for your input guys. i think i will be holding on to my kimber.

fighterpilot562
04-24-2012, 9:23 PM
Keep the Kimber

ckprax
04-24-2012, 11:28 PM
I would keep the kimber unless you see a use for a 4" 500Mag. If it had a longer barrel and you wanted to hunt with it than the trade makes more sense. The 4" just doesn't seem practical.

tacticalcity
04-25-2012, 2:36 AM
Sounds like are suffering from "Grass Is Always Greener" syndrom. What you have is amazing. You will kick yourself later if you get rid of it.

drkphibr
04-25-2012, 7:31 AM
Ask to shoot the 500 just once and you'll understand why he wants to get rid of it. At 4", it's a cannon in your hand, literally. Aside from the cost of ammo, your hand can only take so much. You can spend a day shooting 500 rounds in your Kimber. After 10 rounds in the 500, you'll be ready to call it a day.

Capybara
04-25-2012, 8:27 AM
The .500 is not a practical gun, it is a novelty that wears off quickly. The ammo costs a fortune, the thing kicks like mule and weighs a ton. I would never give up a quality 1911 for one. If I was going to buy a novelty gun, I would buy the Desert Eagle, it is a bit more practical and not so much a handheld canon that the .500 is.

Capybara
04-25-2012, 8:28 AM
The .500 is not a practical gun, it is a novelty that wears off quickly. The ammo costs a fortune, the thing kicks like mule and weighs a ton. I would never give up a quality 1911 for one. If I was going to buy a novelty gun, I would buy the Desert Eagle, it is a bit more practical and not so much a handheld canon that the .500 is.

DArBad
04-25-2012, 1:20 PM
should i trade my kimber gold combat series 1 for a s&w 500 4 inch with $275 added? i dont really care about how much the s&w will cost me to shoot i just want to know if im getting a good deal?

Agree with what everyone said, keep your Kimber. I would even add that even if HE GIVES you an extra $275, don't take the trade.

Untamed1972
04-25-2012, 1:24 PM
Generally I have found, especially with toys of any kind, is that when someone starts wanting to do trades, it's because they're trying to pass off something on you that they found they were unable to sell for cash.

If no one was willing to part with cash for this person's item......why would you want it?

MA2
04-25-2012, 1:40 PM
Kimber series 1 http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/images/icons/icon14.gif

Post a pic :)

AeroEngi
04-25-2012, 1:50 PM
The .500 is not a practical gun, it is a novelty that wears off quickly. The ammo costs a fortune, the thing kicks like mule and weighs a ton. I would never give up a quality 1911 for one. If I was going to buy a novelty gun, I would buy the Desert Eagle, it is a bit more practical and not so much a handheld canon that the .500 is.

I totally agree.

Keep the Kimber.

PEZHEAD265
04-25-2012, 1:52 PM
Didn't Elmer Fudd have one when he was wabbit hunting.Keep the Kimber

1911Luvr
04-25-2012, 2:00 PM
I shot a S&W 500 again two weeks ago and was reminded why I don't have one. Uncomfortable to shoot- especially with max loads, and at about $6 per round for them it is prohibitively expensive.