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ChrisO
05-30-2012, 10:10 PM
So... I've got a MC Operator that I enjoy shooting, I also really enjoy the 1911 platform. I got the Operator to be my go to handgun. It has been reliable and shoots great it also chucks a 230 gr ball of led :) . Anyways .45 ACP is getting extremely expensive... I have the reloading equipment but I simply don't have the time these days. Working on an ambulance with other priorities has me strapped for time and when I get time to shoot I just wanna shoot.

I have two glocks which I also have a deep love for (the 9mm glock family) I find myself shooting my glocks a hell of a lot more because of ammo price and shoot the glocks just as well. Anyways I'm considering getting rid of the Operator in favor of another glock and getting a glock 17 for a go to gun. I have a glock 34 for IDPA, a 17 with a grip chop for carry and now I'm thinking of adding a Glock 17 with a RMR and BUIS to the equation with a surefire x300 for a go to bedside gun,hunting sidearm. I'm considering this because I can get rid of the operator and basically get a tricked out glock and shoot it a hell of a lot more. What say my fellow cal gunners? I just hate having such a gun sitting around to not get shot as much as it deserves... BUT I also hate to get rid of such a great gun catch .22. However I do know I'll shoot the glock a hell of a lot more and I have a lot of pre bans to go around.

jeffrice6
05-30-2012, 10:38 PM
9mm 1911 ~ Problem solved

ChrisO
05-30-2012, 10:39 PM
Something inside tells me that I only want to shoot .45 cap 1911's lol.

nightwolf0215
05-30-2012, 10:52 PM
Sell MC Operator to nightwolf0215 on calguns.net. Buy the glocks. Make money. Buy more 1911 after election. Happy nightwolf0215. Happier ChrisO.

Lead Waster
05-30-2012, 10:59 PM
Sounds like you have a good plan! Maybe hang onto the 1911 a bit longer, but still get the new g17??

Plisk
05-30-2012, 11:11 PM
Don't give up your Operator. My MC is my favorite handgun and my go-to weapon as well. Hold her tight as long as you can.

1911Luvr
05-30-2012, 11:13 PM
Sell MC Operator to nightwolf0215 on calguns.net. Buy the glocks. Make money. Buy more 1911 after election. Happy nightwolf0215. Happier ChrisO.

2nd...

Sam
05-30-2012, 11:16 PM
A gun that you can get some good practice with will probably serve you better than one that looks pretty but not shot a whole lot.

InGrAM
05-30-2012, 11:19 PM
Yikes.... not enough money for a .45... I shoot .45 as cheap as 9mm garbage tulammo. 10 minutes every 100 rounds... it really is not that much time..... but to each his own.


But I still own a 9mm 1911. :D

Buy another glock, you obviously like them.

jeffrice6
05-30-2012, 11:46 PM
Yikes.... not enough money for a .45... I shoot .45 as cheap as 9mm garbage tulammo. 10 minutes every 100 rounds... it really is not that much time.....

Unless you're one of us Rock-Chucker's :mad:

loosewreck
05-31-2012, 12:22 AM
I actually traded off my 1911s for similar reasons as the OP. I even traded the least expensive one for a Glock 17 :eek: :hide:

I actually don't miss them much at all, probably because my pistol fever got replaced by BRD pretty bad. However, I'm always in the hunt for a reasonably priced 9mm 1911, the stars just never seem to aline in my favor.

If I ever start reloading I'll probably start buying guns chambered in .45acp again.

aplinker
05-31-2012, 12:25 AM
There are plenty of people I know who are emotionally attached. for a multitude of reasons, to a gun and continue to try to use it when they know they prefer something else.

If you don't use it, sell it. You might regret it, but then buy it again. I have had many, many, many guns go through my hands at one point or another. I regret selling them all, of course, but just because I'm a pack rat and wish I could keep each one. But in the end, I keep going back to about the same 5 guns.

Bottom line: enjoy what you own. Whether it's because you're emotionally attached or you get use from it.

aplinker
05-31-2012, 12:26 AM
I actually traded off my 1911s for similar reasons as the OP. I even traded the least expensive one for a Glock 17 :eek: :hide:

I actually don't miss them much at all, probably because my pistol fever got replaced by BRD pretty bad. However, I'm always in the hunt for a reasonably priced 9mm 1911, the stars just never seem to aline in my favor.

If I ever start reloading I'll probably start buying guns chambered in .45acp again.

My LW Commander in 9mm is definitely a favorite. Excellent balance and feel.

Solidux
05-31-2012, 12:30 AM
I wouldnt sell the MC Operator. Hold onto it until the election season blows over. If you have the itch to shoot it, contact bullet_man911. 1000 rounds of Serge's 45 ammo is literally only 50-60 more than a 1000 rounds of new 9mm ammo.

loosewreck
05-31-2012, 12:59 AM
My LW Commander in 9mm is definitely a favorite. Excellent balance and feel.

Yeah, I remember you having some nice toys.

Arkangel
05-31-2012, 1:06 AM
Do you need the $$$ to fund the Glock 17? If not, just keep it.

Solidux
05-31-2012, 1:35 AM
It breaks my heart sometimes knowing everytime I fire 1000 rounds of .223. I could have bought a glock (blue label program)

Brandon04GT
05-31-2012, 1:50 AM
Don't sell it! You will probably soon miss it and be out looking for another one only to find it out of stock everywhere. Then one day you will make a post saying you sold your old MC Op and regretted it ever since and you are WTB another one lol

calif 15-22
05-31-2012, 6:51 AM
So... I've got a MC Operator that I enjoy shooting, I also really enjoy the 1911 platform. I got the Operator to be my go to handgun. It has been reliable and shoots great it also chucks a 230 gr ball of led :) . Anyways .45 ACP is getting extremely expensive... I have the reloading equipment but I simply don't have the time these days. Working on an ambulance with other priorities has me strapped for time and when I get time to shoot I just wanna shoot.

I have two glocks which I also have a deep love for (the 9mm glock family) I find myself shooting my glocks a hell of a lot more because of ammo price and shoot the glocks just as well. Anyways I'm considering getting rid of the Operator in favor of another glock and getting a glock 17 for a go to gun. I have a glock 34 for IDPA, a 17 with a grip chop for carry and now I'm thinking of adding a Glock 17 with a RMR and BUIS to the equation with a surefire x300 for a go to bedside gun,hunting sidearm. I'm considering this because I can get rid of the operator and basically get a tricked out glock and shoot it a hell of a lot more. What say my fellow cal gunners? I just hate having such a gun sitting around to not get shot as much as it deserves... BUT I also hate to get rid of such a great gun catch .22. However I do know I'll shoot the glock a hell of a lot more and I have a lot of pre bans to go around.


I say SELL IT and get what you you would shoot more often. And when I say SELL IT . . . I mean to me ;) I would take it in a heart beat if you really want to sell it.

I have an MC Operator and don't shoot it as often as my XD9's. I love the 9m for easy of shooting and cheap ammo. I love the MC for the workmanship and cool factor.

daybreak
05-31-2012, 7:55 AM
you have our permission and blessing to sell your MC Operator and buy a glock. *whew* feel relieved right?

daybreak
05-31-2012, 7:57 AM
It breaks my heart sometimes knowing everytime I fire 1000 rounds of .223. I could have bought a glock (blue label program)

I've thought that too. But then I remember we buy guns to shoot them, and now I think every time I buy a gun, I could have bought ammo to shoot the guns I already have. It's about the shooting time in the end right?

Rigmarole
05-31-2012, 8:06 AM
Just because you own the Operator doesn't mean you are required to shoot it on a regular basis. I would buy the Glock and keep the Operator. Down the line, if you are in better position to afford .45 ammo you can still enjoy that gun and you will avoid the day that some other guy on the range is shooting his Operator and you find yourself saying, "I used to have of one of those back in the day."

redcliff
05-31-2012, 8:19 AM
Forgive me if I'm mistaken, since I'm not a Glock guru, but can't you just get the RMR equipped slide assembly and put it on your G34 frame you already have?

21SF
05-31-2012, 8:25 AM
RELOAD

greybeard
05-31-2012, 8:33 AM
I know you only want to shoot .45 1911 but I would buy a .22 upper for it. You still get the 1911 practice and when you have money shoot .45

Thunder Beast
05-31-2012, 8:37 AM
I just went through the exact same thing. I got tired of expensive ammo, heavy gun, and low magazine capacity.

Sold my 1911 and picked up an M&P 9. I can shoot twice as much for the same price. And with the money left over I can buy holsters, mags, and more ammo!

In a perfect world is have both but I like to spend money on other things. It's not my only pistol, like you i was just looking to replace my main shooter with something more practical.

modls7
05-31-2012, 9:18 AM
Don't sell it, keep it! Good guns should always stay in the family IMO.

redcliff
05-31-2012, 10:45 AM
Nothing left to comment on, the OP made up his mind.

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=578538

ChrisO
05-31-2012, 11:30 AM
It's up for sale fellas. I think I'm going to consolidate to 9mm for the most part. I do have another 1911 though.

daybreak
05-31-2012, 11:53 AM
Good choice. For now, all my semis will be 9MMs also. I just don't see the point in owning multiple calibers of semis unless it's a 10mm. But even then I would probably pick a .357 revolver over a 10mm semi.

hornswaggled
05-31-2012, 11:59 AM
Not to tout my own thread, but...

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=523918

Bobby Ricigliano
05-31-2012, 3:34 PM
Trade the MC Operator to me in exchange for a sweet Jennings. 22 or my Charter Arms snub. 32. Smokin deal!