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  1. #11
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    Why do so many gun people always say keep both when someone wants to trade? If they wanted to keep or buy both they would not be asking the question.
    Many are not financially able to own and feed multiple firearms and most would be surprised at the percentage of people that only own one pistol.

  2. #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by JBP55 View Post
    Why do so many gun people always say keep both when someone wants to trade? If they wanted to keep or buy both they would not be asking the question.
    Many are not financially able to own and feed multiple firearms and most would be surprised at the percentage of people that only own one pistol.
    I think you're taking them too seriously, although I know people who say never get rid of guns, like never get rid of land.
    Actually was honest on paying stupid state online purchase tax.

  3. #13
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    I own 4 firearms. One for carry, one for the night stand, one for my girlfriend and I reserve the last one for fun. I see no need to have any more than that, unless its a wow factor I cant pass up. I usually acquire my firearms from friends or friends of friends that need to sell them and I get a great deal. At this moment, I have no wow guns.
    I have an XD-9, a Glock 27, a Taurus PT111-g2 (Bought that one at Academy for 189.99 brand new, its actually my favorite to shoot) and this 1911. Id love to acquire a firearm That I would like so much that I would never get rid of it. Just havent found that yet


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    I own more than my share but only because I gathered most of them when I was gunsmithing. People would come in needing money. I would pay better than a pawn shop but still get an incredible deal. I have sold some over the years. I tend to keep multiple variants of my absolute favorites (esp beretta m9 and cousins). Its not because I think I need them. Simply cause I want....
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  5. #15
    Marksman

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    What specifically is the 1911 doing (or not doing) for you? Or, rather, what would the P227 do (or not do) that would make it a better choice?

    They're fundamentally different guns (single stack versus double stack, single action versus single/double action, etc), but they're both tried-and-proven designs from reputable manufacturers, so the question probably centers more around the intended use.

    Mike
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  6. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by JBP55 View Post
    Why do so many gun people always say keep both when someone wants to trade? If they wanted to keep or buy both they would not be asking the question.
    Many are not financially able to own and feed multiple firearms and most would be surprised at the percentage of people that only own one pistol.
    It would not surprise me at all! How many before {insert election or mass shooting here} happened. Never owned weapon before, "Ran Out" and grabbed "One" and a few boxes of ammo. I saw plenty. Would bet odds are in favor if betting, lots never even cleaned or shot. They now sit gathering dust.
    I wonder some times if the far left buys stock in gum markers, Starts stuff drives the cost up. then dumps it while high. Maybe Obama, The Clinton's, Schumer, Pelosi, Warren and the list goes on. Or they getting rich on gun control?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brawny View Post
    I think you're taking them too seriously, although I know people who say never get rid of guns, like never get rid of land.
    I guess I have a problem, because i think that way. I do not have the cash on hand to get more stuff but would. Everyone has to work with the budget they have, thus his asking.
    I also have friends and family who just have one gun. Some even think wow who needs 500 rnds of ammo? Looking at a bulk pack of 22LR.
    I am sure some of us are like I am. and think I want it all.
    When the cops, bust someone and the news has it on TV showing 3-4 Rifles, few Handguns, and some ammo. They make a big deal out of it and it is way less than most here own.

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    I own a .45 1911 and a 9mm 1911, and a .45 P220 and a .38 Super P220. I like them all. For me the single stack P-220 is preferable to the double stack SIG's. I like the fit to my hand on all.

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    The double stack 45 guns can get kinda chubby in the grip, I would suggest at least getting your mitts on one before committing.

    I have a few sigs, 220 models, so single stack 45. I like them, enough to have a few!

    Build quality on the sig should be about as good as the smith. Smith make a nice 1911, I feel they are not regarded as well as they should be. Frames are the same as Kimber, machining is done in house by smith though. Smith=Kimber to me.

    I have a few smith 1911 as well, and really like them. Also have a SIg 1911, very nice! (said in Borat voice for extra emphasis)

    I would certainly buy your Smith 1911 if you wanted to move it on...
    "These Rocky Mountains aren't very rocky. Yeah, that John Denver is full of SH**!"

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    Marksman

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    I don't have a P227, but I do have a P226. And in my hands, it doesn't even come close to comparing to my 1911 in terms of ergonomics. The only advantage I can see in the Sig is the double action trigger ... but I don't think that makes it worthwhile, especially given the extra complexity that it presents.

    And honestly, if I'm going into battle I'm not going to grab either of those ... I'm either taking a Glock or a Smith & Wesson M&P.

    Mike
    Honi soit qui mal y pense.

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