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Traded a headache away this weekend

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Deriffe, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. Deriffe

    Deriffe

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    Traded my STI Guardian for a new Springfield Armory Micro Compact 1911 .45acp. Had so much trouble with the STI, I just couldn't trust it for carry. The Springfield runs like a champ and is even easier to conceal than the STI was. It's my third Springfield and all are fantastic. The paddle holster that came with the standard Springfield kit is perfect for concealed carry (for me at least).
     
  2. Jim Watson

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    What does the new owner plan to do about your problems?
     

  3. Ocean_glocker

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    They're his problems now... :tongueout:


    PICS!
     
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  4. Jim Watson

    Jim Watson

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    Internet Ethics, huh?
     
  5. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Wow,........Micro Compacts are generally a PITA to keep running.
    Hope Lady Karma doesn't lash out and bite ya in the arse when you least expect it!

    If it happens,.......you've only yourself to blame! :wavey:
     
  6. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Were the problems disclosed before the trade?
     
  7. Spiffums

    Spiffums I.C.P.

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    I thought it was common knowledge that micro 1911s don't run. Anything less under 5 inches is problematic.
     
  8. Three-Five-Seven

    Three-Five-Seven Señor Mombo Millennium Member

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    Why do guys insist on trying to make these bastardized guns work.

    Get a Glock, for heavens sake.
     
  9. Big Bird

    Big Bird NRA Life Member

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    I had a STI Ranger II and it went back to STI twice for the same problem that was never resolved. It would FTF the 6th round of every magazine. STI loads their test mags to 5 rounds and it would come back saying it functions fine--they shot 10 magazines through it. None were loaded past 5 rounds. The dealer that sold it to me took it back and allowed me to buy something else with a full credit on the STI.

    Now my Sig 1911 and SA 1911 and even my Kimber SIS Pro have been flawless except for the small batch of bad primers I had with some of my reloads. Not the guns fault.
     
  10. bac1023

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    Yeah, they work great these days...:whistling:
     
  11. countrygun

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    I used to think that, but the record of the Commander caused me to rethink it.

    Then i got a Kimber compact (because I couldn't find a Star PD for love or money) even with lots of ammo through it without a bobble I was still sure a shorter one wouldn't work.

    Then my wife brought home a Kimber URII and I chewed her out because I knew it couldn't work. she went right out the door stepped up to our firing range and fired mag after mag.

    I threw my crystal ball away.:embarassed:

    (I still think hers is the exception)
     
  12. Smokin45

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    Did you tell the new owner it was a turd? Im guessing not...

    Lady Karma might be paying you a visit when you least expect her...
     
  13. bac1023

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    I don't care much for small 1911s, but they have come a long way over the last 10 years or so.
     
  14. RGbiker

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    Or a SA XDs in .45acp. About same size as G26.
     
  15. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Those Gen 4 models are great, with all that brass bouncing off your face & all! :whistling:
     
  16. Deriffe

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    I traded it BACK to the same gun store I purchased it from. I bought THEIR problem, they now have it back. This is the same gun store I took the "turd" back too for warranty repairs to try to fix it so yes, they were fully aware of the situation and STILL gave me a good trade in for it. Apparently, the fact that I have purchased multiple firearms and accessories from this shop ensured they wanted to go the extra mile to keep me happy, and I am VERY happy with my micro compact. It works and after 4 boxes of ammo, not one single piece of brass to my face.

    Nice that the haters automatically assumed I was a P.O.S. Karma is a two way street dipstick.
     
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  17. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Your original post makes you sound like a POS. Learn to tell the whole story the first time so you don't sound like a dipstick. :upeyes:
     
  18. bac1023

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    It was an easy assumption since you only told half the story. :dunno:
     
  19. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Take a step back & read your first post.......common sense.
    Sad that you can not see that. :dunno:
     
  20. sns3guppy

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    His original post simply says he traded the firearm. He didn't provide details.

    You did that when you made assumptions about what the original poster said.

    I read his post and saw his intent: he wasn't posting about the trade arrangements. He was posting about the improvement in the new firearm over the old.

    Lots of posters quick to assume the worst. Interesting.