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Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Gunnersmate4, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. Gunnersmate4

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    Alright so I have a Kimber Pro Carry II. I love the gun and it shoots straight. Although I picked up a Citadel 1911 compact this weekend at a local gun store. I absolutely loved it, It fit my hand better and felt like it was made for my hand. My wife won't let me save money for the Citadel because she wants us to save money for Christmas and savings. My question, is it worth it to sell or trade the Kimber for the Citadel? I'd really think I may regret it later on, but I really want the Citadel. Please help me out here with some advice. Thanks.
     
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    Fixed it for ya. :thumbsup:
     
  4. Cerebrus

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    Citadels are easy to come by.. wait until after Xmas and just buy one.. keep the Kimber
     
  5. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

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    Step away from the bong dude.
     
  6. bac1023

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  7. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

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    I kind of feel bad for the snarky comment.


    One one hand I feel that you should buy whatever you're comfortable with.
    On the other, I can't see trading a Kimber for a lesser gun.

    Waiting until after Christmas to buy what you want and keeping the Kimber is the best advice.
     
  8. Gunnersmate4

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    Yeah, That's what I thought you folks were gonna say. I just feel that I'll carry the Citadel more with the smaller frame and I can always save up for another Kimber that's brand new. I bought the one I have now used. It's in good shape but I really want the Citadel as soon as I can get it? Does that make sense to anybody?
     
  9. Quack

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    it makes sense to a degree. while the Citadel is a good gun, the Kimber would be a better fit gun though.
     
  10. bac1023

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    Yeah, but why trade a better 1911 for a cheaper gun?

    I like Filipino 1911s, but its not a Kimber. I'd wait it out.
     
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    Those Filipinos are shady MoFo. :whistling: :rofl:
     
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    yeah, making people spend money on guns and stuff :whistling: :animlol:
     
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  14. GAFinch

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    You don't have a Glock you can trade off? :dunno:
     
  15. Gunnersmate4

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    I have two glocks but dont wanna trade them. They are part of my regular carry. I don't carry the Kimber much but I think I would carry the Citadel more than the Kimber.
     
  16. Jason D

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    If you aren't happy with the Kimber, maybe you should try doing a private sale first.
    That way you can a fair market value and not get reamed at a dealer.
     
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    Have you carried your Kimber yet? If not, i would say carry it and see if you'd carry a 1911. If you find that you don't like it, then you still have a nicer gun than the Citadel.
     
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    I see you're up in Washington...why the urgent need for a smaller gun, isn't it jacket weather up there by now?
     
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    Agreed.

    If I were to get rid of my Kimber and get a less expensive gun, I'd be much happier about it if I had the difference in cash.
     
  20. Jason D

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    Exactly.

    The last time I bought a .45, I was in position to sneak a look at the dealers bound book. They had just taken is a like new Springfield. I'm not sure of the model but it was stainless with Target sights. They had is listed as a Loaded.

    They gave the poor sap 250.00 for his gun.
    I could see the gun from where I was, and it looked like it hadn't been shot much.

    A dealer is not there to give you a fair price. They want your used gun at the cheapest you'll except and sell it as high as some other will pay.
    Private is the only way to go.