you 1911 guys, I've been offered a trade.

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  1. JHCJR

    JHCJR

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    I don't know a lot about 1911s, so I want to check with you gentlemen. Been offered a 1 for 2 situation. His Kimber Pro Eclipse II for my gen 3 glock 17 and 26. Now, I love my Glock pistols, and this just kinds of came up.

    For reference, I habe the 2 mentioned above and also Glock 19, 42, 43 and a Beretta 92. I've never shot or owned a Kimber and don't know if the hype is real so to speak. Any advice and input is appreciated.
     
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    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Add up the cost values and see if it works out on your favor. If it does then make the trade. If it doesn't, then keep your own guns.
     
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  3. Wil Ufgood

    Wil Ufgood GTDS #88 CLM

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    Without knowing condition, price wise seems like an equitable trade.
    I've had two Kimber's, no complaints.
    Nice first 1911
     
  4. JHCJR

    JHCJR

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    Hmm. The kimber is only the pistol and two mags. No box. That's a bit disappointing.
     
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    Use this site. It will give you an idea for price.
    http://www.genitron.com/
     
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    JHCJR

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    According to this thing, it's his $975 for my $850
     
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    Depending on condition. On both sides.
     
  8. Tacoma

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    I have a suggestion, why not keep your Glocks, and buy yourself a box stock new 1911 from either Colt's, SA, Ruger, or a host of other manufacturers, all offer superb production class 1911's ranging between $650.00 and a $1,000,00!
     
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  9. harold63

    harold63 I'm not retired

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    It's his one 8 rd 45 acp pistol for your two 17 rd and 10 rd 9 mm's. With the Cor-bon 9mm ammo available, I wouldn't make the trade. Sell the Beretta and get an inexpensive 1911 to try to see if you like them. That's my opinion.

    Oh yea...you can still do this with the G17 and G26. 1911??? Not so much.

    http://cdn2.armslist.com/sites/arms...509_01_glock_26_with_33_round_magazin_640.jpg
     
  10. FLIPPER 348

    FLIPPER 348 Bigfoot enthusiast enthusiast

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    ......the factory box does not shoot for crap
     
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  11. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

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    The Eclipse is a really nice gun.

    I have had three Kimbers and still have two of them. I like the guns, but as the years go by. I like Kimber less and less. My one and only II model is a Gold Match. It's always been a good gun, but I kind of think you get more for your money elsewhere.

    Back in the day a 649 dollar Target model was a good deal. Now they are way over priced for the gun you actually get.


    This is coming from a person that still owns them and enjoys them.

    If the gun were an older series I I might consider it. Nowadays, I'd hang on to what I have and buy a Springfield at minimum. It has nothing to do with the capacity of a gun. I'd rather have 7 or 8 + 1 .45's, than a mag of 9mm's.
     
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    I like how you think
     
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    Frankly you are losing hugely on such a deal, most encouraging you to proceed ahead strike me as very young and impulsive. A 1911 is just a gun, its only more expensive because the manufacturer has used materials more expensive to obtain, or work with, not because they are any better. And honestly, its a rare 1911 manufactured today that is equal to either of the pistols you'd be losing in the trade, and yeah, that includes the multi-thousand dollar examples!

    Ruger makes a superb 1911 that is in wide distribution, its at the least, just as good as that Kimber absent some of its totally unnecessary frills, you can buy a Ruger brand spanking new for just over $600.00, virtually the same price you'd get a new Glock with a set of night sights for!

    Trading two guns on one is always a lousy idea, in my opinion YOU are losing on the deal!
     
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    I appreciate the input, gentlemen. I've politely declined. I like my current collection. To the above post, that Beretta ain't going anywhere. It's a fantastic weapon.

    The positive to take from this is it has really piqued my interest in a 1911. We'll see what I can find for a decent price.
     
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    I was going to comment earlier, but I'm really not a fan of Kimbers. I think you're doing the right thing keeping what you have, and perhaps adding a 1911 down the road.
     
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    Look at a Springfield RO,it's a great pistol to start.Check out Bac1023s,1911 guide,he's the most knowledgeable 1911 person I've ever seen.'08.
     
  17. Lethaltxn

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    Springfields are great!! I've owned about 5 total. Had to sell a couple due to financial reasons, but I'm working on getting them back. I currently have the loaded government model and the lightweight loaded champion. Not getting rid of them any time soon. Springfield has a great selection from the cheapest to the most expensive. The Range Officer is a great bang for the buck pistol. Also look at the loaded line.
     
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    OP, sounds like you made a sound move to hold em. G17/26 is kinda best world CCWs, and back up. Kimber does make a great firearm, Springfield is up there too. If you want a basic, no whistles or bells, Rock Island Armoury is a cheaper shooting grade 1911. Have owned 2, still have one. Yeah it's an import, mine has had a few changes and installed Colt parts. No issues. (wanted a basic WW2 clone-close but not really authentic. Auto Ordnance has a closer model)
    1911s are a blast to shoot. Some have an issue or two, just have to work through that.
    I CCW Glocks, and on occasion the RIA goes too. Keep searching.
     
  19. harold63

    harold63 I'm not retired

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    Heh, heh, heh....yea, that was me (hehehe). Selling a Beretta 92 to buy a 1911 is a tough call. Before you buy an inexpensive 1911, look at a Regent R350CR. It is a beautiful $520 1911.
     
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  20. JHCJR

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    I'll check em out. My next firearm purchase will be a Smith 15 22 for my eldest son. I am, however, keeping an eye on Texas Gun Trader for a great deal on a good 1911.