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Old 12-08-2013, 11:19 AM   #1
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I might trade my springfld arm 1911 loaded model for a sig p229 40cal model. Think thats a good trade or not? I like the 1911 but ammo getting too expensive to shoot lately. It is extremely accurate and its the U.S model "made in geneseo, IL". Not the other crap. Would you guys ever do that sort of trade or keep the 1911?? I just dont want to get a lemon of a sig if I do it and feel bad for doing that trade. I paid 1k for my 1911 and I know the 229 is a little cheaper also. Any input appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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I might trade my springfld arm 1911 loaded model for a sig p229 40cal model. Think thats a good trade or not? I like the 1911 but ammo getting too expensive to shoot lately. It is extremely accurate and its the U.S model "made in geneseo, IL". Not the other crap. Would you guys ever do that sort of trade or keep the 1911?? I just dont want to get a lemon of a sig if I do it and feel bad for doing that trade. I paid 1k for my 1911 and I know the 229 is a little cheaper also. Any input appreciated. Thanks in advance.
While it could be argued that .40 S&W was more available in the not too distant past, I have not seen it cheaper than .45 or 9mm.

Sig's are great shooters and I plan to acquire a 226 someday, but I would not give up a loaded Springer for a 229.
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For the price of 4 rounds in 45 ACP you get 5 rounds of 40 SW today. Considering that you may be trading down slightly, and that you are cost-conscious, it will take some time to break even.

On the other hand, the SIG is more versatile and has a broader appeal. Also, sometimes you are just ready for something else.The 1911s have their limitations. I'd call it an even trade for a NIB SIG, acceptable for an exc cond SIG.

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Sig p229 is one awesome, versatile weapon that you can shoot 40s&w and 357sig out of with a quick barrel swap. However like stated earlier 40/357sig ammo isn't much cheaper if at all. I would just keep the 1911 because in the future you will want another anyways. However if you plan to carry said weapon I would probably take the sig as it conceals for me easier than a full size 1911.

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Or you can trade for a sig 1911 and have best of both worlds

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The Sig is a $750-850 gun.

Both are excellent guns. I'd rather conceal-carry a Sig P229. I'd rather depend on the Springer 1911 for home defense. Both are excellent guns that will perform well, although a 5" gov-framed 1911 is likely to yield better results at the range. Neither gun is likely to disappoint.

FWIW- I don't let caliber cost dictate too many of my handgun decisions. As long as it's common (and as a result, widely available in a variety of loads), that's really all that matters. Both 40sw and 45acp are utterly common. And both are adequate defense choices. 45acp lends itself to faster follow up shots, while 40sw is often slightly more affordable and typically allows for higher capacity. An identical hit with either will yield similar results...like 98% similar.

So the answer is- pick what works for you. The calibers and guns in question will do their part.

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Yeah I think im liking the smaller sig than the full size 1911. I actually find myself admiring my glock 19 more than my 1911 most the time. I know. I know. I love springfields quality but love sigs looks and size of the 229. I do shoot the 1911 great but thats just that. Its a 1911. Really no skill needed to shoot an accurate weapon like that. Still trying to choose.......

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If you decide to sell the Springer, FTF has a classifieds section.

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I like to go on a site like gunsamerica and shop the guns I am looking at...I will see a range of prices, conditions etc...of common guns anyways...from there I can get a good feel for the range the gun should be in.

You will have to make the "value" decision from there. I have a Springfield EMP and it was about $1050 new I think. I am not sure what the .45's are. Many folks have made statements that the .40 ammo is nearly what the .45 ammo is...I don't find it to be so....the round is squarely in between 9mm and .45ACP in terms of cost, performance and it is usually available these days.

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