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waks 09-19-2008 07:30 PM

need advice.
I got a colt 1911 Sti Custom and a friend wants to trade for a SW9VE.
is it a good deal? what do i gain and what do i lose?


Dillinger 09-19-2008 08:41 PM

So, you are thinking about trading a perfectly good 1911 for a "new & improved" Striker fired piece of plastic??:eek:

No, in my opinion this is not a good trade. Unless that Colt you got just flat doesn't run, and/or you got one that was made on Friday afternoon after the company "all inclusive" lunch - I would NEVER consider trading a 1911 away...


robocop10mm 09-19-2008 08:46 PM

I own both guns and would NEVER trade my STI for a Sigma unless about a grand was coming with the Sigma. This would be like trading a Corvette for a Cavalier. Both will get you from point A to point B but ....REALLY!

greenjeans 09-20-2008 12:40 AM

My Sigma has been a great gun, but you can buy a new one with two 16 round mags for $300. around here.

Jay 09-20-2008 11:19 AM


I got a colt 1911 Sti Custom and a friend wants to trade for a SW9VE.
is it a good deal? what do I gain and what do i lose?

You use the word "friend" very loosely, based on the trade he proposes. He may as well have told you to bend over.

Sorta like you giving him a BMW, and he gives you a rickshaw.

Glad he's your friend, and not mine. :rolleyes:

Mark F 09-20-2008 11:36 AM

Step way from the deal, just step away...

J_B 09-20-2008 11:46 AM

I just checked on GunsAmerica and STI custom 1911's are selling in the low for $927.00 and on the high side for $2,500 Now not seeing or knowing what STI you have I would venture to still say that you have the better gun hands down over the Sigma.

I can purchase used Sigma's for around $350.00.... the guy wanting to trade you knows he is short changing you drasticly, walk away from this while you can.

waks 09-20-2008 07:38 PM

Thanks guys. i guess i wont push the deal i am happy with my 1911 but i guess i just want a new gun or maybe i will just spend and add more to it. thanks again

SGT-MILLER 09-20-2008 08:15 PM

Laugh loudly at your friend and tell him "Seriously, stop with the fooling around, I'm gonna pee my pants!"

Then go to the gun store and buy a brand new Sigma for cheap. :D

billdeserthills 09-24-2008 01:39 AM

If your "friend" is serious, dude he ain't no friend

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