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Old 09-19-2008, 07:30 PM   #1
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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?

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Old 09-19-2008, 08:41 PM   #2
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So, you are thinking about trading a perfectly good 1911 for a "new & improved" Striker fired piece of plastic??

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...

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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!
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My Sigma has been a great gun, but you can buy a new one with two 16 round mags for $300. around here.
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Old 09-20-2008, 11:19 AM   #5
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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.
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Step way from the deal, just step away...
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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.
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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
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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.
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If your "friend" is serious, dude he ain't no friend
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