1911A1 compact

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by JK7706, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. JK7706

    JK7706 New Member

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    I have a Colt compact 1911A1 with some custom work by Wilson. Thinking about trading it for a Glock, Springfield or possibly Kahr in .45. any thoughts? Thinking about something that might be a little lighter and easier to carry.
     
  2. downsouth

    downsouth New Member

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    Fwiw, I would keep a colt over any of those other guns. Later in life, you will miss that gun. Jmho
     

  3. JK7706

    JK7706 New Member

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    Thanks for the input, unfortunately , I am later in life
     
  4. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    We have a classified page here on FTF if you do decide to sell your Colt. Lots of 1911 afficionados on here.
     
  5. downsouth

    downsouth New Member

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    I believe you have to have a certian amount of post before you can use that page as a seller.
     
  6. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    I believe you are correct, sir. :eek: I saw the join date of 9/2011 and did not pay attention to the post count.
     
  7. limbkiller

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    Better ask for 2 glocks for that gun. I wouldn't own a plastic gun if you gave it to me. Guns are steel and wood and something you can look at not an ugly piece of plastic. That is the reason I own revolvers and 1911s. Then I'm old and plastic guns weren't around when I was young. Times change I guess.
     
  8. TimKS

    TimKS Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Oh, I bet you would, but I respect your opinion to NOT like them. ;)
     
  9. Garadex

    Garadex New Member

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    Don't worry I'm young but way prefer steel and wood also. I also generally dislike 98% of other people my age. Who know what's up with that.
     
  10. rhyno13

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    I personally would not trade down. A glock and Kahr are both trading down in my opinion. If your dead set on trading it off, trade it for a good sig sauer.
     
  11. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    IMO, that would seriously be trading way down unless some serious money was going along with the trade. personally i would keep the Colt and just buy another pistol.

    now i am getting older, it took me a while to warm up to polymer guns as i had been raised with blued steel and wood as well as some others here. i like my polymer guns for what they are, but my steel and wood pistols really have place in my heart that is pure nostagia when i handle them or shoot them. plastic just doesn't do the same thing for me.
     
  12. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    I have to agree with the statements above.
    While plastic does have its merits, there is "just something" about passing a wood and metal firearm down that a plastic and metal firearm cannot fulfill.
     
  13. JK7706

    JK7706 New Member

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    Thanks everyone for the great input. You know, it WAS my first 1911. I think I am going to keep it and stop wondering if the grass is greener thing. This pistol has never jammed or acted up in 15 years. If I sell or trade a gun, it won't be this one
     
  14. downsouth

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    Happy we could talk you off the ledge.

    Alright fellows that's a wrap, next problem is chicken or the egg, which came first.

    Oh wait, what other guns are you thinking about selling ?
     
  15. JK7706

    JK7706 New Member

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    Guys, thanks for all of your input. You have convinced me to keep my Colt. It WAS my first 1911 and it has never jammed or acted up in 15 years. I may add to my collection or trade something else, but not this one.
     
  16. JK7706

    JK7706 New Member

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    Sorry missed my own post
     
  17. Tidalforce79

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    Yes, keep the Colt for sure..........just save up a little money and buy a Glock if you really want one.
     
  18. limbkiller

    limbkiller New Member

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    I BS sometimes just to get a rise. They don't compete with my metal guns though. Some of mine. Never shoot them anymore though. Should sell them, but that is blasphemy to me.

    [​IMG]
     
  19. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Good choice!

    Ya know I've been over on the other side of the fence (too many times) and the grass is just as brown, on both sides. [​IMG]
     
  20. HOSSFLY

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    Whew-- That was close :eek:
    :D:D