Should I?? trade XDSC9 for 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by spittinfire, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Alright, I bought an XDSC 9mm for a carry gun and in hopes that my wife would shoot it but she doesn't like it. She's in love with the SP101 I bought her so we're good. Anyway, after spending time with the round I've decided that I don't really like 9mm. I would rather shoot a 45 then a 9. I've also been fighting the 1911 bug, I want one. Right now I don't have the cash, we're getting ready to move, job stuff etc....BUT! if I unload the XD and the 1500 or so 9mm rounds I have, I could fund a 1911.
    What do you guys think??
    Should I keep the 9 around in case the S really does HTF, 9s are everywhere and so is ammo. Or should I jump into a new 1911 and liquify my 9mm stuff. I can't decide.
     
  2. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    In a heartbeat...
     

  3. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Is this question for real?? :D

    Okay, having 1500 rounds of 9mm would be handy - but a pistol is only to fight with UNTIL you can get your hands on a rifle.

    Having said that, a 9mm round isn't as good as .45 cal - I don't care what they tell you in the manual. :rolleyes:

    A 1911 is something that every man should have - because it's a pistol the way Odin The Allfather intended it to be. Steel. With a frame mounted safety, night sights and no damn plastic.

    I would make that trade in the same heartbeat Matt is talking about....

    JD
     
  4. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    I knew your response!

    OK, so if I go for it, what platform would you recommend. I should probably end up with around $800-1000 to play with. I'll probally make this my primary carry gun since it's the same size as my XD45 but slimmer. 4" or less and I would prefer stainless.
     
  5. matt g

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    Kimber Compact II Stainless. Their triggers are just dreamy.
     
  6. Dillinger

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    Kimber Pro Carry HD 2 would be in that ball park from a Master Dealer. It needs night sights in my opinion, but it fits your criteria. Only problem is that it's bushingless bull barrel, so field stripping is a pain in the rear....

    Eclipse Series are a bit more money, but you can find them used in your price range and these things are tack drivers. Brett has one and it's a well built piece of kit that shoots everything you feed it.

    I am sure there are a couple of Colts out there that Cane will recommend, and I know there is a Springfield or two that would fit the burget - but these two pistols would both treat you right.

    Taurus isn't making a 1911 in 4", that I know of, and their site seems to be down at the moment.

    I would stay away from the lower end priced 1911's because you are sacrificing quality, and in a carry weapon, that is something that don't want to do. :cool:

    JD
     
  7. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    Field stripping them is easy. You just need a pin to keep the front end of the guide rod attached to the back end.
     
  8. Dillinger

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    I wouldn't say easy - it's a pain, and you have to remember to carry that damn "L" shaped pin, or you have to bobby pin your hat so you always have one.

    It's just not the best design is all I am saying... If you need a tool to field strip it, it's not the best option in my mind.

    My thought is, I should be able to break the weapon down to cleaning status without any cool gadgets.

    But, that is just me....

    JD
     
  9. Gojubrian

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    Since you already have an xd45 ,why not? I don't care for 9mm either.

    I keep tossing the same thing around. I have an xd40sc and being on these boards makes me want a 1911 to see what all the fuss is about. :D

    Nope, not gonna do it..45 ammo is hard to find.....yes I will, i'll just buy bulk! Nah, no need for a 1911, my xd40 is awesome, don't want to part with it....yes, I should do this already!! nah,yep,nah,yep....:confused:

    My head hurts.......
     
  10. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    I know the feeling. I shot my friend's Kimber pro carry 2 and liked it but I don't really want an alloy frame. I'm not worried about ammo, I have plenty and the means to make plenty more.

    JD, you mentioned the exact two I was looking at. Found a used Elcipse pro 2 for $800. It's got some wear on it but looks ok. I might PM you the link to get your thoughts.

    I'm waiting to see what cane will chime in with...
     
  11. Dillinger

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    Sure, send it on over, I'll shoot you straight.

    Plus a big one on the all steel frame. Big fan of that over the alloy.

    I believe the Eclipse line comes a brushed finish, so the wear might be the finish and not in the steel itself...

    Both of them are good guns though -

    JD
     
  12. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    There will be a time and place that you will need to pistol whip someone. When that day comes, you'll be glad you have a steel framed 1911 in your hand.

    A word of warning though, black Kimbers have plastic MSHs these days. Be sure to swap it for a metal one. You don't want to crack your MSH on some d-bag's skull.
     
  13. SGT-MILLER

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    While I also agree with the idea of trading an XD over for a 1911, I urge you to sit and think on it for awhile.

    Make sure that you REALLY want to do it for you dump that XD and all of that 9mm ammo.
     
  14. ktmboyz

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    That's a hard decision to make :confused: But probably a worthy sacrifice for a 1911... Knowing what I do now I probably wouldn't have gotten my xdm 9 and gotten another 1911 but I was awakened to them after the xdm purchase :mad:
     
  15. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Sgt, I value your opinion. Ammo is not a concern for me. My wife shoots a 38+p VERY well. I wanted to lead her into a semi auto but if she likes a wheel gun, I'm happy to feed it! I did stock pile some 9 because I had the gun. I don't like the caliber. I don't like it, my wife wont shoot it, the only reason I would keep it is because it is the most popular pistol round in the world. I enjoy shooting 45's much more. I'm still shopping, my mind isn't 100% made up.

    Please speak up!!
     
  16. canebrake

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    And heeeeeeeeer's cane!

    The only Colt/1911 you will NEED is the 4.25" Combat Commander! I would go with the Lightweight Enhanced Combat Commander.

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    ^ Model O4860XSE Lightweight Combat Commander

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    ^ Model O4012XSE SS Combat Commander

    IF, you want true mouse gun CCW in 45 ACP and don't want to carry a bobby pin to field strip your PD gun consider one of these:

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    ^ Colt New Agent 3"

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    ^ Colt Defender

    And then on to a 5" Gobmint!

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    ^ Colt Rail Gun
     
  17. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    Seriously, the pin has never been an issue for me. The bull barrel does make it easier to keep the muzzle on target though. I'm able to get follow up shots off faster with my Compact than I'm able to with a Commander.
     
  18. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    The Defender and New Agent both have Bull Barrels. And NO pins!

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  19. Stealie

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    Dump the 9mm. I just got a Colt Defender and love it. Plus it gives my Colt Commander someone to play with.:D 1911's rule.
     
  20. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    How much do you want to get for just your xd9mmsc?