Advice on a trade

Advice on a trade

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    Advice on a trade

    Ok. So i have an opportunity to trade my taurus judge for a girsan 1911. It looks amazing. Im completely new to the 1911 world, but im ready to jump in. The gun is brand new, never fired, 2nd gen versiin, even has a rail on it. Basically, what im asking is: is the girsan 1911 a good trade for my judge? Ive


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    IMHO, trading ANY Taurus for ANY 1911 variant is a GREAT trade. (*BTW, what's a "girsan")
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    Its a brand. Its turkish. Most reviews i have read are positive. Main issue seems to be the magazine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Illuminati View Post
    Its a brand. Its turkish. Most reviews i have read are positive. Main issue seems to be the magazine.
    Well.....that is a pretty important issue. If the magazine stops you have just traded your Taurus for a hammer. TBH, I'd keep the Taurus if it works fine and just save up for another gun that doesn't have any issues.

    On the flip, you sound like you have already made up your mind.
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    Well, its a minor issue, imo, because 1911 mags are pretty easy to come by. I can easily buy another magazine.

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    A LOT of unreliable 1911 models have been miraculously healed with the simple application of a Wilson Combat mag.
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    here is a older post... it should help.
    My Girsan 1911 disassembled pictures

    Personally, i think think trading any taurus for anything is a good deal, but thats me . If you will get the same use out of the Girsan, and it floats your boat, go for it.
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    If the parts are mil-spec (which is important) then a person could build a decent 1911 around the existing platform. HOWEVER, building a personal/customized 1911 is both addictive and EXPENSIVE over time. Some of the Turkish produced firearms are actually not bad, but with a 1911 it seems there is no middle ground. It will likely be either a good clone or a really bad one. Still, it is an interesting proposition you have to consider. You might be able to tweek a good carry 1911 out of it.
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    Yes. I would make that trade.
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    My question to you is for what purpose did you purchase the Judge? Will the 1911 fill the void or will you be without what the intended purpose of the gun was for. My advise save your money to buy the 1911then decide if it fits your needs or just an I want to have item.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostMaker View Post
    If the parts are mil-spec (which is important) then a person could build a decent 1911 around the existing platform. HOWEVER, building a personal/customized 1911 is both addictive and EXPENSIVE over time. Some of the Turkish produced firearms are actually not bad, but with a 1911 it seems there is no middle ground. It will likely be either a good clone or a really bad one. Still, it is an interesting proposition you have to consider. You might be able to tweek a good carry 1911 out of it.
    This here ^^^^^^^^^

    Also, keep this in mind. If you trade your judge for this girsan, what happens if it ends up being a POS? The retail value of the Girsan new is quite low, meaning the resALE Vlue is even lower. If a 1911 interests you, have you considered selling the judge, and applying the money to a known manufacture? For example..... You sell the Judge for $500 dollars. A Ruger SR1911 can be had for $699 new. For $200 out of pocket, you get a gun from a quality manufacturer with one of the best warranty / customer service programs there is, and a gun of outstanding durability and reliability. Thats an awful lot to get for $200 bucks.

    Im not trying to talk you out of the Girsan, but guns are always an investment for me, and I try to get as much for my money as I can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taurahe View Post
    This here ^^^^^^^^^

    Also, keep this in mind. If you trade your judge for this girsan, what happens if it ends up being a POS? The retail value of the Girsan new is quite low, meaning the resALE Vlue is even lower. If a 1911 interests you, have you considered selling the judge, and applying the money to a known manufacture? For example..... You sell the Judge for $500 dollars. A Ruger SR1911 can be had for $699 new. For $200 out of pocket, you get a gun from a quality manufacturer with one of the best warranty / customer service programs there is, and a gun of outstanding durability and reliability. Thats an awful lot to get for $200 bucks

    Im not trying to talk you out of the Girsan, but guns are always an investment for me, and I try to get as much for my money as I can.
    Excellent point as well. A Ruger SR1911 is an SUPERB 45ACP at a reasonable price. If you can work a deal like Taurahe purposed you would come out much better.
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    My Taurus Judge has been a fine gun. People can bash Taurus all they want, but the only two I've ever owned have been the Judge and the TCP, and they've worked great. I'm sure some don't, but that's not been my experience. A Judge definitely serves a different purpose than a 1911. I wouldn't trade mine for a 1911 of unknown quality, especially if I wasn't sure about how the company handles warranty service. As others have said, I'd sell the Judge if I didn't need it and buy a 1911 with better resale value or a more established reputation. You can find a cheap Rock Island, Citadel, or Armscor if money is an issue. They've been around a while, and they have a decent reputation for quality and customer service. Around here, they sell very easily even used. Personally, I'd save my money for something I really wanted. I prefer Colts but have had some very nice 1911s from other makers, and I definitely agree with the previous poster about the Ruger SR1911 being a great buy. They're hard to find though. Most of my handguns are Colts, Rugers, or Smith & Wessons. Part of the reason is because of their warranty service.

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    I'd trade all day long. To me, the Judge is a great snake gun, but not much else. It is big and unsightly (My opinion). I'd take the 1911 and be happy you did.
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