Was I meant to keep this gun!?

Was I meant to keep this gun!?

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    Was I meant to keep this gun!?

    I've been trying to sell my Springfield Mil-Spec 1911, because I need the money to fix my car, so I can get to work and school. A couple people said they were interested in purchasing it, but they never got back to me. I don't want to sell it, but at the same time, I need the money. The reason why I chose to sell that one, is because I can't shoot .45 ACP as accurately as I can with 9mm, although I really would like shoot it just as well, if not better. I guess I was meant to keep it
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    well how much are you asking for it?
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    USMC rule # 23 of gunfighting: Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.

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    Kinda high for the barebones 45 even if for a Springfield. If you still have at the end of January send me a PM :)
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    My humble opinion is to keep the 1911.If you sell it,you will regret it.The ability to accurately shoot the 1911 is all in the hands of the operator,the 1911 is accurate.They are a bit difficult to master because they are so active.9mm is a big step down and is probably easier to shoot for some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duisburg View Post
    Kinda high for the barebones 45 even if for a Springfield. If you still have at the end of January send me a PM :)
    He said Mil-Spec , not GI - $400 is a fair price.

    Maybe you could sell your 9mm and practice more with the Springer.
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    Tough choices have to be made in life. I don't have an answer for you, but you have to go to school and get to work.
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    Well, you have got to get to work & you've got to get to school.
    And if you do really well in school then you get a better job that pays you more money...and then the next time around you buy yourself a Les Baer.
    So sell it.
    I've sold many in my day.
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    There is always another one coming at you from right around the corner.
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    Same thing happened when I went to sell my SAR-1. Two people arranged to meet me and never showed up or screwed around, so I ended up keeping it. No desire to sell it now.
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    Well I'd buy it but I'm in the Philippines right now, $400 is a fair price, any pics ?
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    I have thought about selling a gun to raise cash for a repair or other reason but in the end, I always decide against it.

    Of course, it helps to have a wife who is as into guns as I am and who always talks me out of selling one of our guns for any reason. I have only sold a handful of guns in my life and all but a couple, at some point or other, I wish I still had.

    My advice is, find another way to raise the money. You won't end up missing that Springer.
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    Yeah. That's my philosophy/problem. Just keep the guns you have. I almost always regret selling guns, even the problematic ones. So I can only imagine I'd really regret selling one I like.
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