There can be only one
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You have 2 great pistols a S&W 1911PD (Gunsite editon) 45 ACP and a Springfield Armory EMP 9mm. You're thinking about selling one, both ...
April 21st, 2008 06:23 PM
There can be only one
You have 2 great pistols a S&W 1911PD (Gunsite editon) 45 ACP and a Springfield Armory EMP 9mm. You're thinking about selling one, both are "exceptional" carry's and are keeper in their own right.
Which one would you part with?
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April 21st, 2008 06:28 PM
Assuming accuracy and reliability are the same...
If you can't reload, sell the .45.
If you reload, sell the 9mm and keep the .45.
And the only reason I would make that comment is if you could only have one, then money is probably an issue, and with ammo prices as they are, it's a lot more economical to practice with 9mm than with a .45.
April 21st, 2008 06:33 PM
I don't sell "exceptional" guns. I've learned that over the years.
April 21st, 2008 06:34 PM
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April 21st, 2008 06:41 PM
I would find a way to keep them both! I have regretted almost every gun that I have either traded or sold...
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April 21st, 2008 06:51 PM
When faced with a similar situation, I sold one of my kidneys on the black market.
On a serious note, I've never sold a gun that I viewed as a valuable part of my collection. If you absolutely have to pick one, I'd pick the one I have the most range time with, and like shooting better.
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April 21st, 2008 06:56 PM
Eek! Mail the EMP to me and I'll cover all FFL fees.
If ya don't wanna do that, lol,...I agree with the above poster. Wich one are you more accurate with? Wich one do you find yourself carrying more? Carry more comfortably(mentally-feel comfortable with, like I loved how comfortable my p3at was but, often I didn't feel it was 'enough'. and physically).
April 21st, 2008 08:48 PM
I'd dump the 9mm too!
I have two 1911 S&W's, a PD and SC... they're great! As soon as I can find the loot, I'm getting a Gunsite as well.
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April 21st, 2008 08:53 PM
I'd keep the EMP, it's more if a go anywhere gun.
PS, I got dibs on the S&W.
April 21st, 2008 09:34 PM
Well if you are unsure which to sell, put them both in the safe and go buy a used 1911 while you are thinking about it.
April 22nd, 2008 04:22 AM
I would try very hard to keep them both, and look for funds elsewhere. Sell the couch, pimp out the wife, breed your dog, have the "old lady" take in washing, or rent out a spare bedroom, but keep your guns!
I have regretted every gun I've ever sold. I will be getting rid of one soon, but in a trade for a scope I really want. The scope is worth more than the gun I will be using as trading material.
April 22nd, 2008 09:55 AM
I'd keep the EMP, unless you want to sell it for real cheap to me?
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April 22nd, 2008 01:27 PM
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April 22nd, 2008 10:01 PM
Since I don't reload and the price of ammo keeps going up and up and if I absolutely had to part with one or the other, I would keep the EMP. It is the more economical of the two to shoot. However, I think you will regret selling the S&W 1911. If you are needing the dough, have a garage sale, borrow from your uncle Herkimer or whatever but don't sell your good pistol. I too have regretted letting too many good pistols go. If your 1911 or your EMP is just not your cup of tea, then by all means shed it and find another pistola that will make you happy.
April 22nd, 2008 10:40 PM
The 9mm could go but the .45 would stay if I was considering this scenario. If I could only have a single centerfire semi-auto pistol it'd be in .45 ACP.