Looking to consolidate and fund a purchase

Looking to consolidate and fund a purchase

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    Looking to consolidate and fund a purchase

    Trying to figure out which ones to let go of to fund a 1911 purchase.

    I've pretty much got the basic concealed carry options covered with the following:

    Kahr PM9
    S&W 442
    Glock 9mm and .40 S&W compacts and subcompacts
    Kimber Pro Raptor II

    I'm trying to decide whether to sell either the Glocks in 9mm or Glocks in .40 S&W or a couple of Sigs I have (P226 9mm and P220 .45ACP).

    I'm leaning towards keeping the Glocks in 9mm and selling the Sigs and possibly one or both of the Glocks in .40 S&W.

    Looking to buy a Les Baer or Ed Brown 1911 after raising funds.

    Thoughts?


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    I think that you should keep what you can shoot and conceal/carry better. Me, I would at least keep the Glock(s) and the 442.

    As I think about you dilemma, I would probably have a few bake sales, car washes, sell aluminum cans, etc. to fund the new toy and not sell a thing.
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    I would ebay/garage sale other stuff and then buy a 1911 before selling off other guns, unless there is a particular gun you don't like/enjoy anymore. That's just me though.

    I just recently purchased a Rock Island Armory 1911 5in tactical. I was sold on their customer service and solid reputation. Best part...it was $489 dollars out the door. Just an idear.
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    If you're going to sell something, I would think about selling one each of the Glocks. That way you have one in both 9mm and .40, in case of an ammo shortage. You'll have some caliber options...
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    I'd sell all Glocks except for the 23, sell the PM9, Kimber and both Sigs and buy an Ed Brown and Springfield XD9 SC. Of course you'll now also need a Ruger SP101 with 2 1/4" barrel.
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    What I would do is based on what I think and what works for me. Doesn't mean it is right for anyone else. But since you asked...

    I'd sell off both subcompact GLOCKs and the GLOCK 23. 1st, I don't like the .40SW caliber. If I want something bigger than a 9mm for a semi-auto, I'll carry a .45 ACP. IMO, the .40SW is a solution in search of a problem (I recently sold my last .40SW gun--a GLOCK 22). 2nd, I don't think the GLOCK subcompacts are much more concealable than the compacts (e.g. G19, G23). If I really want something more concealable that the G19, the Kahr PM9 and/or SW442 serve the role better the the GLOCK subcompacts.

    If after selling the GLOCKs I still needed to sell something else, it would probably be either the Kahr or 442. I only really need one subcompact for my carry purposes. I'd probably keep the 442 over the PM9, but I'm not sure.

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    I would part with the SIG 220. Having two full-size 45 ACP handguns would be a waste to me. But, of course, that is just my opinion on the matter.
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    I'd sell all the Glock's but 1(9mm), the Kahr, & the 226.
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    Sell the 40s. Think of all the fun you could have going through your surplus .40 ammo before you sell!

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    Looking over what you have, I'd be inclined to consolidate by caliber.

    Keep the Sigs. You'll never get what they're worth in a trade, and both are exquisitely reliable.

    Keep the 442. You always need a snubby to drop in the pocket.

    Keep the Kimber Pro Raptor. A man with a full-size 1911 needs a Commander-size 1911, and they use the same magazines.

    Keep the PM9. You need a flat, sub-compact 9.

    That leaves you with at least one full-size, hi-cap 9 and a compact 9, a .38 snubby, plus two 1911s and a DA auto in .45... I'd say that covers the bases, all are high-quality guns, and you've reduced your ammo inventory needs by one caliber.
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    OK, beretta shotgun is sold pending funds. May have a buyer for the Glock 26 tonight. Will take the Glock 27 and Sig P220 to the gun show to sell. Keeping the Glock compacts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    Looking over what you have, I'd be inclined to consolidate by caliber.

    Keep the Sigs. You'll never get what they're worth in a trade, and both are exquisitely reliable.

    Keep the 442. You always need a snubby to drop in the pocket.

    Keep the Kimber Pro Raptor. A man with a full-size 1911 needs a Commander-size 1911, and they use the same magazines.

    Keep the PM9. You need a flat, sub-compact 9.

    That leaves you with at least one full-size, hi-cap 9 and a compact 9, a .38 snubby, plus two 1911s and a DA auto in .45... I'd say that covers the bases, all are high-quality guns, and you've reduced your ammo inventory needs by one caliber.
    +1, I agree. I wouldn't give up the PM9. I'd sell the snubbie first, as the PM9 can also "drop in the pocket". with the .45 and 9mm, you don't need .40 S&W.

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    I'm usually the one to say never sell a gun, but what's strange is that I'm picking guns I never shoot to possibly fund an Ed Brown Special Forces. I've decided I'm not going to waste my money spending $800+ on a factory 1911 only to send it back to the factory 3 or 4 times.

    I'd keep the Glocks in 9mm and the Sig 220 maybe just because I've always liked the 220.

    ETA I see you've made some sales. Good luck with the rest!

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