Llama .45 IX-A - Keep it or sell it

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    Llama .45 IX-A - Keep it or sell it

    I have early 90's Llama .45 (1911 clone). I bought it new in college for like $225. It works fine with the proper magazines, and it shoots pretty tight groups. I have done some basic improvements to it but I am thinking of getting something new. I would call it fair shape with some holster wear. So the question is would you keep it as a "truck gun" or try and sell it. I don't even know if it is worth anything in trade. Anyone have an idea what it is worth?

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    It's not like you'll get much money for it. If you know it shoots and you trust it, you're way ahead of the game. It sounds like a 'keeper'.

    I'm hoping you keep it cable-locked, if it's in the truck.

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    I think you should keep it. I don't think you could replace it for what you originally paid for it.
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    WHEC724 - Thanks for the welcome. This is one of the better forums I have read through. No worries on the truck - thinking about a lock box bolted down.

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    There are two Llama IX models on gunsamerica.com right now for sale. $475 and $525 used. Sometimes you might think your firearms are not worth much now according to what you paid for them at the time. The market is kinda weird that way.....folks thought of these as the typical pawn shop gun back in the day.....now that you seldom see these under glass their status has changed. I am thinking that the Llama IX pistols were not true copies or clones of the 1911A1 since I don't think standard Colt 1911A1 parts will fit or at least not 100% for the entire pistol. If it works well for you, then I say keep it. I'm sure you could find parts somewhere if the need ever arises. If you knew you could get at least $400 from selling it......would you keep it? LOL! Truck gun?

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    I'd keep it. You probably won't get anything of similar quality for the money.

    I've had a commander sized Llama .45 for 25 years. After replacing the sear that the original owner had boogered up in a "Trigger Job", the only problem it has had is the plastic plunger tube is cracked. It still works and is only an issue when field stripping. The take down detent can come out if I'm not careful.(parts are available at Numrich)
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    I'd hang onto it if it was me... It's worth more than anyone will offer you for it and since you've done some alterations and the pistol runs good, it sounds like a keeper to me...+1 on using it as a truck gun.
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    Ram Rod,

    Some parts are interchangeable but the majority are not. At one time I could have told you which were or not. Not so much anymore Like I said above, Numrich has most of the Llama parts available at decent prices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WHEC724 View Post
    It's not like you'll get much money for it. If you know it shoots and you trust it, you're way ahead of the game. It sounds like a 'keeper'.

    I'm hoping you keep it cable-locked, if it's in the truck.

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    I think you should keep it. I don't think you could replace it for what you originally paid for it.


    ^^^^^THIS^^^^^^

    Keep it as a HD, truck, going up to the Northwoods gun.
    If you trust it, and its a square shooter(not many were) Keep it.
    Look for something smaller like a G19, an M&P compact,or a G26, which you can get the FS mag for the M&P, and the longer mags for the G19, G26 for greater capacity while in the home or the range.
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    I had a Llama 1911 45 ACP clone back in the 1970s. It was reliable with hardball but the feed was not smooth enough for hollow points. Also, standard 1911 magazines had to be modified to work. Is was very functional and I wish I has kept it. I sold it to get a Ruger Speed-Six 357 Magnum, which I still have.

    I think you should hold onto the Llama. It will be useful without the need to worry about its value.

    Just one thing, my Llama was not drop safe. That is, there was no firing pin block. I do not know if yours is drop safe or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grnwdjsn View Post
    I have early 90's Llama .45 (1911 clone). I bought it new in college for like $225. It works fine with the proper magazines, and it shoots pretty tight groups. I have done some basic improvements to it but I am thinking of getting something new. I would call it fair shape with some holster wear. So the question is would you keep it as a "truck gun" or try and sell it. I don't even know if it is worth anything in trade. Anyone have an idea what it is worth?
    hi id like to buy your lama.can you send me a email pic of it.
    my email is. tjohnston1965@yahoo.com
    phone me at 1-606-297-2481. ill pay for the shiping to my gun store here,
    and give you the 225.oo for it if your interrested
    thanks tom in ky

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    I have 2, Llama's both are Llama IX-C 45, love them both, they shoot just as well as the others. I don't think I could part with either. the nice thing is I have replacement parts for them.
    Just haven't had to change any of the parts. also have 16, 13 rd. mags for them also.
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    Going by your original post, I would say keep it.

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    I'd keep it if I were in your shoes -- in simple economic terms, it's a sunk cost that you're no longer feeling, and it's an asset in your hands. Keep it.
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    Sounds Like you have owned for a while.

    I'm afraid if you trade it off you will always regret it.

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