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Old 06-01-2016, 04:23 PM
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Ever regret selling your 1911?

I've gotta come clean but i've managed to round up my collection of 1911's to a total of five this year. I might be suffering from 1911idas. May not seem like much to many of you fine folks but considering I only owned 1 last year, then this year I purchased four I'm kind of feeling like maybe I should sell one or two that I don't shoot much but then again I'd hate to let one go. It's not really a financial issue as much as it is finding a few gems at the same time and spending more than I had planned Do any of you ever feel you need to lean out your collection but at the same time wonder if you might regret selling?
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Old 06-01-2016, 04:26 PM
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I didn't buy my collection of pistols to sell 'em
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Old 06-01-2016, 04:27 PM
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I've never had such a large collection that I needed to thin the herd. BUT, I've ALWAYS regretted the firearms I've sold. So if you're not in a tight spot financially I'd say keep what you bought and consider it a lesson learned.
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Old 06-01-2016, 04:37 PM
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bought a '66 Browning High Power in '69 when I was stationed in Germany. In '75, had to sell it for tuition. Regretted ever since, and eventually spent a lot more replacing it with another mint "T" series BHP. Can't tell you what to do, but I suspect more folks regret selling pistols than are happy to have done so.
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Old 06-01-2016, 04:54 PM
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I am so anal retentive when buying now that I can't imagine selling.


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Old 06-01-2016, 04:54 PM
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Ask yourself #1 "Will I regret selling this gun?"

AND... #2 "Will I regret NOT selling this gun?"

My guess is yes to question #1 and no to question #2.
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Old 06-01-2016, 04:57 PM
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Yes I made the mistake of selling a couple of 1911's and I regret it.
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Old 06-01-2016, 04:58 PM
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Ask yourself #1 "Will I regret selling this gun?"

AND... #2 "Will I regret NOT selling this gun?"

My guess is yes to question #1 and no to question #2.
You guessed right. I just have to settle in to my extended stable of 1911's
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Old 06-01-2016, 05:24 PM
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I don't really regret selling the ones I sold. I only had a total of 9, now I'm down to 5. The ones I sold were mostly GI types and low end ones where to be honest, there was just no pride of ownership. Now here is the best part, I actually go and shoot MORE now with the 5. I usually take 2 to 3 to the range and shoot the heck out of them and really enjoy comparing them afterwards. Sound weird but having less is allowing me to shoot more
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Old 06-01-2016, 05:37 PM
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I have never sold a 1911 but have given away three. I am very happy the receivers have them and hope they enjoy them as much as I did.

I can't see selling one unless things in the world change drastically.
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Old 06-01-2016, 05:49 PM
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I usually take 2 to 3 to the range and shoot the heck out of them and really enjoy comparing them afterwards. Sound weird but having less is allowing me to shoot more
That doesn't sound weird at all. I tend to do the same, take 3 and leave a couple behind. Just tend to leave the same two behind more often. Rather than selling them it might just be a matter of getting some work done to enjoy shooting them as much as the others because they are fine pistols regardless.
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Old 06-01-2016, 05:50 PM
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In 1981 while stationed in Nebraska I bought a Star model PD . that gun fed everything I gave it, was easy to carry and pretty accurate. My one regret when I sold it years later.
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Old 06-01-2016, 06:30 PM
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I sold a COLT OFFICER's ACP , didnt like it, too many non standard parts not inter-changeable with a standard model

bull barrel, unusual recoil springs, shorter 6 rd magazine, grips, series 80 firing pin safety, short plastic mainspring housing, I think it even had a plastic trigger shoe?

no regrets, I prefer standard M1911A1 models
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Old 06-01-2016, 06:37 PM
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I have one that I seriously regret selling and one that I regret buying.
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Old 06-01-2016, 06:46 PM
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I had three, but gave them all away:

SA GI stainless - Christmas gift to my son.

Remington R1 blue - Gifted to my landman as a token of appreciation.

Colt Series 70 stainless - Christmas gift to my daughter-in-law.

Miss having a nice slab side around, so maybe another Colt later on - dunno if I'll go blue or stainless.
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Old 06-01-2016, 06:48 PM
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I have sold several 1911's in the last year or so. I don't regret selling any. Mainly because they were not needed or replaced by something I wanted more.
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Old 06-01-2016, 06:48 PM
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I've sold very few out of my collection. One was a gun given to me in trade and it was a piece of crap so I traded it in on something else. One was a Glock that I absolutely hated. One a a gun that I had to get rid of or my anti-gun parents would have kicked me out of the house and I got that one back twenty years later.
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Old 06-01-2016, 06:55 PM
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That's ludicrous! Why would you sell a 1911 ... ?!

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Old 06-01-2016, 07:15 PM
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selling your collection

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That's ludicrous! Why would you sell a 1911 ... ?!
some day your going to have to do something with them, your not going to live forever, plus lots of gun owners have nobody to pass them on to when they're gone.

I dont know anybody that would like to have my M1911's in my family, no gun enthusiasts except for me.
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Old 06-01-2016, 07:34 PM
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I've regretted selling the ones I did. I have bought five this year of similar models to replace those that I have sold in the past due to hard times or times of regret. I will not do it again.
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Old 06-01-2016, 07:48 PM
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My first and only 1911 up until last summer was a Colt 1991A1 in that horrible dull stainless. I bought it new in 1996 for about $500. I shot the heck out of that thing. Sold it about 5 or 6 years ago for about $500-$600 (don't remember exactly). I offered the guy $700 for it about a year later and he passed. I really liked that ugly old (relative term of course) thing.
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Old 06-01-2016, 08:05 PM
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If it isn't a financial issue then you can sell one or two and replace them with a nice high end semi-custom or full out custom 1911. I personally would be happier with one or two of those then 5 cheaper ones.
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Old 06-01-2016, 08:07 PM
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They come they go. They are just things and can be replaced at any time.

There was this one though...

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Old 06-01-2016, 08:14 PM
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The only 1911 that I ever sold... I regret to this very day. It was a very early run Dan Wesson PATRIOT built in Norwich, NY by Bob Serva and his small crew.

Forged frame and slide, deep high quality blued government, low profile night sights, smooth and clean trigger, exceptional frame to slide fit, felt like it was riding on ball bearings.

Felt like I got a custom pistol in 2002 for a little over five hundred bucks.

Beautiful pistol!
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Old 06-01-2016, 08:22 PM
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I've sold and traded away numerous 1911s and other guns, almost always with getting something else in mind. Sold a bunch of guns several years ago and used the proceeds to buy my '66 Tbird. Just traded away 3 1911s a few weeks ago to get a rifle that I really wanted. Bought a really nice used Baer in March, sold it in April to cover part of the purchase of a much nicer unused Baer.

I've got keepers that will never be sold but other than those, there is always some flexibility in the safe. The only one I ever think I might still like to have is a one of a kind Behlert custom, only because it was soooooo darn cool. But, it was mine for a while and I've got the pics to prove it. That said, I don't sell stuff indiscriminately, if I'm selling it's for something better, cooler, or that I want more.
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