Would you trade a Desert Warrior for a FN Five Seven?


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clemsonu0219
March 9, 2010, 07:38 PM
Kimber Desert Warrior - Paid $1060 used. Put about 100 through it (yeah, tons I know). Will trade w/ original box, 1 mag, 50 rounds.

FOR

FNH Five Seven - used, couple of hundred through it. From a friend (trustworthy). Will come w/ original box, 3 mags, about 100 rounds. Paid $1100.

Opinions? I love 1911's but I'm not emphatuated with them.

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Leafy Cronmer
March 9, 2010, 07:42 PM
Personally I would stick with the Kimber. I like the 57 but feel the Kimber is just a better firearm. Also just got my FNP9 back from FN and I was not impressed with the customer service they provided.

Called left two messages never was called back. Repair took a lot longer than expected and communication was horrible on FN's part. The only reason why I didn't make a stink was the gun arrived back, so I was more interested in going shooting than bitching.

Leafy Cronmer
March 9, 2010, 07:46 PM
Side note, Any way you could acquire the 5.7 without trading the Kimber?

General Geoff
March 9, 2010, 07:48 PM
Sounds like an even-steven trade to me. Do you want the Five-seveN more than you want your Kimber? If so, make the trade. I don't believe either party is getting an upper hand in this deal.

jdub3
March 9, 2010, 07:51 PM
As above, it sounds like an even trade. I would keep the 1911, just because that is my preference, but to each their own.

Deanimator
March 9, 2010, 07:53 PM
I have absolutely no use for an FN 5.7. There's always room for another M1911.

clemsonu0219
March 9, 2010, 08:27 PM
Yeah just a slight change of scenery in an unfriendly economy ya know...

Would love to get both. I really have no more use for one than the other, honestly.

Thanks for the replys guys!

sprice
March 9, 2010, 08:28 PM
nope- I would definetly not.

blaisenguns
March 9, 2010, 08:34 PM
Keep the Kimber. Stick to .45.

cleardiddion
March 9, 2010, 08:39 PM
I'd personally keep the Kimber.

2RCO
March 9, 2010, 08:41 PM
NO! I would not the Desert Warrior is a pretty Nifty 1911 the FiveSeven is neat but in 10 years I'll bet the Warrior will bring double what the Five Seven will.

kimbernut
March 9, 2010, 09:04 PM
An FN 57 would make an excellent raccoon gun with a laser/light combo around a watermelon patch but a .22LR would do the same for a lot less money. I see no other use for the pistol but it does have a nice WOW! factor.

loki.fish
March 9, 2010, 09:35 PM
I own 2 1911s and the FN FiveseveN. If ammo availability is a concern for you, stick with the 1911, otherwise choose whichever you'd like more.

Both go bang, and nobody would want to be on the business end of either.

Free2game
March 9, 2010, 09:46 PM
Hell no, that's all I'll say

TIMC
March 9, 2010, 10:18 PM
The thought to trade would never cross my mind.
I love my warrior!

Ethereal
March 9, 2010, 10:21 PM
ummm......no

Fremmer
March 9, 2010, 11:04 PM
My general rule is that if you have an accurate and reliable 1911, you ought to keep it. There's nothing like a tough 1911. :cool:

If the Kimber is reliable, I'd keep it because of the established reliability, and also the Desert Warrior is a nice 1911. Unless you really really dig the FN, in which case I say make yourself happy.

sonick808
March 9, 2010, 11:10 PM
i'd keep the 1911. I have a feeling the 5.7x28 is going to go the way of the dodo within 10 years

paintballdude902
March 9, 2010, 11:13 PM
no way the 5.7 is an expensive round that has no practical use

blitzen
March 9, 2010, 11:35 PM
If the Kimber runs good I wouldn't trade it for an ungainly 5.7x28 handcontraption!

Ford
March 10, 2010, 12:06 AM
Only way I would make the trade is if I had a few 1911's and wanted the 5.7 as a novelty gun.

FatGeek
March 10, 2010, 12:26 AM
Only way I would make the trade is if I had a few 1911's and wanted the 5.7 as a novelty gun.
Sounds like an even-steven trade to me. Do you want the Five-seveN more than you want your Kimber? If so, make the trade. I don't believe either party is getting an upper hand in this deal.
+1

1911 = $0.35/round, parts/mags easy to buy
FN57 = $0.50/round, parts/mags... ?

If you go shooting often the Kimber is much more affordable in the long run.

Zundfolge
March 10, 2010, 12:31 AM
Seems to me the only real good reason for the FiveseveN is to shoot the AP ammo us serfs aren't allowed to have.

Furthermore, I agree with others that the Kimber will hold its value better (unless they reclassify the FiveseveN as an NFA item).

bds
March 10, 2010, 12:38 AM
My thought would be, if you ever wanted to sell the FNH, you might have harder time.

Kimber on the other hand would be gone in a minute on THR buy/sell/trade. :D

MachIVshooter
March 10, 2010, 10:57 AM
For me, this one would be a no brainer. I'd keep the kimber.

earlthegoat2
March 10, 2010, 11:11 AM
Well I guess I would do the trade if a Kimber Warrior was my only 1911. Dont like the rail or the color. I do like the grips though.

I think it would be an good trade if:

A) You already had a 1911 or dont care about getting rid of it or...
B) You want to do a little messing around with a FiveseveN. This would be the reason I would do the trade. I am somewhat curious about the 5.7

19-3Ben
March 10, 2010, 12:00 PM
No way would I trade a 1911 for that fiveseven.

dom1104
March 10, 2010, 12:01 PM
a 1911 for a neutered pea shooter?

keep the 1911.

Boats
March 10, 2010, 12:33 PM
--emphatuated--

You could use either one during a harebrained plot to extort a tuition refund from Clemson.:scrutiny:

Gelgoog
March 10, 2010, 01:06 PM
IF you don't love you current gun then get rid of that bitch. I see no use in keeping guns just for the sake of keeping them. Get what you want...not what a bunch of people on the interwebs want.

WoofersInc
March 10, 2010, 01:47 PM
IF you don't love you current gun then get rid of that bitch. I see no use in keeping guns just for the sake of keeping them. Get what you want...not what a bunch of people on the interwebs want.

Usually good advise. However the OP did ask us on the internet what we think of the trade.

I personally would not make the trade unless I really wanted the 5.7. But I am a 1911 guy at heart.

Lv4snobrdg
March 10, 2010, 01:58 PM
You ask for our opinion, and I won't waste time with justification of mine.

Keep the Kimber.

GL

gym
March 10, 2010, 02:07 PM
Kimber

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