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Trade a Springer for a Kimber?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Neener Neener, Apr 18, 2008.

  1. Neener Neener

    Neener Neener Well-Known Member

    I have 2 full sized 1911s, one a Springfield Lightweight Operator, the other a Springfield Mil-Spec. I don't really need to 5" 1911s, so I have been looking at possibly getting rid of one of mine for a compact. I have come across a possible trade that would be my LW Operator for a Kimber Ultra SIS. So, is this a good deal in your eyes?
  2. CraigJS

    CraigJS Well-Known Member

    Would the other guy allow you to try shooting the Kimber? I don't know the value of either gun, but I do know the value of a gun that is reliable, one that I shoot well and enjoy shooting..
  3. Neener Neener

    Neener Neener Well-Known Member

    Nope, I can't shoot it, it's a long distance trade.
  4. kentucky_smith

    kentucky_smith Well-Known Member

    Despite the silly looking SIS on the side, it has Series 1 innards, IMO, I'd trade.
  5. JDGray

    JDGray Well-Known Member

    Hard call, to bad he wouldn't rather have the Mil spec:D
  6. DevilDog0402

    DevilDog0402 Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't...
  7. George Hill

    George Hill Well-Known Member

    Oh heck yeah, I'd make that trade. The SIS is one SLICK CCW pistol.
  8. Quoheleth

    Quoheleth Well-Known Member

    You know what you have.
    You don't know what you would get.
    There's gotta be a reason he's trading "down".
    Don't touch it.

  9. glockman19

    glockman19 Well-Known Member

    Good trade IMHO

    MICHAEL T Well-Known Member

    No I would keep the Springer
  11. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

    Tough call. :scrutiny:
  12. Wopasaurus

    Wopasaurus Well-Known Member

    Keep the Springer.
  13. WoofersInc

    WoofersInc Well-Known Member

    The SIS is a great gun. You would be getting the better end of the deal in my opinion.
  14. sparkyguy

    sparkyguy member

    I say no trade. Like previous poster said, "why is he trading down?", even though I, personally, don't feel a Springer is less of a gun than Kimber. In cost it is, not quality. Keep your Springer.
  15. Richard

    Richard Well-Known Member

    Tough call, the SIS slide serrations are supposed to be harder to use than the original JMB design. Regards, Richard:)
  16. HM2PAC

    HM2PAC Well-Known Member

    Keep the Springer.

    Everyone likes to talk about how great the new SIS is, but no one has any experience with the thing.

    My rule is to never, ever trade or sell a reliable weapon. If you want a new one, save up for it.
  17. Pumpkinheaver

    Pumpkinheaver Well-Known Member

    I would trade in a second!!!
  18. possum

    possum Well-Known Member

    i agree i would keep the springfield.
  19. kwelz

    kwelz Well-Known Member

    I say go for it.
  20. TheReeves

    TheReeves Well-Known Member

    If you are willing to trade the Springfield because you don't want two 5"ers, then look around first. I'm sure you could get a trade closer to you where you can handle the gun.

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