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

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by clemsonu0219, Mar 9, 2010.

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  1. clemsonu0219

    clemsonu0219 Member

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    Kimber Desert Warrior - Paid $1060 used. Put about 100 through it (yeah, tons I know). Will trade w/ original box, 1 mag, 50 rounds.

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    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.
     
  2. Leafy Cronmer

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    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.
     
  3. Leafy Cronmer

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    Side note, Any way you could acquire the 5.7 without trading the Kimber?
     
  4. General Geoff

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    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.
     
  5. jdub3

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    As above, it sounds like an even trade. I would keep the 1911, just because that is my preference, but to each their own.
     
  6. Deanimator

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    I have absolutely no use for an FN 5.7. There's always room for another M1911.
     
  7. clemsonu0219

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    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!
     
  8. sprice

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    nope- I would definetly not.
     
  9. blaisenguns

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    Keep the Kimber. Stick to .45.
     
  10. cleardiddion

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    I'd personally keep the Kimber.
     
  11. 2RCO

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    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.
     
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    FN57

    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.
     
  13. loki.fish

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    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.
     
  14. Free2game

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    Hell no, that's all I'll say
     
  15. TIMC

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    The thought to trade would never cross my mind.
    I love my warrior!
     
  16. Ethereal

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    ummm......no
     
  17. Fremmer

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    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.
     
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  18. sonick808

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    i'd keep the 1911. I have a feeling the 5.7x28 is going to go the way of the dodo within 10 years
     
  19. paintballdude902

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    no way the 5.7 is an expensive round that has no practical use
     
  20. blitzen

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    If the Kimber runs good I wouldn't trade it for an ungainly 5.7x28 handcontraption!
     
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    Only way I would make the trade is if I had a few 1911's and wanted the 5.7 as a novelty gun.
     
  22. FatGeek

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    +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.
     
  23. Zundfolge

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    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).
     
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    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
     
  25. MachIVshooter

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    For me, this one would be a no brainer. I'd keep the kimber.
     
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