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I'm contemplating selling my SR1911 to fund an M1 Garand. I hate selling guns, but with tax season hitting hard, it seems the best way to find the Garand.

I don't shoot it that often and hardly ever carry it. She's beautiful, but I can replace her with a lighter and more carryable Commander down the road.

I figure it will be easier to replace a 1911 than find a good-priced Garand down the road.

What are your thoughts?
 

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There are alot of 1911s. Not too many Garands floatinng around. Something to think about, the guns are heavy. Don't know if that matters much to you. Had one for a while. later had an M1A1 the semI M14, and an L1A1. All big old long, heavy guns. Great for shooting at longer ranges off a bench. well, for me anyway cause I am short. Even the H&K 91 clone I have is heavy, just not quite as long. But if a Garand does it for ya, go for it.
 

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Understanding the way your thinking.......and SR1911 models are more available now than they were a few years back....
 

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I would not sell the SR1911 but that's me.

I have a Garand, and it is a cool rifle, but I shoot my pistols more, and my .45 1911s the most... :cool:
 

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If really want the rifle then it seems like a good thing to do.

Then other hand how much you shoot the SR ?


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I learned a long time ago... If I have a gun that I like... dont sell it. Save up for the rifle, and keep the 1911.

I dont shoot my SR1911 much at all. I really dont care for the 1911 platform, but sell it? NEVER !!
 

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I learned a long time ago... If I have a gun that I like... dont sell it. Save up for the rifle, and keep the 1911.

I dont shoot my SR1911 much at all. I really dont care for the 1911 platform, but sell it? NEVER !!
Guns are such an individual thing. I shoot the daylights out of my 1911s and that is my favorite platform except maybe for .357 revolvers.
 

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The commander model is technically lighter but I find the balance of the 1911 to be better and actually feel lighter on the hip.
 

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You'll have seller's remorse if you sell your SR1911. You have a good 1 and as much of a Ruger lover that I am, what with mass production being what it is, some guns coming out are a lot better than others. Not knocking Ruger or any other mass produced brand, just some guns get out that shouldn't. My pet peeve is accuracy. I'm an accuracy freak. If a certain gun is extremely accurate for a factory gun it's to be treasured. On the other hand, Garands are slowly drying up. Is there a certain reason you want a Garand? Personally I like the "improved model", the M1A better since it's more readily scopable for my aging eyes. Of course the Garand is arguably the gun that won WW2 and saved the free world. If it hadn't been for the Garand we might be speaking german or japanese lol.
 

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I sold mine to my local gun store once recently went back the next morning to buy it back
Put it in lay a way and now she's mine again
Thought about selling her again recently for a Marlin 336BL I really want one but I think I'm gonna just save and wait I would just miss her too much
It's a SR 1911 cmd
She's a tack driver
 

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If you shoot the 1911 I would say keep it and just save for the rifle. Then save for the commander. Then you wouldn't regret selling the government size later on. Been there done that. Now I am saving to buy what I have sold and my wife thinks I am nuts. :eek:
 

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If you shoot the 1911 I would say keep it and just save for the rifle. Then save for the commander. Then you wouldn't regret selling the government size later on. Been there done that. Now I am saving to buy what I have sold and my wife thinks I am nuts. :eek:

Don't worry Joew I've done what your talking about as well and my wife thinks I'm nuts as well
Maybe I am nuts but I just figure If I'm gonna buy a gun I gotta shoot it a bit before I can even know if I like it or not
So sometimes I buy a gun shoot it for a while and then want something else and then sell it and buy something else
 

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My brother says doing this is called paying the stupid tax
Meaning I purchase a gun for $500.00 new
I keep it for a while and decide to sell
it We'll then I end up only getting half what I paid for it that equals a $250.00 loss that equals paying $250.00 of stupid tax
Not good I guess but I sell two guns I don't like and don't shoot for one that I do want and will shoot and then you end up happy with what you got
It is what it is
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Well, I've come to the conclusion that I'm not selling my SR1911. Sure, I could get another one, but this one's mine. I'll find another way to get the Garand.

Thanks for talking me down, guys. ;)
 

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Well, I've come to the conclusion that I'm not selling my SR1911. Sure, I could get another one, but this one's mine. I'll find another way to get the Garand.

Thanks for talking me down, guys. ;)
I think you made a smart decision there. There is always going to be a Garand around as they made many of them.I can tell you from experience that they are heavy and cumbersome and after a while, you won't shoot it as much as you are shooting your SR1911. If it's meant to be, the Garand won't be as far around the corner as you think. You done GOOD!
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