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    Question Advice on potential trade: SW M&P 45 for Auto-Ordnance GI 1911

    I recently purchased a SW M&P 45, it is a beautiful pistol with awesome ergonomics. I love the gun, but I also own a SA Champion 1911 (4.25'' barrel) and a Marlin Camp 45 Carbine that takes 1911 mags. I was thinking that it would make a lot of sense to have all of my pistol cartridge guns not only chambered for the same round but also use the same mags. I have $590 in the M&P 45 NIB with the case and 2 ten round mags. The trade would be for an Auto Ordnance 1911 GI with wrap around finger groove Hogue grips, a removable rail (for light attachment) 3 eight round mags, two seven round mags, one 15 round mag, a double mag pouch and a fobus holster. The 1911 has 200-300 rounds through it. What do you guys think, would this be a fair trade? Should I ask him to throw in some ammo to make the trade more fair for a new vs. used gun? Do you think I should just stick with the M&P 45. Again my thought was that the ammo and mags would be interchangeable in all my pistol caliber guns and the two pistols would share many interchangeable replacement parts. In addition I would only have to be familiar with one pistol design which is combat proven. Anyway let me know what you think, also the trade is with a good friend so I know I can trust him and I have handled the 1911 it is in great shape he purchased it new two years ago. Thanks in advance, TG308

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    I think money wise its a fair trade, but you're trading a tuned tactical pistol with some nice features on it for a basic GI 1911 right?
    In those moments where you're not quite sure if the undead are really dead, dead, don't get all stingy with your bullets.

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    Yes the 1911 is a GI version with the exception of a removable rail for a light and the addition of the Hogue grips which I find very comfortable. My M&P 45 has a 3 dot sight picture but they are not night sights and an integral rail. My plan was to send off both 1911's for very slight trigger work and the addition of Wilson XS night sights. I would then purchase a light for the GI and it would be my primary home defense gun.

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    How does it shoot?
    In those moments where you're not quite sure if the undead are really dead, dead, don't get all stingy with your bullets.

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    I have not shot either my M&P 45 or my friend's 1911 GI. He is a close friend though and assures me that he has fired jacketed hollow points as well as ball ammo, 200-300 rounds with zero malfunctions. I have dry fired, hand cycled with dummy rounds and disassembled the 1911 and inspected it. It is in excellent condition.

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