Can’t decide which gun to sell.

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  1. 01rednavigator

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    I have run into some some financial problems and I am going to have to start selling some of my firearms. Guns are very hard to sell right now, I have already sold two in the last few months and I took a huge loss.

    I need to sell at least one right now and it’s come down to these two as they’re the most likely to sell.

    A Ruger SR1911.

    A Ruger GP100 4”

    Both of these are Safe queens and are like new with less than 100 rounds each.

    I would like to just sell one but I can’t decide.

    I never intended to sell either of these and it’s very hard to choose.

    What would you sell first?
     
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  2. CaptJack

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    Is the Ruger Sr1911 full size or commander?
     
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    Full size.
     
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    I'd sell the 1911 cuz there is always a way to upgrade when you start buying again.

    A GP100 is a great gun and not much in the way of upgrading unless you want to pay a lot more for an older smith if that's your thing.

    Other considerations would be are either of these going to turn into users for you?

    If so keep the revolver for the woods and the auto for home defense or carry.
     
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    save the gp100
     
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    Dang, I’m sorry to hear about the woes. That’s a tough choice. I’d keep the revolver, mainly so I don’t have to find brass after shooting, lol.
     
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    I’ve been leaning on keeping the GP100, it’s a slightly older model that I bought brand new. They started making the GP100s with some MIM parts now. The SR1911 i bought a few years ago and could replace it when I’m able to, they should just keep improving.
     
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    If you were to list the SR1911, what ballpark would you be in?
     
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    I was thinking around $650-$700.
    I have the original box paper work etc, 3 magazines, Ruger soft case. I would also probably include a $120 custom leather holster I had made for it.
     
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    Dang, I wish you luck. That’s a hard choice between two very nice guns.
     
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    Not sure if I’m crazy on the price or not. It’s pretty much brand new. Stupid background check law has screwed up selling a private gun so much, I hate it!
     
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    Yep, really bubblegummed any kind of used resale value. I wish we were closer to tax time, I really want a 1911
     
  13. Bill Siegle

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    Keep the one you have the most ammo for:)
     
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    Save the GP100.

    If I had the extra scratch I’d bail you out and you could recover down the road.
     
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    About equal, I have an SP101 I carry everyday and a S&W M&P 45c that’s currently for sale. If I sell the 1911 I will be keeping the M&P. I need at least one .45 and at least one .357.
     
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    I'd save the GP100 as a more collectable piece. Look at what happened to the Colt snake guns, which are not as well made.

    If you truly cannot decide and it's just economics, post both for sale, contingent on the other not selling, and see which one sells for a better price and then withdraw the other from sale.
     
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    The GP100 would be the Model 1705, it’s an older model though. It’s my understanding they recently started used some MIM parts on the Newer GP100s like for the hammers. That’s how my newer SP101 is.

    The 1911 would be a model 6700 full size. I purchased it in 2013-2014.

    I’m sure I could get more for the 1911, I would probably use the GP100 more.
     
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    I’d save the revolver as they seem to be doing poorly right now used. I’ve seen them as low as 400.

    Sorry to hear the sell isn’t for another gun.

    Makes me feel bad!

    Let me know if you need some 38 or 357!
     
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    I’m stocked up right now and don’t have any shooting planned. Thanks for the offer, it means a lot! I hope to be back on my feet soon, just hard to let things go.
     
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