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Old 09-18-2019, 2:07 PM
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Default dad is giving me a choice of two pistols

heckler and koch usp 40 ca or a colt 1911. which is worth more hehe?
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Old 09-18-2019, 2:09 PM
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Old 09-18-2019, 2:13 PM
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Old 09-18-2019, 2:16 PM
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Polar opposite in regards to type of pistol. Personally, I go with the colt 1911 all day long. Every gun collector should have a colt 1911 in their line up. Choose the one you enjoy shooting most unless value is your driving factor
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Old 09-18-2019, 2:16 PM
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if you have to ask get the usp. tell him i'll take the colt
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Old 09-18-2019, 2:16 PM
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Of the two choices I would go with the 1911 if I was you.

Maybe it's just in my mind but I see the Colt brand 1911 being more of a legacy piece that's passed down from generation to generation.


And the H & K USP 40 as more of a practical defensive weapon ( and a really nice one at that. )

Of course there are some other answers like .... Choose one you shoot better or how about choose the one that he shoots worse.
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Old 09-18-2019, 2:21 PM
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Why is your dad only giving you the choice of one?

Invite your dad onto Calguns and tell him the rightful Calguns answer to his question:

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Colt 1911 ftw! USP is sweet too, as it's a pistol for the apocalypse, the end of the world as we know it.

Still, the Colt 1911 is for the Rapture, for redeeming your SOUL!!
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Old 09-18-2019, 2:29 PM
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No question it's the Colt.

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Colt 1911. Especially if you have siblings.


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Old 09-18-2019, 2:55 PM
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Is it an authentic Colt? He’s not just using the term generically and it’s a RIA 1911?

Personal preference aside the 1911 is more valuable if it’s a Colt. HKs In .40 can be bought pretty cheap used these days with so many ppl switching back to 9mm. I have both except my USP is in 9mm. I’d take the 1911 based on collectors value alone and I shoot my USP a lot more than my 1911’s

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1911 if it is really a Colt
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Ask your dad what he thinks the more expensive one is worth and then ask for the cash.
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pawn shop worth or ppt worth? haha

My dad would kick my *** if I sold the gun he gave me.
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Is it an original 1911, or is it a 1911A1? Big difference. Condition on each, age etc. All are important in deciding. Don't let the 1911 fan boys cause you to make the wrong decision. An original Colt 1911 commercial model made in the early part of the century is a big deal. A well used beat up military used junker is just that a junker.

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Old 09-18-2019, 4:15 PM
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Is it an original 1911, or is it a 1911A1? Big difference. Condition on each, age etc. All are important in deciding. Don't let the 1911 fan boys cause you to make the wrong decision. An original Colt 1911 commercial model made in the early part of the century is a big deal. A well used beat up military used junker is just that a junker.
Yeah, but even military junkers are going up crazy in price. I'm one of the "lucky" ones who actually got a CMP 1911 and by the time I paid transfer fee, etc it was still $1200 out the door. I've seen HK USP-40's sell for $500 used. I don't see any 1911 variant for only $500 unless it's a RIA, Spanish clone, or bog standard new production Springfield.
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Old 09-18-2019, 5:41 PM
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yes its a colt , I held it awhile ago. im left handed and i shot the usp and its sweet. I figured the colt is worth more. so Im happy to have either. just wanted a quick check thanks guys.
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Old 09-18-2019, 5:43 PM
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Is it an original 1911, or is it a 1911A1? Big difference. Condition on each, age etc. All are important in deciding. Don't let the 1911 fan boys cause you to make the wrong decision. An original Colt 1911 commercial model made in the early part of the century is a big deal. A well used beat up military used junker is just that a junker.
i was kind of thinking that as well. I don't know the age etc. no matter, Ill probably wind up with both one day. thanks
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Old 09-18-2019, 5:50 PM
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In all seriousness, which one will remind you more of your dad?

You keep talking in terms of monetary value, but you should choose based-on cherishing something your father hands down.
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106 post...you should know by now what the consensus would be.
Out of the two hands down the Colt 1911!
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There are actually 3 possibilities:

Colt, Colt, or Colt.
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Old 09-18-2019, 6:46 PM
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Keep the Colt and you can get the USP anytime in the future. Colts are becoming more and more difficult to obtain.
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Old 09-18-2019, 6:49 PM
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My son will not have a choice when I die, he gets every gun I own.
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Old 09-18-2019, 6:52 PM
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My son will not have a choice when I die, he gets every gun I own.

Daddy is that you??
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Get the real shooter...1911...

I like the idea of also choosing based upon what reminds you of your dad...or shooting with him
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Old 09-18-2019, 7:20 PM
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for a young man, I would recommend the HK USP40 , it's a better combat handgun / Home Defense weapon

the M1911 is an old man's gun, maybe when your older, but for now the USP40.
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Old 09-18-2019, 7:38 PM
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I'd go HK , love my 1911's but there is something about a USP. They just flat out work. Hell , if I could only have one pistol I'd keep the USP 9.
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heckler and koch usp 40 ca or a colt 1911. which is worth more hehe?
If you want a real shooter to run-and-gun in the mud, dirt and gravel (real-world type training classes) then get the HK. It will take that abuse and ask for more, and not lose half it's value in the process.

If you want a "collector" to show to friends for pride of ownership, shoot a box of ammo once or twice a year at a refined shooting range (one trigger pull per sec), and be worth something to your heirs when you finally shuffle off this mortal coil... then choose the Colt.

Nothing wrong with either... but know yourself and what you want. You abuse the Colt, get it scraped and scratched from "real-world" use... in the long run you will regret it. You get the HK for classic collector value, you will regret it.
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In all seriousness, which one will remind you more of your dad?

You keep talking in terms of monetary value, but you should choose based-on cherishing something your father hands down.

THIS.
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Old 09-18-2019, 9:45 PM
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You were all supposed to say HK, and tell his pops to join CG.
That way we might of had the chance to see that Colt in the marketplace for near gifting prices.
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its ABC, Always Buy Colt
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Old 09-18-2019, 10:44 PM
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oh man, you guy getting soft. Aces, here what you do.
Call you dad and sweet talk to him , ask him how many hand he has, he will reply two, then you say “in this case you keep two pistols and send the rest to me”. Do that before your brother does the same thing. :

Anyway, take the Colt man.
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I recieved from my father a Remington 1911 that predates to WWII as Remington helped produce the .1911 back in those days cause the demand was so high, Colt couldnt keep up.

Is it worth alot of money, I dont know, I've never had it appraised. Does it shoot like the devil himself made it from hell-soul forged steel. .you bet your *** it does. Shoots better then both of my Springfield 1911s.

My father also had a Colt 1911A1 that was supposed to come to me when he passed. Sadly, it dissapeared and I still havent found it....but the Remington 1911 to me has held its weight in value to me since it's been a pass-down pistol...

HK USP...nothing wrong with them but they're coming down in price as someone else mentioned. Most government agencies...Border Patrol, CBP.. are going back to 9mm.

Just my .$.02...
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Take the 1911. That way your dad has a more practical gun left to defend himself.
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Get a Glock 18 and a Glock 25... jokes on you, Just don't do what I did was end up with a subcompact. Go with a FN57 and ATM 30 carbine or whatever you like one wheel gun and one magazine gun. There to much to pick but it's up to you if you want used or new. If you can really get... Get a pistol ar or ak. If I can start over I'll buy the ones that not to much people have for example I really want to get the Springfield xd40 V10 ported. If I can find it where my brother lives I'll get it and bring it back over here

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which is worth more hehe?
The most valuable one would be the lesson you learned if he made you go out and get a job so you might one day appreciate the true worth of a gift.
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You donít sound mature enough for either.
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Of the two choices I would go with the 1911 if I was you.

Maybe it's just in my mind but I see the Colt brand 1911 being more of a legacy piece that's passed down from generation to generation.


And the H & K USP 40 as more of a practical defensive weapon ( and a really nice one at that. )

Of course there are some other answers like .... Choose one you shoot better or how about choose the one that he shoots worse.
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