Pretty sure I'm a Addict

Discussion in 'Beginner's Corner' started by LateLearnerCT, Sep 25, 2020.

  1. LateLearnerCT

    LateLearnerCT Member

    Sep 18, 2020
    51 years old. Just introduced to shooting last year with a Beretta 9mm and FNX 45. Loved the FNX so started doing my research and looking around. Picked up a used gen4 Glock 34 which I put a Apex trigger into and a Holosun red dot along with some Talon grips while I kept looking for pistols I was more interested in.

    Shot a friends Sig 1911 and was blown away with the trigger feel. Ordered and just received a Dan Wesson Pointman 9 which I am very excited about after reading endless DW recommendations on this forum and elsewhere. A half hour after I picked up the PM9, I got a call from the local gun shop telling me they had a HK VP9 longslide inbound and since I had mentioned that if HK would just make a LS instead of selling a conversion kit after the purchase, I would be interested, they put me on top of the list. So, I am now a proud owner of that one.

    While filling out the paperwork and professing my love for 1911s, they showed me two trade-ins. A Wilson Combat Professional with a bob tail that looks to be in very good condition and a Springfield TRP Operator(5") with RMR in 10mm which was traded in after 20 rounds through it because it wasn't approved for IDPA.

    Here is my dilemma. Both of these were offered to me at a very good price. I have wanted to get a 45acp next but the Operator felt great too. I have not fired 10mm but have no trouble with 45. At equal or similar $, would you strongly suggest one over the other or just personal preference? Full disclosure, I don't plan on hunting with a 10mm, just range steel, bowling pins and fun. I can't buy both because buying 4 in a week would probably require admission to a treatment facility or a 12-step program!

    Care to help a fellow Addict out?
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  2. soverystout

    soverystout Well-Known Member

    Dec 26, 2019
    They are offering a Wilson Combat Professional 45 for "similar money" to a Springfield TRP Operator in 10MM.

    Everything else being equal you should take the Wilson all day long. The Springfield can easily be added later on.

  3. Greg M.

    Greg M. Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 6, 2020
    Welcome from Alabama, hope you enjoy! Wilson.jpg
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  4. DRD

    DRD Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 8, 2018
    ...and all night. Totally agree.
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  5. Mike A

    Mike A Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 19, 2017
    I do believe you came to the right place for help. :sneaky:
    U C the 10 mm has ammo availble right now & when the .45 acp comes back you can shoot your .45. It's that easy just buy both. :laugh:

    U did ask a bunch of Addicts to help you buy a 1911 sooo your wish is our command Master.

    Don't forget @Gripwright he has what you need for shoes.
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  6. ace009

    ace009 Kamehameha!!!

    Dec 5, 2019
    I'd pick up the Wilson. The 10mm TRP w/ rmr will more likely sit at the shop long enough for you to eventually buy it too.
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  7. LateLearnerCT

    LateLearnerCT Member

    Sep 18, 2020
    Thanks for the help. Ticket price on both was very similar but they quickly offered $300 off the TRP. If there is any wiggle on the Wilson, that will push me over the edge fast!

    And those grips look gorgeous! My sweaty mitts might need a little more texture though
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  8. Baldwin

    Baldwin Well-Known Member

    Feb 16, 2018
    Another welcome from Alabama.
    PM9 two tone.jpg
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  9. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    Welcome to the Addiction
  10. Eddie D

    Eddie D Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2020
    We all have the addiction!! I love my Wilson and that would be my pick. Welcome from South Mississippi. Enjoy the journey, it’s a long ride and me personally, I want them all!!! 382AA830-FA05-41AD-AE3C-3A617BE29398.jpeg
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  11. Lineman1982

    Lineman1982 Well-Known Member

    Dec 21, 2018
    209F7DFC-68E0-47CC-A5F3-D166E61ADE74.jpeg Welcome from Lockhart, Texas.
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  12. LateLearnerCT

    LateLearnerCT Member

    Sep 18, 2020
    Thanks for all the support and guidance!

    Can't believe I'm buying 3 guns in one week! Went from "this range bag is way too big" to "might need a second range bag" in a matter of days. And I thought my car modifying addictions were bad...oh well, when it rains, it pours...and in a drought, rain is good so...
  13. jcc7x7

    jcc7x7 Well-Known Member

    Nov 2, 2019
    Welcome to the show, with out a doubt you are well on your way to addicts"ville"!
    Buy the Wilson.
    38 Super on SA frame.jpg
    SA Frame with a 38 superb top end!
  14. Mike A

    Mike A Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 19, 2017
    I must say you may be a late learner, however you surely are a fast learner LOL.
    Welcome aboard we need fellow addicts like you, after all can't take it with you :laugh:.

    You will want to keep a close eye on the classy E fides there some who show things like Karl we all know him. :sneaky: He has things that make you :cry: well things like thinking where you can get some dam money to buy it. :bang:

    So just pull up a log & set back by the fire, & swap stories with everyone.
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  15. OldCuz

    OldCuz Raleigh NC Supporting Addict

    Mar 22, 2020
    Well, looks like you got bit by the same bug that bit us! Haha, you landed in the right place.
    Welcome to the forum from North Carolina.

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  16. dasroofr

    dasroofr Well-Known Member

    Jul 13, 2019
    Welcome to the forum, from Southern Colorado. You have just joined the largest group of enablers on the net!!!!!
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  17. Babboonbobo

    Babboonbobo Avatar is back to my favorite things!

    Nov 18, 2014
    Welcome from nw Ohio and sounds like you have a good start:o.o:
    Buy the Wilson
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  18. 1911 crazed

    1911 crazed Well-Known Member

    Mar 11, 2019
    Welcome from Illinois!
    Buy a Wilson! 340BDB99-89CF-4A02-9011-318F823F425E.jpeg
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  19. Dwe

    Dwe I'm a terminal 1911 Addict!

    Sep 4, 2011
    Welcome to the board.

    To be honest, you should turn and

    You just stepped in a rabbit hole that runs deep! You stick around here
    You’ll end up with the nicest collection in town, broke, and in divorce court:cool2:
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  20. El Perdido

    El Perdido Fictional Western Sage

    Oct 3, 2011
    Howdy from TexMexistan...
    Get the .45
    Or the 10mm
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