Its a G.I stainless with walnut grips. Its a bit more trouble to take apart than the M&P and Glocks. I hate cleaning a gun so with it being a pain, I just don't shoot it. So its sort of like money thats just sitting there.
Man i think that i would also keep the 1911 if i was you. I am a MP fan to but i do not think that i would get rid of something for something that i have already. But is you went to a different cal. or different size that would be a different story. GOOD LUCKY ON THE CHOICE
You may get enough out of a 1911 in good shape to take a big bite out of the cost of an M&P. If it were me, I'd spend some quality time learning how to field strip an reassemble the 1911. Like most things, it isn't hard after a little practice. I happen to like 1911's. If I had a choice between keeping only my 1911 or my M&P, as much as I like the M&P, the M&P would be history.
Think that you made the right choice!!! Just put a little money back here and there and save up for another MP if that is what you want. I went throught that trading thing and you will loose your butt on it so i have learned to just pace myself and save up for what i want. There is always going to be something out there that you will want to try like me and when you get it you will regreat it so never trade unless you just hate the gun you are wanting to trade and save for the one you want.
All seriousness aside, no way would I get rid of something with family history value. I have my Dad's M&P (.38 special revolver) that's at least 80 years old. The nickel plating is a bit rough and it's market value isn't that much, but it would be the last firearm I'd sell. The family history value outweighs looks and the fact that it still shoots like a dream.
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