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Hey everyone. Currently I have a 24/7 OSS .40 that I am looking to sell to get a .45 (manufacturer unknown) and I have someone that wants to trade me a PT1911 straight across for the OSS. What are the pros/cons of this trade assuming that condition of his 1911 is close to equal of mine?

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You're losing 4 rounds in capacity, and the 24/7 Pro is very ergonomic.

For the PT1911, you're getting a great platform that has been around a very long time. Very solid.
 
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Eh the 4 rounds don't bother me. My dad shoots and reloads .45 so it's going to be a hell of a lot cheaper than trying to find .40 right now. Plus my wife LOVES to shoot his P220 .45 so this would be a good thing for both.
 

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The 4 rounds doesn't bother me either. In fact, it was in 2008 that I traded in my 24/7 Pro 45acp to help pay for my PT1911 ALR, and I've never looked back. It's my favorite, go-to pistol bar none.
 

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That doesn't mean much to me, a picture would help.
 

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Trading plastic for metal is always going to be a plus in my book.
 

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If you need parts for a 1911 even a PT1911 they are readily available. 24/7 parts are only available from Taurus and they severely restrict what they will sell.
 
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Hey thanks everyone! I am going to make the plunge and take the deal. The gentlemen is an armed security guard and this is his weapon. He has had the Series 80 deletion completed, a Hogue wraparound grip, night sights, 2 mags and 50 rounds of hollow point defense rounds. He is also throwing in a Nighthawk level 2 holster. Here is a pic of said gun.
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After seeing the pic, Definitely make the trade. Worst case scenario, you can pay a smith to restore the 80 series functionality and you have a used 1911 probably worth in the 650-700+ range given the add ons. on it's best day, the 24/7 OSS might be bought new for 600.
 

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Pros vs cons-- The 24/7 has a higher capacity, its Sa/Da, has a decocker.
cons its not a 1911!-LOL
seriously now!
its an all metal gun so is heavy, likely both guns will weigh near the same once loaded however.
I own a 24/7 OSS D/S in 45 and honestly mine shoots pretty much right here with the majority of my 1911's, now it will not shoot with a few of the 1911's like the Dan Wesson, Springfield Range Officer, the Colt Governemnt Elite, but then those guns are twice the price of the 24/7 as well.
Money wise ona trade the 1911 is likely about 100 bucks better than the 24/7 , mostly due to the night sites, this assumes they still have a good life span to them, if not they are a 100 dollar liability(to replace).The
PT1911 in blue sales for 579 here new, you can't find a new 24/7 OSS D/S so hard to compare that between the two.
I don't think that you will be hurt making the trade as long as the 1911 passes all the safety checks .
IF familair with the 1911 and taurus will sale the parts to restore the 80 system it shouldn't be that much money!
2 levers, a small spring and a metal plunger!
 
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Well I took the plunge and made the trade. Overall I am very pleased with the weapon and I know it's something that I will be able to pass onto my kids and down. I am happy with the .45 as well, since I do reloading with my dad and .40 was damn near impossible to find. Plus the wife loves to shoot .45 so it's a win/win. There is some slight rubbing of the blue but that's to be expected. Hell the Blackhawk Level 2 SERPA holster he threw in is worth a decent amount as well. It came with 2 Chip McCormick mags (8 round and 10 round) and a box of 50 hollow points. All in all I can't really complain. I LOVED that OSS and if I can find one in .45 in the future I will definitely grab it, but for now this 1911 is my go to gun. I am going to go shooting this Saturday and will post results.

Thanks again everyone for your input

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I think you made a great trade, seeing that 1911. Congrats !
 
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i'm a addict, a 1911 addict i think you made a good trade. if there is a frame slot blank installed to replace the saftey levers i would check the blank every 1000 rds. and dress the holes, unless you plan on replacing the levers. olfarhors can fill you in on the next meeting time and location.
 

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You did good, but I believe you will miss the OSS. Do try to find one in 45 as it would compliment the 1911 also in 45. I have both and until I got my PT1911, the OSS was my favorite gun to shoot. Now it comes in second place. Wish they still made the OSS.
 

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It's an apples and oranges question. You need one of each.
 
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