Trying to decide - trade or modify?
In the next couple of months I should be in position to make a decision about my Kimber Custom Compact.
While I like the pistol and have no problems with it per say, it is starting to show it's age (wear) and it doesn't have all of the features I want. I am also getting a case of NGS (New Gun Syndrome).
In order to make it into the pistol I want will cost about $600. That is the cost for a Wilson Trigger, Night Sites, and Armor-Tuff finish.
The trade decision is based on the fact that the Kimber CDP II line has everything I want on it, minus the finish. I would be looking at the Ultra or Compact.
I could trade in my current pistol and use the money for the mods to make up the difference or modify the current pistol.
I have been rolling this around the empty space I call my head and was wondering what you folks would do in this case?
Some of the items I have already thought of:
1. There really is no wrong decision, I don't think I will be unhappy either way.
2. I have no personal connection to my current Kimber. It was my first 1911 purchase, but that's it.
3. While the new pistol wouldn't have the armor-tuff finish, the finish on the CPD II should be able to handle holster wear.
4. If I chose the modification route, I would be without my carry piece for a few weeks. The trade would mean no gap in my ability to carry. (The only other piece I have that is worth carrying is a SW4506, but I would have to buy a holster for it).
When asked why I wanted my CCW, I was tempted to say "Fishing".