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Old 03-28-2018, 11:55 PM   #1
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Good deal on a used Warrior or not?

Stopped by a gun shop at a near by town. Was poking around the case eye balling and spotted a Warrior 5".

Decent condition. Some holster wear on the slide. Which is fine with me.

The slide and trigger felt good.

I'm assuming its a few years old - story below explains.

The gun was owned by a supposed veteran who used it in combat over seas.

The guy behind the counter said its been re-barreled. Kinda said it like "Duh, it has to be."

Comes with 7 mags varrying from plastic base plate Wilson's and Kimber's and a couple regular mags. about 50 rounds of ammo. Hard plastic OWB holster.

Asking $1000 bucks.

What ya'll think?
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Old 03-29-2018, 07:23 PM   #2
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OK ... I'll jump in here. Full list on the Warrior is $1392.00 ... I would guess street price of $1299.00 (give or take) depending on your dealer. That comes with one mag, I think. Mags can be had from a low of $15 to $18 up to $30 or more depending on the quality and deals on bulk buys.

It's very hard to put a price on a used gun without seeing it first hand. But, to me, a 1911 that has been shot enough to need a new barrel has been shot a LOT ... a whole lot.

Without any more info ... from my point a view, $1000.00 for a 1911 that used, sounds a little steep. My NIB, Kimber Target II, 9mm was $999.00 ... I picked up a Sig 1911, TACOPS, .45, lightly used with two mags at a gun show, I'm in it about $850.00 and I'm picking up a NIB Colt Competition, Stainless, 9mm for $939.00. I'll worry about mags when I need them... new ones.

Just shootin' in the dark here ... for what's worth to you. Others here may have different opinions on your Warrior.
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Old 03-29-2018, 07:36 PM   #3
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A little more info ....Gun Broker is showing Warriors and Desert Warriors between $999.00 and $1299.00 ... current bids. Saw a blue, with one mag with a "buy now" price of $1179.00 ...add in whatever your FFL delivery would cost you.

That's all I got ...
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"The gun was owned by a supposed veteran who used it in combat over seas."

"My grandmother only drove it on Sundays to church."

Yeah, sure he/she did......
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There's just too much that sounds unknown and iffy to me to warrant $1000. For only a hundred dollars more plus FFL transfer fee you can get a new model Warrior with front strap checkering, which the older models didn't have.

https://www.smga.com/p-127901-kimber...ior-45acp.aspx

Same deal on the Desert Warrior.

https://www.smga.com/p-127903-kimber...ior-45acp.aspx
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Old 03-29-2018, 09:16 PM   #6
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I'd stay clear of that deal as well.

There are some decent deals out there for the picking with a little searching. If you're in no hurry you can practically steal one online. A little over a year ago I bought a Stainless Pro TLE/RL II for $757.50 shipped from Osage County Guns - they have killer prices on Kimbers when they put them on sale. As indicated Smokey Mountain Guns tend to have decent everyday pricing.

The Custom TLE/RL II appears to be a similar optioned pistol to the Warrior - here's one for $907 shipped.

https://grabagun.com/kimber-45acp-custom-tle-rl-ii.html
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"The gun was owned by a supposed veteran who used it in combat over seas."

"My grandmother only drove it on Sundays to church."

Yeah, sure he/she did......
Believe me. I was skeptical as well.

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Thanks for the heads up guys. I think I'll just hold out for a TLE. I want a black Kimber and I don't want a rail.

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Originally Posted by badmotofing3r View Post
Thanks for the heads up guys. I think I'll just hold out for a TLE. I want a black Kimber and I don't want a rail.

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Be careful with anything Black from Kimber, my Raptor had about 400 rounds through it and it had to go back to be refinished.
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"Carried in Combat??" Nice story but nobody believes that crap. Way to many "Red Flags" to pay over 700 bucks for that pistol.
I would also avoid that "Gun Shop" that thinks you are dumb enough to fall for that story.

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