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pro gone, now ive gotten into another fine mess

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by majette, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. majette

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    i recently got rid of my pro. nothing wrong with it at all, i just needed a railed 1911 and a 18 month wait for another pro was not going to cut it. looked at a few of the full railed operators that came up, thought about getting a trp operator made with standard novak sights, but i bided my time knowing something eventually would come up.

    my patience paid off. on another forum this popped up:

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    a sig blackwater 1911. the orignal owner purchased it new, fired 25 rounds through it, cleaned it and put it in the safe. three of the four magazines had never been removed from the plastic and you could not tell it had ever been fired except from the factory. i set out to correct that blasphemy the next day.

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    this was my first 25rds at 7 yds. it handles very well, the machining done on it is surprisingly clean, and the trigger is actually pretty good. the slide to frame fit is not as tight as i would like, the trigger has some up and down play, and the magwell screw loosened up and came out. but, it seems like a solid base to do some small additions to. i know, the purists will hate the rail and external extractor but there are no fcs...
     
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    glock2740 Gun lover.

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  3. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Not to bust your ballz, but, you replaced a Pro with a Sig?! :dunno:


    The Blackwaters are sweet, but daYUmn,.......
     
  4. Maybe he was speaking of a Kimber Pro 4" and not to SA Professional. That would make more sense to me.
     
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2012
  5. bac1023

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    I don't think you're going to wait 18 months for a Kimber. ;)
     
  6. bac1023

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    I'm with Greg. Congrats on a nice 1911, but wow.
     
  7. majette

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    trust me, the sig was not a straight replacement for a pro. proceeds from the pro went to help my daughter buy another car. it went to a good home and now is the duty weapon of an officer in a major southern city.
     
  8. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Makes perfect sense,.......just jerkin your chain.

    The Sig 1911ish pistols are great shooters, Sig got the external extractors
    to work where Kimber never could. I tried to find a Blackwater
    model a while back.......never could find one.


    Congrats! :thumbsup:
     
  9. bac1023

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    That's cool. Glad to hear and good luck with the Sig. It looks great. :)
     
  10. R0CKETMAN

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    I dig the sigs..even warmed to the ee..but the 80 system will keep me from owning one.

    They do look good
     
  11. Good point, I missed that. Sig makes a nice 1911 gun for the $$. I just wish they would expand on their tradition series.
     
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2012
  12. bac1023

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    I agree. Though I do own one, I never cared for the styling of the slide. I prefer a more traditional 1911.
     
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2012
  13. fnfalman

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    SIG sure does seem to like the Blackwater name.

    But isn't Blackwater not even Blackwater any more?
     
  14. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    :faint:
     
  15. RetailNinja

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    You know you're doing something wrong when you have to up-brand the re-brand.
     
  16. hooligan74

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    If by "something wrong" you mean more than one instance of shooting Iraqi civilians (with the shooter in one case being allegedly drunk after a Christmas party), then, yep!
     
  17. majette

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    round count is now up to 400 without cleaning after the initial application of froglube. i need to now get a 18-20lb recoil spring.