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Question for the 1911 club on Gt

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by fifty2you, Feb 6, 2010.

  1. fifty2you

    fifty2you Bad guy

    Hi I just picked up a brand new sig 1911 gsr !!!! It is great! Had it at the range 5 mins after buying it and it ran like a champ! Zero fail!!!!! The only thing I can see is that it does not have a full guide rod! Like my kimber! It's like my fathers colt! I'm sorry if I sound dumb! But I will be carrying this everyday and should I pick up a full size guide rod and why? Like I said I'm sorry if this is a dumb question! Just new to the 1911 ! Thank you for your time!
  2. Full length guide rods are nothing but a PITA, IMO. You'll find that many "1911 guys" replace them in favor of the G.I. style.

  3. seanmac45

    seanmac45 CLM

    Apr 13, 2000
    Brooklyn, NY
    Nothing wrong with the GI style recoil system you have. It has worked well for our armed forces since 1911.

    Stick with it since you say it is working so well and is reliable.
  4. Brass Nazi

    Brass Nazi NO BRASS FOR U!

    Jul 4, 2005
    My thoughts exactly.
  5. fifty2you

    fifty2you Bad guy

    Oh ok I just did not know if it makes any diff! I ask acouple of my dads old friends and they said it's a 1911 why would you do that why do you need nightsights blah blah blah ! I tried tell them that they are made this way but they did not want to hear it lol!
  6. AZ Husker

    AZ Husker

    Mar 25, 2003
    I take the FLGR's out of my Kimbers and go with GI setups.
  7. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

    Jun 16, 1999
    Mivonks, MI
    Some people will argue it will aid in accuracy, while others will say it adds weight. More even will say it's to keep the spring from kinking up.

    The simple fact of the matter is, that it was a solution to a non existent problem.
    Your gun will run fine without it, and it would only be a waste of money to buy a new one.
  8. fifty2you

    fifty2you Bad guy

    Thank you for the replys so far
  9. SouthpawShootr

    SouthpawShootr NRA Life Member

    Aug 17, 2001
    Chesapeake, Va
    Your gun, but if I buy one with a FLGR, I change it back to the standard GI design as soon as possible. As already mentioned, FLGRs really do nothing more than add to the complexity of field strip.
  10. Rinspeed

    Rinspeed JAFO

    Feb 28, 2001
    I have never heard anyone I consider in the know say FLGR will do anything for you other than add a little bit of weight.
  11. Cochese

    Cochese Most mackinest CLM

    Jun 30, 2004
    Unmarked Rustbox
    Nothing! Wrong! With! The! Stock! Guide! Rod!

    (Leave it stock if you want it to continue to run as well as it is)
  12. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
  13. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
    So much excitment. ;)

    Congrats on your new 1911. :thumbsup:
  14. fifty2you

    fifty2you Bad guy

    yes excitment is the word! It's like I have found the gun that fits my hand and shots like a champ!!!! Why did I not swap to 1911 along time ago
  15. MacG22

    MacG22 CLM

    Feb 28, 2008
    Fifty... congrats. But you may want to evaluate your copious use of the exclamation point (!).
  16. GVFlyer

    GVFlyer Senior Member

    Sep 9, 2008
    Somewhere in the air.
    My Sig Sauer Nitron Black GSR 1911 is one of my favorite shooters. It's dead nuts accurate and has never malfunctioned. I left the G.I. style recoil system in the Sig just as God and John Moses Browning intended.

  17. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

    I've never understood the pros and cons of one piece vs. two piece guide rods.
  18. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

    He can always use that punctuation in place of periods, commas, colons, semi-colons, apostrophes, and question marks. :rofl:
  19. SiberianErik


    Feb 9, 2009

    I say the same thing everyday, why did I mess w/Glocks for so long. I picked up a full size 1911 for the first time and it was like a ray of light came shining thru the roof of the gun shop. The dealer smiled like yes my son you know have "the force on your side" I quicky drew my G27 out of my holster and promised him I would be back w/the case and 4 mags. I walked out w/the 1911 and it has not left my side since then.
  20. Substance-P

    Substance-P Member

    Jan 21, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    Looks like you have already received good advice (keep the GI style guide rod). Just wanted to echo the "congrats" and the "welcome to the club". I can remember shooting my first 1911 and realizing that while I may still buy other platform based guns, the 1911 will always be #1 in my book...that is until the laser gun arrives on the scene.