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Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by mickey24, Nov 6, 2010.
Is the Sig 1911 a gun to consider compared to others in the 1000 dollar price range
it depends on what youre looking for.
alot of people that own them speak highly of them but theyre really not that popular because in Sigs's obsession with making them 'Unmistakably Sig' they made them a bit 'less 1911.'
They are a fine handgun. I have had three and they have worked (reliable) and were accurate. What more do you want??
I feel the STI Trojan is the best in the $1000 range.
Sig does build a quality gun, albeit somewhat nontraditional.
I agree with BAC. Sig makes a good 1911, but there are indeed better options like the Trojan.
They have their pros and cons like every other maker. For that money I would go with a Kimber TLE2 mainly because I don't like the trigger feel of a series 80 gun. All Sig 1911's use Colt's series 80 firing pin safety design. You can feel the safety in your trigger pull. It feels gritty during trigger take up.
I believe Kimber still makes the best gun in the 800-1000 dollar range. I have not handled any of the STI's that Bac speaks so highly of so I can't comment but one thing is for sure, the man has handled quite a few makers guns.
I think if Sig used better quality parts (they used to use ALL quality parts) they could justify the cost of their guns but they are nickel and dimeing these guns to death. Almost everything is MIM or cheaply cast parts now.
If I could get one at a huge deal I might pick one up but I would never buy one new from a gun store.
I agree that Kimber probably makes the best 1911 at $800-$900 for sure.
S&W is nice as well in that range.
The Trojan is great at just slightly more, with no firing pin safety whatsoever.
My full size Sig Sauer Nitron Black 1911 GSR is one of my favorite 1911s. It's what I carry when I'm carrying a 5 inch 1911.
It is made in the U.S.A. with no MIM. Every critical working part in this gun is machined from solid stainless steel and the gun is hand-fitted. The GSR is made from premium parts: Evolution Gun Works bushing and sear; Storm Lake 416 stainless barrel, Greider Precision slide stop, trigger, magazine catch, and plunger tube; Wolff springs, Caspian frame, slide, firing pin, firing pin stop, ejector, beavertail grip safety and Wilson Combat extractor, main spring housing and thumb safety. Performance Engineering makes the EDM hammer, grip screws and bushings beneath them, and the 11 pins necessary to put a 1911 together. Novak makes the 3-dot streamlined fixed tritium night sights and Herrett the premium checkered wood grips. The whole gun is stainless, 416 on the slide and 415 on the frame.
Sig got around the usual crunch associated with a trigger-actuated firing-pin safety by using Thomas Engineering's laser-cut actuating levers, which are detail polished.
For current models, Caspian no longer makes the 1911 slide and frame. Sig Sauer has taken the production in-house.
I sent my GSR back to Sig for their Action Enhancement Package ($169.95) and Trigger Enhancement ($99.95) which made a good gun even better without voiding the warranty. It's a 1911 worth considering.
Is it true or just interwebz rumor that the Sig 1911 don't fit a lot of 1911 holsters?
look at the slide...SiGs will fit holsters where the leather can stretch a bit and won't fit others that won't...my SiG would not fit in my Lou Alessi or Safariland 1911 holsters...as for no MiM...SiG is using MiM now...interesting thing is (for me at least) is that there seem to be less complaints about SiG 1911s now that ever...
As Silversport mentioned, its the shape of the slide that can cause some campatability issues.
It almost looks like a Sig P-series slide on a 1911 frame.
I owned a GSR Target for awhile and I'd take it seven ways till Sunday over a majority of Kimbers. The fit and finish and attention to detail was significantly better, specifically, the crowning, beveling and trigger.
I'm not sure if I agree 100%, but I like the way you put that, MD.
I would like a Kimber but, there seems to be quite a bit of bad press for them, Is it justified.
There are those who have had exceptionally good experiences with Kimbers, I do not number among them.
Seems to be somewhat of a crap shoot if you get a good or bad one. A friend of mine had an ultra carry and it FTF every 3 to 4 rounds. Makes me nervous to go with Kimber.
That's why I don't buy Ultras.