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Sig 1911s

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by JTLIII, Feb 26, 2010.

  1. JTLIII

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    What's the deal with these?

    A lot of folks on here talked about wilson, kimber and SA, but not much talk about SIG. I found one for sale locally that I'd be interested in buying, but haven't seen too many reviews on them.


    What says the GT expert panel?
     
  2. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

    I'm a SIG guy (or at least used to be), and looked at a SIG 1911 and finally decided against it. There were reliability issues which have since been resolved, but there is not a very large following among Sigsters over on Sig Forum. Most over there prefer Springfields, Baers, Wilsons, Browns...

    Bac will be along soon to comment on his. :)
     


  3. ronin.45

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    I had one of the very first ones before sig was even making them. I will say that mine was very accurate and reliable. At that time they were kind of hit or miss. I saw several that wouldn't run right and one where the grip bushings cracked right off in the middle of a IDPA scenario. From what I understand they worked these issues out with the production guns. I never liked mine as much as my SA and eventually sold it to a guy who blew it up with reloads.
     
  4. chuckman

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    There have been several threads on here re: SIG 1911s. Many people have them and love them (myself included), and many would not touch one with a 10-foot pole. SIG had some significant QA issues in the beginning, but those have been resolved. My opinion of my SIG is that it is one of the best 1911s I have had or have shot that has cost less than $2 grand. I may have gotten one that was on the 'right side' of the bell curve in its trigger quality and accuracy.

    Having said all of this, many 1911 owners are 'purists' and don't like X brand for a variety of reason. I will not own a Kimber, but many people love 'em and have had no issues, and that's OK.
     
  5. ambluemax

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    I buddied up with a guy at the range not too long ago to get a couple mags through one. It didn't scream buy me, but there was certainly nothing wrong with it either. I'd say they are a worthy investment if they tickle your fancy
     
  6. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

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  7. Quack

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    i had one, it was a nice gun for the price i got it at.

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    but i sold it (+$500) for this.
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  8. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    :wow: :dunno: :faint:
     
  9. JTLIII

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    Basically I can get this:

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    For 750 FTF.... is that a good deal ?
     
  10. HAIL CAESAR

    HAIL CAESAR Senior Member

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    If it is in good shape like the pic, then get it. That is a good price.
     
  11. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

    :rofl:

    Yeah, today there aren't too many SIGs that I'd want. The Mosquito is worthless, slides chewing through frames, sights falling off, misleading advertising, lousy triggers, mis-matched configurations...



    The SL and X-SIX are on my radar, but with my current focus on 1911s, even the German stuff is low on the horizon.
     
  12. JTLIII

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    I own a mosquito and honestly its a GREAT pistol. Sure, it HATEs the uber cheap 22 bulk packs, but so does my 10/22. When I bought my mosquito, I was recommended to shoot about 500rds of CCI through it first, I did and it works great.

    The only reason I have interest in this gun is a stupid reason, I have a P238 and its basically and mini 1911 and so this would just be a fullsize version :|


    Talk about dumb reasons to buy a gun
     
  13. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Back to your question,.....that Sig is a great deal for the price!
    They started out a bit rocky but seem to be fairly reliable now?
     
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  14. gconan

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    Could I buy your Longslide from you? Just kidding, very, very nice pistol!
     
  15. Quack

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    everything has a price :supergrin:
     
  16. bac1023

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    I'm not the biggest fan of mine. I've got the STX.

    Its been very reliable and solid, but mine just doesn't have that great 1911 feel for whatever reason.

    I love Sigs, but I much prefer their classic models.
     
  17. ronin.45

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    I don't know. I think maybe you got the short end of that deal.:whistling:
     
  18. Quack

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    yep, i kinda wish i kept the Sig and the dozens of other guns i've sold :faint: