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Sig 1911's

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by ricklee4570, Aug 29, 2012.

  1. ricklee4570


    Sep 11, 2009
    My LGS just got in a new Sig Tac Pac. I went down and looked at it last night.

    Im surprised more people are not talking about the Sig 1911's. This one was really nice. It was checkered on the front strap and the mag housing as well. Really nice trigger pull, tight slide to frame fit. All around it looks like a really nicely put together gun. All the reviews I have read say it is very accurate.

    Some SWAT teams are also using it.

    Why does it not get any more attention? Seems like when people advise others on a 1911 selection, nobody hardly ever mentions the Sig?
  2. real 1911s have internal extractor. that is why you dont often hear Sig and S&W 1911s. most Sig 1911s have slide cuts which wont fit in a traditional 1911 holster.

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  3. itstime


    Apr 9, 2006
    Dakrat hit the points here. But if these don't bother you the people who have purchased theirs love them. I've read several posts about them and it's nothing but raving about their Sig 1911's.

    Sooner or later I'll have at least one.
  4. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
    They're very non-traditional and people don't like that.

    They're good quality. However, Sig is mainly known for their DA/SA service pistols.
  5. cciman


    Jan 19, 2009
    SW Ohio
    You have to overcome the 1911 snobbery. It's as if there is something truly magical or mysterious in the mechanical of a 100 year old design. Don't even mention the words Para or Taurus with 1911.

    I have a Sig1911, and out of the box it is smoother than my modded Colt :crying:.
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2012
  6. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

    Oct 23, 2000
    California & New Mexico, US
    Does SIG even bother to make major parts for these guns nowadays or are they still buying from outside and assemble the pieces?
  7. mrsurfboard

    mrsurfboard The Anti-Glock

    May 23, 2010
    Snob alert. I own an external extractor S&W and it is every bit a "real 1911". It shots great and I've had zero issues with it. Sig also has several traditional slide 1911s that don't have the slide cuts and will fit in any 1911 holster.
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2012
  8. Brian Brazier

    Brian Brazier

    Jan 20, 2009
    Seattle, WA
    The Sig Tac Pac non railed is next on my list, I had a Smith & Wesson it ran perfectly
  9. CDR_Glock


    Apr 1, 2010
    I never fired or owned a Sig that I didn't like.

    My buddy has a Sig 1911. It's a reliable well built firearm. A lot of designs have rails which usually are on some higher end pistols. Their night sights are excellent. I have a P220 so I didn't bother with their 1911s. I have other Sig pistols....
  10. I have two now, a full size GSR target model in stainless and an Ultra in all black Nitron. Both have external extractors. This doesn't bother me in the least. The extractor is very robust and oversize in comparison. If a standard internal extractor can go 50,000 rounds, then this extractor may be able to go twice the round count or more.

    It is also possible to load a single round in the chamber and close the slide without fear of extractor damage.

    I do like nostalgia as much as the next guy. I also like being able to repair a firearm in the field as necessary. However, this scenario demands the question; Does anyone carry an extractor for any double action pistols, just in case? I say no. Do I worry? No.

    Both of these pistols shoot and function as advertised. I guess I could nitpick and say that there are some things that I would change if I was a pure 1911 snob. I prefer instead to focus on the shooting and cleaning and leave the worry to the safe queen crowd. I want a tool not a beauty queen, although the Sigs do "have the look".
  11. F106 Fan

    F106 Fan

    Oct 19, 2011
    I have a Sig 1911 and I like it a lot. I don't get to shoot it very ofte because my grandson has called 'dibbs'. I shoot one of my Colts.

    The only issue I had with the Sig 1911 is the fact it won't fit any 1911 holsters. So, I bought the Sig 'SERPA style' holster and it works well.

    The Sig 1911 may be my best shooting non-Gold Cup 1911 style .45.

    Last edited: Sep 1, 2012
  12. G19Paul


    Mar 10, 2009
    I JUST purchased today, Sig 1911 "Fastback Nightmare". Love it.

  13. stillborn86


    Aug 25, 2012
    Lynchburg, VA
    I had a SIG 1911, and my experience was VERY different from all of yours. I couldn't hit my target from 10 yards away. I'm not sure what the problem was, but it just wouldn't shoot POA. My friends tried it out and it wouldn't work for them either. I took it back to the gun shop and they said they would take a look at it, but I just told them to swap it out with something else. It was so disappointing, I didn't even want to try again.
  14. Tank44

    Tank44 Tank44

    Dec 5, 2008
    Parker, Colorado
    When it comes to 1911s I am more of a traditionalist. I prefer the internal extractor and the ability to use 2nd party parts that I can fine tune. I love to tinker with and modify my 1911s. I prefer a good series 70 1911.
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2012
  15. I have 3 Sig 1911's and I actually like the external extractor. Very happy with the quality and performance of the Sig. I also enjoy my Smith 1911 's also great products
  16. ArmoryDoc


    May 14, 2006
    That's only because they are total J-U-N-K. No offense intended but I cannot lie. :wavey:
  17. John Eastwood

    John Eastwood

    Mar 14, 2011
    I'd like to know too. I have a feeling they don't make much, but what do I know?