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Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Carolina Drifter, Nov 19, 2010.
Do they use a lot of MIM parts???????
They used to not use any, but now they use a nominal amount, I believe.
i for one would rather have 'quality' (lol) MIM 1911 spec parts than 1911oid parts.
I haven't seen many used Sig 1911's for sale is that a good sign??
Is this the norm for most 1911's these days?
what would make you say that??
it usually means that the owners are happy with the ones they have
i think as a general rule the owners ARE happy with them. its not my intention to suggest (above) that i think theyre crap guns.
they just buck the 1911 'spec' a bit too much for many 1911 'shoppers' (most of us) to get serious consideration.
I would not part with my Sig 1911. It is an amazing gun at its price point.
The guns are all stainless steel under a Nitron finish, which makes them very durable. The one above is frequently holstered. I also like the fact that my Sig contains no MIM - every critical working part in the gun is machined from solid stainless steel. Fit and finish is excellent - there aren't many $1000 1911s that are handfitted as well as the Sig GSR.
I thought it was because nobody ever bought one in the first place.
I handled one at a gunshop once. Just so I could say that I'd held the ugliest 1911 in the world
mine works great
I had issues with the Nitron finish in and around the checkering having rust spots.
It was dripping wet with oil right out of the bag.
I have a 226 in Nitron that has never ever given me an issue, rain or shine, that guns finish stands up to a lot, the checkering is different than some of the more aggressive types on 1911's.
When I returned it I was disappointed, I really liked the gun, thought it felt nice for a production 1911, toss up for me compared to similarly priced guns.
I think the closer you play in production line 1911's the more MIM parts you will end up with, and your going to have to step up beyond the Sig if you want to get away from it.
Just my 2c, don't bbq me, lol
So do any of you think a Sig XO would be a good starting point?
I'd look at Springfield or Smith & Wesson before a Sig 220/11.
But guys will buy 1911s with rails - go figure.
yes, I think it would since SiGs are just about all the same but for the extras...light rail, ambi-safety, different sights...all the same on the inside despite what they might tell you...the newest XOs are even better as the black finish is Nitron and not "nitron-like" as the earlier ones were...also it has been reported that SiG Nitron currently is done by IONbond...nice...
Good luck with your choice...
Because it is true. The first Sig 1911's used ZERO MIM parts. New production Sig 1911's use alot more. The grip and thumb safeties for example are MIM.
Sig is just like any other major manufacturer. If they can save a buck and increase profits, they will.
Most likely the younger generation who've grown up with plastic stuff, want to experiment with a wood and steel platform, and yet still be part of the tact-i-cool crowd.
Yeah... If you can't dangle a laser and a 3000 watt spotlight off the bottom, then something's not right.