SIG GSR REVOLUTION "they got it right"


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togsmx
November 26, 2007, 10:19 AM
Hey All, I'm new to THR, but have enjoyed reading the reviews and discussions on your site for some time now. Just wanted to chime in on the whole Sig GSR reliability issue. I purchased one of these at a local gun shop for $899.00 and could not be more pleased. I've held off purchasing one until they got the bugs worked out. (yes, I've heard the horror stories). I have owned a few high end production 1911's and I have to say that none compare to this pistol, she is a little hefty at 48oz, loaded, but I guess thats to be expected from an all stainless rail gun with no injection molded parts.
This guns felt recoil is as soft as my 9mm 226 with target loads. As for accuracy, it is nothing short of outstanding, shooting budget wolf 230gr. round nose ammo could punch out a hole in the ten ring of an 8in. target at 75 feet from a sandbag rest with no flyers. and AFTER 450 ROUNDS AND NO CLEANING, ABSOLUTELY NO MALFUNCTIONS OF ANY KIND! I WOULD TRUST MY LIFE TO THIS PISTOL! so... if you've been pondering buying a Revolution but were a little hesitant because of the stories, fear no more, this is a great handgun. she will run side by side with custom pistols costing hundreds more. so after ser.#GS061XX you should be ok.

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10X
November 26, 2007, 10:39 AM
Glad you had good luck with your pistol. The famous SIG accuracy holds true.

Would you post the first few numbers of the serial so others would know to buy SNs later not earlier than yours?

It is a shame there are so many quality problems with so many 1911 makers.

Lafeswede
November 26, 2007, 10:56 AM
Hello togsmx,
First of all, congrats on your new baby.
Great news! I tried to get one earlier, but started to doubt a bit after reading some stuff on the 1911 site. You have helped me make my mind up. Next problem is getting one of them to Sweden. The importer gave notice of minimum 6 months waiting, if at all possible...

Sail safe
Lafeswede

togsmx
November 26, 2007, 11:09 AM
10x..not a problem, the ser #on my GSR revolution is GS061XX,but I would have to assume, although I hate to assume anything.that the entire revolution line are most likely ok. I understand all machining is now done in house, not at caspian.

Mainsail
November 26, 2007, 12:38 PM
I love mine, since break-in it's been 100%
http://img.geocaching.com/user/e73a6885-8e63-4089-9e29-7cbd7ead2428.jpg
http://img.geocaching.com/user/2a108391-6b14-4827-b3ae-4e501966af98.jpg
And my two Sigs sitting nicely together:
http://img.geocaching.com/user/516e33c9-35c9-4188-bfa3-d44034994519.jpg

Noxx
November 26, 2007, 12:40 PM
I'm one of those people who have been "waiting" on the Revolution. Glad to hear your experience has been positive, may edge me a little closer to a purchase.

El Tejon
November 26, 2007, 12:49 PM
Welcome to THR. Enjoy your pistol, shoot it a bunch more, buy another one just like it.

The Lone Haranguer
November 26, 2007, 09:25 PM
I am pleased that your gun is performing well. :)

I can tell you that SIG-Sauer has very good customer service. I had to use it three times on my Revolution Carry, they replaced the entire gun after the third time, and then the replacement gun broke once. But - the new(ly repaired) gun does seem to be running well now, although I have not shot it a lot. Another breakage, though, and I am going to declare "enough is enough."

Majic
November 27, 2007, 06:58 AM
I hope you got a good one as I've seen a few that didn't hold up and was sent back for repairs. At $900 for a standard 1911 and a shaky start coming on the market I'll have to give them a lot more time to prove themselves.

togsmx
November 27, 2007, 09:28 AM
Magic, I hope I got a good one too, and didn't jump the gun...no pun intended, but I really do believe I have a keeper here,and almost feel guilty after reading The Lone Haranguers post, what a pain that must have been! as far as being a standard 1911.. I put it two notches above standard...Caspian frame,slide(they make em for wilson too)firing pin, pin stop,beavertail safety,and ejector. Wilson extractor,mainspring housing,and thumb safety, wolf springs ,egw trigger,novak night sights, etc. etc.

Chuck R.
November 27, 2007, 09:47 AM
I hope you got a good one as I've seen a few that didn't hold up and was sent back for repairs. At $900 for a standard 1911 and a shaky start coming on the market I'll have to give them a lot more time to prove themselves.

I agree. One of the guys I shoot matches with bought one and it was running great right up untill it hit the 1000 round mark, then it started FTFs. It took 2 trips back to SIG after that to put it right.

Chuck

togsmx
November 27, 2007, 01:23 PM
Chuck R. What did sig do to correct the problem? and is that failure to feed or failure to fire? Thank you in advance for your reply?...TOGS.

Jayb
November 27, 2007, 01:36 PM
I bought mine last May, and have about 1800 rounds through it, with no issues at all, that I didn't cause.:o Serial number range is GS10XXX. Purty thing too. I got mine for under $900, but it ain't a standard 1911.

http://personal.swayzee.com/jayb/sig.jpg

usa1993
November 27, 2007, 10:30 PM
IMG]http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u102/evans9guns/gsr1911002.jpg[/IMG]I have a low serial GSR 1911 carry. I will say that I bought it as a CPO gun recently so I cant remark on the reliability a NIB GSR. However this gun after 500 plus rounds is remarkable. Trust me I've owned several highly rated 1911's and this one takes the cake. I also own several other P series Sigs and I personally prefer a grade 1 CPO gun vs new. Why? Cost, condition, inspection, and in a lot of cases: A BROKE IN TRIGGER. To me it's worth 200 to 400 dollars (depending) off a new gun every time.http://s166.photobucket.com/albums/u102/evans9guns/?action=view&current=gsr1911002.jpg

The Lone Haranguer
November 27, 2007, 11:02 PM
usa1993: I fine tuned your picture link to make it come up.

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u102/evans9guns/gsr1911002.jpg

Just like mine. :cool:

Chuck R.
November 28, 2007, 01:55 PM
Chuck R. What did sig do to correct the problem? and is that failure to feed or failure to fire? Thank you in advance for your reply?...TOGS.

I'm not 100% sure, but I believe he said something about the feed ramp.

They were Fail to Feeds, I witnessed a couple of them during shoots.

Chuck

Jayb
November 28, 2007, 03:19 PM
Feed ramp polishing has been of great benefit to many 1911 style pistols. That's the first thing I do to mine when I get 'em home. ;)

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