Smith & Wesson 1911 VS. Sig Sauer 1911


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sprice
April 23, 2010, 12:48 AM
What one should I get and why? I'm looking at the cheapest stainless steel 5" non railed models.

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MICHAEL T
April 23, 2010, 01:01 AM
Ive heard to many bad stories about Sig 1911 ,The S&W seem to be very well received.
My self I would buy a Colt Name. Only a couple MIM parts and better resale. Same price range . S&W has the Schwartz firing pin block and a external extractor I don't like the Firing pin block working off the grip safety That s my main problem with S&W

Balrog
April 23, 2010, 01:05 AM
I have S&W and Colt 1911s only at this point. They work better than other brands, and I have pretty much owned them all.

Jed Carter
April 23, 2010, 06:04 AM
Both are good pistols but neither is a 1911, external extractors you now. I am a SIG man and actually got rid of all my S&W autos. I still chose the S&W "1911" over the SIG "1911".

hanno
April 23, 2010, 10:52 AM
Looked at both and bought a Dan Wesson instead. No regrets.

Storm
April 23, 2010, 11:04 AM
I have both. They are both outstanding guns. SIGs are still associated with teething problems encountered early on in production which I think accounts for a good part of the negatives that you will hear. As much as I really like my SIG I would have to give the edge to the Smith. I find the Smith to be a more refined gun with a superior trigger. Both the Smith and SIG are keepers. In case you would ever need your gun serviced S&W customer service is really hard to beat, and that should also be considered.

I don't sweat the internal/external extractor stuff. To me it's a non-issue although I respect the concerns of the 1911 purists. Neither gun has ever missed a beat through hundreds of rounds.

jeepguy
April 23, 2010, 07:17 PM
i love my s&w 1911 i dont own a sig 1911 but have other sigs & they are great. but would not hesitate to buy another smith.

MachIVshooter
April 23, 2010, 09:02 PM
S&W. Sig needs to stick to what they do best. The Browning design in not their forte.

surfinUSA
April 23, 2010, 10:04 PM
S&W 1911s are great. SIG 1911s are problems. SIG makes a great 45 it is called the P220.

cougar8040
April 24, 2010, 09:41 AM
+1, If you want a .45 and it has to be SIG, then the P220 is the way to go. If you want a 1911 then S&W is the better of the two

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