Sig 1911 Opinion Poll


October 14, 2010, 11:20 AM
Sig 1911's seem get a lot of mixed responses regarding their quality.

If you have experience with a Sig 1911 let us know if it was/is good or bad.

Newer model or older, good or bad.

What exactly constitutes a newer model? Is there a point at which quality improved or are they still poor?

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October 14, 2010, 02:56 PM
2007 SiGARMS GSR Revolution STX very good...

Oldest ones had all name parts that didn't play well in the sandbox (because they weren't all fitted together as a unit) the years went by, some parts substitutions were made and parts were made to play better together...newest ones have some MiM parts yet seem to be the least "problematic" SiG 1911s ever...


The Lone Haranguer
October 14, 2010, 07:44 PM
Revolution Carry in 2007 - dreadful lemon. After it was repaired for the third time, SIG - to their credit - gave me a new one. Although this one's functioning was much better, it still broke, this time the thumb safety. Also be advised that the slide contours - a styling touch meant to evoke the "classic" models - prevent it from fitting in many holsters made for a standard 1911. I wish I had bought the P220 SAO instead.

October 14, 2010, 08:43 PM
When they first came out they were pretty nicely put together.

When they started production runs they found that the parts that were spec'd by the designer were not held to the tolerances needed for production manufacture. Just because a parts manufacturer can produce parts good enough for a custom doesn't mean that same level of quality control will allow production manufacture.

Things got better as the factory finally phased out the custom parts and began to build the parts in-house...more positive reports started coming out.

I keep hearing about enough problems, from custom smiths who won't work on them because they can't guarantee their function, to think is is still a hit or miss proposition.

The reason I didn't buy one when they first came out was the strange grip safety they used.

October 14, 2010, 08:49 PM
I've heard good things about the current production guns.

I didn't buy one because of the goofy slide geometry.

I bought a Colt World War One (reproduction) instead:

October 14, 2010, 09:43 PM
the ones I have shoot have been excellent.

October 14, 2010, 11:05 PM
You need a "buy something else" button in your poll. I've owned SIG pistols for 20 years and am definitely a SIG fan (I have seven) but I'm not sure that I'd ever buy a 1911 made by SIG. There's something oddly incongruous about a 1911 and SIG. Just my opinion with no knowledge of, or thought given to, the quality of SIG's 1911 models.


October 14, 2010, 11:11 PM
I had an early model (pre rail) Sig GSR 1911. It ate everything I fed it and was pretty accurate but man was it an ugly gun external extractor and all. I traded it straight across for a NIB special edition Howa in 308. That was the only Sig I have ever owned and shot, it probably won't be my last... but man are Sigs some ugly pistols IMHO.

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