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Edmond
May 24, 2011, 12:20 PM
Well, my unit is going to have the unit insignia engraved on either a Sig P250 or a Sig 1911. I'm going with the 1911 or no gun at all.

So my question is: who has the Sig 1911 and how good is it? How does it compare to the other 1911 manufacturers?

I have a Springer GI so I guess that's the standard I would measure it to. Not a fan of the Sig 1911's trigger/hammer in being that they're not skeletonized, which I expect from a gun that's going to be roughly $750 or so.

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MJ_ATL
May 24, 2011, 12:28 PM
I haven't shot one but the Sig 1911 C3 that I handled felt awesome in my hand and the trigger was crisp. I just happened to get a hold of one after I bought a Remington 1911 R1 and proceeded to fix its trigger and get night sights installed.

JTQ
May 24, 2011, 05:36 PM
I think you will find the fit and finish of the Sig 1911 better than the Springfield GI. You will also get better sights.

The Sig 1911 will also have an external extractor that many 1911 purists bemoan. However, Sig's external extractor (like S&W's) has a good reputation and seems to work well.

The Sig 1911 will also have a firing pin safety like the Colt Series 80. Of the 1911 firing pin safety designs, the Series 80 is the longest in production and the most reliable.

To me, the biggest down side to the Sig 1911 is the unique "Sig-like" slide. The profile is such that it may not fit in a well made 1911 holster not specifically made for the Sig. On the good side, the Sig 1911 has been out long enough that most holster makers have a mold for it and can make you a holster to fit your Sig.

On the whole, I think the Sig 1911 is a pretty good pistol priced appropriately for what you are getting.

Mainsail
May 24, 2011, 07:00 PM
I have had one for a few years now and once it was broken in (200 rounds or so) it's been completely reliable and super accurate.

rellascout
May 24, 2011, 07:29 PM
Of the two the Sig 1911 is a better gun. I had a Gen 1 GSR and it was a good pistol. Went back to Sig once for an extractor issue. It was a tact driver. Sometimes I which I still had it but sold it to pay for my Les Baer.

Jed Carter
May 24, 2011, 07:55 PM
My daily CCW is a SIG RCS 1911, I have just over 1500 rounds tested in it, not any malfunctions. My only complaint is they only make their 1911s in .45ACP, I have a thing for 9mm 1911s. Only reason I would get a P250 would be price, the SIG 1911 is at least twice as costly, but worth it. Good trigger, finish, sights and a reliable, accurate shooter in my experience.

ugaarguy
May 25, 2011, 12:05 AM
Not a fan of the Sig 1911's trigger/hammer in being that they're not skeletonized, which I expect from a gun that's going to be roughly $750 or so.

The skeletonized hammer and trigger have become so common that many custom 1911 builds have gone back to solid parts to be different. Solid or skeletonized can both be either high or low quality, so that's not a big issue. The chunky slide and external extractor are the only nits I can pick. I'd still take a SIG 1911 over a P250 any day.

9mmepiphany
May 25, 2011, 12:51 AM
Not a fan of the Sig 1911's trigger/hammer in being that they're not skeletonized, which I expect from a gun that's going to be roughly $750 or so.
The skeletonized trigger and hammer are no longer considered a mark of a higher end 1911 because it seems like everyone has them. Many custom1911 builds are going to a more quite look. Here is a picture of a custom build, which cost a bit more than $750, which is sorta plain looking until you look at the details:

http://www.10-8forums.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php?ubb=download&Number=7339&filename=tangs%20colt%20023.JPG

Apocalypse-Now
May 25, 2011, 02:45 PM
^^ that's a sweet rogers custom :)

9mmepiphany
May 25, 2011, 03:24 PM
It isn't a Rogers. It is by a newer up-n-coming 1911 pistolsmith Drake Oldham...that is his logo on the grips

As soon as I get some pictures that I'm happy with, I'll write up a thread on it. It shoots very nicely (2 IDPA match so far) and hasn't had any failures or stoppages

Apocalypse-Now
May 25, 2011, 03:32 PM
he does nice work. the golf ball cuts made me think it was rogers, although it looks a little different. the ball cuts are smaller.

excellent grip safety fitting. the seam is barely noticeable.

looking forward to the writeup :)

cpirtle
May 25, 2011, 05:43 PM
I just suggested the Sig to someone in another thread.

I have the Limited Edition C3 and a Tacops Commander and both have been excellent. If there's another one to come out that I want down the road I'd buy it without hesitation.

Edmond
May 26, 2011, 06:18 AM
Well, I ordered one. It'll be ready for us to pick up after deployment. And if history holds true, there will be guys who buy them and will end up selling them a few months after deployment for whatever reason. Then I'll have a chance to buy a another one at that time if I really like it. I was wrong on the price, the price was $870 with tax and shipping. The FFL will be $20. That FFL is going to make a killing with all the incoming transfers from all the units in the brigade having unit weapons made for them. :eek:

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