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Sig 1911 Opinion Poll

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Prion, Oct 14, 2010.

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Sig 1911 Quality

  1. Old are poor quality/newer are good quality

    3 vote(s)
    12.5%
  2. Older are good quality/newer are poor quality

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Both older and newer are good quality

    11 vote(s)
    45.8%
  4. Both older and newer are poor quality

    3 vote(s)
    12.5%
  5. They are all hit or miss

    7 vote(s)
    29.2%
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  1. Prion

    Prion Member

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    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?
     
  2. silversport

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    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)...as 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...

    Bill
     
  3. The Lone Haranguer

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    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.
     
  4. 9mmepiphany

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    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.
     
  5. 230therapy

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    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:

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  6. Bill2e

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    the ones I have shoot have been excellent.
     
  7. MCMXI

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    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.

    :)
     
  8. Mags

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    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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