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Smith & Wesson 1911 VS. Sig Sauer 1911

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by sprice, Apr 22, 2010.

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Which one should I get?

  1. S&W 1911

    41 vote(s)
    83.7%
  2. SIG 1911

    8 vote(s)
    16.3%
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  1. sprice

    sprice Member

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    What one should I get and why? I'm looking at the cheapest stainless steel 5" non railed models.
     
  2. MICHAEL T

    MICHAEL T Member

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    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
     
  3. Balrog

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    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.
     
  4. Jed Carter

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    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".
     
  5. hanno

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    Looked at both and bought a Dan Wesson instead. No regrets.
     
  6. Storm

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    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.
     
  7. jeepguy

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    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.
     
  8. MachIVshooter

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    S&W. Sig needs to stick to what they do best. The Browning design in not their forte.
     
  9. surfinUSA

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    S&W 1911s are great. SIG 1911s are problems. SIG makes a great 45 it is called the P220.
     
  10. cougar8040

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    +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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