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Old 09-08-2011, 05:33 PM   #1
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Today was my first day shooting my Sig 1911, I can't believe how friendly and accurate that gun is. After some friends and I got off from work we decided to head out for a "friendly" competition ( we shoot Three Gun and IPSIC but never against each other so time to find out). With that said there was a Para Ord competition 2011, STI Tactical 2011 and my Sig Nitron 1911(the cheapest). Im the best pistol shooter in the team so the competition wasnt fair, I shot the other pistols to test for accuracy and function.... Tha Para would not cycle correctly, the target sights seem a bit to high and hard to aquire. The STI felt off balance and the sights being black rear and front seem to get lost, it cycled like a dream but even after taking my time between shots I couldnt group less than 3" even with it having a bull barrel. The Sig has the more agressive grip that tends to bother a little after a while but other than that it has the most accurate grouping of the three guns. I was able to aquire the sights rapidly and follow up shots weren't a problem considering that the others are .40 and the Sig a .45. The STI owner was also able to shoot better with the Sig and said "this gun aims itself" while he was shooting it. I was able to group 3 shots that were connected and touching. The only thing that bothered me a little was the trigger, it feels like its cutting into the finger after 40-50 rounds. This handgun is an overall winner in my eyes and a great introductory 1911. Some left the range today wishing for a Sig... Haha
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Old 09-08-2011, 07:11 PM   #2
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Your story just reinforces my feelings that Sig Sauer is the best when it comes to firearms! Thanks for sharing...
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Glad to read a report like that. After considering an STI for a bit I decided to order a Sig 1911. Recently I have read nothing but praise for the Sig 1911's.
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It is a great gun for a great price (TacPac w/ Rail $822). I guess that for a 1911 purist seeing Sigs squared look and the external extractor might be a bit too "non-traditional" but the look comes with the brand and the external extractor fixes many of the 1911s usual bugs. Another thing to add is that both the other guns could use a ramp job since the angle is too straight up as opposed to the Sig having a more angled ramp making it better for different ammo (since I plan to use 185gr semi Wad Cutters). I wouldnt doubt that I could take this gun to Iraq with me and it wouldnt let me down.
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Forgot to mention that after yesterdays range let down, the Para was dropped off at the shop today for a ramp job so that it could feed correctly. I would be very mad as this gun should work excellent out of the box, Para has a good rep behind it. Maybe the Sig will make its debut at a steel challenge this saturday, we'll see...
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I like to shoot 1911's, but at the ranges I use, I've not found them to be more accurate than my P220 or HK 45's. I use to shoot competition forty years ago with a Colt 1911, and back then they were superior, but modern pistols have come a long way. That said, my 4.25 inch SIG C3 is just as accurate as my FS Springfields and better than my 3 inch STI and Kimber. In fact, the C3 is just about my favorite pistol.
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