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Carolina Drifter
11-19-2010, 18:24
Do they use a lot of MIM parts???????

bac1023
11-19-2010, 19:19
They used to not use any, but now they use a nominal amount, I believe.

nolt
11-19-2010, 19:41
i for one would rather have 'quality' (lol) MIM 1911 spec parts than 1911oid parts.

Carolina Drifter
11-20-2010, 10:05
I haven't seen many used Sig 1911's for sale is that a good sign??

Carolina Drifter
11-20-2010, 10:06
They used to not use any, but now they use a nominal amount, I believe.

Is this the norm for most 1911's these days?

FLIPPER 348
11-20-2010, 10:09
They used to not use any, but now they use a nominal amount, I believe.


what would make you say that??

Carolina Drifter
11-20-2010, 12:44
what would make you say that??

Just asking. :wavey:

raven11
11-20-2010, 12:47
I haven't seen many used Sig 1911's for sale is that a good sign??

it usually means that the owners are happy with the ones they have

nolt
11-20-2010, 13:02
i think as a general rule the owners ARE happy with them. its not my intention to suggest (above) that i think theyre crap guns.

they just buck the 1911 'spec' a bit too much for many 1911 'shoppers' (most of us) to get serious consideration.

GVFlyer
11-20-2010, 13:10
I would not part with my Sig 1911. It is an amazing gun at its price point.

http://glocktalk.com/forums/showpost.php?p=16259052&postcount=8


http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq166/GVFlyer/xm813/Sig1911GSR.jpg?t=1289099038

The guns are all stainless steel under a Nitron finish, which makes them very durable. The one above is frequently holstered. I also like the fact that my Sig contains no MIM - every critical working part in the gun is machined from solid stainless steel. Fit and finish is excellent - there aren't many $1000 1911s that are handfitted as well as the Sig GSR.

samuse
11-20-2010, 13:27
I haven't seen many used Sig 1911's for sale is that a good sign??


I thought it was because nobody ever bought one in the first place.:rofl:

I handled one at a gunshop once. Just so I could say that I'd held the ugliest 1911 in the world:supergrin:

raven11
11-20-2010, 13:31
mine works great
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c316/raven1121/IMG_0059.jpg

CigarheadRNB
11-20-2010, 14:06
I had issues with the Nitron finish in and around the checkering having rust spots.
It was dripping wet with oil right out of the bag.

I have a 226 in Nitron that has never ever given me an issue, rain or shine, that guns finish stands up to a lot, the checkering is different than some of the more aggressive types on 1911's.

When I returned it I was disappointed, I really liked the gun, thought it felt nice for a production 1911, toss up for me compared to similarly priced guns.

I think the closer you play in production line 1911's the more MIM parts you will end up with, and your going to have to step up beyond the Sig if you want to get away from it.

Just my 2c, don't bbq me, lol

Carolina Drifter
11-20-2010, 15:14
So do any of you think a Sig XO would be a good starting point?

Cobra64
11-20-2010, 19:24
So do any of you think a Sig XO would be a good starting point?

I'd look at Springfield or Smith & Wesson before a Sig 220/11. :rofl:

GVFlyer
11-20-2010, 23:41
i think as a general rule the owners ARE happy with them. its not my intention to suggest (above) that i think theyre crap guns.

they just buck the 1911 'spec' a bit too much for many 1911 'shoppers' (most of us) to get serious consideration.

But guys will buy 1911s with rails - go figure.

silversport
11-21-2010, 05:13
So do any of you think a Sig XO would be a good starting point?

yes, I think it would since SiGs are just about all the same but for the extras...light rail, ambi-safety, different sights...all the same on the inside despite what they might tell you...the newest XOs are even better as the black finish is Nitron and not "nitron-like" as the earlier ones were...also it has been reported that SiG Nitron currently is done by IONbond...nice...

Good luck with your choice...

Bill

custom2
11-21-2010, 14:16
what would make you say that??


Because it is true. The first Sig 1911's used ZERO MIM parts. New production Sig 1911's use alot more. The grip and thumb safeties for example are MIM.

Sig is just like any other major manufacturer. If they can save a buck and increase profits, they will.

Cobra64
11-22-2010, 07:08
But guys will buy 1911s with rails - go figure.

Most likely the younger generation who've grown up with plastic stuff, want to experiment with a wood and steel platform, and yet still be part of the tact-i-cool crowd. :dunno:

magiaaron
11-22-2010, 07:32
Most likely the younger generation who've grown up with plastic stuff, want to experiment with a wood and steel platform, and yet still be part of the tact-i-cool crowd. :dunno:

Yeah... If you can't dangle a laser and a 3000 watt spotlight off the bottom, then something's not right.

-magiaaron

Carolina Drifter
11-22-2010, 07:37
Yeah... If you can't dangle a laser and a 3000 watt spotlight off the bottom, then something's not right.

-magiaaron

I really don't care for rails.

nolt
11-22-2010, 07:39
But guys will buy 1911s with rails - go figure.

it is interesting where people seem to draw their lines. its almost like a weird moral thing with people, whether they will admit it or not.

edit: but to be the devil's advocate to the above few posts... rails are intended to serve a purpose, whether they are actually used for said purpose or just adopted because the buyer thinks they 'look cool' is irrelevant to their intended purpose. the only 'purpose' that the outer cosmetic changes of the sig guns serve is brand ID etc... and just that. cosmetic.

(i think 1911s look better without rails fwiw.)