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08-25-2012, 12:35
I have shot few but never own one (GSG 22 doesn't count). I was debating between Kimber costume II, SA Loaded and a Sig. Then found a local sale for a NIB never fired XO with a offer I can't refuse. So here it is.

I have only shot 100rd through it so far and loving it. For the price, I'm very surprise with it's build quality. It has a tight slide to frame fit, slide glides on the frame very smoothly. Come with two 8rd mags, extended mag release and front grip checkering, and that ERGO XT grip :rock:. I like the grip so much, I order another set for my future 1911.

I also shot a friend's TRP side by side with my Sig. I found myself not enjoying the sharp checkering on theTRP's grip after just 21rd. And my Sig's serration were much more milder.

Two things I have to nit pick on about my Sig XO.

1)Finish. I never like Sig's Nitron finish. I don't mind the matted black look (actually like it). But it's a very weak finish. Just by posting it to take a picture, I found a light scratch on its slide.

2)Trigger. I realize I'm just being greedy here. But with this good of build quality, I wish it come with a much lighter/crisp trigger. I felt, that I got a $1k build quality gun with a $500 gun's trigger.

08-25-2012, 12:40
Looks great

Congrats! :cool:

Sig 1911 triggers aren't the best out of the box, actually.

08-25-2012, 12:41
Congratulations oldnoob. It will be a great shooter.

08-25-2012, 13:56
congrats! shes a beauty

ca survivor
08-25-2012, 18:37

08-26-2012, 07:36
Congrats! Enjoy your 1911!

08-26-2012, 10:08
Looks great

Congrats! :cool:

Sig 1911 triggers aren't the best out of the box, actually.

Thanks Bac. I think I can live with it. I wasn't too happy with TRP's trigger neither. Consider I only pay half of what TRP would of cost me. I'm pretty happy. :cool:

Chuck TX
08-27-2012, 08:38
Very nice pistol.

08-27-2012, 09:14
It's a good looking pistol!! congrats!

08-27-2012, 12:25
Congrats! Looks AWESOME!

08-27-2012, 13:44
Very nice pistol.

It's a good looking pistol!! congrats!

Congrats! Looks AWESOME!

Thanks. As long as one can pass the nontraditional slide profile. It's actually a good looking piece. I am planing on do some charismatic upgrade. I'm thinking to put on a magwell to hide the space between mag and frame. Here is a stock photo, I kind of hide it with camera angle. That little gap kind of annoying me.

The trigger and hammer kind of stands up. I want them all match in black. And I'm not a big fan of skeletal hammer. I'll need to find one that's similar with GI hammer.

08-27-2012, 14:20
Will not find a GI type hammer that will work with that grip safety.
Look at Harrison extreme trigger

08-27-2012, 16:15
Sigs are decent 1911s. I carry a RCS Nitron as my main carry piece. The slide to frame fit is a bit loose and the trigger isn't all that great for a 1911. Also after about 4-500 rounds without cleaning, copper FMJs will nose dive and it requires a good smack on the back of the slide to get it to load each round. Hollow points either won't load or require a slightly harder smack.

If you keep it clean it is a fairly accurate reliable 1911. I have grown used to it enough where I will carry it until it is shot out of service. I'm only at around 1500 rounds or so, so I assume it will be awhile.

As a side note anyone who is wanting a traditional 1911 Sig, they have been making them for awhile now.