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AKRover
10-06-2012, 20:52
I finally broke down and bought a 45ACP after many years of avoiding it due to its ballistic inferiority to my beloved 10mm. I bought a Sig 1911 Extreme and love the gun and now I'm a fan of the 45. Not enough to go away from 10mm but a fan nonetheless. The 45 is a nice light recoil and I actually shoot it a little better than my G20 or Delta Elite. I think the Sig is going to be seeing a lot of range time and even possibly some carry time in the woods. If I ever have the opportunity to do any competitive shooting I'm pretty sure the 45 will be my gun of choice.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/10/07/u4e7e4um.jpg

It's wearing a TLR-1 in the picture but that has been replaced by an M3 light. The finish and styling of the M3 matched the 1911 better.
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/10/07/7u5ezu7a.jpg

frank4570
10-06-2012, 21:01
It's easy to like the 1911/45. But it will never be a 10mm. But you already know that.

AKRover
10-06-2012, 21:10
I wasn't expecting it to be a 10mm so I wasn't at all disappointed. In fact I don't think I could be happier with it right now.

The next step is already in the works and that is to get setup for reloading both calibers so I can really afford to enjoy them.

NH Trucker
10-06-2012, 21:32
Nice! How much did it set you back?

okie
10-06-2012, 21:37
Many congrats my friend:supergrin:

DaneA
10-06-2012, 22:08
Yeah they are easy to love. I pick up this one not long ago and it now resides next to my bed for night duty. Came with night sights.
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/282957_465064786855575_55282487_n.jpg
Sig 1911 RCS Two-Tone

AKRover
10-06-2012, 23:43
Nice! How much did it set you back?

OTD was $1030. Not great I know but could have been worse

Snaps
10-06-2012, 23:46
I'm a Tac Ops owner, I love the thing. Great gun

ilgunguygt
10-06-2012, 23:55
I just picked up a Sig GSR Revolution a week ago. Great 1911! I'm sure you will love yours.

Big Bird
10-07-2012, 07:10
I recently picked up a Sig 1911 Nitron and have been very impressed with the gun. I have close to 500 rounds through the gun and it hasn't had one malfunction (except for a one of my reloads with a bad primer). But its accurate and runs. I replaced the rear sight with a Heinie straight 8 lo-mount and replaced the grips with some VZ Aliens that I sanded down some to make them a little less aggressive.

Nothing but good things to say and the trigger is great as it came out of the box.

In terms of it not being a 10mm? I have two of those. I wanted a 6th .45 ACP....:tongueout:

KalashniKEV
10-07-2012, 07:47
I like my SIG 1911, but not as much as a P220.

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r220/Kalashnikev/Pistols/IMG_0907.jpg

K.Kiser
10-07-2012, 08:16
The .45acp isn't a one shot crowd stopper like many say but it's a very nice round that does what it needs to do well... The shootability in a full size gun is very smooth and predictable.. The 1911 based pistols have always been easy weapons to put lead on target... Nice gun you got there man, as with the others shown already in this thread...

brisk21
10-07-2012, 09:39
That is sweet!! .45 is easily my favorite round. I really like those Sig 1911s. They just look really good.

tous
10-07-2012, 10:15
Get yourself a Dan Wesson Pm7 or Kimber Eclipse in 10mm and have the best of both worlds. Both are, sadly, out of production. I gots mine. :supergrin:

Unique and 231 are both great .45 ACP propellants. Just me, but AA#5 didn't impress me.

And anyone that loves the 10mm must have a 1006.
It's required.
Mandatory.
It's the law.

Ooopsie. Spoke too soon. Seems the Eclipse Custom II is still available in the mighty, space-time continuum rupturing 10mm.


:supergrin:

:wavey:

tnhawk
10-07-2012, 11:21
Be careful, the 1911 is highly addictive!

alwaysshootin
10-07-2012, 11:50
There should be no shame in liking multiple calibers! Especially if they are the 10MM, and .45 ACP. When it comes to woods carry, the "Ten" is the obvious choice, just saying.

Snaps
10-07-2012, 19:44
There's mine

http://imageshack.us/a/img705/9393/sigqf.jpg

jtmac
10-07-2012, 20:14
The .45 is my favorite round. Comparable power to a .357 and I can hit what I'm aiming it at almost as well as I can a .22. I can't even say the latter about 9mm.

I have no desire for another caliber in a non-plinking pistol unless I need a mouse gun--which I do, but I compromised and got an XDs.

.264 magnum
10-08-2012, 07:35
The .45 is my favorite round. Comparable power to a .357 and I can hit what I'm aiming it at almost as well as I can a .22. I can't even say the latter about 9mm.

I have no desire for another caliber in a non-plinking pistol unless I need a mouse gun--which I do, but I compromised and got an XDs.

.45 is my all around favorite as well and my daily carry choice.

A biggish, heavy slower moving bullet seems to be the ticket.

M&P15T
10-08-2012, 07:55
Unless my eyes are being decieved, that is a funky looking trigger. It's like...straight up and down, not curved for a finger. Is this the latest thing in 1911 triggers?

Arc Angel
10-08-2012, 08:02
There's something strange going on in this thread! I mean it's not like we haven't discussed this topic at considerable length in years past. Tell ya what, I'll put my 45 ACP pistol with its 45 Super conversion parts up against any 10mm handgun you've got; and I'll kick butt with it, too!

10mm is NOT an equal match for 45 ACP/Super - Period. ;)

AKRover
10-08-2012, 09:17
Unless my eyes are being decieved, that is a funky looking trigger. It's like...straight up and down, not curved for a finger. Is this the latest thing in 1911 triggers?

I've read a few post of people that really like the flat trigger. I'm still getting used to it. So far it seems to work for me pretty well. I actually don't notice much difference in the feel going from the Sig to my Delta Elite with the curved trigger.

Atlas
10-08-2012, 09:28
Glock G36.

/'nough said.

Snaps
10-08-2012, 15:51
Glock G36.

/'nough said.

Useless to me. I'd be all over a full sized single stack if they'd build one. Especially if they could thin the slide down. The 36 though is something I have zero interest in

tous
10-08-2012, 16:05
10mm is NOT an equal match for 45 ACP/Super - Period. ;)

Oh, yeah? :poke:

:tongueout:

AKRover
10-08-2012, 19:56
There's something strange going on in this thread! I mean it's not like we haven't discussed this topic at considerable length in years past. Tell ya what, I'll put my 45 ACP pistol with its 45 Super conversion parts up against any 10mm handgun you've got; and I'll kick butt with it, too!

10mm is NOT an equal match for 45 ACP/Super - Period. ;)

Do you actually know anything about the 10mm? Compare 10mm ballistics to 45 ACP or Super. The 45 Super comes close to matching 10mm ballistics but ACP isn't even in the same ballpark. As for ammo availability, I can walk into any store locally that carries ammunition and get 10mm and 45ACP, not 45 Super.

You're entitled to your opinion, even if it is wrong.

ilgunguygt
10-08-2012, 21:03
Do you actually know anything about the 10mm? Compare 10mm ballistics to 45 ACP or Super. The 45 Super comes close to matching 10mm ballistics but ACP isn't even in the same ballpark. As for ammo availability, I can walk into any store locally that carries ammunition and get 10mm and 45ACP, not 45 Super.

You're entitled to your opinion, even if it is wrong.
Most of the load data that I find shows in equal bullet weights 45 super matching or exceeding 10mm.:dunno:

itisbruno
10-08-2012, 21:10
.45 is my all around favorite as well and my daily carry choice.

A biggish, heavy slower moving bullet seems to be the ticket.

Yea, so slow the bad guy simply steps out of its way


:tongueout:


:supergrin:


:cool:

certifiedfunds
10-08-2012, 21:12
G30SF/G36 hybrid EDC for me. .45 agrees with me.

Arc Angel
10-09-2012, 05:14
Do you actually know anything about the 10mm? Compare 10mm ballistics to 45 ACP or Super. The 45 Super comes close to matching 10mm ballistics but ACP isn't even in the same ballpark. As for ammo availability, I can walk into any store locally that carries ammunition and get 10mm and 45ACP, not 45 Super.

You're entitled to your opinion, even if it is wrong.

:shocked: Laddie, you've got a lot to learn!

Worse, you obviously haven't been reading enough Glock Talk; and, when it comes to erroneous personal opinions, you force me to think of you as a, ....... prime example of someone who is so wrapped up in his own ill-informed opinions that he, quite literally, 'can't see the forest for the trees'!

How about growing up a little and educating yourself better BEFORE you post again. (You'll be so much more interesting!) :supergrin:



NOTE: By the way, if you carefully reread what I wrote it should become apparent that I didn't say anything about 45 ACP being equal to 10mm. (Get it!) ;)

Arc Angel
10-09-2012, 05:18
Most of the load data that I find shows in equal bullet weights 45 super matching or exceeding 10mm.:dunno:

^^^ Has got it! :thumbsup:

brisk21
10-09-2012, 07:08
I love how this always turns into a debate. It always seems that people favor what they prefer, obviously. But I don't know why they devalue whatever choice they oppose. I mean, who really cares if 10mm has a tad more energy than .45 super? Its not like we are comparing the power of .500 mag to .38 special here. .45 super and 10mm are in the same ballpark.