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majette 11-17-2012 17:21

pro gone, now ive gotten into another fine mess
 
i recently got rid of my pro. nothing wrong with it at all, i just needed a railed 1911 and a 18 month wait for another pro was not going to cut it. looked at a few of the full railed operators that came up, thought about getting a trp operator made with standard novak sights, but i bided my time knowing something eventually would come up.

my patience paid off. on another forum this popped up:

http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...90183381_n.jpg

a sig blackwater 1911. the orignal owner purchased it new, fired 25 rounds through it, cleaned it and put it in the safe. three of the four magazines had never been removed from the plastic and you could not tell it had ever been fired except from the factory. i set out to correct that blasphemy the next day.

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...34057077_n.jpg

this was my first 25rds at 7 yds. it handles very well, the machining done on it is surprisingly clean, and the trigger is actually pretty good. the slide to frame fit is not as tight as i would like, the trigger has some up and down play, and the magwell screw loosened up and came out. but, it seems like a solid base to do some small additions to. i know, the purists will hate the rail and external extractor but there are no fcs...

glock2740 11-17-2012 17:22

Congrats! Sig makes a nice 1911.

faawrenchbndr 11-17-2012 19:22

Not to bust your ballz, but, you replaced a Pro with a Sig?! :dunno:


The Blackwaters are sweet, but daYUmn,.......

ajgranda 11-17-2012 20:48

Quote:

Originally Posted by faawrenchbndr (Post 19642395)
Not to bust your ballz, but, you replaced a Pro with a Sig?! :dunno:


The Blackwaters are sweet, but daYUmn,.......

Maybe he was speaking of a Kimber Pro 4" and not to SA Professional. That would make more sense to me.

bac1023 11-17-2012 21:33

Quote:

Originally Posted by ajgranda (Post 19642663)
Maybe he was speaking of a Kimber Pro 4" and not to SA Professional. That would make more sense to me.

I don't think you're going to wait 18 months for a Kimber. ;)

bac1023 11-17-2012 21:35

Quote:

Originally Posted by faawrenchbndr (Post 19642395)
Not to bust your ballz, but, you replaced a Pro with a Sig?! :dunno:


The Blackwaters are sweet, but daYUmn,.......

I'm with Greg. Congrats on a nice 1911, but wow.

majette 11-18-2012 03:08

trust me, the sig was not a straight replacement for a pro. proceeds from the pro went to help my daughter buy another car. it went to a good home and now is the duty weapon of an officer in a major southern city.

faawrenchbndr 11-18-2012 06:41

Makes perfect sense,.......just jerkin your chain.

The Sig 1911ish pistols are great shooters, Sig got the external extractors
to work where Kimber never could. I tried to find a Blackwater
model a while back.......never could find one.


Congrats! :thumbsup:

bac1023 11-18-2012 06:52

Quote:

Originally Posted by majette (Post 19643426)
trust me, the sig was not a straight replacement for a pro. proceeds from the pro went to help my daughter buy another car. it went to a good home and now is the duty weapon of an officer in a major southern city.

That's cool. Glad to hear and good luck with the Sig. It looks great. :)

R0CKETMAN 11-18-2012 06:58

I dig the sigs..even warmed to the ee..but the 80 system will keep me from owning one.

They do look good

brisk21 11-18-2012 08:33

Nice gun. I like the Sig 1911s.

ajgranda 11-18-2012 09:25

Quote:

Originally Posted by bac1023 (Post 19642789)
I don't think you're going to wait 18 months for a Kimber. ;)

Good point, I missed that. Sig makes a nice 1911 gun for the $$. I just wish they would expand on their tradition series.

bac1023 11-18-2012 10:30

Quote:

Originally Posted by ajgranda (Post 19643972)
Good point, I missed that. Sig makes a nice 1911 gun for the $$. I just wish they would expand on their tradition series.

I agree. Though I do own one, I never cared for the styling of the slide. I prefer a more traditional 1911.

ca survivor 11-27-2012 18:29

Congrats!

fnfalman 11-28-2012 08:57

SIG sure does seem to like the Blackwater name.

But isn't Blackwater not even Blackwater any more?

faawrenchbndr 11-28-2012 11:16

Quote:

Academi—previously known as Xe Services LLC, Blackwater USA and Blackwater Worldwide


:faint:

RetailNinja 11-28-2012 11:39

Quote:

Originally Posted by faawrenchbndr (Post 19677682)
:faint:

You know you're doing something wrong when you have to up-brand the re-brand.

faawrenchbndr 11-28-2012 12:27

Yup........:dunno:

hooligan74 11-28-2012 13:46

If by "something wrong" you mean more than one instance of shooting Iraqi civilians (with the shooter in one case being allegedly drunk after a Christmas party), then, yep!

majette 12-02-2012 20:07

round count is now up to 400 without cleaning after the initial application of froglube. i need to now get a 18-20lb recoil spring.


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