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Old 10-02-2012, 14:54   #1
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Time to post my new 1911

Well guys, I made a thread awhile back about trading my compact RIA and a ruger LCR for a full size 1911. I had a lot of good advice here, unfortunately none of the local shops had much they wanted to trade(of course they have to make money, I know that) except taurus 1911s or I could trade a compact RIA AND A Ruger LCR for a RIA tactical. Didnt strike me as much of a deal.

Anyways, I ended up trading for one of the 1911s that you guys around here really dont care for. A Sig GSR Revolution. Its a well fit gun, thats for sure. Tight, no irregular gaps, no rattles. Definately fit much better than I am used to in a 1911. The only issues with it was a small idiot scratch and a slide stop that needed a few passes with a file. I suspect thats the reason the individual wanted to trade it.

Things I dont like are an external extractor and the series 80 stuff. I can live with it though. It has a very nice trigger and came complete with Novak night sights, 25lpi frontstrap checkering, 20lpi mainspring housing, extended strong side safety, extended slide stop, adjustable trigger, and some pretty decent looking wood grips, albeit a little on the thick side. However, I am a 6'6" tall 345lb guy that wears a size 16.5 wedding ring, so thick grips fit me very well.

I took it out yesterday to wring it out and shot it at first at 10 yards. The ammo I was using was my bulk plinker load of a 230gr Missouri Bullet LRN over 5.5gr of AA#2. It shot so well I moved it out to the 25 yard line and set up an NRA 25 yard slowfire bullseye target. I proceeded to shoot a 93 with it on my next 10 shots! Holy cow, this thing shoots my plinking load like they are match grade ammo!

All in all I think I found myself a great gun to use in my 25 yard bullseye league next season, which was my goal from the beginning.

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Old 10-02-2012, 15:01   #2
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Looks really good!!!
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Old 10-02-2012, 15:36   #3
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Congrats! Sig Sauer makes great 1911s.

My Sig 1911 is what I carry when I want to tote a full size 1911.

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Old 10-02-2012, 15:45   #4
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Great Sig!
One of the older "man hole cover" models,......better than today's production!
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Old 10-02-2012, 16:33   #5
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Great Sig!
One of the older "man hole cover" models,......better than today's production!
You know, I have been told that by some people. Other people tell me that the ones like mine were early ones, and they were mostly junk? Not sure why. I have read about different problems people had with them, but no one really ever had a concrete explanation of what made some of the sigs better than others. i know this one has a reasonably low serial number(GS04657).

All I know is that this one shoots great and is one accurate pistol.
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Old 10-02-2012, 16:35   #6
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Got to love Sigs!!!! Congratulations.

I love my Sig Nightmare (.45acp, 5" barrel). 1 month old now, 1300+ rounds fired:

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Old 10-02-2012, 17:16   #7
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Congrats! Sig Sauer makes great 1911s.

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Very nice! I like your grips, the lighter color really looks great!


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Wow, the "two tone" look of controls a contrasting color with the slide and frame is a great look for 1911s. I always wanted it the other way around, dark on the controls, but man, that looks nice!!
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You know, I have been told that by some people. Other people tell me that the ones like mine were early ones, and they were mostly junk? Not sure why. I have read about different problems people had with them, but no one really ever had a concrete explanation of what made some of the sigs better than others. i know this one has a reasonably low serial number(GS04657).

All I know is that this one shoots great and is one accurate pistol.
With the "man hole cover" models, Sig hand picked the small
parts. All were better quality than those that Sig makes in house now.
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Old 10-02-2012, 17:38   #9
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Very nice

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With the "man hole cover" models, Sig hand picked the small
parts. All were better quality than those that Sig makes in house now.
Ah, I see. I know this one is a tight devil, for sure. I can appreciate a good quality 1911, and I am not by any means comparing this gun to a semi-custom or custom 1911, but I will say it is fit very nicely. The slide action is tight but very smooth. Its like it rides on ball bearings. Having owned a taurus 1911(that I ditched pretty quick) and a RIA I can say this outclasses both by leaps and bounds. Its definately right up there trigger and accuracy wise with the colts and better springfields I have shot and handled. As far as being tight and things fit properly(like grip safety, etc) this one is better.

I think I may keep this one around a while.
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Old 10-02-2012, 17:52   #11
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Congrats! Sig Sauer 1911s are great.
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Old 10-02-2012, 19:09   #12
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Congrats on your new Sig. I have owned two Sig 1911's and they are great guns. Both of mine were very accurate and were very soft shooting. You did good.

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With the "man hole cover" models, Sig hand picked the small
parts. All were better quality than those that Sig makes in house now.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't Sig use Caspian frames for the first few batches that left the factory while they were still trying to fine-tune their own production? I heard they hired a Master smith to come in and oversee things, but I have no concrete proof.

Nice pistola either way, I was extremely happy with the Sig 1911 I owned. Oddly it has issues with the slide stop as well:

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Sig was great about it. I called them, they asked for the model # so they could send me the right color slide stop, then sent it out to me. I received it in just a few days and had no problems after that.
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Congrats!

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