View Full Version : Sig 1911 xo

03-23-2012, 3:27 PM
I got a Sig 1911 at the beginning of the year. I really like it but it came with a horrible trigger. Very sloppy and gritty. Has anyone else experienced this? It didn't shoot very well and I figured it was because I wasn't use to the horrible trigger.

Anyway, I took it to a gunsmith and had him replace the trigger and do a trigger job and a had him do his full reliability package. Polished the ramp, swapped some springs, etc. He put in an STI polymer trigger and it felt really nice.

::EDIT:: <--- guess I should say who the gunsmith was. I took it to Tom Reese at Firepower Depot in Riverside. He is FirePowerDepot (http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/member.php?u=84703) here on CGN.

Well I was finally able to go shoot it today and wow am I happy. The difference between the gun stock and what it is now is huge. I took it to Dave's Magnum in San Bernardino to shoot it and here are the results of the first 10 rounds. Oh BTW, I love 10 round 1911 mags now.

This is 21 yards (the farthest line at the range), 10 rounds of reloads I got from Mark at the last Socal Group Buy (bulletman_911's ammo).

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/544371_3316107736967_1096411390_33254619_133509897 6_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/293027_3316112897096_1096411390_33254626_113738785 4_n.jpg

03-23-2012, 3:36 PM
Great shooting! I wish I can shoot like that :). BTW: Where's the mandatory picture of your pistol :D?

03-23-2012, 3:36 PM
well I'd say that's pretty darn good :)
How much was all the smithing?

03-23-2012, 4:06 PM
I just put together my first obligatory "bug out" pic.

It's a bit dirty, I just returned from the range.


03-23-2012, 4:11 PM
Excellent shooting; yes how much for the smithing?

03-23-2012, 4:37 PM
The Sig 1911 I have shoot all have decent to good trigger right out of factory. Have you contact Sig prior to the trigger job?

03-23-2012, 4:37 PM
Nice shooting btw.

03-23-2012, 4:42 PM
Oldnoob, my 226 & 229 were fine out of the box and people have said their Sig 1911's had good triggers. I didn't bother Sig because I didn't like the look of the stock trigger anyway, so I probably would have changed it out even if it wasn't as bad as it was.

And thanks everyone.

03-23-2012, 5:09 PM
The gunsmith changed out all the springs, replaced the trigger with a light STI trigger, worked the sear, polished the ramp... and probably some other stuff that I can't remember right now. Total was $275.
I wish I would have taken pictures of how it shot before. As you can tell, I'm a pretty good shot and I couldn't keep it under 4 inches at the 21 yards line before.

03-23-2012, 5:11 PM
25 feet or yards? Either way great shooting! I like the look of the STI trigger.

03-23-2012, 5:20 PM
Sorry, It's yards. and it's actually 21 yards. It's an indoor range. I'm actually trying to call them right now to see what the actual distance is but they aren't answering the phone.

03-23-2012, 5:31 PM
Damn good shooting! I can get groups like that at 21 feet, never at 20+ yards! Good job!

03-23-2012, 5:34 PM
Dang, now I'm worried I messed up on the distance. What is the normal distance from the shooting line to the back stop at an indoor range?

03-23-2012, 5:36 PM
I've been to Daves, your right, it's at least 25 yards. No need to worry.

03-23-2012, 7:43 PM

Where did you get the 10 round mag for the 1911? I want one for my sig nitron 1911.

USMC 82-86
03-23-2012, 8:03 PM
Nice shooting. I shot one of these at the range after the gentleman picked it up after his 10 day wait. I commented on his new gun and after he put the first mag through it he offered to let me try it out. The trigger was very nice right out of the box. I got that kind of group at 7 yards, so your 21 yard target was even more impressive. Congrats on a nice gun.

03-23-2012, 8:11 PM
Thanks guys.
I got the 10 round chip mccormick mag at Turners.

Here is a link. http://www.cmcmags.com/Powerplus.html

03-23-2012, 9:50 PM
Very impressive shooting from 21 yards. I am curious about the stock trigger feeling sloppy and gritty, though. The couple of Sig 1911s I've handled, including my own, felt pretty smooth. Either way, the problem seems to be solved and appears to be working rather well for you.

03-23-2012, 11:23 PM
Tom @ Firepowerdepot is a cool guy, he did the reliability package and refinished my Kimber for me about a year ago...still running

btw: thats great shooting at 21yds! only if i can shoot like that LOL

03-23-2012, 11:36 PM
I have a Sig 1911 XO about 800 rounds from it. Being. Gritty trigger is hardly how I would describe mine. Mine is very crisp, and in fact my favorite trigger of my handguns. Though I do not like how it looks, IDE rather have a skeletonize one. But no need to replace it if it works fine in my opinion.

03-24-2012, 5:35 PM
I've got to think that mine was just a bad one, because so many people have said how crisp theirs was. Hmmm, oh well, I'm super happy with it now. It's my new favorite(until next weekend when the GSSF is at Raahauges in Norco, then my Glock 22 is my favorite again.)

03-24-2012, 5:44 PM
Forget your beautiful new gun, where did you learn to shoot like that? I need lessons, my handgun aim leaves a lot to be desired. Guess that comes from 15 years of clays shooting where I have to be loose. Good for shotguns, lousy for handguns.