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Old 05-27-2010, 5:43 PM
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Default springfield 1911 vs sig 1911

im looking to buy my first 45 this summer and really love those 2 1911's. im leaning more towards the sig line. does anyone have experience with these handguns or preferences as to which one is more ex. reliable, easier to maintain etc? any help would be appreciated.
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Old 05-27-2010, 5:48 PM
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Either would be good. If you have not done so yet, take a look at the dan wesson 1911's. I think they are the best buy on the 1911 market right now.
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Old 05-27-2010, 5:50 PM
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I would pick a SA over SIG 1911.
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Old 05-27-2010, 6:07 PM
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I have both and they are both nice guns but I prefer my SIG.
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There has been a review from an owner that has owned both. He says the Sig does everything the Operator does at a lower cost. However, what it lacks is the lifetime warranty that SA offers it's customers. If you're willing to take care of your gun, and are on a budget, go for the Sig, if you're thinking about making possible upgrades or mods to your 1911 in the future, you may want to go SA.
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I have shot both many times. My shooting buddy had a SA 1911 Professional for about a month and that thing was a nightmare. The guide rod was loose from the factory, the sights were messed up and it failed to feed all the time. He traded it for a Sig p220.

The Sig is accurate as hell out of the box, and is solid with great trigger feel. I had no problem shooting decent groups at 15-20 yards my first time shooting it. It was reliable and very sturdy, wouldn't mind owning one.

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Old 05-27-2010, 8:12 PM
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There has been a review from an owner that has owned both. He says the Sig does everything the Operator does at a lower cost. However, what it lacks is the lifetime warranty that SA offers it's customers. If you're willing to take care of your gun, and are on a budget, go for the Sig, if you're thinking about making possible upgrades or mods to your 1911 in the future, you may want to go SA.
I believe the Sig 1911 has lifetime warranty as well.
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i had to make the choice between those as well, the only thing that kills it for me on the sig is the external extractor, it jus kills the look.
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I have shot both many times. My shooting buddy had a SA 1911 Professional for about a month and that thing was a nightmare. The guide rod was loose from the factory, the sights were messed up and it failed to feed all the time. He traded it for a Sig p220.

The Sig is accurate as hell out of the box, and is solid with great trigger feel. I had no problem shooting decent groups at 15-20 yards my first time shooting it. It was reliable and very sturdy, wouldn't mind owning one.

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Waaaaaaaaaaaaitaminute. He traded a Springfield PROFESSIONAL for a Sig P220? I find it difficult to believe it had all those problems seeing as it comes from the custom shop.
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There has been a review from an owner that has owned both. He says the Sig does everything the Operator does at a lower cost. However, what it lacks is the lifetime warranty that SA offers it's customers. If you're willing to take care of your gun, and are on a budget, go for the Sig, if you're thinking about making possible upgrades or mods to your 1911 in the future, you may want to go SA.
yea sig does, and also i could be wrong, but if you have someone work on it other then SA or SIG themselfs it voids all warrentys. so actually if your gonna do stuff to it in the future and they are both equally good, i would think go with the cheaper model so you can put the extra money toward extra mods

i also have two sig 1911s... love em... no hickups yet.
cant speak for SA. great pistols but never owned one. hope that helps!
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I am also thinking about the Sig 1911. Every collection should have a 1911 and a Sig, why not kill 2 bird's with one stone?
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I am also thinking about the Sig 1911. Every collection should have a 1911 and a Sig, why not kill 2 bird's with one stone?
no no no i have a sig 1911, im not saying its better or worse, but i also say i dont have a "sig". they do try to make it look different then traditional 1911s with the harder edges, but its still not a 226, 9, or 0
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Old 05-27-2010, 8:33 PM
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i take that back, i do say i have a sig... its just that its not the "traditional" sig look...
the p220 p226 and p229 all look the same and thats the "sig look" to me thats all
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I've shot many Springfield 1911s back in the days and I own a non railed Sig Revolution TTT. It hasn't given me any problem since day one, no FTE/FTF so far with reloaded 230 grn ball, 185 - 200 grn JHP, 200 grn SWC-HC, and factory Winchester PDX1. I did replace the factory guide rod to a Wilson full length guide rod just because I like a little bit more weight up front. The fit of this Sig TTT specimen is not very tight, I can feel a bit of vertical/horizontal play on the slide to frame fit, while the barrel/bushing fit is tight, but smooth. The breach face fit is not match grade fit, but there is no discernible play leading me to believe that the barrel lugs both upper and lower are fitted correctly without the 1/8" before lock-up drag. The accuracy is excellent, I have been able to print 2" groups at 25 yards from the bench. I have shot it using the factory supplied 8 round mags, a stock 7 round Colt mag and CMC 8 rounders and all rounds fed and fired after about two weeks of being stored in the mags fully loaded just to test them out. I wouldn't hesitate to have this Sig TTT as my CCW, but it's a bit too big for that purpose for me. It is very accurate and has been very reliable so far. I don't own any Springfield at the moment, but for their defense, the current loaded models in 45 ACP that I looked over at gunshows and shops are nicely fitted and finished. I just don't like 2 piece barrels and I'm not sure which model uses what.
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Go with the springfield at least a loaded model though
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I have shot both many times. My shooting buddy had a SA 1911 Professional for about a month and that thing was a nightmare. The guide rod was loose from the factory, the sights were messed up and it failed to feed all the time. He traded it for a Sig p220.

The Sig is accurate as hell out of the box, and is solid with great trigger feel. I had no problem shooting decent groups at 15-20 yards my first time shooting it. It was reliable and very sturdy, wouldn't mind owning one.

Greg
Hmm... weird. Can you expand on this? What kind of guide rod? Springfield PROs don't come with a FLGR, a short GI rod and plug setup wouldn't be loose. Also what was wrong with the Novak sights, and what lbs. recoil spring weight was in the gun? Something doesn't sound right?

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I have shot a SA 1911, and own a Sig GSR TTT 1911. I liked the SA, I LOVE my Sig. It is far more accurate than I am, it looks great, it feels wonderful to shoot. It's just a great gun. Were I to make this choice, I would go with another Sig 1911 based on my own experience.

Early Sig 1911's had issues - stay away from them. However, they worked through all those and now produce a truly nice 1911.
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I have shot both many times. My shooting buddy had a SA 1911 Professional for about a month and that thing was a nightmare. The guide rod was loose from the factory, the sights were messed up and it failed to feed all the time. He traded it for a Sig p220.

The Sig is accurate as hell out of the box, and is solid with great trigger feel. I had no problem shooting decent groups at 15-20 yards my first time shooting it. It was reliable and very sturdy, wouldn't mind owning one.

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He traded a professional for a P220?
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I have the SA loaded 1911 and Sig 1911 with rail, both shoot well but I prefer the look of the sig. It looks like the updated 1911 with the rail and the external extractor.
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Thanks for all the replies guys I appreciate. I really love the sigs looks and feel so I'm pretty sure I'm gonna go with them
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