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Old 04-10-2009, 1:09 PM
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Default Sig Sauer 1911 vs. Springfield Armory 1911s

I don't know much about 1911s but am looking to get one:

My current choices are:

http://www.expressguns.com/expressgu...p?ItemNo=SS192

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http://www.securityarms.com/20010315.../3100/3182.htm (the loaded one, not the TRP)

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Old 04-10-2009, 1:18 PM
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I'd go for Springfield. Better track record and one of the best warranties available. Don't hear too much about the SIG.
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Old 04-10-2009, 1:50 PM
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Heard about some issues with the earlier model GSRs. I think it had something to do with the external extractor.
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Old 04-10-2009, 2:02 PM
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Springfield...better warrantiey ...it lifetime of gun
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Old 04-10-2009, 2:36 PM
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As much as I adore my 226, I did not like the weight distribution of the Sig 1911. Felt front-heavy. Shot real nice though.

My SA Loaded 1911 is my favourite .45
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God invented John Moses Browning and he invented the 1911. Nuff said,
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Old 04-10-2009, 3:29 PM
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find out whether the sig 1911 is able to accept standard 1911 parts. I don't believe it does. If this is the case, then when you need to replace anything on the gun, your only option will be SIG
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Old 04-10-2009, 3:33 PM
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Not sure where you live but they had your full size SA 1911 at Guns, Fishing and Other Stuff in Vacaville when I stopped by there yesterday.
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i've shot a sig 1911 (an early one) and a SA 1911 loaded 5" barrel. i prefer the sig- mostly because the SA had 2 FTFs in the first 5 shots...
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SA 1911 because they have been proven time and time again (yes, occasionally, they have hiccups). But it's a true 1911 and can be tinkered with (and repaired) to your heart's content.

+Lifetime warranty and great CS
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I have both. Go with SA. They have way better customer service. My SA TRP fit and finish blows my GSR TTT away. Plus the SA fits in all holsters, where the GSR does not fit in any of my 1911 holsters.
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The GSR absolutely accepts "standard" 1911 Parts. I have a thread on this forum talking about my GSR right now. It is the gun I keep in my nightstand. Tough as nails, and utterly reliable.

The springfield however, does have a slightly better trigger. It is tough to explain without feeling it yourself, but the SIG trigger is just a tiny bit 'mushy' but still definitely a smooth 1911 trigger. The springfield's is a true "snappy, or crisp" breaking trigger.

It's a tough call, but if you are thinking of it has a duty/defense gun, I'd go with the SIG. A TON of people say the exact opposite though - I might just be the luckiest GSR owner on earth. Link below is to the thread with pics and description of my GSR

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s...d.php?t=172149
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Old 04-10-2009, 9:32 PM
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The GSR absolutely accepts "standard" 1911 Parts. I have a thread on this forum talking about my GSR right now. It is the gun I keep in my nightstand. Tough as nails, and utterly reliable.
Since when? Standard 1911 firing pins, extractors, etc. WILL NOT fit a GSR, and vice versa.

I don't know how they are made now, but GSR's were plagued with problems like hammer lean, parts "popping" off the gun, etc. back in 2004-2005.

Parts compatibility aside, Sig is terribly lacking in CS lately and they do not offer a lifetime warranty.
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You've got me on the extractor, but mine wears an ed brown slide stop. At one time I had an Ed Brown thumb safety on it too, but have since gone back to the low profile stock safety.

Bushing, guide rods, springs, barrel - all the same. I can't speak to them being plagued with problems, like I said, maybe I'm the luckiest GSR owner in the world. Mine has been bullet proof.
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Old 04-11-2009, 8:41 AM
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[QUOTE= Sig is terribly lacking in CS lately and they do not offer a lifetime warranty.[/QUOTE]

I agree Sig CS blows, I have serval calls in and they just do not seem to know their product. might as well have their accounting people answer CS calls. every time I called they had to call me back because they had to ask their "Gunsmith"

Life time warranty, they do have life time on Sigarms.
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Old 04-11-2009, 9:24 AM
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I love Springfield. Want a TRP badly.
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My first is going to be a Springfield. Picking up my trp on monday!
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The SA Operator has been on my short list for a while -- GO Springer!
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Just make sure the slide can be racked smoothly.
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