|10-18-2004, 06:35 PM||#1|
Join Date: Feb 2004
Langdon with SIG no longer.
It has been quite the topic over on another forum, but nobody seems to be talking about much over here. If you go to Langdon's website, a pop-up appears telling you basically that he is no longer affiliated with SIG and won't be offering any parts or doing any work on them. All the SIG related items are gone from his site.
I just received my LTT guide rods and one of his suede-lined Kydex holsters for the 220/226. I am guessing that these might be some of the last ones he had. Too bad. LTT was the only one offering a holster like this for SIGs that I am aware of. Unfortunately, I will now have to be more protective than normal of it as it looks like I won't be able to replace it if it breaks or goes astray.
The guide rods look nice and will be dropped in shortly. There aren't many places offering these units either.
Looks like the list of trustworthy SIG 'smiths has just been shortened significantly, especially as there weren't that many to begin with. I just wish even if he was going back to Beretta, he would keep working on SIGs (as he was still doing Beretta's when he was shooting SIGS). Bummer.
I spoke with Mr. Langdon a few weeks ago, so I wasn't overly surprised at this turn of events. He seems like a heck of a nice guy, and I have heard nothing but good about his work, so I wish him well, whatever is in his holster. IMHO, he's very good for the sport.
Wonder what this will do for the SIG Langdon models. Collector items now? Time will tell.
Just my $.02 worth.
|10-19-2004, 06:13 AM||#4|
Join Date: Apr 2001
http://sigforum.com/eve/ubb.x?a=tpc&s=6 ... m=10610829
because Sigarms could/would not get parts to him in a reasonable time for installation on customers' guns. Like four months and no short triggers in sight.
I have heard he was already back to shooting a Beretta at the IDPA Nationals last month, but I did not see him in action to be sure.
|10-19-2004, 07:07 AM||#5|
Join Date: Aug 2001
Ernest is a top notch gentleman and have the pleasure of calling him a friend. He has done both a Beretta Elite and a SIG P220 for me and I am here to tell you they are both unbelievable. With his speedbump trigger and trigger job the reset is the shortest of any DA handguns I have ever shot.
|10-19-2004, 03:37 PM||#6|
Join Date: Apr 2001
I think timing was a big issue for both sides of the arrangement. SiG is not all that big in the first place and they were ramping up a lot of internal stuff (several contracts and an equal number of new potential contracts). Unfortunately, SiG's over extention meant Langdon did not get the product he needed when needed. I cannot fault Mr. Langdon one bit for making the decisions needed to make to keep LTT operating.
Maybe one day, they will try again. His work is without doubt top notch.
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