|04-14-2005, 11:12 AM||#11|
Join Date: Mar 2005
I actually started out as a SIG fan -- it was the first handgun I picked up that made me understand 'fits the hand'. (The S&W M410 I had previously went away VERY RAPIDLY to get that SIG 229).
I've only recently come to appreciate 1911s. (There's an admission that'll get me flamed!). And now I have two of each -- Kimber CDP Series I, Springer, SIG P220, SIG P229. And two out of those four are currently out for a little work -- the P229 with Arizona Response Systems and the Springer at Yost-Bonitz.
The 220 is one of the aforementioned CDNN guns -- not nickeled, but plain black with night sights. Seemed to me to be an amazing value; it was in super shape when I got it from them.
|04-17-2005, 10:27 PM||#12|
Join Date: May 2002
Well, yes and no.
I like H&K, SIG, and all that, but when are they going to come out with a full size 10mm?
My dan wesson 1911s (In commander and full length.) all seem to do just fine in 10mm, why can't the big guys make 'em?
How about a nice P220 in 10mm, or a CZ97b in 10mm with more power, a slimmer grip and a couple more in the mag, or a single stack model, or a full size USP 10mm, or a thinner gripped G20 that takes single stack mags, or.......
|06-24-2005, 06:01 PM||#13|
Join Date: Mar 2005
switched duty weapon from 1911 to SIG226 this week.
The Sig is a tack driver, out 150 rounds fired from ranges of 7 yds to 25 yds only had 5 flyers, otherwise could have driven a truck through the 9 and 10 rings on the target.
The gun has the tritium nite-sites and is absolutely dead on accurate, blows my 1911 away (did I really just say that???)
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|06-27-2005, 10:44 AM||#14|
Join Date: Feb 2004
1911/SIG Fans (also attn. Blackstone)
Well, I was a late bloomer to Sigs. I started with revolvers first, then moved on to 1911's, a Taurus, HiPowers, Glocks, and various others.
While I love my SIGS, custom HiPower, and Glock, I am still a fan of the 1911. I have a SA 1911 Loaded model in 9mm that I am really enjoying lately. Shooting offhand at 25 ft with about 1/2 sec. splits (don't have a timer, just a rough estimate) tearing the center out of the target is no problem. A fun gun (see my other posts here on it). Right now, I think that it just needs to have have the extractor tweaked just a smidge, as it is only about 99% reliable (about one stoppage per Win. White Box 100 rds packs). I also have a custom SA in 38 Super that is an awesome piece, though not shot nearly as much. It is a genius of design and extremely shootable. There is a reason why it dominates almost all competitions.
That being said, ol Slabsides is not perfect and it definitely one of the higher maintenance pieces out there. You can obtain a Glock with night sights for less than six bills and it could be all the gun you ever need, no tweaking required. A Sig for less than seven (less than six if you get one of the refurb. units) and have the same deal. A 1911 that is 100% right out of the box, unless you get into the 4 figure guns seems to be something of a bit of luck. Even some of the high $$ units can choke as well. Are they out there? Of course, but less common that other quality designs I think.
I've said it on here before. When I want something that just works, I buy a Sig or a Glock. When I buy a 1911, I expect there to be some tweaking required down the line, be it sight adjustment, reliability work, or other.
Also, attn. Blackstone: Don't want to change the subject here, but you mentioned you had a Sig (229?)off to Arizona Response Systems for some work. Could you elaborate on what you're having done? Is it back yet? I'm guessing I wouldn't be the only one here to appreciate a report. Thanks.
|06-27-2005, 11:00 AM||#15|
Join Date: Mar 2005
SIG 229 @ ARS
I'm having the ATP package done; the gun already has XS big dot sights but I've shot it ... a lot (no log book here) over the years and it's a little tired.
So basically trigger, refinish in metalcote, dehorn, reliability package, target crown on the barrel.
I'll write more when I get it back and before my girlfriend kills me; too many custom guns at about the same time.
|06-27-2005, 07:44 PM||#16|
Join Date: Feb 2004
Arizona Response Systems for SIGS
I was interested in Arizona Response Systems (ARS) for doing some work on one of my 220's (before I found and eventually went with the gent I finally used, which I do not regret for a second, he did a primo job--> see my other post). But ARS did seem to have a fairly decent package on their cite and a decent price. However, I had heard mixed reviews on them, founded or not. Some were very positive, but some less so.
I think there are a lot of Sig owners on this forum that will be interested in your review/comments once you get it back. FWIW's worth, when I corresponded with ARS, they were quoting turn around times of less than 2-3 months IIRC. But that was awhile back.
Let us know. Also, the Yost gun will probably perk a few's interest as well.
|08-21-2005, 07:45 PM||#17|
Join Date: Jul 2005
Every Sig I have fired had a creepy single action trigger. This has kept me from joining the ranks of Sig owners/afficianados. The stamped sheet metal slides also put me off. I shoot mostly 1911s and clones and have been spoiled by their ergonomics and great triggers. When I need a D/A auto, I grab an S&W 6906 or a 4516-1; great triggers and sights (Novaks).
|08-22-2005, 07:54 AM||#18|
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Tucson, AZ
Hey Gammon! Have you taken a look at the P229? It has a forged slide, and is very robust.
I know how you feel about the trigger, but that can be adressed by the SIG performance shop.
I understand that for the coin you lay out for a SIG, you should get a good trigger, but when
you figure that most go to LE, you'll get a lawyer trigger.
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