Originally Posted by JCS53
I've stuck with 1911's for my .45's...... just seems very correct to me.:thumbup:
1911A1's are great pistols, yes.
They are single action and extremely reliable.
You really need to keep them in Condition #1 (loaded, chambered, cocked, and safety switch on) to be effective with them, and even then, there is a slight hesitation during your draw while you flick off the safety switch - half a second or so.
When I walked my post for Uncle Sam with my 1911A1 Springfield, I kept it in Condition #2, but also taught myself to pull back the hammer with my shooting hand's thumb as I drew it from the holster, just like a gunfighter from the Old West with a Colt 44-40 would do. That's because I grew up watching cowboys and Indians on tv as a kid.
With a double action pistol like the CZ's in 9mm (like your SIG) or in 45ACP, I can draw and shoot from Condition #2 (loaded, chambered, hammer down, no safety switch, the only safety being the spring safety on the firing pin) and thus at close range, I would be shooting 1/2 second faster.
I admire your love and respect for the 1911A1 though.
If you are not Old School, then you are certainly an admirable younger person.
I believe you are right-on with your 9x19mm SIG.