357 Sig 1911 opinions

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by AznZOhAn, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. AznZOhAn

    AznZOhAn New Member

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    This just my opinion, but I'd like to see Colt, SA, Kimber, or Sig make a 1911 in 357 Sig. I love the caliber and I love 1911s and I'd like see a major manufacturer produce it. I know STI makes one but that is all I've seen. I know nothing about STI except they're made in Texas. I'd rather have it from SA or Colt. Any ideas or feed back?
     
  2. rigjumpr

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    The GP6 models are built for STI (to STI specifications) by Grand Power in Slovakia. The Spartans are built for STI (to STI specifications) in the Philippines by the STI division of Armscorp. All of the rest of our pistols are built right here in Georgetown, TX.

    the following is for the STI Eagle STI International - The STI
     

  3. Wambli

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    I like the .357 SIG. I know a lot of folks think of it as gimmicky but I had a SIG P239 in that chambering that I ended up giving my buddy as a gift and I really liked that gun.

    I think a 1911 in .357 Sig might be a neat gun and I have considered getting one made chambered for it's big brother the .400 Corbon for short range deer hunting.
     
  4. AznZOhAn

    AznZOhAn New Member

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    That would be really nice, I've read about 400 coobon and it's impressive. You'd mutilate the deer.
     
  5. Wambli

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    lol... I don't know about that but it would be really handy for the ones that sneak too close to the tree stand for me to reach for my rifle. I like having a handgun in a crossdraw rig for that purpose. I can sneak it out and shoot before bambi figures it out. Used to have a S&W .44 Mag Mauntain Gun for that but it was on my buddies bucket list so I sold it to him. Now it might be the LAR grizzly that fills that need but I would like to get something that I can wrap my hand around a little better. I also have a EAA Witness in 10mm but that is one big honking gun with way more rounds than I need for this job...
     
  6. Gojubrian

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    One caliber is reserved for 1911's, the .45acp. The only other caliber I would even consider in a 1911 is a 10mm.

    ;) :D :cool:
     
  7. AznZOhAn

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    The white tail deer in central Texas are small, I think a 400 corbon would mess them up something bad. A friend of mine shot a deer that snuck up on him with a 357 mag, he shot 6 times and hit it once in the hip area. According to the 357 mag was a lot of round that deer, cause it ripped about half pound of meat out it.
     
  8. AznZOhAn

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    Nice gun, but that's more than I can afford right now. I'd like to see it in something about the size of SA champion or EMP.
     
  9. AznZOhAn

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    My opinion is that it's a great round and smart design. The took a 357 mag and compressed it down to fit in a medium or small semi auto frame. Instead of 5-7 shots, you get 10 to 15 shots. The round is very accurate, I shot 100 yards with a Golcks 32c and Sig 229. At 100 I hit 8-10 out of 13 in the silhouette, I had a S&W 686 with a 4" barrel that would do 6 for 6 center mass at 100 yards. My thoughts are the 357 sig would be good for pistol hunting deer or hogs, personal defense, and competition shooting. I would love to see it on a 1911 frame made one of the major 1911 manufacturers, I know SA, kimber, and para have made 40 S&W, so those would just need a barrel swap.
     
  10. rigjumpr

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    Understand. Same here, hell right now I will can only look until the gulf opens up again I be looking at hi-points. :(
     
  11. AznZOhAn

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    That sucks, I think I would keep my eyes shut and just wait later day. My best friend bought a hi point for his ex-mother-in-law, but he also hated her. Don't let the hi point distract you, just keep focused on the object at hand
     
  12. rigjumpr

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    Lol will do.
    thats just my budget at the moment. As told to me by my grandfather I have always had a champagne apatite on a beer budget. For cars and guns
     
  13. TimL2952

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    Close-minded thinking is close-minded...... Browning 1911 .22
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  14. AznZOhAn

    AznZOhAn New Member

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    Thank you sir, words of wisdom. Nice gun, I didn't know browning made a 1911
     
  15. cuate

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    John M. Browning's 1911 , Modified

    Different designers and manufacturers have taken the 100 year old 1911 design and modified it in many ways and some of which even Mr. Browning would likely approve of...Ambi safeties, hammers and grip safeties that don't bite the web of the thumb, better and easier trigger pull, tighter slide to frame clearances , better sights and on and on but....

    That 1911 and the .45APC cartridge were made for each other and are very hard to beat...Everybody to their own notion, like the old lady that kissed the cow....I'll stick to the original configuration and caliber.
     
  16. TimL2952

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    Browning INVENTED the 1911 and sold the patent rights to Colt.

    They just haven't produced them themselves for a long time.
     
  17. TimL2952

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    The M16 was made AROUND the 5.56x45....why do they make ar's of all different calibers now? some even take 7.62x39 which in my mind is almost blasphemy....but still...if it can be done...it will be done.

    John Moses Browning himself thought the .45 was too much for any average shooter...and that his Hi-Power was everything the 1911 should've been...
     
  18. armsmaster270

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    They made them in 9 sillymeter and 38 super why not the 357 sig.
     
  19. AznZOhAn

    AznZOhAn New Member

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    Also in 10mm, 40 S&W, 45 super, 400 corbon, 460 Rowland, and 357 mag