Advice/Comments on new gun

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by HarryBase, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. HarryBase

    HarryBase New Member

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    New to the world of sport shooting. Recently purchased the sig nightmare 1911. Have probably 250 rounds through it at this point of varying ammo (230 ball ammo, 200 hollow points, and some 185 +p). All flawlessly. Any suggestions or recommendations?Or run it as is?
     

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  2. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    Not sure what you're asking suggestions or recommendations for.
     

  3. HarryBase

    HarryBase New Member

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    Thoughts or personal experience with sigs 1911 line or any suggested improvements on it I should get done. Like I said, brand new to all of this, so anything is appreciated.
     
  4. weapon

    weapon New Member

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    Put it in a Versa Max 2, attach to belt. That was just about all the aftermarket work that went into my recent SR1911...should also work for the Sig.

    Correction, the full list at this point is:
    Polished the feed ramp and internals
    Adjusted bend on sear spring slightly
    Tested trigger on gauge: 4.0lbs.
    Fired 500 rounds for break-in
    Cleaned and re-lubed, oil here grease there as needed.
    Built VM2-style holster, attached to belt.
    Already had spare mags and mag carrier.

    If you fire that many rounds and it works with your intended carry round, why mess with it? Ain't broke, don't fix it.
     
  5. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    What I would do is shoot the snot out of it and fix any problems as they occur.
    Polishing a feed ramp without needing it is voiding warranty and is probably not needed (250 already through it flawlessly)
     
  6. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    It sounds like you've got a perfectly functioning pistol. If it ain't broke, don't fix it!

    And asking for opinions on something after you've already bought it is kind backwards. It's yours now, no matter what we have to say about Sig 1911s. :) The good news is that most of us around here think pretty highly of the Sig 1911. I don't have one myself, but my brother has 2 and my FIL has 1 and I've spent a good deal shooting them and I wouldn't blink an eye about buying one for myself.
     
  7. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Find some gold grips for it.
    ;)
     
  8. HarryBase

    HarryBase New Member

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    It was kind of an impulse buy, understanding the error in my ways, but I have a relative that works for sig here in NH. so I didn't break the bank on it ($640 for gun, holster and a 3rd mag)
     
  9. ryguy00

    ryguy00 New Member

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    were you wearing a mask?
     
  10. HarryBase

    HarryBase New Member

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    No! Lol, employees get a smoking deal on their products, so I didn't think I could loose even if I hated it. Which I absolutely do not!
     
  11. FullautoUSA

    FullautoUSA Welcoming Committee/ Resident Pellet Gunner Lifetime Supporter

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    You have a great gun, so anything you would do regarding cosmetics would be personal opinion.
     
  12. weapon

    weapon New Member

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    Hmmm. I've never had a manufacturer threaten to void a warranty for a polished feed ramp (including Sig when they had my p220 for night sight installation). I did have one tech (not Sig) ask me if their custom shop polished the ramp on one of my pistols -- I told him that I did it and his only comment was "nice job". Shining up a feed ramp a little is not exactly major modification. I suppose some manufactures might try to use it to wiggle out of a warranty but that would be the last time I'd ever buy anything from them.
     
  13. HarryBase

    HarryBase New Member

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    Any mods would be done by sig anyway, as the factory is 30 minutes from me.
     
  14. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    Just enjoy it like it was meant to be enjoyed. Sounds like you got an unheard-of deal.
     
  15. jakewpns

    jakewpns New Member

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    I would say enjoy it as is. Its a fine looking gun, fun to shoot. All id suggest is to get more mags. Preferrably wilsons
     
  16. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Never owned a Kimber? They will void your warranty for changing grips!
     
  17. FullautoUSA

    FullautoUSA Welcoming Committee/ Resident Pellet Gunner Lifetime Supporter

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    Really? That is not worth it, if you can't make it your own gun why buy it?
     
  18. drvsafe

    drvsafe New Member

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    Just shoot the heck out of and clean and oil it well and if there is a need to do something to correct and issue than do it. But I wouldn't polish the feed ramp if its not necessary. If you DO have any issue, get SIG involved. Their CS is great.

    The trigger in my SIG 1911 was a bit gritty brand new but after a few hundred rounds and some proper maintenance it's super smooth now. I wouldn't change a thing on my SIG other than adding some ambi controls like a thumb safety and/or mag release. The SIG magazines are great so no need to go aftermarket for those. You got a great deal on a great pistol!!
     
  19. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    if it works fine, then buy some more quality magazines and a bunch of ammo and shoot the snot out of it! best suggestion and recommendations i can make.
     
  20. weapon

    weapon New Member

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    Agreed. If that is really Kimber's policy, they will never get any business from me.