Colt commander or sig carry?

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by Jstrong, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. Jstrong

    Jstrong New Member

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    Title says it all, had my heart set on a sig nightmare carry... But now am wondering whether a colt would better serve my purposes. It will be a carry gun,a 21st bday present to myself.

    Cane... C3.... Get in here.
     
  2. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    Cane will more than likely say the Commander. the Nightmare Carry is a Commander sized pistol with a bobbed handle. hard choice to make!
     

  3. Jstrong

    Jstrong New Member

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    It definantly is! My biggest draw to the nightmare is that bobbed frame,plus I just like the looks of it,held one... Felt awesome. The more I look the more I realize a bobbed frame is not something that comes standard on guns in these price ranges very often. Still need to handle a commander before I choose I reckon.
     
  4. FullautoUSA

    FullautoUSA Welcoming Committee/ Resident Pellet Gunner Lifetime Supporter

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    Get the Colt, much better gun.
     
  5. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    how can you say the Colt is a better gun? Sig Sauer has an excellent reputation of high quality firearms and has for many, many years. they don't command the prices they do and get unless they were quality firearms. that's not conjecture, but simple fact.

    and if the Sig fits his hand better and it being of high quality, then maybe the Sig would be the better choice for him. if you are going to make such statements from now on, please back them up with some facts.

    another pistol that you might want to look at is the bobbed Dan Wesson 1911's. i have handled a few of their pistols, and they are most impressive. very high quality.
     
  6. canebrake

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    What better 21st birthday present than the Colt 21st century Wiley Clap/Talo LW Commander.

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    You buy a Kimber for your ego, you buy a Colt for life.
     
  7. Jstrong

    Jstrong New Member

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    As always cane your taste is impeccable,buuut.... My price cap at the very highest is about 1000,and im scraping the change bucket clean to achieve that. Anything more and ill probably have to part with another gun,and the ones I have left I'm very fond of... Especially my PPQ which would be the only logical choice seeing as I can't part with my only shotgun or AK.

    Absolutely gorgeous gun though,I'd like to have one when I get more disposable income. If you were to get a colt that would be the one to get
     
  8. rhyno13

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    Personally I would get the Sig. I know that both are good guns, but I am partial to Sig Sauer, I have never had a POS Sig, I have had POS Colts.
     
  9. sdiver35

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    I may take one on the chin for this, but it's my opinion. I have owned a Colt Lightweight Commander, Kimber Tactical Ultra II and a Sig Scorpion Carry 1911. The one I carried today and the only one remaining from the three still in my collection is the Sig. The fit, finish and overall performance of the Sig has been impressive to say the least.

    I own four Sig's now if that says anything. P226R Combat TB, P938 Nightmare, Scorpion Carry and 522 rifle. No Colt or Kimber models in the safe anymore!
     
  10. Olympus

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    Nothing wrong the with the Colt Commander. But for the money, I think Sig has Colt beat in the commander arena. Not mention I dislike the old style thumb safeties that Colt seems to still use. They've caught up with the times and started using upswept beavertail safeties, but they still haven't ditched the old, small thumb safeties. Not to mention front cocking serrations are pointless and just add more "busy-ness" to the overall look of the gun.
     
  11. bdixon2138

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    I purchased a Sig 290 for CC. The pistol was the absolute worst gun I have ever owned. This is saying a lot because I have had some really bad guns. Out 50 rounds the gun would misfire 20 times. Accuracy was a bad joke. I completely understand that you can get a bad gun with any brand so I was not so upset with the gun. My real problem and the reason I will never own another Sig as long as I live is not the fact that the weapon was faulty, it could have been fixed, but Sig customer service was unbelievably horrible. The gun could have been easily fixed but sig said it would take 6 months! Their recommendation to me was to just take it to a gunsmith and pay for it myself. My recommendation was to trade it in on a Springfield XDs!
     
  12. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i agree. poor CS can tarnish the view of any item bought. not just firearms. it is true anyone can have a bad product slip through the cracks and make it to the consumer, even the best made. how they handle it says a lot.
     
  13. getem2011

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    Both are great guns, I sold my sig but was very impressed with the quality and CS (sent it back to get sight replaced all free of charge). I now want a wesson and have nver owned a colt but can't imagine you would be upset with either purchase.
     

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  14. DrumJunkie

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    The Colt will be the more accurate of the two in my opinion. Either would work quite well though.
     
  15. Olympus

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    I'm not too sure about that.

    My dad found an old Ransom rest at a yard sale with various gun template clamps. It's pretty toasty, but after the first of the year he says he's going to send it back to Ransom for a complete restoration. I plan on putting all these various accuracy claims to the test!
     
  16. limbkiller

    limbkiller New Member

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    A gun with an external extractor is not a real 1911. Sorry just the way I feel. Buy the Colt.
     
  17. Jstrong

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    Thanks for all the replies everyone.

    I really like the sig,and its on sale for a killer price on this site right now and if its still on sale when buying time comes I know that's the one I will get. I just can't help but feel I'm getting more gun for the money with the sig.

    But there's something alluring about the colt. I will say that. If I had the money for a Wiley clapp this choice would be a non-issue.
     
  18. Olympus

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    The same could be said for any 1911 that has a firing pin block safety also. *cough* Series 80 *cough*

    Let's face it, the 1911 has evolved quite a bit since JMB designed it. Doesn't make any one less "real" than the next. Just a matter of personal opinion and preference.
     
  19. jakewpns

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    I would go with the Nightmare with the bobbed frame. Ive shot one and loved it. In my opinion more worth getting than the Commander. Trigger is crisp, grip feels great, and the over all aesthetics of the gun are good. The black with stainless trim look is definitely sharp
     
  20. jakewpns

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    Sig did used to have bad customer service, actually about as bad as Beretta's customer service was. But has since over the years become alot better which is why my shop decided to carry Sig again. They make a great product and have good CS