New 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by fastfire, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. fastfire

    fastfire New Member

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    I have just purchased my first full size 1911. A Sig Sauer GS 1911 45 BSS. I like Sig's for their quality, accuracy, and shoot ability. I brought the gun home disassembled it and gave it a good cleaning and oiling then went to the range. I ran a hundred rounds through it and was not disappointed at all. It is accurate, I usually shoot at 25 yards, has a decent to handle recoil and functions flawlessly. Nice gun. I am very pleased with my new purchase.
     
  2. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    Congrats. I'm a big fan of Sig 1911s. Post some pics when you get a chance.
     

  3. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Congratulations.
     
  4. GNXtreme

    GNXtreme New Member

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    Congratulations! I looked at a bunch of sigs last weekend but ended up getting a Springfield instead... Love my 1911!
     
  5. getem2011

    getem2011 New Member

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    You wont be disapointed! I have an stx and love it!
     
  6. rebelcowboy

    rebelcowboy New Member

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    Congratulations the sigs are nice I have a Springfield 1911 and have shot the sig good choice
     
  7. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Welcome to the brotherhood.

    Great purchase, enjoy it!
     
  8. wayno148

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    Congrats and enjoy!
     
  9. fastfire

    fastfire New Member

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    I do have a 45 acp, a Kimber ultra crimson carry. I have had it for 18 months or so. It is a very fine gun and I do carry. The Sig is my first full size 1911. I have shot and carried a Colt 1911 many years ago in the Army. As an Armor crewman/ tank commander we were all issued the Colt 1911 with the normal "flapped" shoulder holster. (Must be a throw back to General Patton). It had been so long ago I forgot how large this gun is. Now that winter is fast approaching here in the frozen tundra of Minnesota I may start to carry this beast. All in all I do love this gun and really love shooting it. Now to learn how to reload so I stop spending $$$$ on ammo.....
     
  10. rebelcowboy

    rebelcowboy New Member

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    Fastfire how's that kimber? I was wondering how it does on the range?
     
  11. fastfire

    fastfire New Member

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    Kimber

    For a "short" gun it is great. I normally shoot at 25 yards, I don't know why, and the Kimber will hold a 3" spread. At the shorter distances 10-15 it will put them in a cloverleaf. Great gun, and a good carry gun because of its size. Also this is my night time choice due to the laser.
     
  12. rebelcowboy

    rebelcowboy New Member

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    Thanks for the info I don't know if I would be comfortable carrying a smaller firearm I carry the full-size Springfield 1911 and use that when I go to bed but I will look into it for a carry weapon
     
  13. fastfire

    fastfire New Member

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    Kimber

    It really isn't that much smaller, and it is a Kimber so you know you get quality. I'm a t-shirt person so it hides well under my shirt and OWB.
     
  14. rebelcowboy

    rebelcowboy New Member

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    I wear jeans and T-shirts too the only issue I have is I wear suspenders so I got used to having a button up shirt over my no sleeve shirts and I just wear a shoulder holster it works out pretty well but I would like to be able to use a holster that goes inside my waste band
     
  15. drvsafe

    drvsafe New Member

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    I just ordered a Sig 1911 Nitron in the TacPac, nice deal with 3 mags and all. Won't be needing the holster as I'm a lefty if you or anyone is interested. They can have it for a song, or a left handed holster.
     
  16. rebelcowboy

    rebelcowboy New Member

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    You made a good choice I like that one along with the extreme 1911 also with a tac rail and awesome grips IMO
     
  17. drvsafe

    drvsafe New Member

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    I wanted the tacpac with the rail (rail plus night sights) but I couldn't find one in stock anywhere and my NJ purchase permit runs out in a week. Plus knowing me if i have to another 2-3 months before I can pull the trigger, that money will end up going somewhere else.
    It was the front strap checking that really sealed the deal for me; cant find that on anything under $800, plus the match barrel, hammer sear and trigger and then the rest of the package and a lifetime sig warranty.
     
  18. rebelcowboy

    rebelcowboy New Member

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    That's true I'm sorry you live in a state that you need a permit to buy a gun when you shouldn't have to go thru all that
     
  19. rebelcowboy

    rebelcowboy New Member

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    I dunno about a lifetime warranty on a gun I would rather send it to a reputable gunsmith and pay them to fix issues with my guns that way I can pick them up when I get back home from working