Sig C3 Any good?

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by levelcross, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. levelcross

    levelcross New Member

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    I ran up on a deal on a Sig C3 with the CT grips today and was wondering if anyone has one that can give me some info on it. I have read several reviews that praise it and have herd the stories about Sig's 1911 platform not doing so well. I am planning on looking at it tomorrow. Thanks for any help you can give.
     
  2. g17frantz

    g17frantz New Member

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    I own a Sig STX 1911 and it is absolutely flawless. Not familiar with the C3 though but I have been very impressed with it. About 1000 rounds so far w/no hiccups. Get complimented all the time on it. I say get it. Here's a pic if mine.
     

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  3. yogiboobooranger

    yogiboobooranger New Member

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    I would hop on it if you are getting a good deal..Sig 1911 style guns are top notch!! Gotta love SIG!!
     
  4. eborden1122

    eborden1122 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I have a Sig C3 and I love it. I use it as one of my carry pistols. If you can pick one up you will not be sorry. Feels great in the hand and shoots even better. Mine did not come with CT grips but would love to see a set on it. Good luck.
     
  5. levelcross

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    Thanks for the encouragement, it felt great in my hand, and is brand new for $500. It just sounded too good to be true, I am going to pick it up this Friday. Being new to the 1911 format guns I have been looking for a gun to build when I found this one, the build will just have to wait a little while.
     
  6. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    Sig 1911s are excellent and underrated guns. I believe the C3 model is considered a CCO (commander barrel and slide on an officer frame).

    $500 does sound too good to be true. Look it over and ensure that the gun is actually new, and not used. That gun sells new for $769 at Bud's. So either the dealer doesn't know what he has or there is something else going on. I would be cautious. The CT grips cost $200ish by themselves.
     
  7. eborden1122

    eborden1122 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Agree 100%. I paid around $800 for mine and thats without the CT grips. Check it over real good. Heck of a deal man, good luck!!
     
  8. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    It's either the deal of the year or there will be something fishy about it.
     
  9. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    You know what "they" say about a deal that sounds too good to be true.
     
  10. Bigcat_hunter

    Bigcat_hunter New Member

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    Yeah its stolen.
     
  11. levelcross

    levelcross New Member

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    This is another part of what makes this forum great, solid advise. I contacted the seller and asked him to meet me at a local gun store to have their gun smith check out the gun before I bought it, he seemed irritated that I wanted to check out a "new gun", I told him that this would be a condition of the sale. After waiting for two hours on him to arrive, as he never showed up. I decided that the deal was just too good to be true. I did look at the same gun while at the gun store and it was $300 higher less CT grips. I inquired about the dealer cost for this C3 and he laughed and said the only way to sell that gun for $500 was well used or HOT. Now I feel bad as I really liked this guy and had a good feeling about the purchase. Thank you for all that responded.
     
  12. g17frantz

    g17frantz New Member

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    Speaking of which, saw one at a gunshow ystdy and a vendor was selling one for $950. Thought your price was a little low. I hate when that crap happens. Same thing happened to me on a walther p22 that a guy was selling slightly used for $200. Ended up being b.s. live and learn I guess.