Sig Carry 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by NGIB, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    I picked up the Sig last night so I figured a thread on this particular model is in order - especially because Sig 1911s don't get the "press" that other models do. First impressions are that this is a very smooth gun. Fit & finish are great and the trigger is light & crisp - as is the safety. The slide to frame fit is also very good and the slide operates very smoothly. The front strap checkering is perfect as it provides a nice grip without being to "sharp" as many other guns are.

    It's a true Commander sized gun and it even has a bushed barrel and short rod & plug recoil system - as a 1911 should have. The 4 inch guns from Kimber & Springer use bull barrels and require some form of takedown tool which I find irritating. Lots of positive features but there are some negatives as well.

    As oldcoptn46 mentioned in another thread, the Novak night sights on this gun are extremely bright but they have little contrast in normal lighting. Most night sights surround the tritium vials with a painted ring to provide this contrast - not so on this gun. The second weakness is that the slide shape (actually the cross-section) is different from the standard and some holsters will not fit. I have a lot of 1911 holsters and this gun fits in maybe half of them. Anything that is tightly molded to the "standard" is not going to work.

    The last negative is surprising to me but I'll bet it causes many folks to pass this gun up in their LGS. The mainspring housing has a notch cut out for a lanyard loop on the back bottom. It looks nice and is a nifty feature but it's really poorly implemented. The notch has two sharp edges that "catch" you in the heel of your hand and is very uncomfortable. I can imagine many folks quickly put this gun down when the notch bites them when they take a shooting grip. As I always change to an arched MSH anyway - no big deal and the one in my parts box went on in 2 minutes without issue.

    I'll shoot this one tonight and we'll see how it does throwing lead downrange. My quick picture of it wearing the grips I got from JD. After I took the picture, I swapped out the MSH and put on the Pachmayr grips I like for shooting...

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    Last edited: Mar 12, 2011
  2. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    It looks good. I had a holster fitting problem with one DW.
    If it fits in some holsters, that's better than not fitting in all.
     

  3. tmoore912

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    It looks good NGIB. I'm sure it is happy to be in the hands of someone that can appreciate it.
     
  4. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Congratulations. Let us know how it shoots.
     
  5. silentghost

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    How did it end up shooting this evening bud? Sorry I couldn't hang around longer.... Dang 90 mile round trip.....and I didn't even shoot LOL.
     
  6. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    Used the P229 during the event (tough scenarios tonight BTW). I did put 3 mags thru this one after we got done and she's a smooth shooter for sure. After shooting the .40 all evening, the .45 felt like a 9mm...
     
  7. tmoore912

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    Ok, Dave I don't know about you, but I offically dislike shooting in the dark with a flashlight and having to do a mag change. :(
    Here are some vids of the shoot.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=br9F3Adkx6U]YouTube - Shooting with a flashlight[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPjqmmxD3f4&hd=1]YouTube - Low light shooting with a flashlight[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCqfPtEFcQU&hd=1]YouTube - Shooting with a flashlight II[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okZg6me1QxM&hd=1]YouTube - Wild West shooting on the move[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_sA0-bH9bc&hd=1]YouTube - Matt on the move[/ame]

    I had lots of fun. I hope to see you in another two weeks.
     
  8. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    No joke as that is seriously difficult. Walking towards the target while trying to engage the 3 small targets was very difficult as well. It was damn sure fun though...
     
  9. oldcoptn46

    oldcoptn46 Member Supporter

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    I have also had trouble finding a holster that fits it correctly, I'm sure the kydex rigs that Sigarms sells from it's website will fit it but I really don't care for them, I'm just old school I guess, I like leather. I got a Tagua for it but it really doesn't fit it well. I have a nice rig for my Kimber Ultra, that I got from Ryan Grizzle, and it is perfect for the weapon and for me. Ryan says up front his 1911 rigs will not fit the Sig and he doesn't have a form to build one.
    Any suggestions?????
    I like how the stock grips look but I find I have to have something larger (Hogue wrap-arounds) to make it better fill my hand. Otherwise it is a nice shooting, good looking. dependable 1911. Any help on a good leather rig would be appreciated.

    Pops
     
  10. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    About half the holsters I have work with it, any that are tightly molded will not. Neither of my kydex holsters work though and these are what I generally use for range work. I'm still on the hunt for a nice paddle myself...
     
  11. oldcoptn46

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    If I find one I'll let you know. Are you going to do anything with the sights??
     
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  12. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    Probably not as I don't shoot bullseye type stuff. A bit more contrast would be nice but it's not worth the expense to me...
     
  13. Car54

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    That's pretty cool. Beats standing in one spot shooting at paper.
     
  14. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    Continued to dig thru my holster box and found a Blackhawk CQC that works with this one. I have some nice leather iff'n I want to carry this but I'm happy I found a kydex paddle that works...
     
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  15. oldcoptn46

    oldcoptn46 Member Supporter

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    I bought a Mitch Rosen that is built for a Ruger SR9, SR9c from Don and the Sig fits in it, couldn't believe I got that lucky.
     
  16. DinkyDauDon

    DinkyDauDon New Member

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    I use a TTGunleather IWB for my Sig 1911 Tactical Op and find it works great. I know it's not the paddle you're looking for, but it gave me the excuse to show off my piece.
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  17. mesinge2

    mesinge2 New Member

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    Ok, DinkyDauDon. I gotta ask: Where did you have those grips made and where can I get some?
     
  18. DinkyDauDon

    DinkyDauDon New Member

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    Alumagrips - Home go to 1911 custom page