thoughts on the GSG 1911 .22

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by g17frantz, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. g17frantz

    g17frantz New Member

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    Hey fellas, ordering my GSG on Wednesday. Heard a lot of good things about them. (Some bad) it feels great in my hand. Any of you guys have one? Anything I need to know?
     
  2. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    ive got one. good gun. my only regret is i didnt know about the sig-sauer version. its got a little better fit and finish and a MUUUUCH better warranty. the sig version is made by gsg but to sig's requirements. its the same gun.

    my opinion skip the gsg offering and get it with the sig label. if nothing else solely for the better CS after the sale. ive had direct experience with ATI...

    a forum search will uncover my experiences.

    ive still got my gsg and still shoot it.
     

  3. Durangokid

    Durangokid New Member

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    The GSG is a fun pistol. They have a very good steel magazine. They seem to prefer Federal Bulk ammo. The only problem they have is the main spring guide rods breaks at around 1,000 rounds. This is a plastic rod that carries the slide return spring. GSG is always out of these. I drilled a hole in the bushing and glued the rod in. I have 2,000 rounds on it no problem. If it breaks again I will replace it with a steel rod.:)
     
  4. bartwatkins

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    I have one too....
    Just took it to the range & put another 200 rounds through it this last weekend. I have at least 1500 rounds through mine - no problems so far. I use only round nose (fmj) ammo through mine - it does not cycle well with HP's.
     
  5. mtbfarms

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    I love mine. It is the only 1911 I know of that will run crap ammo like it was ment to.

    The only negatives I can think of are: the mags are expensive and the basepads will break if you drop them on a hard surface. Also they are in desperate need of a trigger job.

    All in all a lot of fun.
     
  6. g17frantz

    g17frantz New Member

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    Good to know Jon thanks. Everybody seems to be out of stock on the Sig versions though
     
  7. agrotom

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    I have the Sig model and it shoots fairly well, I was expecting a little more heft to it more like Colt ACE But for the money its the best around. :D
     
  8. Dino1

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    I've got the Sig.
    Great gun ... very reliable, very accurate, and a whole lotta fun. :)

    [​IMG]
     
  9. JonM

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    ive had a chance to compare my gsg to the sig version. order the sig and wait for it. the difference in quality is very noticable.
     
  10. g17frantz

    g17frantz New Member

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    Ugh you're killing me but you're probably right Jon
     
  11. Paladin201

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    I owned the GSG version for a while. Great gun. Reliable and accurate. But it has one gotcha that you have to watch for. In front of the slide stop post above the trigger guard is a hex headed screw. This secures the barrel to the frame. It screws directly into the aluminum frame, and the threads are very small. If you ever have need to tighten that screw as I did, be VERY careful as the threads will strip out in a heartbeat. On mine I did little more than just snug the screw down and it stripped.
     
  12. Durangokid

    Durangokid New Member

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    Cabelas had the SIG version on sale last month for $400 bucks at the store. This came with an extra clip and a holster. Our LGS sells the Mags for $24 dollars not bad for a real steel magazine.:)
     
  13. RogerH

    RogerH New Member

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    glad i got the sig now
    :D
     
  14. limbkiller

    limbkiller New Member

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    There is no difference, none what so ever in the guns. The only difference is price and and grips. To think other wise you are fooling yourself.
     
  15. chucksolo69

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    The frame on these guns is not aluminum, it is zinc alloy (Zamak) with a very low percentage of aluminum mixed in. That is the main reason I passed on these guns, and the Colt, and went with the Browning 1911 .22 A1. This gun is made of all T6 7075 Aircraft grade Aluminum and steel.
     

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  16. RogerH

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    took my sig for a run saturday had challage with the mag release . mag kept falling out then the release came out. after temper tantrum and was looking to buy a new one soaked it in CLP break free and it works fine now.
     
  17. TroyS

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    Any thoughts on which ammo to use? I picked up a Sig version and haven't had a chance to shoot it yet. Luckily there is a Wal mart and Cabelas on the way to the range.
     
  18. Wiseman3

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    I have the gsg version and I've ran federal bulk through it (the red box not the blue box) with no real issues also mini mags work great most important thing is that the round is a high velosity round
     
  19. TroyS

    TroyS New Member

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    Thanks Wiseman. I will pick up a couple boxes of each.
     
  20. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Use the same ammo I use in my GSG, THE CHEAPEST I CAN FIND!