Which Is Best??

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by Ambrola, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. Ambrola

    Ambrola New Member

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    I was looking at some 1911's today at the pawn shop when I picked up my ATI 22LR. They had 3 diiferent makes. Which is best in order?

    1.Springfield Armory
    2.Sig Seur
    3.Kimber

    The Sig they have is a very nice looking gun, front strap checkering and also a compact. I don't know anything about these guns as I have always bought Colt.
     
  2. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    Ambrola,

    Flip a coin on the Springfield and Kimber!!! Depends on what model it is and of course the "PRICE" , your budget and which you feels best and has options you want! Not sure on the SIG yet! Haven't been out that long. But Sig builds good pistols.
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  3. Ambrola

    Ambrola New Member

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    Price does not matter because I will be doing some trading.
     
  4. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    The Sig is not a true 1911 pattern pistol. Many parts are not interchangeable with most 1911s. Good gun, just may require gunsmith service.

    As far as the Springer or Kimber, depends what model.
     
  5. Firearms4ever

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    If you're looking for a more GI configuration then Springfield's the right choice, but if you're looking for a more customized firearm then Kimber's the right choice. I carry a Springfield Mil-Spec 1911 and love it.
     
  6. eborden1122

    eborden1122 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    IMO. Sig Sauer or Kimber, depends on what kind.
     
  7. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Seriously if cash is not a factor i'd pick the Kimber :cool:
    Springer last but sure not a bad choice!!
     
  8. Capt18

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    Ambrola ( 1911 question )

    I own a Smith & Wesson PD 1911, Sig "Raptor" 1911, and a Springfield TRP 1911. They all shot well out of the box, there was no "breaking in period" with none of them. Without knowing if you will be using the weapon for home protection, work or just to shoot at the range once in a while, I can only tell you one thing about 1911's that is true no matter what the situation is. YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR!!
    After 23 plus years in law enforcement and 10 years of shooting IDPA and combat courses with my agency's pistol team, I learned that lesson the hard way. Of the three I mentioned above, the TRP is in a class of it's own. The S&W is a VERY!! good gun for the price. I have just recently purchaed the SIG so I am unable to give you alot of feed back on that one yet.
    I can tell you that recently four of my co-workers purchased the Taurus 1911. Everyone of them had problems with that weapon. I'm not trying to trash Taurus but I witnessed this and know it to be FACT. The pistol system has been around for over 100 years for a reason. I would venture to say that just about every gun manufaturer has made one. Which brings me back to my first point of you get what you pay for.
    If your budget is $900-$1200 you are in good shape and have numerous options. If your budget is higher than that I would suggest a Wilson Combat. Unfortunatley a cops salary does not allow me to own one of those but I have shot many of them.
    I hope this information helps you. By the way, Ruger has recently released a 1911 that I hear good things about.
     
  9. Werminator

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    The Ruger SR1911 is the weapon of which he speaks. I haven't handled or shot one yet but they are certainly nice to look at... Gathering good reviews too...
     
  10. AznZOhAn

    AznZOhAn New Member

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    I agree with you, but my experiences with Rugers are they're good new but degrade fast. I own 2 Springfield Armory, and I like them very much. I have loaded 1911 a1 and a mc operator, both shoot great groups.
    I haven't shot a sig 1911 yet, but if they are as good as 220 carry I have then they should be an awesome weapons.
    On another note, kimber is one that has disappointed me. I bought a pro carry 2, and it jammed over 120 rounds out of the 600 I used to break it in, the accuracy was just ok, it's price was more than what it was worth, so I traded it for my sig 220 carry with rails and night sights and now I am happy. The sig hasn't jammed, shoots a tight group, and was about $200 less the kimber.
     
  11. AznZOhAn

    AznZOhAn New Member

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    Sig all the way. I've known 4 people with Kimbers and they all including my own had jamming problems.
     
  12. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    What's this you speak of, Cane? Other than the external extractor and different slide design, what other parts on a Sig 1911 aren't interchangeable?
     
  13. canebrake

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    I'm showing my age. The only experience was with a friend who owned a first Gen GSR that was a bag full of problems. His LGS kept telling him he had to ship the gun back to Sig because none of the parts they had would work in his GSR.

    He got tired of Sig having his gun more than him and traded it in for a Colt 1911. This second hand experience clouded my opinion of the mark and I never followed through with the real answer.

    Sorry guys, I spoke with authority on a subject I had no hard facts. I have since found out that with the exception of the external extractor, the Sig uses the same parts as many other 1911s.

    Thank you Olympus for pointing out this mistake. I will do research on any future statements I make when I don't have the hard facts to back the statement!
     
  14. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    I just wanted to make sure I wasn't misinformed either. Sig also makes a "Traditional" model as of 2011 that has the normal slide design and internal extractor.