Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 26 to 31 of 31
  1. #26
    rolandrock is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    NE Florida
    Posts
    24
    I've been shooting a Sig Traditional Compact for a couple months now. My first non-Colt 1911.
    I gotta say. it wasn't love at first sight but it was pretty close. A couple of workbench tweeks later, I really, REALLY like this thing.
    It's been utterly reliable from shot 1 with everything put through it and that includes some 20 year old junk and some old SWC IPSC loads.

    Fit an finish are there, no sharp edges on the mainspring housing. No squared off frame top to screw up holster buying.
    All stainless, night sights, plenty accurate.

    It has some MIM internals which I gather most gunners find less than desirable. I don't really have much knowledge of the process.
    I assume it's some sort of powdered metal technology which if you spend any time with knife guys is an obsession with them and a huge +.

    In any case, I bet I could change out those parts for $20 or so. I think I got the gun into my holster new for $860 or so. Less than $875...

    I'm 100% happy with it now which, kinda surprises me.

  2. Ads
  3. #27
    jdeere9750 is offline Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    422

    4" 1911 with Short Grip

    Quote Originally Posted by VAMarine View Post
    Dan Wesson would be my choice.
    Well...three months later, here it is. My iPhone camera doesn't do it justice. I'm excited.


  4. #28
    VAMarine's Avatar
    VAMarine is offline Administrator
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    3,196

    Re: 4" 1911 with Short Grip

    Quote Originally Posted by jdeere9750 View Post
    Well...three months later, here it is. My iPhone camera doesn't do it justice. I'm excited.

    Very cool, can't wait to hear more about it! Congrats!

  5. #29
    rolandrock is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    NE Florida
    Posts
    24
    Quote Originally Posted by jdeere9750 View Post
    lifetime warranty, etc.
    I'd just like to point out that as far as S&W is concerned "lifetime" means 20 years.

    I found that out a couple of months ago when my almost never fired 669 developed an issue with the safety.

    I have no idea how Sig defines lifetime.

  6. #30
    Waldo Pepper's Avatar
    Waldo Pepper is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    80
    I have owned a couple officers 1911's in 45ACP but between reliability with the big 45 round and weight I walked away twice, finally got a Sig clone of Mustang and it was 100% reliable unlike the one Colt Mustang I had 20 years ago. When the Sig 938 came out I traded up to the 9mm and the gun has every option needed including night sights and is 100% reliable still almost 9 months later. And the thing still fits the pocket holster I had for the 380 model.

  7. #31
    jdeere9750 is offline Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    422

    4" 1911 with Short Grip

    Quote Originally Posted by Waldo Pepper View Post
    I have owned a couple officers 1911's in 45ACP but between reliability with the big 45 round and weight I walked away twice, finally got a Sig clone of Mustang and it was 100% reliable unlike the one Colt Mustang I had 20 years ago. When the Sig 938 came out I traded up to the 9mm and the gun has every option needed including night sights and is 100% reliable still almost 9 months later. And the thing still fits the pocket holster I had for the 380 model.
    Reliability was one of the reasons I went with the commander length slide. That, and my accuracy is greatly improved with a longer slide.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Ads

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search tags for this page

1911 4 barrel compact grip

,

4 1911

,

dan wesson 1911 cco

,
how do i shorten the grip on a 1911
,
short grip .45 with 4 barrel
,

short grip 1911

,
short grip 1911 frame
,
short grip on a 1911
,
shortened grip frame 1911
,

sig 1911 short grip

,

sw1911es night sights

,
what grips will fit my sti iv 1911
Click on a term to search for related topics.