Sig Sauer 1911 .22 vs Ruger MkIII Hunter
I'm researching what to buy for my first gun, and I've more or less narrowed it down to two options, the Sig Sauer 1911-22(dude in the shop told me about it, came home and researched) and the Ruger MkIII Hunter (researched/found online).
I've held both in a shop, (couldn't shoot because they don't rent those models), and they both felt good.
I've heard nothing but rave reviews about the Ruger and its accuracy. Unfortunately, I couldn't find that many reviews/videos of the 1911. I know there's about a hundred dollar difference between the two, and I was wondering if that one hundred dollar difference was worth it.
My plan is to get another handgun of higher caliber sometime in the future, but right now I'm focusing on cheap ammo = lots more shooting.
If you want a Sig in .22 LR,,,
Buy one of their Classic .22 series pistols,,,
They are built on the same frame as three of their centerfire pistols,,,
And you then purchase the X-Change kit to convert it up to 9mm, .40, or .45 ACP.
That way you are getting SIG quality, the SIG trigger/ergonomics,,,
And the ability to convert it to a reliable SD cartridge.
The Sig 1911 is definitely a GSG made pistol,,,
And unfortunately it's made up mostly of zinc alloy.
I have two friends who purchased the GSG,,,
After only a few thousand rounds of shooting CCI standard velocity,,,
Both of the handguns are starting to show an inordinate amount of wear on the slides.