Sig Saur 1911

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  1. ampaterry

    ampaterry *TFF Admin Staff Chaplain* Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I just handled one of these for the first time Sunday morning at church. (Yeah, I have THAT kind of church!).
    It had a threaded barrel, Omni safety, adjustable trigger, rail, and all in black - looked like powder coat.
    What struck me was the weight! I have a regular government issue 1911A1 that I put together from parts over four decades ago which I have replaced the thin plastic grips with thick Oak ones. This Sig weighs a LOT more than mine -
    A truly beautiful gun -
     
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    Was it the XO Black? They list a weight of 41.6 oz. with the mag. That is a little heavier. http://www.sigsauer.com/CatalogProductDetails/1911-xo-black.aspx
     
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    I've never handled or seen a Sig 1911 in person
    Now I'm curious...
     
  4. ampaterry

    ampaterry *TFF Admin Staff Chaplain* Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Except it had a rail below, and it had a threaded barrel that extended out about 3/4 inch - also had an ambi safety which this one does not mention.
     
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    ampaterry *TFF Admin Staff Chaplain* Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I have a Sig 1911 TACOPS that sounds like the one you describe EXCEPT mine does not have a threaded barrel either.
    [​IMG]

    I don't think it is any heavier than my other 1911's though. Maybe that longer barrel and thread protector adds a little weight.
     
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    $1,300 (suggested retail) is a little steep for my bank account, but I'm sure it's worth the money.
     
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    Mine came with 4 magazines and it was quite a bit less than $1300, actually just a little more than half that at $750.
     
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    ampaterry *TFF Admin Staff Chaplain* Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I cannot believe that this is less than 3 ounces heavier than my GI model - it felt like a LOT more than that!
    Funny - -
     
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    Since I am somewhat curious, I just went and got all of my full size .45 ACP 1911's out of the safe and weighed them, empty without magazine. Here are the results

    Sig TACOPS is 38.5 ounces

    Rock Island is 37.0 ounces

    Ruger is 36.0 ounces

    Colt is 35.5 ounces
     
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    ampaterry *TFF Admin Staff Chaplain* Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Good grief, George - it seems that 1911's are kind of like peanuts with you, huh? One just is not enough?

    LOL!!!

    Still puzzling over the HEFT of that thing -
     
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    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    That is just the full sized one in .45. I didn't weigh the rest of them!
     
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    You'll be hooked. I am.
     
  14. Mick1958

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    I have had a Colt 1911 since 1986 that I bought used and made many modifications to it... Namely I made it into a 70 from an 80 to improve trigger consistency. It works great. In the time that has elapsed I got into military rifles and a lot of Glock pistols... Last year I seen the Sig Emperor Scorpion and I could not even sleep thinking about how nice it looks. Pretty lame for an old man to feel that way. So, I gathered up my pennies and bought it. The grips are beautiful (G-10) but after the first 50 rounds I had a blister on my hand from the aggressiveness of the texture. I have seen on some other forums people sand them down to make them less aggressive. I will not. Right out of the box the gun was dead nuts on! Appears to have Novak sites on the rear. I was so impressed that I picked up another the following week I picked up a Nitron... Same thing as far as accuracy. Yet the grips were pleasing to hold. I will probably purchase some aftermarket grips for the Scorpion ... I just wanted to share a 100% satisfaction story about my 1911 experience.
     
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    We have a member here that makes custom grips for the 1911 by the screen name of Woodnut. He make some beautiful grips ad most of them are quite affordable. Here is a link to his TFF Craftsman Showcase: http://www.thefirearmsforum.com/threads/cw-grips.122614/
     
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