Show your 1911 (Read 10503 times)

WTF?Shane

Re: Show your 1911
« Reply #40 on: September 05, 2018, 09:13:40 PM »


Race guns are on a different level, but I still can't accept the idea of a slide mounted optic on 1911. How are you liking it?

WTF?Shane

Re: Show your 1911
« Reply #41 on: September 05, 2018, 09:17:19 PM »

stangzilla

Re: Show your 1911
« Reply #42 on: September 06, 2018, 04:47:44 AM »
Race guns are on a different level, but I still can't accept the idea of a slide mounted optic on 1911. How are you liking it?

I don't have one of those expensive setups, I just thought it was a nice looking 1911  :shaka:

oldfart

Re: Show your 1911
« Reply #43 on: September 06, 2018, 06:03:55 AM »
Build from 80%'s. 2011 racegun and Officers 1911 all polished.
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 interesting pistols....
 welcome to the forum
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stangzilla

Re: Show your 1911
« Reply #44 on: September 06, 2018, 06:43:02 AM »
Build from 80%'s. 2011 racegun and Officers 1911 all polished.

Interesting grip on the officers model
Nice 1911's  :thumbsup:

changemyoil66

Re: Show your 1911
« Reply #45 on: September 06, 2018, 01:19:41 PM »
Are all 1911 grips interchangeable?

The Sig 1911 I tried, looks like Sig took it off their website.  But it had real aggressive grips similar to WTFShane's one, but even more textured.

Flapp_Jackson

Re: Show your 1911
« Reply #46 on: September 06, 2018, 01:45:28 PM »
Are all 1911 grips interchangeable?

The Sig 1911 I tried, looks like Sig took it off their website.  But it had real aggressive grips similar to WTFShane's one, but even more textured.

A brief tutorial.  Worth watching and/or reading.

https://wickedgrips.com/what-1911-grips-fit-my-pistol/



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WTF?Shane

Re: Show your 1911
« Reply #47 on: September 06, 2018, 02:16:18 PM »
Are all 1911 grips interchangeable?

The Sig 1911 I tried, looks like Sig took it off their website.  But it had real aggressive grips similar to WTFShane's one, but even more textured.

I know Sig did some grips that were part of the magwell. I think it was part of the Scorpion series.

Edit: I got mixed up and thought you asked about magwells earlier. It was different site.

Yes, most 1911 grips are interchangeable. Just look out for certain things like frame size, bobtail frame, what style of ambidextrous safety it has, use the proper screws if slim grips, etc.
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TastesLikeMetal

Re: Show your 1911
« Reply #48 on: September 06, 2018, 11:50:32 PM »
The next gun down the road is a 1911 for me.  I was looking at the SIG's.  I don't want to be spending $1500+ on a 1911.  I'm not at the point where I would appreciate or can tell the diff between a $1K and a $2K 1911.  I did see a few colts that were about $800ish, but they look super basic.  And the Sigs look way cooler.  My pistol are tools so if they get dirty or dinged up, I don't care.  That's the main reason why I don't want an expensive 1911.  I won't want to shoot it.

Is Sig a good brand for the price?

Also I heard the mags don't last very long.  And to just replace them instead of trying to fix them.

Kinda Douchey of me but I'm not a fan of the external extractor, I'm sure they function fine but it's just not supposed to be there :wave:  That said I've read advantages/disadvantages of both.

Flapp_Jackson

Re: Show your 1911
« Reply #49 on: September 07, 2018, 01:33:04 AM »
The next gun down the road is a 1911 for me.  I was looking at the SIG's.  I don't want to be spending $1500+ on a 1911.  I'm not at the point where I would appreciate or can tell the diff between a $1K and a $2K 1911.  I did see a few colts that were about $800ish, but they look super basic.  And the Sigs look way cooler.  My pistol are tools so if they get dirty or dinged up, I don't care.  That's the main reason why I don't want an expensive 1911.  I won't want to shoot it.

Is Sig a good brand for the price?

Also I heard the mags don't last very long.  And to just replace them instead of trying to fix them.

I bought these mags for my Sig nightmare Fullsize Fastback 1911:

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/720215/wilson-combat-elite-tactical-magazine-etm-with-base-pad-1911-government-commander-45-acp-8-round

They work perfectly with the pistol, and are almost identical in fit and appearance compared to the Sig mags that came with it.

I had a birthday discount at Midway, so I treated myself to these. After researching a variety of 1911 mags, these Wilson ETM (Elite Tactical Magazine) 8 rd stainless came out as the most often recommended.  No problems so far.

The 1911 has lots of OEM mag manufacturers out there.  If someone is saying the mags don't last long, I'd ask, (1) what brand, (2) what model, and (3) how many rounds total? 

As for Sig 1911 quality, I can only speak to the Nightmare.  I love the silver & black 2-tone finishes, and its tolerances are very tight.  The pistol balances in my hand perfectly, and it just feels "right".

I bought it online from GrabAGun when they still shipped to Hawaii.  It was on sale for $825 with free shipping plus my local FFL fee.  Now they have it listed for $1,079.99.

When I first started going to the range again, I was eyeing the Kimber 1911s.  After research, I found the quality had dropped from when I first read up on them.  Now, I'd recommend a Sig over a current model Kimber.  The older models, if you can find one new or slightly used, would still be a good choice.

It's hard to go wrong with any Sig.  I'd recommend you set a budget first, then make a list of all the 1911s in that range you like.  If price isn't an issue, then it comes down to what model suits your needs best. If you really want to turn heads, an FBI Professional Model for about $3,000 would be an option.  The tolerances are so tight, you'll make going to the range a priority just to put rounds through it and loosen it up enough to eventually rack the slide by hand.  When Hickok45 did a video on that 1911, he had to rack it against the table.   :rofl:
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stangzilla

Re: Show your 1911
« Reply #50 on: September 07, 2018, 08:43:49 AM »
I bought these mags for my Sig nightmare Fullsize Fastback 1911:

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/720215/wilson-combat-elite-tactical-magazine-etm-with-base-pad-1911-government-commander-45-acp-8-round

They work perfectly with the pistol, and are almost identical in fit and appearance compared to the Sig mags that came with it.

I had a birthday discount at Midway, so I treated myself to these. After researching a variety of 1911 mags, these Wilson ETM (Elite Tactical Magazine) 8 rd stainless came out as the most often recommended.  No problems so far.

The 1911 has lots of OEM mag manufacturers out there.  If someone is saying the mags don't last long, I'd ask, (1) what brand, (2) what model, and (3) how many rounds total? 

As for Sig 1911 quality, I can only speak to the Nightmare.  I love the silver & black 2-tone finishes, and its tolerances are very tight.  The pistol balances in my hand perfectly, and it just feels "right".

I bought it online from GrabAGun when they still shipped to Hawaii.  It was on sale for $825 with free shipping plus my local FFL fee.  Now they have it listed for $1,079.99.

When I first started going to the range again, I was eyeing the Kimber 1911s.  After research, I found the quality had dropped from when I first read up on them.  Now, I'd recommend a Sig over a current model Kimber.  The older models, if you can find one new or slightly used, would still be a good choice.

It's hard to go wrong with any Sig.  I'd recommend you set a budget first, then make a list of all the 1911s in that range you like.  If price isn't an issue, then it comes down to what model suits your needs best. If you really want to turn heads, an FBI Professional Model for about $3,000 would be an option.  The tolerances are so tight, you'll make going to the range a priority just to put rounds through it and loosen it up enough to eventually rack the slide by hand.  When Hickok45 did a video on that 1911, he had to rack it against the table.   :rofl:

sounds like the same Sig Nightmare 1911 that my friend has.  it's a very good 1911.  I shot it a few times, and I really like it.   :thumbsup:

changemyoil66

Re: Show your 1911
« Reply #51 on: September 07, 2018, 01:29:12 PM »
Most of the Sigs I found on broker sites were all under 900.  Compared to the Sig site they're $1000+.

WTF?Shane

Re: Show your 1911
« Reply #52 on: September 07, 2018, 02:09:11 PM »
Most of the Sigs I found on broker sites were all under 900.  Compared to the Sig site they're $1000+.

MSRP

Flapp_Jackson

Re: Show your 1911
« Reply #53 on: September 07, 2018, 02:31:36 PM »
MSRP

Usually, that's the case. Take time to shop around for sales.

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dv808

Re: Show your 1911
« Reply #54 on: December 14, 2018, 11:07:19 PM »
Old school and new...

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zippz

Re: Show your 1911
« Reply #55 on: December 28, 2018, 03:56:50 PM »
I was finally able to pick up the Springfield 1911 Range Operator Eltie whicn is my first 1911.  I got it configured to shoot CMP bullseye and NRA PPC.  Guess I'll try get a surplus CMP 1911 next year.

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stangzilla

Re: Show your 1911
« Reply #56 on: December 28, 2018, 05:15:56 PM »
I was finally able to pick up the Springfield 1911 Range Operator Eltie whicn is my first 1911.  I got it configured to shoot CMP bullseye and NRA PPC.  Guess I'll try get a surplus CMP 1911 next year.



Nice!
I have the Elite target as well. Mine is 45acp. That thing is accurate!!!  :thumbsup:

oldfart

Re: Show your 1911
« Reply #57 on: December 28, 2018, 06:00:34 PM »
Nice.
I'm just a sucker for a 1911 with adjustable sights and a checkered front strap. :thumbsup:
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drck1000

Re: Show your 1911
« Reply #58 on: December 28, 2018, 06:02:16 PM »
Nice Zips! If I were to get a 1911 in 45, it would be a SA. That’s one model I looked at pretty closely. Maybe if 45 ammo was cheaper.

stangzilla

Re: Show your 1911
« Reply #59 on: December 29, 2018, 09:20:05 AM »
Nice Zips! If I were to get a 1911 in 45, it would be a SA. That’s one model I looked at pretty closely. Maybe if 45 ammo was cheaper.

YG's had a SA RO 45acp with adjustable sights on sale last week for $700-something. I was very tempted. If we didnt have the BS hawaii registration, I would have got it. Not sure if it's still there.