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Old 04-09-2018, 02:55 PM
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Hey all. Im thinking about getting a 1911 in 45acp. Kinda(very) late to the 1911 party, but have many semi-auto's and many revolvers in different calibers. I'm interested in the Sig 1911 45 Stx or the discontinued( so im told) 1911 45 TTT model. I have looked at Springfield 1911's also, so not out of the question either. I've seen both brands listed as Ca Comp. Is there any difference in the CA models over the regular or it just meets the DOJ guidelines? Prices are sometimes better on the CA models so id like to know if I should stay away or not? (I'm in WI) Back to the real subject of the Sig models. Anyone have one of the Sig models in question, or can provide any pro AND cons on getting either? Their are a few differences in the two models,( Ambi safety, SS controls vs black, etc).But essentiallly appear to be the same gun, just the cosmetics changed. They're a little more pricey than some models out there, but don't want to play the I shoulda game. Thanks in advance for the help. Ron
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Old 04-09-2018, 08:13 PM
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My next competition gun for USPSA is going to be a 1911. I am looking at the Sig Max Michel 9mm 1911 or the S&W 1911 9mm Pro. Both of these have an external extractor. This is a positive. Some Sig 1911 have the "Sig contour" that is wider than a standard 1911. Won't fit in a standard 1911 holster.
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Old 04-09-2018, 09:50 PM
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I have an STX and it is a wonderful shooter. As an admitted Sig fan, the slightly more square slide profile is not a problem to me. Mine is accurate and has shot cheap hardball, re-man moly coated semi-wadcutters, anything I've thrown in it.

The two tone finish and burl grips make a pleasant combination to my eye, but I've sometime put a nice pair of walnut grips on it.

For full disclosure I also have the Sig Target 1911 with the rather strange wooden mag-well grips and a C3 compact in .45acp. The STX gets slightly more range time.
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I have the Commander sized Nightmare Carry with rounded butt, not quite the full size you want, but I can say that after a little polishing on the fire controls, esp the firing pin block pin, to get rid of a really skritchy trigger, it has been a delight to shoot. I've fired everything from 185 gr target semi-wadcutters to hot SD 185's to reloads, to factory SD and hardball 230's, and have not had a single failure to function in about 800 rds. I haven't done any bench accuracy work, but at 3 to 25 yds, it hits what I aim at as well as I can.
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What is a thread without pictures? My Sig 1911. Not the best pics, but oh well! Do enjoy it though. Bob
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I have a couple of Sigs, a Tac Ops 45acp 5" all stainless in black nitron that came as a kit (Tac Pack) and the C3 45acp lightweight commander stainless and alloy in nitron and both are tack drivers, probably the one of the most accurate, right out of the box gun I've ever shot. First two photos are the same gun, two tone is the C3 and the last two photos are of the two I customized for my twin sons graduation presents from Marine boot camp.
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I had a Sig Scorpion 1911 with the Sig slide. Nice flat trigger and an excellent shooter. My son has it now. The only downside is the holster issue as previously mentioned.
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The STX and TTT were my first choices a few years back when deciding to finally get my first 1911. I ended up with their Nickel model 1911 and it is the most accurate out of the box firearm I own. I would still love to have a like new STX or TTT. I've been fully invested in the Sig P Series over the last few decades so the Sig 1911 slide profile of their non-traditional models is attractive to me. The external extractor is an improvement in my book. While it is only my opinion and worth what it costs (free), it's tough to beat a Sig 1911 for value, performance, and good looks right out of the box-especially the STX/TTT.
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Im also seeing some Sig 1911's in a "MA Compliant" form. Some say "higher trigger pull", while some reviews say its not. MA law states a 10lb trigger pull on DA guns and 5lbs on SAO guns. Also a small hole up top for "Loaded chamber indicator". Anybody have first hand knowledge on this? Especially the 1911 part?
Thanks for the replies so far. Ron
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Im also seeing some Sig 1911's in a "MA Compliant" form. Some say "higher trigger pull", while some reviews say its not. MA law states a 10lb trigger pull on DA guns and 5lbs on SAO guns. Also a small hole up top for "Loaded chamber indicator". Anybody have first hand knowledge on this? Especially the 1911 part?
Thanks for the replies so far. Ron
My Nightmare Carry had a 7+ lb SA pull from the factory, gunsmith made it 4.5 lb when he did the trigger job for me. I just checked it with a gauge, and that's where it is. The only hole in my slide anywhere near the cartridge is the external extractor pivot pin access hole behind the chamber on top of the slide, but my gun is about 5 years old.

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Have a XO from a tacpac and a nightmare carry, both in 45acp. Excellent 1911's. I have a Springfield Armory R.O. in 9mm and had a loaded target. They too are excellent. Personally I think the Sig's are a touch better in fit and finish, all are stainless and have a checkered front strap.
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I have the Tac Ops (traditional slide profile) that was an LE trade in from a Sheriff's Office in Wyoming. New Sheriff, new guns.



It has almost everything I don't like in a 1911 except a full-length guide rod. Front serrations (slanted, to boot), external extractor, long trigger, ambi-safety, flat mainspring house, aggressive frame checkering, mag well, a rail of all things, and grips made of recycled pavement and old corn nuts. But somehow, it all comes together to make a very nice package. It shoots great, too.











The place knocked off 50 bucks because it was missing a grip screw and bushing.

I like it now. I even hung a light off it. It pulls nightstand duty now.
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Thanks to all who replied. After two store trips to paw up as many 1911's as possible, I found the Sig to be the best fit for me. Read tons of reviews, good and bad, on the Sigs and watched many videos as well. As for the MA Comp models it seems, even Sig CS couldn't rule out heavier springs for trigger pull. Oddly enough, NOBODY will actually commit to it being done tho. Either way, when I went to look at the TTT CA model, it was sold out. Did find the STX models at very consistent pricing everywhere I looked (All the same price at 20+ sites). Is that a Sig thing?? Oh well, long story short (that ship has sailed) I found a place with 16 in stock at $73 cheaper w/free shipping. Sold. Can't wait to actually take it to the range. Thanks again to all, Ron
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Late to the party but I too have a Sig C3. It's my most often carried .45; 100% reliable, lightweight, and easy to carry with the Officers size frame. I also put a set of CT grips on it. You won't be disappointed.
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03hemi,

Where did you get the USMC grips?

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Here's mine- awesome pistol with everything I want in a 1911 and none of the stuff (ambi safety, FLGR, rail, front serrations) I don't.
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Where did you get the USMC grips?

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Those would be from Altamont.
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