1911 357 Sig

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by Old Rooster, Jul 4, 2020.

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  1. Descartian

    Descartian Well-Known Member

    Apr 13, 2017
    I’ve always been told that bottleneck cartridges are a PITA to get to function reliably in a 1911/2011.
     
  2. Uncle Bob

    Uncle Bob Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2017
    They had the same problem decades ago with the 38/45. Many 45acp cases gave up their life trying to make 38/45 cases. Loved it when it worked... but....
     
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  3. Descartian

    Descartian Well-Known Member

    Apr 13, 2017
    And 9x25 Dillon, 40 Super and 400 Corbon
     
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  4. Dub

    Dub born in the wrong century

    Mar 19, 2017

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  5. Ned Christiansen

    Ned Christiansen Well-Known Member

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    Mar 27, 2013
    I didn't have any issues getting it to work, and I test fired it quite a bit (I think Patrick Sweeney has a pic in one of his books of me shooting the RETS range (pop-ups) with it and the base where we do Patrol Rifle classes). I kinda lucked into a decent supply of .357 SIG so I did not have to be conservative with shooting it. But still, me test firing a gun 2-300 times is not the same as long-term ownership. I will say that I'm in fairly regular contact with the owner and he has never mentioned any problems.
     
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  6. Old Rooster

    Old Rooster Active Member

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    May 17, 2020
    This is exactly what I need to learn about. First-hand. I know Sig made it work well enough to market it. Seems to me a properly designed follower and a ramped barrel that is compatible with the cartridge are the key.
     
  7. bladeandbarrel

    bladeandbarrel ISO The Very Best 1911's Supporting Addict

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    Apr 6, 2019
    use an 8 rd mag and it solves most issues
     
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  8. Old Rooster

    Old Rooster Active Member

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    May 17, 2020
    Probably will require a pretty stout recoil spring. It’s a bit of a dragon.
     
  9. bladeandbarrel

    bladeandbarrel ISO The Very Best 1911's Supporting Addict

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    Apr 6, 2019
    No, whatever you would use for 45 ACP
     
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  10. Old Rooster

    Old Rooster Active Member

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    May 17, 2020
    You’re an enabler.
     
  11. Ned Christiansen

    Ned Christiansen Well-Known Member

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    Mar 27, 2013
    I would not assume that because a gun is on the market, it has been debugged and found to work well. Not saying one way or the other on the SIG 1911, just saying "in general".

    Roehl, you said: "beautiful in a wonderfully chaotic way". Holy crap, I want to TM that!
     
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