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Sig 1911 Help

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by siam, Jul 14, 2017.

  1. siam

    siam New Member

    Dec 8, 2015
    Well getting close to making the jump to my first 1911. Have narrowed it down to 2 both being Sig
    1-Sig 1911 Compact Nickel this being a commander size new in the box. $1049
    2. Sig 1911 Ultra Carry Nitron this being smaller at 3.3" which should be easier to carry. again new $979

    If it was your money which one would you take for your first 1911. This will be my carry gun after break in.
    Thanks Mike
  2. simonp

    simonp Well-Known Member

    May 27, 2016
    Personally I don't like anything smaller than commander size, the problems just multiply when you go smaller. In addition shooting that micro is less pleasant so less likely to train as often with it.

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  3. Sterling Archer

    Sterling Archer Codename Duchess Supporting Addict

    Aug 30, 2015
    This. Plus I'll add that .45 JHPs, even premium lines, shot from barrels under 4" to 4.25" have a habit of not expanding.
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2017
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  4. 605atthe wheels

    605atthe wheels In the staging lanes Supporting Addict

    Oct 19, 2012
    Me=Compact Nickel, because I like a little bling & Nickel is stuff as hell also, but there is nothing wrong with the little Nitron UC.
    Of course we'll expect range reports & reviews as well as pics or YOU WILL BE BANNED ;);)

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  5. 605atthe wheels

    605atthe wheels In the staging lanes Supporting Addict

    Oct 19, 2012
    "T" man, ALL do respect, but my 3.5" ECO is a tac driving summanabiotch, & the solid copper Underwood critical defense don't need to expand LOL.

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  6. Dub

    Dub born in the wrong century

    Mar 19, 2017
    I've got a 3" Colt that I truly want to get running reliably so I can trust it as a carry gun. It's been an aggravation getting there, though.

    That being said I've never a minutes trouble from the Commander sized 1911's I've owned....not one bit of trouble.
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  7. Oldag

    Oldag Well-Known Member

    Aug 27, 2014
    I have four Sig 1911 Ultra compacts. All have been flawless in operation with a variety of ammo and mags. I shoot as accurately with the Ultra as I do with a 5".

    Still plenty of velocity from the 3.3" barrel for HP to expand.

    You can't go wrong with either.
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  8. 1911wheelsnomore

    1911wheelsnomore GUN KRAZO Supporting Addict

    May 12, 2015
    Welcome to the forum and if it were my money I wouldn't buy either one of those two.
    Since you asked.
    Might not be what you want to hear but it is my honest answer.
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  9. ERT354

    ERT354 1911 addict

    Jun 29, 2013
    My Opinion only ! Neither. Save your money and get into a entry level semi- custom. Get something that is fitted better than just an assembly line pistol with no hand fitting at all! Good luck !
  10. Wilsonwessonbrown

    Wilsonwessonbrown Moderator Moderator Supporting Addict

    Apr 11, 2015
    IMO Neither Spend the couple hundred extra bucks buy a Dan Wesson ECO or Valkyrie money better spent.
  11. FWoo45

    FWoo45 The whole world is about three drinks behind. Supporting Addict

    Jan 13, 2017
    My first was a Sig. It was the only 1911(ish) pistol I could find in the county. Went to seven gun shops that day. I like quite a bit and don't plan on selling it but for a couple hundred bucks more I love my Dan Wesson. For a couple hundred more I also love my Baer. Better trigger on the Baer but I don't shoot it any better than the Wesson. YMMV.

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  12. Mike0251

    Mike0251 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 25, 2016
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  13. rglassma

    rglassma Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2014
  14. 605atthe wheels

    605atthe wheels In the staging lanes Supporting Addict

    Oct 19, 2012
    Count me in for the DW ECO as well. I've had my 9mm for over 2 yrs, literally not 1 issue. I just bought another one from our FS section. Do yourself a REAL favor, wait until you can get the ECO.

  15. Mike A

    Mike A Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 19, 2017
    Hate to say it but I would rather have a Norinco than a Sig 1911. :(
    I bought a Sig P250. What a very expensive Mistake. Still today no Spares for this P250.
    As a Colt lover I would buy a Colt Commander. For what a Colt sells for
    You can buy after market parts to make it look cool :cool:

    I am addicted to the 1911 & the 45 ACP cartridge. That's it, those 2 have done
    all I have asked them to do. My tools just have to work without fail, like the 1911
    & a 230gr Ball cartridge.
    My .02
  16. 605atthe wheels

    605atthe wheels In the staging lanes Supporting Addict

    Oct 19, 2012
    Siam, PM/Conversation sent.

  17. sellersm

    sellersm Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Dec 4, 2014
    Sent you a PM/Conversation...
  18. Cloudsmoker

    Cloudsmoker Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Dec 31, 2014
    For a production gun that doesn't pretend to be anything it's not, I think the Sig's are really good value. My son-in-aw has one and it's a shooter. I wouldn't go below 4", but that's more personal preference.

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