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Old March 30th, 2020, 05:38 PM #21
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Interesting that you have a 226 that you like and haven't considered a Sig P220. 45acp is my favorite caliber, and IMO the 220 is one of the best pistols on the planet. Of course a good 1911 is certainly nothing to sneeze at. Good luck.
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At an $1100 price point, that's not a gun I'd see as a safe queen. I guess it depends on perspective, but as a musician, I'm whacking $1500 with of cymbals with a stick, and my main gigging trumpet is a $2400 horn, but that's nothing - my buddy is playing a $4200 horn and he doesn't even clean it regularly.

I'm also not that worried about finding a holster for the squared slide, although it does drastically cut down on choices.

I've looked at the Springfield TRP, and there's a lot to like there, but it's almost a grand more than the RO - just a touch out of my price range for now, but on your suggestion I'll give it another look.

Is the general consensus that Sig makes good 1911s?

About your buddy. Nice he went to SOTAI school of the american instrument. Cleans only when it needs it. My thoughts exactly unless needs to look clean on outside. Buddy had an effd up flugel horn that sounded awesome. Said it was like an old chevy 350. Do not clean else shit would start leaking and run terrible. Hahaha
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Cool. I have been looking at the RIA as well as a couple others
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I bought a Sig 1911 Target edition from Dan at Baltimore's Best Pawn about a year ago. It is a great gun but the recoil is perhaps a bit more than I would want to handle in an EDC situation. I'm not a big built guy so my Sig P226 and P229 work better for me. Just as an aside, Dan gave me a great price on the handgun. I'd definitely give him a call if I were looking to add to my collection.

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When choosing the pistol (assuming you look at several) pay attention to the grain of the grip panels.

My right one had a bit of a void (very small) just below the top grip screw and it snapped in two when removed one day.

Easily repairable with some thin super glue - just something to be aware of... I replaced the OEM panels with some micarta ones. I know they won’t break

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I have always preferred wood grips on 1911's...they just work for me.
Recently, many micarta and G10 grips have been working out well.
It pays to explore options.
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Interesting that you have a 226 that you like and haven't considered a Sig P220. 45acp is my favorite caliber, and IMO the 220 is one of the best pistols on the planet. Of course a good 1911 is certainly nothing to sneeze at. Good luck.
Other 45s aren't off the table - I also have a USP 45 - I just want this next pistol to be a 1911. Then I'll start exploring other options, and the Sig p220 is on the list.

As for grips/stocks, I'm not married to the ones that come on the STX - I like them, but a nice set of cocobolo grip would be something worth looking into.
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For a bit more money, you might consider a Dan Wesson. For my first 1911 I stretched the budget a bit to a DW Pointman 45 and could not be happier.
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For a bit more money, you might consider a Dan Wesson. For my first 1911 I stretched the budget a bit to a DW Pointman 45 and could not be happier.
I agree that DW's are worth stretching the budget. Fit and finish IMHO are noticeably better than Sig 1911's.
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Other 45s aren't off the table - I also have a USP 45 - I just want this next pistol to be a 1911. Then I'll start exploring other options, and the Sig p220 is on the list.

As for grips/stocks, I'm not married to the ones that come on the STX - I like them, but a nice set of cocobolo grip would be something worth looking into.
Not svelte, bulky but strong as blazes and accurate...Ruger P90. Had one, regret selling it.
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