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How is sig's 1911? Because I really want to get a 1911 next.
I don't know. I have smaller hands. I like single stack anythings. So I prefer a 1911 (with slim grip plates) to a G26. I owned a G26, S&WM&Ps as well. They were hard to get a good grip to control after the first shot. And my fingers were always trying just a tad too short so my hand would "cheat around" a little which meant my wrist and elbow were not in a direct line with the barrel. I have a Sig 239 and the first time I shot it my reaction was "Wow! This thing makes me shoot so much better!" It was because my hand and arm were aligned better due to the single stack.

For 1911s I have owned a few. S&W and Ruger. The S&W have all been SC (scandium frame, lighter weight) or PD models (basically same as SC). I really like them but again, the Ruger had thicker grip plates and were not as comfortable for me to shoot.
 

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How is sig's 1911? Because I really want to get a 1911 next.
I have the sig Tacops 1911 from sig and love it. Shoot at least 50 rounds a week through it some weeks a couple hundred. Only malfunction I've ever had was a new recipe of swc reloads I made that the crimp was too loose and she hung up feeding. Ran them back through the crimping die for a little tighter crimp and they ran perfect. Gun is accurate as any good 1911.......the fit ans finish is very nice. Can't go wrong for a sub $1k 1911. Worth every penny
 

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Hmm, as hand guns go, Glock and Sig. As rifles go, I have 1 each of a few different manufacturers: S&W, IWI, CZ, Ruger, as well as some Frankensteins (DPMS, etc). As gun accessory brands go, Eotech, Trijicon, Aimpoint, Leupold, Elcan, TrueGlo, ZEV, Agency, Magpul, Troy, TangoDown, BCM, Geissele and PWS are mainstays and something of theirs usually ends up on my projects. If/when I take on an AR build, a rifle or Glock project, those are the brands I trust most and use.

The short list of brands I haven't tried, but are on my radar for acquisition: H&K, Barrett, Accuracy International (AI), LWRC, Knight's Armament (KAC), Daniel Defense, FN, Nightforce, and Steiner.

The reality is I'm in the market for (but haven't pulled the trigger on) an Sig Emperor Scorpion 1911, S&W M&P R8 .357, H&K USP45C, H&K USC (for SBR and USP conversion), Barrett M95 .50, AIX .338 or .50, FN SCAR-L or H, LWRC REPR, LWRC SMG 45, and maybe a KAC or BCM stripped upper/lower for a custom SBR build. Only thing I'm lacking is time and money right now as I just recently finished my Glock 17MOS and CZ Scorpion SBR projects.

*Edit* As if the above list wasn't hard enough on the wallet (and will take years to finish, if ever), a class III/ NFA full auto Colt M4 lower. Looks like pre-86's are running $60k+ right now on Gunbroker. I think 2 years ago they were $20k...
 
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For those of you with multiple firearms from the same manufacturer, do you have multiples of the same model? I was watching a Tactical Toolbox YouTube video and he was going through his safe. Must have counted 10 Glock 19s, plus a few P80 G19 builds. I understand that they can be customized, so having multiples isn't unheard of, just curious.
 
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For those of you with multiple firearms from the same manufacturer, do you have multiples of the same model? I was watching a Tactical Toolbox YouTube video and he was going through his safe. Must have counted 10 Glock 19s, plus a few P80 G19 builds. I understand that they can be customized, so having multiples isn't unheard of, just curious.

I think it depends on why someone has multiples from a company and the company itself.

If someone consciously collects one brand or model, then there's tons of variations within a brand or model. My dad used to know a guy who collected Winchester Model 12s. This guy had a room full of different Model 12s variants.

If someone likes what one model of gun has to offer, there's a lot of room for customization.

Brands can also vary quite a lot. Remington made everything from Civil War revolvers to Rolling Blocks to 870s and 1100s. Winchester made a huge number of different models. CZ and Zastava make/made everything from pocket pistols to 7.62x39 machine guns and safari rifles. On the flip side, if someone collects original Springfield Armory guns, they're limited to US service rifles up until the M14.
 

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For those of you with multiple firearms from the same manufacturer, do you have multiples of the same model? I was watching a Tactical Toolbox YouTube video and he was going through his safe. Must have counted 10 Glock 19s, plus a few P80 G19 builds. I understand that they can be customized, so having multiples isn't unheard of, just curious.
Yes. And multiples of the same style and manufacturer in different calibers.
 
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Just to add a little: there's a difference between a practical user and a collector. A practical user will think "I like [brand]" and buys guns from that brand to suit their purposes, like say the guy with a bunch of different sized Glocks. A collector seeks out that brand's or model's variants just to have.
 

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Just to add a little: there's a difference between a practical user and a collector. A practical user will think "I like [brand]" and buys guns from that brand to suit their purposes, like say the guy with a bunch of different sized Glocks. A collector seeks out that brand's or model's variants just to have.
Right. And some of those practical users will have multiples "in case." Competitors are a perfect example; it makes perfect sense to me that an athlete has an exact duplicate of their core piece of equipment as a backup.
 
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Right. And some of those practical users will have multiples "in case." Competitors are a perfect example; it makes perfect sense to me that an athlete has an exact duplicate of their core piece of equipment as a backup.

Yes, and the opposite would be a collector who seeks out the obscure and impractical, like say a Winchester collector wanting a Winchester 1911 shotgun, aka "Widowmaker." Impractical gun, but worth having if someone collects Winchesters.
 

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How is sig's 1911? Because I really want to get a 1911 next.
Most of their guns are serviceable, but I just don't like the way they look. (their slide profiles are weird to me, I like slab-sided 1911s ) They used to be total dumpster fires when the GSR came out but they have come a long way. One thing to look out for, they use an external extractor, though. I have no idea whether this part is common or not or procurable via a
commoner. One thing I like about all the 1911s I do have, is they're all series 70 (no firing pin safety garbage) and any 1911 gun plumber dude will have parts and can easily work on them. I don't have to rely on factory service. I am weird with 1911s though, unless something is hosed if its a minor problem I would rather have a local gunsmith fix the
thing than send it out. Usually the end result is better.

I just bought my first Springfield (Vickers Masterclass) and I actually am impressed for the price point. (under 1400 bucks) I like my DW specialist too, but the DW costs a lot more than that gun does. The Springer is actually more comfortable to shoot because its not quite as aggressive in its checkering and so on.
 

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Most of their guns are serviceable, but I just don't like the way they look. (their slide profiles are weird to me, I like slab-sided 1911s ) They used to be total dumpster fires when the GSR came out but they have come a long way. One thing to look out for, they use an external extractor, though. I have no idea whether this part is common or not or procurable via a
commoner. One thing I like about all the 1911s I do have, is they're all series 70 (no firing pin safety garbage) and any 1911 gun plumber dude will have parts and can easily work on them. I don't have to rely on factory service. I am weird with 1911s though, unless something is hosed if its a minor problem I would rather have a local gunsmith fix the
thing than send it out. Usually the end result is better.

I just bought my first Springfield (Vickers Masterclass) and I actually am impressed for the price point. (under 1400 bucks) I like my DW specialist too, but the DW costs a lot more than that gun does. The Springer is actually more comfortable to shoot because its not quite as aggressive in its checkering and so on.
i had a real itch for a quite a while to get myself a staccato - but - got a shadow 2 and as long as i have absolutely nothing against 1911s or 2011s - it is working way better for me.
i know you said it feels too heavy - and after an hour of shooting it i can feel it too - but - it is nothing short of amazing. may be that feel will self-dissipate with time, but, so far i am a believer.
 

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i had a real itch for a quite a while to get myself a staccato - but - got a shadow 2 and as long as i have absolutely nothing against 1911s or 2011s - it is working way better for me.
i know you said it feels too heavy - and after an hour of shooting it i can feel it too - but - it is nothing short of amazing. may be that feel will self-dissipate with time, but, so far i am a believer.

Lol I dont ever remember saying anything was too heavy. All these guns are like 40+ ounces regardless.

I wouldn't touch a 2011 though unless I was doing a gun game that sort of demanded it. Otherwise they're not really that practical and are like setting cash on fire, especially WRT the
magazines. It's not uncommon to see a guy with a 2011 rig where they dropped over $100 a mag by the time the thing was done. It shouldn't bother me, but it does. Like I literally
have like maybe 2 dozen wilson combat 47Ds (and derivatives) hanging around. Those mags collectively only cost me a few hundred bucks. If those mags were 2011 mags, I'd have
maybe 6 whole magazines. [rofl]

Facially something like an S2 is a lot easier to deal with. Cheap mags, high reliability. but the thing with 1911s is if someone wants a 1911 they're getting a 1911. I would't pretend to
tell VetteGirl that she should just look at something else. If someone wants a 1911 they're not going to be swayed. [laugh] It's not a "bad" thing it just is. If someone is shopping for a Porsche you don't try to tell them that they should buy a BMW M3 instead, they're not going to be happy.
 
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