SIG 1911, is it a "Real" 1911?

Cheetoh734Cheetoh734 Senior MemberPosts: 714 Senior Member
This may be dumb. I am not an expert on 1911s but I remember somewhere that SIG 1911s aren't "real" 1911s in terms of interchangeable parts or something. Am I wrong? My friend is considering either a Kimber or a SIG 1911. He has held both and really seems to like the Sig. Help me out wise ones, what should I tell him? Thanks.


  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,195 Senior Member
    SIG uses and external extractor and the Series 80 firing pin safety for its 1911s, along with a slide that's more "SIGgish" in shape.

    Kimber, if it has a "II" in the model name, uses the Schwartz firing pin safety.
    Overkill is underrated.
  • AntonioAntonio Senior Member Posts: 2,353 Senior Member
    Friend of mine has one; I'd say it's more 1911-ish that 1911, but anyway it's a great gun.
  • Cheetoh734Cheetoh734 Senior Member Posts: 714 Senior Member
    Thanks guys. I basically told him what you said Wambli. I just wanted to make sure....
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