Changing Allegiance

Changing Allegiance

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    Changing Allegiance

    I am a SIG fan. A big SIG fan. In fact my wife just bougt me a brand new P229SAS in .357SIG (as yet unfired) for my 50th birthday. My trouble lies in the fact that I am also a big 1911 fan and have a safe full of them (I think I've got over a dozen), one of which is my all time favorite 1911, a Combat Commander that was my first civilian carry gun. Today my dilemma deepened.

    I took the Colt out of the safe and took it out in back of the barn and proceeded to put 50 rds of Whitebox through it just for old time's sake. The thing pointed better than my P229 ever did, and the trigger was as crisp as ever. It broke right where I remembered, and my muscles remembered too. Everything worked the way it should have, and every round made COM. I decided to dust off my old carry holster, and strapped it on. It was thinner than the SIG, and a shade lighter as well. It was barely noticeable as I ran out to the store for a few items, and it didn't dig into my side as I sat in the car.

    100 rounds later I put my old P229 on the board looking for another 239 or another Commander sized 1911. I am going to keep the SAS unfired for now, and clean up the old 229 for good and put it aside for it's next owner. From now on my daily carry is my old tried and true 1911 in the good ol' .45ACP.
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    Yeah, I know what you mean. I've tried other guns I fell in love with for a while, but in one way or another, they just never quite measured up to the 1911's and I've always ended up going back to carrying them.
    Congratulations on the SAS though. They sure are nice. I love my 1911's, but I've been lusting after a 239 SAS.

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    Welcome back into the light.
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    Nothing wrong with that ive tried a lot of various guns and keep going back to a 1911 for carry

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    At least you're not going from Sig to HiPoint, Heritage, or Kel-Tec. Aparently they can be decent guns and I'm not trying to start any flaming. Just saying your going from one great platform to another. I'm going to stick with my Sig 220 for now and will get either a 226 or 228 in the near future, but I know a 1911 is in my future.

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    Boy do I know what you mean... I just put my SIG P-226ST away and started carrying this:

    Last edited by Thumper; September 25th, 2006 at 04:03 PM.
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    hey thumper pic didnt appear!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pat3332 View Post
    Yeah, I know what you mean. I've tried other guns I fell in love with for a while, but in one way or another, they just never quite measured up to the 1911's and I've always ended up going back to carrying them.
    Congratulations on the SAS though. They sure are nice. I love my 1911's, but I've been lusting after a 239 SAS.
    pat3332, Welcome to the forum
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    I noticed something while shopping for my latest 1911 aquisition. The guy behind the counter knew his stuff and had 1911's himself. While we were looking at several compact carry pieces he'd say things like "what about a brand Z model 3? 'course the trigger will be no where near as good as your 1911. Or a Piscataway Weasel? Ahhh, no it will seem really top heavy after a 1911. Then there's a,,,, no the safety'll seem backwards after a 1911. How about a,,, no the grip angle will take alot to get used to. Problem is you're used to the gold standard sir, maybe I just better keep showing more of them to you." There sure are many fine guns available to us today, but 1911's just seem to have a way of staying with a guy.

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    I don't think it's a "Changing Allegiance" as much as it's coming back to "Reality". The 1911 is a legend and impossible not to love for the one's who have held a fired one.

    I carry one of two 1911's everyday. A Colt Commander or on the day's I need smaller a Kimber Ultra CDP. I think of changing often but then think naw, I can't do the unthinkable even if I am actually thinking about it. The thing is, it would only be for a change and nothing else so why? I'd probably buy it, carry it, and sell it all in the same day! I am just saving myself all the hassle.


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    I am perhaps one of the exceptions - but only because 1911's were never very much in my inventory over many years of shooting - BHP was closest I got. Add to that I could not (legally,!) carry.

    Over last few years have only had one or two - in fact currently only the Sistema. So my choice is easier and SIG does it for me very well. I can tho fully understand why many folks will always tend to drift back to 1911 - again and again
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    Quote Originally Posted by OD View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by nn View Post
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    Hey, I was just in your neighborhood this past Saturday. My mother lives in New Bern, I went down there to pick her up. She's staying here for the week. Gonna take her back this Saturday.
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    Dillema solved, if we simply place "what works / what's best" on the pedestal, instead of a given brand or model of product. I hear you, on the relative benefits of a Combat Commander vs. a SIG 229. Good features on both of them. And, there's something comforting and timeless about the 1911, as you rediscovered. Got to love J.M. Browning for his vision.

    For me, it's: great aim, great pointing, great balance, good concealability, controls that are easy to use, it fits my smaller hands, and no jams. Very, very few pistols have all of these features, for me. Two have: Browning BDM, CZ 75 P-01 compact. The moment I find another, I'll certainly give it some consideration. But in 17 years of hunting around for options, I've only found two that had this degree of good (vs bad) features.
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