New Sig M11-A1 Range report

New Sig M11-A1 Range report

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    New Sig M11-A1 Range report

    I just purchased my M11-A1 on Monday and took it to the range today. I put 150 rds of 115g FMJ and 25 rds of Hornady Critical Duty after the FMJ. I practice the DA and the SA and some DA/SA follow ups. I had 1 stove pipe but was able to clear it no problem. I did notice that the slide would not stay open on several instances. I have read that a lot of people hit the slide stop causes the slide to close after the last shot. When I focused on a "lower" thumb, the slide did lock back. So, I am not sure if i was causing it or if the slide rode forward. The gun is very accurate, but I could tell, I need more work on the DA trigger pull. I found myself pulling low left unless I was really concentrating on the trigger pull. Recoil was real soft even with the Hornady CDuty. Single action pull was superb. All and all, I need more trigger time before i can make it my EDC, but it shot well. Any advise on the slide not staying back on the last shot, I would appreciate it.
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    SIGs are well known to be unforgiving to those who ride the slide release. Make a conscious effort to move your thumb a titch. That's all it is.

    I ran SIGs for several years. My favorite handguns. Have owned a flawless pair of M11s. I just shoot Glocks better. If you run a SIG well enough, stick with it. Absolutely outstanding guns. Yours will be as good as anything out there.
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    I love my p228. I wouldn't part with it for anything. It shoots so sweet.
    Give it a chance...and as multistage said...be careful not to ride the slide release.
    What holster are you planning to use with it?
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    I had a chance to shoot one recently as well. Fantastic gun. Wouldn't mind the DA being a little lighter.

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    We certainly need some pics!
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    Sig is a great company with fine products. Would love to see some range pics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BurgerBoy View Post
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    SWEEEET! The M-11 Sig is one of my favorites out there, I just wish they didn't cost so much! Multistage nailed it when he said Sigs are somewhat sensitive to riding the slide release! The trigger should get smoother with more use! Enjoy!
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    My son's duty weapon is a P229, and he had initial failed-to-lock-back problems the same as yours. A little practice solved it. I'd love to have an M11-A1 to go with my P226 MK-25.
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    Congrats! I may own a Sig one of these days.
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    Yeah they are great guns. Whenever I have the chance I would pick up a m11 over the m9.


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    I absolutely love my M11-A1 and my MK 25. But I agree they are not the most ideal carry weapon in terms of concealment. They are very smooth shooting with soft recoil and extremely accurate, just a tad bit much under a T shirt though. I can carry it if I put an unbuttoned shirt on over it it's not to bad.

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    I've got one too.

    Awesome trigger, accurate to no end.
    But NOT a P228.

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    I don't own a M-11 , but I do have its close cousin the 229sas .40. I was able to take it out and play today. I honestly love Sigs, no matter what some may say. I think Sigs are like 1911. Those that have them and enjoy them , appreciate them greatly. But I could be wrong.

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