Help support WeTheArmed.com by visiting our sponsors.

Author Topic: Talk me out of buying a Sig C3 1911 (and a price check, if possible)  (Read 10143 times)

Mac

  • Junior Member
  • *
  • Posts: 73

  • Offline
Hello!
I am not new to the forum here but obviously read (lurk?) more than I post. I really enjoy Mr. Hill's column and have learned a lot from reading the topics on this forum. A belated Thanks! to everyone.
I went to the Fort Worth Cabelas location tonight to look for a Remington 700 SPS .308 they advertised (shipment didn't come in, check back soon) and spotted one of those Sig Sauer C3 1911's in the pistol case. They have the stainless slide model with an extended magazine well for $949.

I gotta say I had a reaction like the dog character in the Tex Avery cartoons when I held that pistol. Not sure if my eyes actually bugged out three feet or an audible AOOGHAH! sound occurred, but I sure did dig the way that gun felt in my hand and pointed for me!
I've read Mr. Hill's glowing review of that Sig pistol.

I am in the process of getting my Texas CHL. I grew up shooting my father's 1911's and I am a big fan of that platform. I currently have a Taurus PT1911 that I love. Accurate, not one malfunction, but it's a little big to conceal in Texas in August.

I have a CZ P-01 that has been my intended carry pistol (that I shoot great with, just completely love it), but this Sig pistol has turned my head around a bit.

I'm more than interested in The Horde's thoughts. I can (grudgingly) afford it and know I'm getting value for my money. Is $949 a ridiculous price for that pistol? Are there better deals to be had at gun shows?

(Please feel free to 'fire for effect' with sarcasm if I made any gun forum blunders in this message!)

Thanks,
Mac


Bud

  • Senior Contributor
  • *****
  • Posts: 2527

  • Offline
Re: Talk me out of buying a Sig C3 1911 (and a price check, if possible)
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2011, 10:14:32 PM »
I really like them too.

There are four on GunBroker right now, the cheapest is $879.

Here's a review by George Hill one of the founders here (MadOgre):




I just got outbid on one on GlockTalk

and welcome aboard!
Bud
I believe many of today's social ills and political party bickering could be solved by the simple implementation of legalized dueling.

MacLean

  • WTA LEO
  • Contributor
  • ****
  • Posts: 1685
  • Just another instructor.

  • Offline
Re: Talk me out of buying a Sig C3 1911 (and a price check, if possible)
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2011, 10:15:16 PM »
If it sings to you, I'm not going to talk you out of it!
Ged tha mi bochd tha mi uasal; buidheachas do Dhia is ann de Chlann 'Ill Eathain mi'

GeorgeHill

  • Co-Founder
  • WTA Staff
  • Senior Contributor
  • *****
  • Posts: 19301
  • The Ogre
    • MadOgre.com

  • Offline
Re: Talk me out of buying a Sig C3 1911 (and a price check, if possible)
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2011, 10:47:23 PM »
Thanks for the kind words, Mac, and welcome to WTA.

And please, just call me George or Ogre or hey you... The only folks that call me Mr Hill are generally people I let the answering machine talk to.  If you get my drift.   ;D

The C3 is an amazing little 1911 and one of my personal favorites.  SIG has become one of my two favorite 1911 makers.  The other one is Springfield.
UtahCo-Founder of WeTheArmed.com
The Ogre from MadOgre.com.

Vires et Honestas
Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem.
http://www.madogre.com/

onesmack4u

  • Heathen among the righteous.
  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 984

  • Offline
Re: Talk me out of buying a Sig C3 1911 (and a price check, if possible)
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2011, 04:56:08 PM »
The C3 is a great pistol. I used to carry one off duty when my duty gun was a 1911. It is the 1911 equivalent to a Glock 23. Small enough to conceal without great difficulty but still able to fill the role of a full sized pistol.
AlabamaI have as much authority as the Pope, I just don't have as many people who believe it.

shamp

  • WTA LEO
  • Junior Member
  • *
  • Posts: 28

  • Offline
Re: Talk me out of buying a Sig C3 1911 (and a price check, if possible)
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2011, 06:59:51 PM »
Buy it.

coyotesfan97

  • WTA LEO
  • Senior Contributor
  • *****
  • Posts: 2665
  • Life's Short Bite Hard!

  • Offline
Re: Talk me out of buying a Sig C3 1911 (and a price check, if possible)
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2011, 08:19:08 PM »
You came to the wrong place to try to get talked out of buying a new gun!   :rotfl
ArizonaThe bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.  Thucydides 471BC

"Hey!  Let's be careful out there." Sgt Phil Esterhaus played by Michael Conrad


Mac

  • Junior Member
  • *
  • Posts: 73

  • Offline
Re: Talk me out of buying a Sig C3 1911 (and a price check, if possible)
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2011, 11:22:28 PM »
Hello Sirs!

Thank you so much for all your "f yeah!" replies. I think I'm going to roll with the RCS 'blued' version when I get one.

I ran into a deal on that Remington 700 SPS Tactical .308 (like $500! Year End Clearance! Yippee!) so I gotta buy optics and all that jazz fer my new rifle (I'll move this to the Rifle Forum, but my dad is suggesting a brand called Swift to start. 6x24 50mm. He has a Zeiss scope on his that is remarkable.).

I really want one of those Sig C3/RCS 1911's and that's my next purchase.

Hey George, thanks, but I just defer to Sir/Ma'am/Mr./Mrs. to people I respect. Ogre's good with me, sir!

Mac


Doug Wojtowicz

  • Clown prince
  • Senior Contributor
  • *****
  • Posts: 7756
  • Fly like the wind!

  • Offline
Re: Talk me out of buying a Sig C3 1911 (and a price check, if possible)
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2011, 01:42:22 AM »
And please, just call me George or Ogre or hey you... The only folks that call me Mr Hill are generally people I let the answering machine talk to.  If you get my drift.   ;D

My momma and poppa taught me to speak respectfully.

I bet many others did too. ;)

Quote from: Mac link=topic=12569.msg204868
Hey George, thanks, but I just defer to Sir/Ma'am/Mr./Mrs. to people I respect. Ogre's good with me, sir!

See?  :D

I really want one of those Sig C3/RCS 1911's and that's my next purchase.

Mac

Hurry, before they go to the new slides and get all boring and stuff.
After a shooting spree, they want to take the guns away from everyone who didn't do it.

-William Burroughs

dondavis3

  • Junior Member
  • *
  • Posts: 34

  • Offline
Re: Talk me out of buying a Sig C3 1911 (and a price check, if possible)
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2011, 05:25:26 PM »
No way I'll talk you out of it.

It's a great gun.

Go buy it.

 :cool

Chief45

  • WTA LEO
  • Contributor
  • ****
  • Posts: 1945

  • Offline
Re: Talk me out of buying a Sig C3 1911 (and a price check, if possible)
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2011, 07:39:40 PM »
looked at a couple of gun stores yesterday to see if anyone had a C3 on hand.  None did, so that means still heading to a gun show soon.  Did have an interesting encounter however.
Kaw Valley gun club in Topeka.
Had Kimber Eclipse Ultra in the display cabinet.  Brand new, never been fired, only been in for a couple of days.
I asked to see it.  counterman hands it to me and I, as usual, drop the mag and lock open the slide to check.  

Mag will not drop.  I mean, seriously, brand new pistol, and the Mag will NOT DROP.  won't even move more then 1/16 inch if that much. can't pull it from the bottom.   I had to lock the slide open and push the mag out to get it to move. Forcefully push the mag.
counterman related that "yeah, I get Kimber's in all the time and that's a common problem.  so we replace the Kimber mags with Chip McCormick to fix it".

that's rather jacked up.  Kimber can't even do good enough quality control to check out their Mag's before shipping ?
:shrug

I did like the very aggressive checking on the front strap,  it felt ok,  I'm not in love with a 3 inch barrel, so I'm still going to look at a C3 or one of the others with a 4.2.   But, just from his comments and that encounter,  I'm so turned off about Kimber that I don't even want to look at them now.

« Last Edit: February 13, 2011, 08:21:10 PM by Chief45 »
Kansas. . . . Non Timebo Mala . . . . . . . I will fear no evil. . .

It is what it is. . . . . .It's All Good.

Venomous72

  • Member
  • **
  • Posts: 104

  • Offline
Re: Talk me out of buying a Sig C3 1911 (and a price check, if possible)
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2011, 08:10:00 PM »
Held the C3 at my LGS today.  It felt real nice.  Gotta say my hands are just a bit big for it though.  My pinkie was coming off the end a bit, but it wasn't real noticeable.  It sure was put together nicely.


Help support WeTheArmed.com by visiting our sponsors.