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Old 11-25-2012, 05:25 PM
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Sig 1911 STX




I have seen a couple of these, and have one friend who has one. He loves this gun. I am thinking about getting a 1911, and I have been attracted to the Sig 1911 STX. I must admit, that it is a great-lookng gun, and perhaps that's why I am attracted to it. I have never shot a Sig that I have not liked, in fact I do have one already (P238). However, I have never had a chance to shoot the STX. Can anyone give me a report on this gun? Should I consider it over, perhaps a lower-priced STI?
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:57 AM
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if you like the extras on the STX by all means...mine is a keeper but it's also had some custom work because that's how I wanted it...do a search here and you'll find several reviews from owners...I believe member here, Old-Lefty has two...



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Old 11-26-2012, 07:06 AM
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http://forums.1911forum.com/showthre...34#post3570834

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Old 11-26-2012, 12:26 PM
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I have the TTT, which is a near-twin to the STX. The STX has a factory magwell which is nice, and they did a few different things with polishing the serrations and top of the slide, and have the safety, slide stop, etc. colored silverto match the frame, where the TTT have contrasting black controls.

Just a different look. I imagine internally they're all pretty much the same, which means they all shoot nice.
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:36 PM
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I have a STX and it is a good shooting 1911 the trigger is pretty good at 4.25lbs but it does have a little grittiness. I haven't shot the gun that much only 460 rds my since its not my primary range gun(Les Baer). The adjustable night sights are very bright much better than my DW Guardian. I haven't had any problems with any ammo I've tried HP, SWC, and FMJ. Overall I think its a real good value in the price range for less than $1000.
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:17 PM
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thanks for the kind words Bill.

I am SURE that Silversport has many more rounds down range than I do!! or for that matter many of the forum members that have STX.

It is ONE SWEET PISTOL. I personally like the older models better (the GSR era) but that is not to say that the current production is not GREAT!!!

they are beautiful to look at - very well balanced and shoot extremely well.
here is STX -1



STX - 2


here is the test target for STX - 2
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:51 PM
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I recently picked an STX up as a backup to my Kimber for competition. Quickly fell in love with it and it will replace my Kimber.

Very nice looking pistol but as much as I hated too, I changed out the grips and added a dawson no gap magwell and a FO front sight for competition.

My LG was very impressed with the build quality and trigger when we broke it down.

The ambi safety nice as it doesn't dig into my right hand like the Kimber safety (which will be changed when LG returns the STX.

Accurate and no feed issues through first 1,000 rounds.
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:20 PM
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What holsters are you guys with STX using? Neither of the one for my regular Kimber fit the STX well enough.
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:28 PM
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Check in with Silversport - see his recommendations.

I do not have a holster for mine - yet!
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:23 AM
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Good shooting there old-lefty...

...I've used a Safariland paddle holster (also available in a belt slide version) http://www.safariland.com/DutyGear/product.aspx?pid=568 which is easier on and off but not so great for concealment...

and I have a Lou Alessi DOJ but haven't been thrilled with the fit not as tight as I like (or as my other Lou Alessi holsters made when Lou was still with us)...custom holsters should be fine but you have to remind them you don't have a rail...easier done now than when I bought mine...

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Old 11-29-2012, 09:49 AM
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These are awesome guns!! I seen one while looking for my first 1911. After seeing it I looked at about 15 other 1911 and kept goin back to the STX. So I have one on layaway right now. I am super excited to go get it out now.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:46 PM
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They are really NICE - I know you will love yours when you get it!!!!

Be sure to show it off with lots of pictures!!!!
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:48 PM
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What holsters are you guys with STX using? Neither of the one for my regular Kimber fit the STX well enough.
What style holster are you looking for?

I was used to a Crossbreed Supertuck for my M&P9c, so when I got my sig TTT 1911 I wanted a similar kydex/leather IWB holster. I don't know how often I'll carry the full-size 1911 TTT (except to the classiest of summer barbecues) versus carrying the higher-capacity, yet more-compact and lighter polymer pistol. But when I do, I want the 'experience' to be as close to the same as possible.

Neither Crossbreed nor any of the several other vendors I checked really had what I wanted. I found (in this forum in the thread up above ^^) a guy named Tommy Theis (pr. Tice) who makes a real nice one.

I ordered it in horsehide (vs. cow leather), and it fits great. He molds the Kydex with a real Sig 1911 so it has the squared slide profile and fits like a glove. Mine's still in the breaking-in period, but overall I like it very much.

His pricing and personalized service (he makes them himself, and replied to my emails promptly) made for a great buying experience.

http://theisholsters.com/
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:05 PM
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I was used to a Crossbreed Supertuck for my M&P9c, so when I got my sig TTT 1911 I wanted a similar kydex/leather IWB holster. I don't know how often I'll carry the full-size 1911 TTT (except to the classiest of summer barbecues) versus carrying the higher-capacity, yet more-compact and lighter polymer pistol. But when I do, I want the 'experience' to be as close to the same as possible.

Neither Crossbreed nor any of the several other vendors I checked really had what I wanted.
Ever slide your sig 1911 into an M&P supertuck? I have. There's a little slop, but I've carried my XO that way.

I'll definitely check out your recommendation though. I wouldn't mind a custom IWB for my beloved XO.
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:22 PM
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Ok. This is my first post on this forum. I have owned a 1911 for over 20 years. Question- I see reference to a Sig TTT - is this two tone traditional? I just traded my Kimber Pro TLE II yesterday for a full size two tone traditional. I hope to get it next week.
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Old 12-09-2012, 02:50 PM
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The TTT is not one of the "traditional" models. It has the squared slide profile. I think it's Two Tone Target, but I'm not sure what the third T is for...
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Old 12-09-2012, 04:49 PM
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I think that is it
Two tone target = TTT
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Old 12-09-2012, 04:52 PM
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I just can't get use to an external extractor on a 1911's.
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:28 AM
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I can understand, they have worked very well for me. Ummm I don't think the bad guy will notice
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Old 12-10-2012, 04:18 PM
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I can understand, they have worked very well for me. Ummm I don't think the bad guy will notice
IF you hold it gangsta style, they just might... Notice how this guy is hiding his with his finger! Clearly suffering from low self-esteem.
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:38 PM
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Old 01-19-2013, 04:45 PM
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The STX has a factory magwell which is nice, and they did a few different things with polishing the serrations and top of the slide, and have the safety, slide stop, etc. colored silverto match the frame, where the TTT have contrasting black controls.
The STX also comes with an ambidextrous safety (the TT model doesn't). I actually prefer the slightly cheaper TTT model and I really like the compact-sized adjustable rear sight found on both models. If concealed carry isn't a concern, imo, the STX and the TTT models are the best choices from SIG's great line-up of 1911-type pistols.
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Old 01-19-2013, 11:18 PM
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Check in with Silversport - see his recommendations.

I do not have a holster for mine - yet!
I have gone with Garrett -leather lined kydex
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:32 AM
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One of the old timers I shoot with got rid of a consistently problematic Brown and picked up an STX in its place.

He swears its a better pistol and he owns quite a few nice 1911s including some from the "names".

I certainly enjoy shooting it a lot.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:41 PM
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No doubt the STX is SWEET Koolaid!!!!!
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