I handled a Sig XO today at the gun shop, and I was impressed. Fit and finish was excellent. Had some nice features like 25 LPI front strap checkering. The trigger was the best stock 1911 trigger I have tried in comparable price ranges.
Now after doing some reading I called Sig and asked a few questions. But the guy I talked to seemed unsure about his answers.
Are the frame and slide forged or cast? He said forged, is this correct?
I asked about MIM. He said there was none, is this also true?
I asked about the guide rod. He said GI type, is this true?
A few more questions.
How is the reliability? I have read about some issues on early models.
How durable is the black finish?
Will this gun work with standard holsters?
How are these guns holding up on large round counts? Not looking for 500 rounds, I'm looking for 5-10k reports.
Is $750 for a black XO a good price? Any place online to find it for less?
How would you compare this gun to Springfield Loaded or Kimber TLE?
Thanks for reading.
I'll answer what I know for sure.
No MIM parts
Yes GI style guide rod
No it will not work with standard holsters.
Mine is reliable
You can find them on Budsgunshop.com for $599 now and then but it is hit or miss.
I have a stainless model so I cant tell you about the black finnish.
Are the frame and slide forged or cast? He said forged, is this correct? - Correct
I asked about MIM. He said there was none, is this also true? - True
I asked about the guide rod. He said GI type, is this true? - True
Reliability has been great on mine.
I have a K&D holster made for standard 1911, it was snugg in it at first but has a good fit now.
I only have about 500 or so rounds through mine.
I don't own a springer or a kimber.
If your LEO/Military you qualify for a $100 rebate.
Thanks I went back up today to check it out some more. I want it but I think I can do better shopping around. I was wrong on the price it was $770 so with tax is $816.
The ones at buds don't have front strap checkering.