February 18, 2010
There is a little background here. Back around 2005 I bought a used SIG GSR 1911, one of the initial run of SIG’s first and rather ill fated, perhaps even infamous foray into the 1911. The guns produced did have some issues, but I think they suffered most from failure to meet rather unreasonable expectation. Production was eventually halted and after about a year the SIG 1911 was reborn as the SIG GSR Revolution. That got off to a rough start but SIG is now producing decent middle priced 1911s which seem to be reliable but after a Kimber model.
I loved my GSR, really loved the gun. Mine was flawless from Day One and very accurate. I loved it so much that after I had to sell it around 2009, in 2011 I bought two to replace it. One was a sub-600 gun, the other in the 2000s, lower than my original serial number. Caspian initially made the frames and slides and many of the parts were EGW with Kart barrels. However, I have not ventured into the SIG 1911 arena. I didn’t see anything that tempted me and I didn’t trust them. I was barely able to recommend them dispite being a “SIG” person. Until now. SIG just came out with it’s Super Target. I’m hoping I will not be disappointed. It is as close to my beloved GSR as they have come, but hopefully more consistently built to better tolerances.
Caspian later sold the overrun of slides and frames as a kit along with a few part that were required to go with the guns due to their unusual slide design I assume, as their Caspian XR (Extreme Recon). You can find pictures of builds done on these kits. Capian made a few changes in the slide to distinguish it from the GSR.
Here are some rather less than stellar pictures. I didn’t do anything to the gun and these were taken on the floor without any light tent, just room lighting.
I also didn’t do anything to the gun; didn’t wipe it down with oil or anything, so, it’s as it came out of the plastic.
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February 18, 2010
April 18, 2014
I think it’s a good lookin pistol Sigwolf, be sure and let us know how she acts at the range..
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