View Full Version : Why so many trade-in GSR originals?
1st September 2007, 17:43
I just visited my local gun shop and found 2 used GSR's traded in and 1 on consignment that had never been shot. My question is, is there a problem with them that I'm missing. True, I did have to send mine back to the factory for a new extractor and extractor, but is has run without a problem since. Should I look at these use pistols as a golden buying opportunity or run in the other direction so I don't pickup someone else's problem? Does the Sig warranty apply if I sent one in for service? If I had to can I order the parts and make the repairs myself? Last question, has anyone ordered the tool to remove the manhole cover that I believe holds in some fireing pin parts, or is there an improvised tool that is available? Thanks
1st September 2007, 18:36
I am not sure why trades are showing up at you local shop. The reports are mixed about SIGS. I personally think they are AWESOME. I have been lucky - I guess. I know that they are tight and therefore require a break in to get them running just right!
Some are 100% out of the box and others require some tunning. The quality of service depends on who is doing the work when it gets back to SIG. I wonder about that some times.
Regarding your questions on parts - email Victoria
1st September 2007, 19:37
I'm very frustated with mine right now. I hope I never see it again and have informed Sig of that. If they were to send me another,of the exact same model, it might work out, I don't know.
My frustations aside, these are very tight guns and seem to have excellent components. There's no excuse for guns being sent back as much as it seems to be the case with these, but these are not cheaply made guns by any stretch. My guess is that those with a good one, will probably enjoy it for a long time.
1st September 2007, 20:18
I just visited my local gun shop and found 2 used GSR's traded in and 1 on consignment that had never been shot. My question is, is there a problem with them that I'm missing.
Your thread title asks about GSR "originals." Is that what these used and consignmant pistols are?
When SIG first entered the 1911 market, they farmed out virtually all of the actual manufacturing, and perhaps did final assembly in their plant but I'm not sure of that. And their original pistols were horribly unreliable. So bad, in fact, that SIG ceased production, completely revamped their supplier chain and the entire division between outside suppliers and in-house production, and generally improved both quality and quality control by several orders of magnitude.
If the pistols you are asking about are really "original" GSRs, it's highly probable that they were sold/traded because they didn't work.
1st September 2007, 20:33
Mine happens to be new - only 7 weeks old. I'd heard Sig had an earlier, failed attempt at a 1911, but never knew much about it. I didn't even know they used the GSR name on those. Seems peculiar that they wouldn't try again with a new name, just to avoid their past reputation.
1st September 2007, 22:09
My STX is three weeks old with 600 +/- rounds through it. It has had two problems, neither were the gun's fault. One was a poor grip and the other was a problem with the brass on one pojo. The gun is WAY more accurate than I am and shoots well enough the range co-owner bought one and has taken me under his wing to help me catch up with the accuracy of the weapon.
As a matter of fact I am so happy with the STX I am in the market for the Platinum and have two people beating the bushes for me. :D
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