Yesterday, the Sig 1911 Tac Ops passed the 1,000 round mark. It currently sits at 1,013 rounds, with the expectation that it will go through another 2k rounds before the end of Sunday. It’s had one gun related malfunction, a failure to feed out of a factory Sig mag, and zero gun related malfs since then. For the sake of transparency, the gun has experienced malfunctions – however those were directly to aftermarket magazines and won’t be counted against the gun. One of the big issues with determining 1911 reliability is finding mags that work with the gun. To do that, you have to test a variety of magazines. In testing the Chip McCormick 10 round magazines (useful for Limited-10) one mag would consistently lock the slide open on the second to last round. The same mag had the same issue in my Colt, so I didn’t count that against the Sig’s reliability record. With factory Sig mags, Chip McCormick 8 round magazines, and Wilson Combat 47Ds the gun’s been rock solid except for that 1 bobble at the very beginning.
I expect to put another 500 rounds on the gun in practice today and tomorrow, and then 1000-1500 through it this weekend in class. As always I’ll keep posting updates on the progress, and you’ll soon be able to follow it as it runs alongside its Sig brethren in Down Zero TV.