There are many people out there that don’t want to buy a gun and then spend hundreds of dollars on replacement parts and gunsmithing services just to get it to shoot right. For most of us, we want a gun that can consistently drive tacks out of the box. And for those people like us, Patrick Kelley has the perfect review series. Mr. Kelley takes a brand new gun out of the box, gives it a quick clean and oil, then takes it out to a Steel Challenge match to see how well it performs. This time, Patrick chooses the Sig Sauer Match Elite 1911 in 9mm. Watch the video below to see the Sig’s performance.
With Pat’s 1911, it seemed the sights shot a little high out of the box, so much so that he needed a slight adjustment after the second stage. He was concerned with the lanyard loop being a bit too sharp, and he had to employ some field medicine with a little duct tape. The trigger was heavy at 6 pounds with a little grit and creep, which was unfortunate for the otherwise well-fit 1911. Despite that, Patrick really seemed to like it! During the whole match of about 400 rounds, the Sig never malfunctioned. The gun shot well, and the sturdy 1911 frame kept recoil to a minimum. In accuracy testing, the Sig Sauer 1911 Match Elite shot 1 3/4″ groups at 25 yards (though he claimed much of that could be his own fatigue level, not necessarily the gun.) Overall, it seems like a pretty great handgun for under $1,000.
Did you “dig the Sig”? Tell us what you thought about the Sig Sauer 1911 Match Elite in the comments.
Video courtesy of Patrick Kelley. Give him a like or follow to help him keep making these videos. Firearm courtesy of Savage Arms. Got a question for Pat? Leave a comment on his video or on here and he’ll get back to you as soon as he can!