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Is Sig making a Left handed 1911???

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by gunjunky, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. gunjunky

    gunjunky Arlington, WA Active Member

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    Was watching a youtube video of new market products that was linked to a gunzine article.

    This particular video was from Sig and talked about their new line of 1911 pistols with more traditional slide profiles. However, during the video they show a left hand 1911 pistol, but say nothing about it.

    Anyone out there know tow skinny on this one?

    fmgpubs's Channel - YouTube

    Hope the link gets ya started in the right direction.
  2. oasis618

    oasis618 Tacoma, Wa Active Member

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    Sometimes when video or photos are done for magazines or promos or just about anything really, they will mirror with image to get whatever effect it is they are looking for. I would be willing to bet that the gun at the end of the video was jut a mirrored image. Of course I could just be wrong as well.
  3. rolandson

    rolandson Oregon Active Member

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    With the P versions (229, 239, etc...) it is relatively easy to switch some of the functions...looking at the sig web page image of the 1911, it looks like that too is the case...however, why not give them a call:
    SIG SAUER Customer Service Department:
    Phone: (603) 772-2302 (press #3 for Customer Service)
    I am certain that they would be happy to talk about it.
  4. MilesTeg

    MilesTeg Troutdale, OR Active Member

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    1911's are already very lefty friendly. All you need to ad is an ambi safety and you are good to go. Cabot Guns does make a true lefthand 1911 but it will cost you.
  5. Greenbug

    Greenbug Bend Well-Known Member

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    If Sig or any maker was coming out with a left handed 1911 they would surely make a point of announcing that fact. It is probably an editing trick that the producer of the show/commercial/segment used to get a better look at the gun and didn't realize it might get a bunch of left handed people all excited.

    Left handed people have been using the 1911 now for a hundred years without much fuss, why would someone invest the sizeable ammount of money to cure a problem that dosen't exist?
  6. oldbrass

    oldbrass WA Active Member

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    I`m a lefty and have no problems with my 1911, practice,practice,practice until you use it in your sleep..did I mention practice..