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Old September 18, 2012, 06:18 PM   #1
whippoorwill
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Sig 1911 C3 - Send it Back?

I recently purchased a new in box Sig Sauer 1911 C3 from my LGS (had them order it for me). I have not yet fired it. As the photos show, the rear of the slide does not align with the rear of the frame. I can grip the pistol in my left hand, and by using just the index finger on my right hand I can easily push the slide back so that it aligns with the frame. It requires no effort to do this. Of course, I can't rack the slide all the way back in this manner. I'm rather disappointed, as the slide and frame on all of my other current 1911s are in alignment (Colt, Dan Wesson, Kimber). This is my first Sig Sauer pistol. Otherwise, it seems very nice.

I'd like to hear your opinion, especially from 1911 owners. Would you ignore it? Contact Sig customer service? I realize that it probably won't affect the function of the pistol, but I dislike seeing it this way, especially considering the cost. I tend to like things as near perfect as possible when new. Anyway, thanks for your comments.
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