i've been pistol shooting for a couple of years now. i've got a couple of 9mm's, a Springfield XD for IPSC and a Tanfoglio Combat for action. (action has since added a production class but i enjoy the thrill of starting a match cocked-and-locked.) i bought both pistols without having shot them or their equivalents beforehand because that's how i roll, yo. i have no intention of modifying any pistol i own as i like the idea of 'competing' with a production pistol (this may change as age takes its toll).
i'm looking to buy a 45 because:
1. i'll be able to see the holes in the targets as i make them (rather than walking up after the match and hoping against hope), and
2. because i want a 45.
i've got a choice between two 45's that are about the same price: a Tanfoglio Witness 1911; or a SIG P220 DA/SA with decocker and no manual safety. both include enough spare mags for an action match.
pros and cons include:
— the 1911 will operate just like the other Tanfoglio i have, and is a classic design (though a clone);
— the SIG will require some additional training with the first-shot-double-action-only (or draw-thumb-cock-and-aim — though i need to find out if that's permitted);
— there aren't many reviews out there about the Tanfoglio 1911 so there's only the reputation of the maker and the original Browning design to infer from;
— the SIG has great reviews online.
any thoughts from the forum?