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Old 01-17-2016, 10:57 AM   #1
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Ultra Raptor II VS Sig 1911 Ultra - Range Report

When I first got my Raptor I had to send it back to Kimber to have the barrel reamed out and the ramp polished (thanks for all that helped me diagnose the problem).

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Since it came back it has been 100% dependable and hands down my favorite.

Christmas was good this year, especially because my wife got me a Sig 1911 Ultra 45.

I have been breaking in the Sig for a few weeks now and thought it was time to shoot it at the range side-by-side with the Raptor. A "Who's King" of the gun safe kind of deal.

Grip Feel.
The grip of the Sig feels like metal cat tongue. It grabs your skin immediately when picking up the weapon. The Raptor has smoother grips and checkering. Although the Sig is rougher, it was not rough enough to eat up my hands after 100 rounds.

Recoil
To me, the Sig is more snappy than the identically sized Raptor (Sig is 3 oz heavier). I am ready for my second round quicker with the Raptor.

Accuracy
Both are very accurate. Not enough difference to give the nod to one over the other. I tend to shoot better with the Raptor, but I think that is just because I am so comfortable with it (way more range time).

Take Down
I purchased a tool to help me take down my Raptor. The Sig only takes lining up the notch, pushing out the pin, and pulling the slide off (a 2 second maneuver). The Sig wins hands down in the assembly / disassembly category.


I like both guns and they fit my smaller hands nicely. If I could only have one, which would it be? The Ultra Raptor. The Sig is just as good in quality and operational ability, but for whatever reason, the Ultra Raptor is my preferred weapon (especially shooting one handed).
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Nice review Husker, as much as I love my Kimbers I'm not about to kick my Sig 1911's out of the safe.
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Great looking duo you have there Husker...Thanks for the side by side review and nice shooting also...
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Nice Range report and a nice pair of quality firearms!
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I have the Sig Ultra in 9mm, great gun, good hand presence, I agree the front strap checkering is fantastic.... but I carry my EMP and Ultra Aegis more often
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I have the Sig Ultra in 9mm, great gun, good hand presence, I agree the front strap checkering is fantastic.... but I carry my EMP and Ultra Aegis more often
I usually carry my Sig P938 SAS because of its size and dependability. I would love to carry my Stainless Ultra Raptor more but it is not as easy to conceal.
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Good, honest review.

Bottom line, we like our guns. If we don't they get traded off or sold.
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Wink Nice Job!

Good comparison of these two fine pistols!! While I respect the quality of Sig firearms, as I have said on a number of occasions.....I am fond of all things Raptor!! The Raptor wins hands down. However, I would not get rid of a Sig 1911 if someone gave me one!!!

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