THIS IS SPARTA…or at least a 1911 commemorating the ancient Greek nation-state. The SIG 1911 Spartan is a special edition, full-size 1911 with a great looking finish. While I am sure this gun will shoot, this is an awesome bar-b-que gun.
The finish is an oil-rubbed bronze Nitron finish, while the engraved “Molon Labe” on the slide is 24k gold inlayed. Controls and other accents are black. The grips are Hogue Spartan grips.
As one would expect, the 1911 Spartan is chambered for the .45 ACP cartridge. Both the hammer and the trigger are skeletonized. The pistol comes with a single magazine. Both the frame and the slide are made of stainless steel.
SIG 1911 Spartan Specifications:
- caliber: .45 ACP
- barrel length: 5.5″
- overall length: 8.7″
- overall height: 5.5″
- sight radius: 6.5″
- width: 1.4″
- weight: 41.6 ounces (including empty magazine)
- magazine capacity: eight rounds
- sights: low profile, night sights
- MSRP: $1,356
The gun is not cheap. Even if you get it for less than the suggested retail, this is a $1k plus gun. Although 1911 pistols can get very expensive, I imagine this will not be a regular shooter for most people. Heck, I don’t even know how well that oil rubbed finish would hold up to a little Hoppes #9. Let’s just say I would not want to be the test case.
Surviving the Street: Guide to Concealed Carry of a Firearm
Essential information on concealed carry. This book has just the basics - not a lot of fluff to get bogged down in. Easy to read, Surviving the Street introduces the reader to the important information you need as an armed citizen.
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