SIG 1911 Spartan

SIG 1911 Spartan picture

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 photo

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.

SIG Sauer 1911 Spartan

SIG 1911 Spartan

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  1. The finish will hold up fine, the ‘oil rubbed bronze’ is just coloring added to the Nitron finish that is used on all Sig pistols. I pick mine up today and I’ll send you my impressions in a couple of weeks when I’ve shot the shit out of it. I ordered this gun back in March right after it was introduced. I’ll probably use it in USPSA single stack.


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