SIG Sauer is best known for military-style hardware, ranging from submachine guns and sniper rifles to the new Army M17 pistol. It is easy to forget they also make 1911 pistols that are some of the best around. The first time I shot a Sig 1911 over a decade ago, it was hard to miss the value of the included high-end features. This year, SIG released a special edition “ We the People” model, a sure win for collectors.
- CALIBER: .45 Auto
- ACTION TYPE: Semi-Auto
- FRAME SIZE: Full-Size
- GRIP TYPE: Custom Aluminum Star Grips
- FRAME FINISH: Distressed
- FRAME MATERIAL: Stainless Steel
- SLIDE FINISH: Distressed
- SLIDE MATERIAL: Stainless Steel
- BARREL MATERIAL: Carbon Steel
- TRIGGER: SAO
- TRIGGER TYPE: Skeletonized
- BARREL LENGTH: 5.0 in (127 mm)
- OVERALL LENGTH: 8.7 in (221 mm)
- OVERALL WIDTH: 1.4 in (36 mm)
- HEIGHT: 5.5 in (140 mm)
- WEIGHT: 41.6 oz (1179 g)
- MSRP: $1,175
This is the first in a series of guns. The We the People model features unique grips, with engraved stars. The grips are aluminum, which offers great aesthetics. G10 might be more functional, but nothing looks as refined as these unique metal grips. The safety is ambi, hammer and trigger are skeletonized, along with all the other high-end features SIG puts on its top shelf guns. This model comes with night sights, so it is functional in addition to beautiful.
The slide features very nice engraving, “ We The People”, hence the name of the gun. The opposite side is engraved with “1776”. The most unique feature, however, is the finish. No two guns are exactly alike. The finish is achieved by taking finished, blued guns, and tossing them in a tumbler with a special media. The result is a very eye catching finish and is sure to get some attention.
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