SIG Sauer Collaboration Remembers the 80th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

SIG Sauer and Outlaw Ordnance are working with the Best Defense Foundation to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor. (Photo SIG)

SIG Sauer and Outlaw Ordnance Customizations are working with the Best Defense Foundation to honor the 80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor with the Pearl Harbor Commemorative three pistol set. The three 1911s of the set are the USS Arizona Commemorative Pistol, the USS Oklahoma Commemorative Pistol and the Pearl Harbor Commemorative Pistol.

“It was truly an honor to create these custom pistols and we are humbled to have the opportunity to partner with the Best Defense Foundation to salute these men and women of the greatest generation,” said SIG Executive Vice President Tom Taylor. “The foundation is providing any World War II veteran that wants a measure of closure the opportunity to return to their battlefield and we hope these pistols will bring recognition to their efforts.”

The three pistols all depict different aspects of the December 7, 1941 attack. (Photo: SIG)

“From the shores of Normandy to Pearl Harbor, the foundation has made it their mission to honor these veterans’ sacrifice and we are forever thankful for their dedication to that mission,” he said.”

The 1911 is a natural choice as a canvas for the three Pearl Harbor designs, with so many 1911s in service with all branches of the military throughout the Second World War. All three have a matte nickel and battleship gray Cerakote finish.

All are of course chambered for .45 ACP, with a gold bead Novak front sight and serrated Wilson Combat rear sight. They carry teak grips salvaged from the deck of the USS North Carolina, with one-of-a-kind engravings by Chad Schumacher at Allegory Goods.

The USS Arizona Commemorative Pistol remembers the USS Arizona with engravings depicting the moment she was hit by Japanese torpedo bombers, detonating a munitions magazine, which violently exploded and sank the ship, taking 1,177 officers and crewmen with her.

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The USS Oklahoma Commemorative Pistol depicts the USS Oklahoma which, during the Attack on Pearl Harbor, Japanese torpedo bomber airplanes hit her hull causing her to capsize. A total of 429 crew died as a result, while a lucky few jumped to safety and were rescued through hatches and holes drilled in the side of her hull.

The Pearl Harbor Commemorative Pistol engravings mark the December 7, 1941 morning attack where Japanese warplanes descended on the U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, pulling the U.S. into the war in the aftermath of the “Day that will live in infamy,” famously described by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

SIG put up detailed photos of the three pistol set for all to enjoy. For more information about the Best Defense Foundation Battlefield Return, visit them online today.

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About the author: Max Slowik is a writer with over a dozen years of experience and is a lifelong shooter. He has unwavering support for the Second Amendment and the human right to self-defense. Like Thomas Paine, he’s a journalist by profession and a propagandist by inclination.

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  • Todd December 10, 2021, 1:58 pm

    Wait…. WHAT?!?

    A German company is offering a Pearl Harbor commemorative of the most iconic side arm in U.S. history?

    The 1911 that was used to such great effect in both WWs 1 & 2?

    From a GERMAN company?

    I like Sig guns and all…. I understand bygones being bygones but SOME things beg FAR too much tolerance and understanding.

    Hell, why not have SIG contract Miroku to build the Pearl Harbor commemorative 1911?


    • Kane December 10, 2021, 9:55 pm

      “From a GERMAN company?”

      I guess decent Lugers are too hard to manufactor now even by Germans or what passes for Germans these days.

  • Phillip Xenos December 10, 2021, 4:06 am

    December 7, 1975 is my birthday would be the most amazing thing if you would donate one for my birthday so I may be able to always have that as a remembrance of those who gave their life on the day I was born except for many years later

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