The SIG SAUER 1911-XSERIES: Classic Design Meets Modern Innovation

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NEWINGTON, N.H., (March 6, 2024) – While the wait seems like a day short of forever, it’s definitely worth it.  SIG SAUER is pleased to announce the introduction of the 1911-XSERIES; the long-awaited pistols that blend the beloved features of the 1911 that made the platform iconic, with the modern necessities the enthusiast desires. 

America has a love affair with the 1911; the platform has a rich history that has withstood the test of time,” said Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales, SIG SAUER, Inc.  “The 1911-XSERIES honors the standard and delivers XSERIES innovation and ingenuity to the platform.  The pistols are available in carry and full-size, come optic-ready, have a smooth flat trigger, and are loaded with feature-rich upgrades straight from the factory.”

The SIG SAUER 1911 X-SERIES are stainless steel, 45 ACP hammer-fired pistols with an optics-ready XSERIES slide, X-RAY3 Day/Night sights, a serrated flat trigger, custom engraved and checkered G10 grips, extended slide release and ambidextrous safety levers, and each ships with (2) 8-round steel magazines.  The pistols are available in the 1911-XCARRY and 1911-XFULL sizes in either black or coyote tan; both sizes offer the option of a factory installed ROMEO-X red dot optic.  The 1911-XFULL is now shipping to dealers, with Carry models expected to start shipping summer 2024.

The 1911-XSERIES from SIG Sauer.
(Photo: SIG Sauer)

1911-XFULL:

  • Caliber: 45 ACP
  • Capacity: 8 rounds
  • Overall length: 8.7 inches
  • Overall height: 5.6 inches
  • Overall width:  1.4 inches
  • Barrel length: 5.0 inches
  • Sight Radius: 6.5 inches
  • Weight (w/magazine): 42.1 ounces

1911-XCARRY:

  • Caliber: 45 ACP
  • Capacity: 8 rounds
  • Overall length: 8 inches
  • Overall height: 5.5 inches
  • Overall width:  1.3 inches
  • Barrel length: 4.2 inches
  • Sight Radius: 5.75 inches
  • Weight (w/magazine): 39.1 ounces

The 1911-XSERIES ROMEO-X models feature a factory installed ROMEO-X red-dot sight from SIG SAUER Electro-Optics; the optics is crafted from 7075 aircraft-grade aluminum featuring machined anti-reflection grooves on shooter-facing surfaces with distortion-free aspheric glass and a patent-pending Beryllium Copper flexure-arm adjustment system.  

The ROMEO-X incorporates a high-efficiency point source red LED emitter with 2 MOA dot / 32 MOA circle reticle, side independent brightness adjustment buttons, 15 brightness settings including night vision settings, and a side-mounted CR1632 battery compartment with a threaded battery cap so the optic does not need to be removed from the pistol for battery changes.  

Additionally, the ROMEO-X offers a low deck height for standard-height iron sight co-witness, has a minimum continuous runtime of 20,000 hours at medium brightness setting and utilizes MOTAC™ (Motion Activated Illumination), MAGNETAC™ (Magnetic Activation), and D.A.R.C™ (Dark Adaptive Reticles & Coatings) technologies. 

1911-XFULL ROMEO-X:

  • Caliber: 45 ACP
  • Capacity: 8 rounds
  • Overall length: 8.7 inches
  • Overall height: 6 inches
  • Overall width:  1.4 inches
  • Barrel length: 5.0 inches
  • Sight Radius: 6.5 inches
  • Weight (w/magazine): 42 ounces

1911-XCARRY ROMEO-X:

  • Caliber: 45 ACP
  • Capacity: 8 rounds
  • Overall length: 8 inches
  • Overall height: 6 inches
  • Overall width:  1.3 inches
  • Barrel length: 4.2 inches
  • Sight Radius: 5.75 inches
  • Weight (w/magazine): 39 ounces

ROMEO-X Compact Red Dot Sight:

  • Clear Aperture Diameter: 24mm
  • Reticle: 2MOA Dot / 32 MOA Circle
  • Lens Type: Aspheric
  • Illumination Settings: 15 ( 12 Day / 3NV)
  • Overall Length: 1.62 inches
  • Overall Width: .94 inches
  • Overall Height: 1.23 inch
  • Mounting Footprint: 365 and SHIELD™ RMSc
  • Weight (w/o battery): 1.0 ounce
  • Battery: CR1632

The 1911-XSERIES pistols are now shipping and available at retailers.  To learn more about the pistols, or watch the product video, visit sigsauer.com.

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