SIG SAUER Celebrates 100 Years of the 1911 with New Models

SIG SAUER Celebrates 100 Years of the 1911 with New Models
Traditional line offers company’s first 1911s chambered in 9mm, .40S&W and .22LR.

SIG 1911 Traditional Reverse Two-Tone Pistol
SIG 1911 Traditional Reverse Two-Tone Pistol

EXETER, NH –-( SIG SAUER, Inc., the leading manufacturer of commercial, law enforcement and military firearms, is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 1911 platform by introducing three new traditional models, and the addition of three new calibers in .22LR, 9mm and .40S&W.

All three traditional models feature the recognizable “round-top” 1911 slide profile, front cocking serrations and a lightweight, three-hole trigger.

Standard on all models are a match-grade barrel, flat mainspring housing and speed bump grip safety. Front straps have 25LPI checking and the mainspring housing has 20LPI for optimum grip and user comfort.

The 1911 Traditional Reverse Two-Tone is a full-size 1911 featuring a natural stainless steel frame and Nitron®-coated stainless slide. Black control levers, low profile SIGLITE night sights, and Hogue® Black Diamondwood checkered grips round out the sleek look.

The 1911 Traditional Natural Stainless Compact features a natural stainless, commander-length slide and frame. White controls, custom wood checkered grips, and low profile SIGLITE night sights are standard.

The 1911 Traditional Match Elite is the first SIG SAUER 1911 to be offered in a caliber other than .45 Auto. A full-size 1911, the Match Elite chambered in .45ACP is available as a two-tone with a natural stainless steel frame and a Nitron-coated slide. The 9mm and .40S&W Match Elite models are also full sized, but feature a natural stainless slide and frame, white controls and adjustable target sights. The Match Elites feature Hogue custom wood checkered grips.

2011 also marks the first time SIG SAUER has offered a rimfire 1911 line. The 1911-22 is built to the same dimensions as the full-sized 1911 pistol. It features a lightweight metal frame and slide, low-profile three-dot sights, working grip safety and ambidextrous thumb safety, making the 1911-22 a perfect training tool for 1911 fans as well as a fun plinking pistol for all ages.

1911 Traditional Reverse
Compact Match Elite
Caliber .45ACP .45ACP .40S&W 9mm
Magazine Capacity 8 7 8 8 9
Trigger Pull SAO: 5.0 lb Average
Overall Length 8.7″ 7.7″ 8.7″
Overall Height 5.5″ 4.8″ 5.5″
Overall Width 1.4″ 1.4″ 1.4″
Barrel Length 5.0″ 4.2″ 5.0″
Sight Radius 6.5″ 5.7″ 6.5″
Sights Low Profile Night Sights Adjustable Target Sights
Weight w/ Magazine 41.6 oz 35.5 oz 41.6 oz
Frame Material Stainless
Frame Finish Natural Stainless Nitron Natural Stainless
Slide Material Stainless
Slide Finish Nitron Natural Stainless
Grips Hogue Custom Wood

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About SIG SAUER, Inc.
SIG SAUER, Inc. is the largest member of a worldwide business group of firearms manufacturers that includes J.P. Sauer & Sohn and Blaser GmbH in Germany and Swiss Arms AG in Switzerland. This global network of companies gives SIG SAUER a world-class firearms knowledge base, unparalleled design expertise, and extensive manufacturing capacity, enabling the company to respond quickly and effectively to changing market conditions and the needs of its military, law enforcement, and commercial markets worldwide. SIG SAUER is an ISO 9001: 2008 certified company with over 400 employees. For more information on SIG SAUER, any of its products, or the SIG SAUER Academy, log on to