SIG SAUER Brings .357SIG Ballistics to Classic 1911 Pistol Platform

SIG SAUER TACOPs 1911 .357SIG Full-Size Pistol
SIG SAUER TACOPs 1911 .357SIG Full-Size Pistol

EXETER, NH –-( SIG SAUER® introduces four 1911-platform pistols chambered in the company’s .357SIG cartridge, bringing enhanced ballistic performance to the all-American handgun.

Delivering .357 Magnum energy, the .357SIG provides a ballistically superior option to other defensive semi-auto pistol calibers. With muzzle velocities in the 1,500 fps range, the .357SIG is capable of producing hydrostatic shock damage.

“With a year of celebrating the legacy of the 1911 under our belt, we felt it was time to introduce modern-day ballistics to the venerable pistol,” said Jeff Creamer, SIG SAUER Director of Product Management. “The .357SIG turns the old war horse into a race-ready thoroughbred.”

Initially, four models of SIG SAUER 1911s will be offered in .357SIG, two 5″ full-size guns and two 4.2″ carry models. Following their .45 Auto counterparts, these 1911s feature match-grade barrels, hammers and sears. Skeletonized triggers and hammers reduce lock time and offer enhanced accuracy.

The only single-stack production 1911s chambered in .357SIG, these SIG SAUER pistols offer 9+1 capacity in the battlefield proven single-action only platform.

  • The 1911 TACOPs is a full-sized traditional slide 1911, with an all-Nitron® finish; Ergo® XT grips, ambidextrous safety and low-profile night sights.
  • The 1911 Reverse Two-Tone features a natural stainless frame and a Nitron-finished slide.
  • The 1911 Fastback Nightmare Carry offers a 4.2″ barrel and a proprietary rounded grip and backstrap to reduce printing when carried. Natural stainless controls contrast the all-Nitron finish and custom black G-10 checkered Hogue grips.
  • The 1911 Stainless Compact is an all-natural stainless traditional slide pistol with custom Hogue® Blackwood grips.

“In addition to being a superb self-defense round, the .357SIG is an outstanding hunting cartridge,” Creamer said. “This is why more than 80% of state game and wildlife agencies have selected the .357SIG. Out of a 5″ barrel, this pistol-cartridge combination makes for an exceptional hunting platform.”

Introduced in 1994, the .357SIG was developed by SIG SAUER in conjunction with Federal Ammunition. Intended to offer Magnum-sized power in a semiauto-sized cartridge, the .357SIG has become a favorite of the country’s top law enforcement agencies. Manufactured by several ammunition companies, the .357SIG offers superior terminal ballistics, muzzle energy and accuracy when compared to 9mm, .40S&W or .45 Auto offerings.

1911 .357SIG Full-Size

  • Caliber .357SIG
  • Magazine Capacity 9+1
  • Trigger Pull Single-action only
  • Overall Length 8.7″
  • Overall Height 5.5″
  • Overall Width 1.4″
  • Barrel Length 5″
  • Sight Radius 6.5″
  • Sights Low-profile night sights
  • Weight w/ Magazine 41.6 oz
  • Frame Material Stainless Steel
  • Frame Finish Nitron or natural stainless
  • Slide Material Stainless steel
  • Slide Finish Nitron or natural stainless
  • Grips Ergo XT or wood
  • MSRP $1,142 – $1,213

1911 .357SIG Carry

  • Caliber .357SIG
  • Magazine Capacity 9+1
  • Trigger Pull Single-action only
  • Overall Length 7.7″
  • Overall Height 5.5″
  • Overall Width 1.4″
  • Barrel Length 4.2″
  • Sight Radius 5.7″
  • Sights Low profile night sights
  • Weight w/ Magazine 35.4
  • Frame Material Stainless steel
  • Frame Finish Nitron
  • Slide Material Stainless steel
  • Slide Finish Natural stainless or Nitron
  • Grips Hogue G-10 or Blackwood
  • MSRP $1,142 – $1,242

About SIG SAUER, Inc.:

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James W. slone

This would make a real good self defence pistol or a good back up to a deer or bear hunter. Excellent Option. Thank you. Only CONs- A little heavy and a little pricy.

Wayne Guidry

I thought they were also offering it in the Full size NIGHTMARE. Also, do you happen to know when they are going to offer these pistols? Thanks


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