SIG Expands Their Traditional Line of 1911s

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For several years now there have been very few changes or additions to the SIG Traditional 1911s. That’s changed in a big way with the addition of several new models. One of the new models is the FB Skorpion, which is a Commander size 1911 with stippled (checkered take your pick–older gunsmiths still call it strippling)front strap and beveled grip. Currently it’s only available in 45 acp but that’s likely to change. Another model is the Nightmare, which is essentially the same pistol as the Scorpion, but it has a nitron finish with silver controls.

SIG Scorpion in tan.45 acp

SIG Scorpion in tan.45 acp

Another color combination has an OD green frame with black slide. Sorry I don’t have a photo available for this one.

Another new model is one I’m very interested in and that’s a full size Traditional in stainless steel chambered in 38 Super! This one is a real beauty both in looks and the very soft recoil. Accuracy was outstanding at 15 yards. Firing one magazine the group was just under 1 1/2 inches. This time I was able to measure the group since the range master called for a cease fire for everyone to go downrange to put fresh spray paint on the steel targets. The 38 Super has always been a soft shooter even with the most powerful loads and this SIG is no exception.

SIG Traditional 38 Super in stainless steel with adjustable sights.

SIG Traditional 38 Super in stainless steel with adjustable sights.

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I was told there will be several new Traditional models out later this year.



Phil White

Retired police officer with 30 years of service. Firearms instructor and SRU team member. I still instruct with local agencies. My daily carry pistol is the tried and true 1911. I’m the Associate Editor and moderator at TFB. I really enjoy answering readers questions and comments. We can all learn from each other about our favorite hobby!


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  • Chief Homeslice

    It would be way cool if Sig had less SKUs and more QC.

    • dootdootbeep

      Yes, I love my TacOps but the slide stop nub was filed too small so empty mags wouldn’t lock the slide back. I tried three different brands of mags before I ran across a forum post from someone stating they tried a third party slide stop, which resolved the problem.

  • the_duck

    I live in CA so these new guns wont be available for me unless microstamping magically appeared on the firing pins..but law enforcement can still have these.

    Let freedom ring.

  • Vitsaus

    Every SIG board meeting:

    “Hey lets make a new gun. By new I mean same gun but 8 different colors and grip style combinations.”

    *Loud applause*

  • M Cats

    It’s a Checkered front strap, not Stippled. Stippling is dont on polymer, a file is used to checker. You should know this.

    • Gunsmiths were stippling metal before the first polymer frame firearm was ever developed.

  • Daniel

    Regardless of caliber I think all 1911’s should have internal extractors.

    • DaveGinOly

      External extractors are drop-in parts. When they break, just drop in. Internal, 1911 extractors should be “tuned,” and that includes some delicate file work on the hook. External extractors are far more practical, and they serve as loaded chamber indicators too.

  • superflex

    I haven’t had one problem with my 1911 Spartan or my P220 Stainless Elite. Both have 1,000 rounds through them without a hiccup. The most accurate .45 pistols I’ve ever shot (which isn’t saying much).

    I’m glad Sig gives me the opportunity to have a gun that doesn’t looks like 90% of the firearm population’s plastic fantastics, and for that, I’ll gladly pay a premium.

  • Weaponized_Hotdog

    Would love to see some Sig 1911’s in 9mm…..

  • Lt Donn

    Notice the article does not include the price tag…wonder why…no thanks SIG, I know you have a loyal following, but…in the words of my Jewish grandmother.
    .” someone has to pay retail”…just not me…I’ll keep my Glocks thank you very much