SIG Expands Their Traditional Line of 1911s

    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 retired as associate editor since December 14th 2017. My replacement is my friend Pete M email: [email protected] you can reach Pete for product reviews etc.


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