SIG SAUER Begins to Ship 1911 Ultra Compact in 9mm

Phil White
by Phil White

This SIG 1911 is very similar to mine in 45 acp. I like mine alot and have found it to be accurate and unlike some compact 1911’s very reliable. It’s also just good looking! Information and stats are below the press release.

NEWINGTON, N.H. (September 21, 2015) — SIG SAUER, Inc., has begun to ship its new 1911 Traditional Ultra Compact chambered in 9mm. This rock-solid concealed carry pistol offers the same familiar 1911 controls and SIG SAUER® reliability as the tested .45 Auto Ultra Compact, but in the popular 9mm caliber.

The 1911 Traditional Ultra Compact features the rounded 1911 slide profile, thumb and grip safeties, and a crisp 5-lb. single-action trigger 1911 fans know and love. The natural stainless steel slide stands out from the black hard coat anodized alloy frame.

A skeletonized trigger and hammer give the 1911 Traditional Ultra Compact a high-performance edge. Low-profile night sights and the natural ergonomics of the 1911 platform deliver pinpoint accuracy and performance. Custom Rosewood grips round out the look.

Measuring just 6.8˝ in length and 4.8˝ in height, the 1911 Traditional Ultra Compact makes a great concealed carry option or a backup gun. With 8 rounds of 9mm, the 1911 Ultra Compact offers greater capacity than most of the ultra compact carry options on the market.

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1911 Traditional
Ultra Compact
Caliber 9mm
Action Type Single-action only
SA Trigger Pull 5 lbs.
Overall Length 6.8˝
Overall Height 4.8˝
Overall Width 1.4”˝
Barrel Length 3.9˝
Sight Radius 4.8˝
Weight w/Mag 28 oz.
Mag Capacity 8 Rounds
Sights Low-profile night sights
Grips Custom Rosewood
Frame Finish Hard coat black anodized
Slide Finish Natural stainless
Features Thumb, grip safeties, traditional slide profile
MSRP $1,189.00

Phil White
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: you can reach Pete for product reviews etc.

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  • Ted Unlis Ted Unlis on Sep 25, 2015

    If Sig had managed to downsize their new 9mm 1911 Ultra to Springfield EMP dimensions, I'd be interested IF the pistol was both reliable and a tack driver, (EMP was a big disappointment with serious reliability and accuracy deficiencies, don't understand why but it is) .

    As fare as the P938, I like the size and I'm told it shoots well, which is more than I can say about a P290RS I bought but quickly traded off after discovering the gawd awful trigger renders the pistol incapable of accuracy. But I have zero interest in the P938 since it's only 1911ish and you'll never see my @$$ carrying any single action auto cocked and locked with a thumb safety but no grip safety, not gonna happen, same reason I don't carry my beloved vintage Browning HP..

  • Underoverlay Underoverlay on Sep 25, 2015

    Would be interesting to see a side-by-side comparison table of the differences between this & the P938.

    Here's hickok45's review of the P938 BTW:

    • Ted Unlis Ted Unlis on Sep 25, 2015

      @underoverlay Comparing the Sig P938 to the new Sig 9mm 1911 Ultra or any other 1911 is an apples and oranges comparison since a 1911 has both a thumb and grip safety which enables safe carry while cocked and locked. The P938 has no grip safety which means it's not a 1911 and much less safe to carry cocked and locked.