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SIG 1911 Spartan

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by BulletArc47, Feb 28, 2013.

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  1. BulletArc47

    BulletArc47 Member

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    I got bored and started browsing the SIG Sauer new releases page and found this:

    1911 Spartan

    I'm not sure if I like the helmet on the grips, and I don't know if I could stomach a MSRP of 1356, especially for what it is, but not a bad lookin' 1911 really.
     
  2. 9mmepiphany

    9mmepiphany Moderator

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    I'm surprised STI hasn't said something about SIG using the Spartan name
     
  3. g_one

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    I had a chance to see one of these up close and put my hands on it - the finish is truly beautiful; they call it "Oil Rubbed Bronze Nitron" and it's definitely unique, catches the eye without being flashy; the inlay on the slide is very tasteful.

    I agree that I would swap out the grips, but I also don't like the aesthetics of an external extractor on a 1911.
     
  4. otasan56

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    Indeed. STI is already used.
     
  5. Girodin

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    Do you know whether they have done anything to legally protect that name?

    In any case, I'm a bit surprised sig would want to use the name and risk being confused with STI's budget, entry level, whatever you want to call it, gun.
     
  6. mgmorden

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    SIG has managed to do what I didn't think possible - make an ugly 1911. :S
     
  7. J2FLAN

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    Now that is one good looking 1911, no cooling fins on the front of the slide. no rail to hang things on, just right except for the external extractor, but I would just lay it down on that side anyway, out of sight.
     
  8. Fishbed77

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    Gross.

    SIG needs to fire that intern that came from Ed Hardy.


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  9. PabloJ

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    I looked over $1100+ sample at LGS. I liked the bronze finish very much. Pretty KOOL gun if you ask me. I would buy it if I wanted 1911 style gun.
     
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