The newest additions to the 1911 line are the 1911 Nitron Super Target and the 1911 Stainless Super Target, both chambered in .45 ACP.
The pair of new pistols will share similar features except the finish and grips. The Nitron model will have Walnut grips and the stainless will have Scandic Birch grips. MSRP is $2055 for either model.
The part number on the Nitron model is 1911-45-B-STGT and the stainless version is 1911-45-S-STGT.
Fiber optic front sight
Adjustable target rear sight
Serrated slide top
Stainless steel frame (stainless or Nitron finish)
Stainless steel slide (stainless or Nitron finish)
Skeletonized combat hammer
Sig engraving mark on left side of slide
Lightweight skeletonized trigger
Front strap checkering
Custom wood grips with integrated magwell
Caliber: .45 ACP
Overall length: 8.7 in
Overall height: 5.5 in
Overall width: 1.4 in
Barrel length: 5.0 in
Sight radius: 6.5 in
Weight with magazine: 41.6 oz
Frame material: stainless
Frame finish: Nitron or stainless depending on model
Slide material: stainless
Slide finish: Nitron or stainless depending on model
Magazine capacity: 8 rounds
Trigger pull: 5.0 lbs
Below are the Sig catalog sheets on the Nitron model:
We recently heard that Sig Sauer will be shifting production of all German made handguns to the US. The recent issues with the German government may be a contributing factor but there could be other reasons for the move. We don’t know if the German facility will continue production for Europe of if that will cease.
We recently saw Sig shift production of the non X-Series stainless steel frames to the US when they were previously produced in Germany. This includes the Stainless Elite frames as well as other frames used on models like the 226-9-SSS, E26R-9-SBSS, and E26R-9-RTSS. It seems all three of those are now being discontinued, even with New Hampshire building stainless frames.
Sig Sauer New Hampshire probably won’t import any more pistols from Germany which leaves the remaining inventory to service the states until New Hampshire starts production of the company’s top tier of handguns. This includes P210 pistols. The question then is what will happen to Sig Sauer’s German operations? We don’t yet have an answer.
Sig finally started shipping the P938 threaded barrels! They were first announced and put on display a year ago at SHOT Show but like many new releases in this industry, the lead time from the concept to production is not timely (about 15 months in this case).
The barrel should drop right into a standard 9mm P938 slide (note the specificity since there is now a P938 in .22lr).
The thread pitch is 1/2×28 and the thread cap is included. The Sig part number is BBL-938-9-T.
This is in response to your communication dated January 24, 2014, to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). Your -mail was forwarded to the ATF Firearms Technology Branch (FTB), Martinsburg, West Virginia, for reply. In your note, you ask about firing an AR-15 type pistol from the shoulder; specifically, if doing so would cause the pistol to be reclassified as a Short Barreled Rifle (SBR).
For the following reasons we have determined that firing a pistol from the shoulder would not cause the pistol to be reclassified as an SBR:
FTB classifies weapons based on their physical design characteristics. While usage/functionality of the weapon does influence the intended design, it is not the sold criterion for determining the classification of a weapon. Generally speaking, we do not classify weapons based on how an individual uses a weapon.
FTB has previously determined (see FTB # 99146) that the firing of a weapon from a particular position, such as placing the receiver extension of an AR-15 type pistol on the user’s shoulder, does not change the classification of a weapon. Further, certain firearm accessories such as the Sig Stability Brace have not been classified by FTB as shoulder stocks and, therefore, using the brace improperly does not constitute a design change. Using such an accessory improperly would not change the classification of the weapon per Federal law. However, FTB cannot recommend using a weapon (or weapon accessory) in a manner not intended by the manufacturer.
We thank you for your inquiry and trust the foregoing has been responsive.
Sig Sauer has a new platform coming out which will be very similar to the P250 and it is the P320.
The P320 is going to be a modular striker fired handgun with modularity like the P250.
The P320 will be available in sub-compact, compact, and full size frames (grip shells) and the same sizes for slides. Calibers will likely include 9mm, .40 S&W, .357 Sig, and .45 ACP. I have not seen anything to suggest that .22 LR will be offered but I feel Sig is missing the boat if they don’t make that caliber available. Currently the P220, P226, and P229 can be converted from centerfire calibers down to .22 LR with the separate conversion kit.
When we obtain new information about the P320 we will post updates – this may not happen until next week at SHOT Show.
Yesterday we received a shipment of the new Sig Sauer 716 “3-Gun” rifles. This rifle has many features we have seen on the 716 Patrol including a 4-position piston operating system, flip-up front and rear iron sights, and a quad rail (albeit slightly longer). You even get the durable Magpul 20-Round PMAG, but two this time around compared to one on the Patrol rifle. The differences may not be easy to spot, however there are some notable upgrades which make this rifle stand out from the standard Patrol rifle (or other Sig Sauer AR-style rifles we have seen thus far).
First and foremost, this rifle ships in a very nice hard plastic case similar to the SSG 3000 case. New is the 18″ Heavy Barrel – it’s threaded and includes a thread cap. This may very well be the same barrel we will find on the R716 ‘Precision Marksman’ when it’s eventually released. Next, a TI-7 stock sits on the buffer tube with QD sockets on either side which you can use in combination with the included 2-point QD sling. This stock feels strong and sturdy – a fine addition to the rifle. Also welcomed is an upgraded latch on the charge handle to give a better grip, especially while wearing gloves. While on the subject of gloves, a Magpul Winter Trigger Guard sits nicely under the trigger. A raised letter ‘G’ is cast on the side of the new trigger, a hint that you will have something better than the standard Mil-Spec we’ve been accustomed to. In place of this basic unit Sig Sauer has installed a Geissele 2-Stage Trigger to complete the 3-Gun package.
The rifle pictured is being shipped to a friend who is a police officer in Illinois where it will be put through its paces. We will post any pictures and thoughts he can provide from a law enforcement perspective after he is able to fully vet the rifle.
Sig is coming out with a new M400 pistol with flat dark earth Magpul furniture and a flat dark earth Pistol Stabilizing Brace.
This variation will be welcomed as the other available model, the M400 Swat pistol, has a heavier quad rail adding more front end weight. Given the intentions of the brace, it makes sense to keep the weight as low as possible.
Below is a photo of the M400 FDE Pistol:
We don’t yet have an ETA on initial deliveries but I suspect the only holdup is the FDE PSB. The other parts should be readily available.
We received word today that Sig will be selling a new 716 rifle with an 18″ barrel. The model is going to be called the 716 3-Gun and will be shipping in about four to eight weeks.
I’m told the 716 3-Gun will have a match grade trigger, Sig grip and stock, quad rail, 18″ heavy barrel, and it will ship in a Sig Rifle-Gobag. MSRP is expected to be roughly $2600.
This rifle will be the first 18″ 716 to ship. In 2012 Sig took orders for a 20″ Precision Marksman (R716-H20B-PRM) but it never shipped. Eventually it was canceled and replaced by an 18″ Precision Marksman (R716-H18B-PRM). To date we have not seen any of the 18″ Precision Marksman rifles ship. As of this posting the estimated ship date on that model is 02/2014.
As we receive new information or photos, we will post updates here.
Update 6-18-13: The Sig part number for this model is R716-H18B-3GH and the Sig order description says “SIG716, 7.62 NATO, 3GUN HVY, SEMI, 18 IN, MATCH TRIGGER, SIG GRIP”. Estimated delivery is currently November 13, 2013.