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Sig Sauer 1911-22 22LR at SHOT

January 21st, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Out of all the newest pistols coming out in 2011, Sig Sauer’s 1911-22 chambered in .22LR may be one of the most overlooked models. Sig’s 1911-22 .22LR is a full size 1911 at a very reasonable price. MSRP is only $399!

This model has rosewood grips, contrast sights, a black finish, and a SAO trigger.

I had the opportunity to handle the .22LR 1911 at SHOT on Tuesday and it feels absolutely outstanding in your hand. The weight is great and the trigger is really crisp – better than you’d expect. All that Sig needs now is a threaded barrel for this beauty so I can throw my AAC Prodigy on it!

Update 6-3-11 – We’ve got some updated coverage on this model on our blog and we have the 1911-22 in stock in our store. We’ve also got detailed photos and info on ordering extra 1911-22 magazines.

As it turns out, the 1911-22 barrel is already threaded from the factory. The pistol has a cap over the threading and you can use an extension adapter for a silencer / suppressor.

  1. January 22nd, 2011 at 23:53 | #1

    Thanks for providing the photos. I handled and dry-fired the Sig 1911-22 and was very impressed. And I was expecting it to cost $550+, based on Sig’s centerfire pricing. The frame and ergos are authentic 1911 and it points great. The trigger is better than most Kimbers and the grip safety is better than my S&W 1911. You get a complete pistol for not much more than a premium conversion. I would just like to see Sig adapt this for a 17 HMR. That would actually be a pretty effective, ultra-low recoil defensive round — remember it ain’t the just the size of the hole — it’s also what happens inside. I would NOT care to be shot by a 2000 fps 17 bullet that will fragment explosively.

  2. Dorsella Webb
    July 28th, 2011 at 11:57 | #2

    Just recently purchased the 22 version of the 1911. Why are the magazines so darn exspensive?

  3. Rooster
    July 31st, 2011 at 06:45 | #3

    I just bought one of these for $375. It is built by GSG (German Sporting Guns) and also marketed by ATI in America for $320 (deeep discounted). But the ATI version does not include multiple front sights for fine tuning elevation and I don’t think their rear sight is fully adjustable for windage, Also, the Sig Grips look great compared to the standard ones. Will shoot it soon…THAT’s the ultmate test!!!

  4. August 15th, 2011 at 08:22 | #4

    We just lowered the price to $39.

  5. terry ratliff
    September 8th, 2011 at 20:00 | #5

    Where do I start first fie barrel fixing pin broke I called sig and they said they would send me a new one and that’s been almost two months ago and still no pin,the bottom of the mag came apart when I layed it down on the bench and shot the piece that holds it together who knows where,60% of the time the slidelock don’t work after the last round is fired,after 50 rounds it starts to jam or not recycle real bad,the rear sight came lose and will not titten up,the finish on it is junk after about 500 rounds it looks like it was dragged behind a truck for a couple of miles,the beaver-tail grip safety is so stiff that most of the time you have to re-grip it to make the gun to shoot.wishing I didn’t wasted my money on it.

  6. terry ratliff
    September 12th, 2011 at 19:06 | #6

    UPDATE switch from Winchester to Federal shot about 400 rounds with only about 5 jams and thats very good for a .22.

  7. jim
    September 29th, 2011 at 05:36 | #7

    I had the guide rod break after 60 rounds in my Sig 1911-22 (mfg date Feb 2011). I had seen that there may be a “replacement” rod from Sig. I called and they sent out a next day air pick-up for a repair. I called customer service and asked if my my other 1911-22 ( mfg date sept 2011) would have the same problem and he stated no IT WOULD NOT. I believe they had enough failures of the guide rod that they now have a steel guide rod in the currant production models.

  8. Matt D
    November 12th, 2011 at 18:21 | #8

    I just bought the Sig 1911-22 at a gun show in Richmond for $350. It has “US” on the pistol grip and OD Green. I cant wait to take it to the range.

  9. Mike
    November 28th, 2011 at 17:13 | #9

    @terry ratliff

    I love my sig 1911-22 though as you said the ammunition is key. Once you find a good ammo keep it. I have shot 1575 rounds and not a single jam or problem with anything breaking. I also use the federal long rifle ammo. Love that it gives me a chance to cheaply learn how to handle my 1911 .45 I would recommend this gun to anyone!

  10. Dave
    December 21st, 2011 at 22:02 | #10

    can the sig 1911-22 be purchased in calif

  11. December 22nd, 2011 at 10:21 | #11

    Hi Dave, I do not believe it is legal in California.

  12. Ted Boule
    December 30th, 2011 at 14:42 | #12

    It’ a very good pistol. The only problem i have with it is the sights, I would like to know if there are any truglo optic or nite sites for this pistol in the after market that makes them, and what do they mean when they say front is #6 and rear sight#8 Owner of the 1911 22

  13. Lforst
    January 1st, 2012 at 00:47 | #13

    Dave I just purchased one in Cali , pick it up on the 9th , fell in love with it as soon as I held it !

  14. 1911Fan
    March 15th, 2012 at 05:43 | #14

    I own one an contrary to popular belief, my 1911-22 performs extremely well with Remington Golden bullet. Second thing, before you listen to those who say its not a tac-driver. Be so kind as to run 200 rounds through it in capable hands and then decide!

  15. B. Schwaegel
    September 4th, 2012 at 13:33 | #15

    @Ted Boule
    Dawson Precision offers the best sights for your Sig/GSC 1911 22. I have the following on mine:

    DP Front Sight DP GSG .22 Fiber Optic Inserted Front Sight .195 Tall x .100 Wide

    DP Rear Sight 1911 Black Serrated Adjustable Rear Sight for Novak Cut, Standard Notch, Match with .180 or .200 Tall Front #024022

    They were easy to install and will improve the looks and performance of your gun. These are competition sights built by and award winning competition shooter. The complete set runs around $100.

  16. Mark Wissing
    September 12th, 2012 at 15:05 | #16

    Typical of SIG, shoots great right out of the box.

  17. CSawyer
    October 12th, 2012 at 07:15 | #17

    What other upgraded parts are available for the sig 1911, 22 cal?

  18. Ronald Pulsipher
    October 14th, 2012 at 21:46 | #18

    I would like to know if they are putting threaded barrels on the 1911-2 yet? Very much like the feel of the sig 1911-2, Love 1911’s period. thanks Ron

  19. Ryan Schaer
    November 13th, 2012 at 00:49 | #19

    ZR tactical solutions offers several really great upgrades for this 1911. I had a trigger job and several other mods made. I liked the pistol before but after I sent it off or ZRtacticalsolutions it has made it THAT much better!!! It’s worth your time to check them out!!!!

  20. CSawyer
    November 15th, 2012 at 11:07 | #20

    @Ryan Schaer
    Thanks Ryan, I did check them out as you suggested.

  21. Hugh Long
    November 23rd, 2012 at 20:46 | #21

    Just recieved the sig today and took it to the range. Looks good and functions good. My only complaint is no adjustable sight fot a gun in this price range. It shoots4″ low at 20 yards. Groups good but will have to spend more cash on an adjustable sight. Even my $200 Buck mark has adj sights.

  22. Richard Morris
    November 25th, 2012 at 05:04 | #22

    I’m new to shooting pistols( although I used to hunt and shoot some trap so I’m somewhat experienced. Just purchased a S& W 22a and am very pleased with it. I was at my local gun shop yesterday and saw, and handled, a Sig 1911-22 and REALLY liked the way it felt. Priced at $429 and I don’t mind supporting my locally-owned dealer. Just found this site and will be checking it regularly for latest news.

  23. Jeb Smith
    February 14th, 2013 at 12:43 | #23

    I am thinking about getting a Sig 1911-22 and was wondering if it would support other 1911 slides. There are kits to change a 45 to 22 and 45 to 460 Rowland. Can the 1911-22 convert to the 460?

  24. Ronnie Hines
    February 22nd, 2013 at 19:58 | #24

    Will all 1911 grips fit a sig 1911-22? I found a set but I have to order offline and can’t try them first,

  25. April 27th, 2013 at 17:57 | #25

    Picked my sig 1911-.22 yesterday and headed out to the range today. Shooting CCI stingers. 200 rounds flawless. This pistol rocks.
    The sights on this particular gun shoot 4″ high and 5″ left of bullseye. Need aftermarket sights.

  26. Glen Curtis
    May 5th, 2013 at 12:55 | #26

    Purchased my sig 1911-22 six weeks ago and I have used three different rounds (centurion, Remington and CCI) with no malfunctions over 150 rds. The first 60 or so rounds went all over the bull. After that the groups got tighter to within 2″ and is a sweet shooting weapon. Too bad the extra mags cost so much.

  27. August 5th, 2013 at 19:57 | #27

    Hey Sig Experts……..bought the sig 1911 .22 two weeks ago. I teach NRA Pistol classes and liked the 1911 Sig and the three dot sights which I felt would improve my students’ understanding of sight picture and sight alignment. Well the pistol does not cycle ammo. First shot good, then cycles in another cartridge, then click. If you push the slide about 1/16th of an inch forward it will shoot and cycles the next, then you have to push the slide again or it will not shoot. This is not Gonna work out at all for me. Cleaned it and put dry lube spray on moving parts from OTIS. Still will not shoot. Not a good thing for students who will most likely be purchasing a handgun soon after completing the class. ANY IDEAS……….going to try and return it to ACADEMY SPORTS in Tallahassee, Fl as I have no use for this gun that will not shoot properly. Shot CCI, Remington, Federal, and Winchester ammo….all the same result.
    please send me an e mail with any suggestions other than buying another pistol. I have another Handgun class set for Aug 10th, 2013……….RB

  28. John
    March 23rd, 2014 at 22:40 | #28

    Where can I find a firing pin for this gun cause mine broke …

  29. jerry kasha
    June 26th, 2014 at 20:52 | #29

    the frame appears to be the same as the normal 1911, is that correct ? if so will a 9 mm or 45 acp slide fit on it ?

  30. June 27th, 2014 at 06:45 | #30

    It is a different frame. The .22LR uses a proprietary frame and dissassembly / assembly is different than a .45 / 9mm frame. Another caliber slide would not work.

  31. jerry kasha
    June 27th, 2014 at 07:30 | #31

    thank you I need a frame and they are unavailable in caaifornia, like most everything else .

  32. teenew
    July 17th, 2014 at 12:38 | #32

    @Dorsella Webb
    They are very well made ! I have 5 and am glad I got them .

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