Sig Sauer Spartan 1911 Part 2

Sig Sauer Spartan 1911 Part 2 Part 1

Testing Sig’s latest CO2 Semi-Auto

By Dennis Adler

The latest CO2 offering from Sig Sauer is their blowback action model of the .45 ACP Spartan combat pistol. The airgun follows the lines of the Spartan with the addition of front slide serrations and a MIL-STD 1913 Picatinny rail to give the .177 caliber version a little more character, not that the Spartan needs it.

Sig Sauer has jumped into the blowback action CO2 airgun market with both barrels blazing and the introduction of two more models based on Sig Sauer 1911 production guns, the Sig Sauer Max Michel competition pistol and the Spartan combat model, the company’s two most unusual 1911 variations.

Today there are dozens of manufactures the world over building versions of the Model 1911 (the patents expired generations ago), but this was not always so. Up until the WWI, only Colt’s was building the Model 1911. Fast forward to the 21st century and both Remington and Ithaca produce 1911 models today (as they did during WWII), but you also have 1911s being manufactured in the U.S. by Springfield Armory, Sturm, Ruger & Co., Kimber, Wilson Combat, Auto Ordnance (the Thompson submachine gun company), Dan Wesson, Smith & Wesson, and Sig Sauer through its U.S. manufacturing division. In fact, today there are more 1911 variations produced in the U.S. and abroad than John M. Browning could have ever imagined. read more


Sig Sauer Spartan 1911 Part 1

Sig Sauer Spartan 1911 Part 1 Part 2

Another evolution of John Browning’s classic

By Dennis Adler

There is no doubt that the Sig Sauer 1911 Spartan is an unusual looking pistol in any caliber. With its bronze-like finish, Greek lettering and Spartan helmet on the grips, this is a unique style from Sig Sauer. The .177 caliber model is brand new from Sig’s airgun division which bases all of its models on actual production centerfire handguns.

If it seems like there are more 1911s on the market today than ever before, that’s because there are. The fundamental design pioneered by John Moses Browning and the Colt’s Patent Fire-Arms Manufacturing Company in 1911 has endured for more than a century, even in its original form. Over the decades it has been improved upon, it has been modernized, retro-styled, lengthened, shortened, and modified in every conceivable fashion and caliber by everyone from Colt to Sig Sauer. read more


The Airgun Experience is on vacation

The Airgun Experience is on vacation

The Airgun Experience is on vacation and will return July 11th with a new series of articles on the latest models from Sig Sauer, including the .177 caliber Spartan Model 1911.

During the break, I am posting 10 of my favorite articles from the past, with links for each day below. This is a great opportunity to reread, or for some, read one of these articles for the first time. Everyone have a great 4th of July!

Dennis Adler

  1. The Model 1895 Nagant Revolver

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