Sig Sauer Spartan 1911 Part 2 Part 1
Testing Sig’s latest CO2 Semi-Auto
By Dennis Adler
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.