My dealer advised me that he has two of the (baby Sigs) on order. One in the Nitron (black) finish, and the other in the reverse two-tone, with stainless slide. These pistols are about the same size as the Kimber Ultras. The Sigs have a 3.3 inch barrel.
I almost put some money down, but he has no idea when they will arrive, and somehow he always talks me out of a 3 inch 1911 (function -reliability).... so I bought an HK 45C .... :schild42:
Might think about waiting a bit, 3 years ago I think, I bought one of the first Sig C3's, Officer's grip frame & commander barrel aluminum frame Sooooo sweet to carry.........BUT constant ftf stovepipes double feeds. Sent it back twice. Sig was great about it picked up the shiping both returns in under a week ( put over 900 rounds of factory hardball with 6 different magazines before I sent it back).
The darnend thing kept jamming & cracked 3 different barrel bushings, yeah all sig all mim. Seemed to me the geometry between the frame & the slide was somehow off. Whatever the case I got rid of the problem child & to bad too what a great carry piece it could have been.
Not trashing SIG , people say the bugs are worked out now. But sometimes new model guns motorcycles,cars toasters,or whatever that comes of an assy. line can develop problems once full production begins. I have a 36 year background in aero space & have seen this happen more than what It should.
Now when I see a new model whatever I try to wait a couple of years before rushing out & buying one.
Well I "kind of try".
JD it was smaller let me see if i can find a picture of one. But I doubt I'll know how to post it on here
Edit: I just called my LGS and he said it was a 238 the picture that you have looks bigger but I guess they are the same. I really like that gun wish I had the funds to afford it.
I've had the Commander (4 inch) 1911's numerous times, and had no function or reliabilty issues, but I have always been curious how a 3 inch 1911 would perform. I know they would be great to carry, but if function issues arise, what good is a .45 that won't fire...... :aargh4:
Some Kimber owners love them ... but I guess I'll wait (again). You know how it is .... like a ich you can't scratch. Must be gun thing .... :yup:
I used to have a Kimber CDP Ultra II, it worked great with Wilson mags. I liked it a lot. That said, I eventually traded it on a old Kimber Elite Carry (4'' compact, basically a CDP series before they had CDP). That was mostly because I wanted a "Series I" Kimber and I like the extra length in the slide with the Officer's grip. That thing shoots like a dream but the night sights are long burned out. I would be interested to learn how the short Sig 1911's do.
Go the the Sigarms web site and select pistols then 1911.
Yes, they have a new model called the 1911 ultra.
Looks a lot like my Springfield Micro Compact.
$1100 MSRP........none on gunbroker yet.
3.3" barrel, two tone, rosewood grips.
Probably not one in my future since my S/A fills that niche' pretty well.
The thing I see with Sigs is that the MSRP versus the mom & pop gun shop prices have definite disparity. Cool looking weapon & I really like Sigs but if I ever get another 1911 aside from my Colt Commander it will likely be a Kimber or S&W 3".
Here's the Link: 1911 Ultra Two-Tone
I agree that the most of the P series are great guns - although I am not a fan of the p290.
The little p238 is a GREAT little pocket pistol -
I've been looking for a 1911 for a while - although a discreet carry 1911 in a 9MM would be really nice.
The 238 is the same size as the Mustang pictured here:
Any range reports on the Sig Ultra 1911 ?