The Sig Sauer Scorpion 1911 in .45 ACP takes a battle-proven classic and enhances it with modern features such as a tough Cerakote finish and integrated accessory rail. SureFire X400 shown equipped on the pistol.
The Scorpion 1911 is the first pistol in a new series from Sig Sauer that will include the P220, P226 and P229 models. The Scorpion 1911 shares the basic features of the other Sig Sauer 1911 pistols but adds some interesting functional enhancements; such as a flat trigger, Cerakote finish, Hogue’s Piranha custom grips with integral extended magazine well and matching mainspring housing.
The Scorpion is among twenty-eight 1911 pistols offered by Sig Sauer that include .22 LR, 9mm, .40 S&W and of course, .45 ACP calibers and covers full-size, Commander and sub-compact versions.
The Scorpion is a full-size pistol that uses the familiar Browning swinging link, locked-breech design. Sig Sauer makes all major parts in its New Hampshire facility and only a couple of parts are imported. The stainless steel slide and stainless frame are forged and finished with Cerakote—a ceramic-like finish made by NIC Industries that requires no special care to preserve.
The frame has an integral MIL-STD-1913 rail under the dustcover for mounting lasers or lights. The barrel has traditional rifling, which allows you to shoot inexpensive lead bullets as opposed to polygonal rifling, which does not. The manual does not prohibit the use of +P ammunition provided it meets SAAMI specifications.
The Sig Sauer Scorpion 1911 in .45 ACP takes a battle-proven classic and enhances it…
by Tactical-Life.com / Feb 2, 2012