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SIG Model 1911 Carry Nightmare

Produced:2015 Only
Caliber:357 SIG
Action:recoil operated semi-automatic
Trigger:single-action (SA)
Safety:grip safety, manual thumb safety
Frame:stainless steel
Grips:Hogue G10 composite
Sights:SIGLITE night sights
Notes:Fastback frame profile
Barrel Length:4.2 in.
Overall Length:7.7 in.
Height:5.5 in.
Width:1.4 in.
Weight:38.8 oz.

Manufacturer:Phone Number:
SIG SAUER GmbH & Co. KG+49 43 51 471 0
Sauerstraße 2-6Website:
Eckernförde Germany www.sigsauer.de
Importer:Phone Number:
Sig Sauer, Inc.603-610-3000
72 Pease BoulevardWebsite:
Newington NH 03801www.sigsauer.com
Used Est.:$925
Last Update: 2/26/2017

Caliber:357 SIG
Muzzle Velocities - from1130to1500ft/sec
Muzzle Energies - from410to575ft-lb
Bullet Weights - from115to150gr

Ranking Factors
Power Factor:174834- IDPA Rating Calculation
Recoil Factor:6.85 ft-lb- Standard Free Recoil Calculation
Total Capacity:10 rounds- Includes Chambered Rounds
Defense Factor:81%

About the Handgun:
The Fastback Carry and Carry Nightmare pistols are both built on SIG's 1911 fastback rounded-grip frame. Both models feature nitron finished stainless steel slide and frame and SIGLITE night sights. The Nightmare features black G10 grips and natural stainless controls while the Fastback features checkered diamond rosewood grips and nitron finished stainless controls.
About the Manufacturer:
SIG was established in 1853 to make railway rolling stock but has since attained an remarkable record for excellence in the design and manufacture of firearms. The company has specialized in military weapons, primarily for the Swiss army, and since 1945 has been making pistols that rank among the world's finest. In the 1970s a partnership was formed with J.P Sauer & Sohn, allowing SIG designs to be made in Germany. Thus, the SIG Sauer line of handguns began, starting with the SIG Sauer P220 handgun in 1975. In 1985, SIGARMS was created as the American branch of SIG in Tysons Corner, Virginia to import the P220 and P230. In 1987 SIGARMS moved to Herndon, Virginia, and in 1990 moved to Exeter, New Hampshire to accommodate new manufacturing. On October 1, 2007 SIGARMS officially changed their name to SIG Sauer.
About the Cartridge:
The 357 SIG cartridge was developed by SIGARMS in partnership with Federal Cartridge.The cartridge uses a bottlenecked .40 S&W casing crimped to a 9mm bullet. This is why the 357 SIG is not written as '.357', as it is not truly a .357 caliber bullet, but is instead a standard 9mm bullet (.3550 in). The 357 SIG design is an attempt to create a cartridge with stopping power that would approach the larger .357 Magnum revolver round, but in a smaller package that can fit comfortably in the grip of a semi-automatic weapon. Despite the manufacturer's claims, it is not quite as powerful as an actual .357 Magnum, but it exceeds the power of a .40 S&W cartridge.
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