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 comes standard with a set of Hogue G10 “Piranha” grips that match up nicely with the checkered frontstrap.
Gun Details 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 Sig Scorpion 1911 employs a non-traditional external extractor located to the rear of the pistol’s ejection port.
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 integrated accessory rail is located on the dustcover portion of the pistol’s frame. Note the unique “Sig-like” contours of the slide.