New Handgun: Sig Sauer 1911 in .22 LR

Two of my favorite introductions at this year's SHOT Show were the .22 LR 1911s from Browning and Sig Sauer. I have one of the Brownings on order and should have it in hand any day now but it also looks like Sig is ready to ship its rimfire 1911s too.

Here's a look at the two Sig models, one in tan (aka "flat dark earth"), the other in OD green. I like how both schemes look, but the most eye catching thing about these pistols is the $420 MSRP, which I'm guessing will translate into a $399 or so street price.

The frames are made of cast metal, which helps keep the costs down. The pistols otherwise look to be pretty full featured, with three-dot sights, skeletonized trigger and hammer, 10-round capacity and so forth.

If I can get one in soon enough, I'll do a 1911 rimfire shoot-off and report back.

These are the specs on the 1911-22 from Sig:

1911-22®
Caliber: .22LR
Magazine Capacity: 10
Trigger Pull: SAO: 5.0 lb Average
Overall Length: 8.6"
Overall Height: 5.5"
Overall Width: 1.4"
Barrel Length: 5.1"
Sight Radius: 5.4"
Sights: Low-Profile Three Dot Contrast
Weight w/ Magazine: 34.4 oz
Frame Material: Diecast
Frame Finish: OD or FDE
Slide Material: Aluminum
Slide Finish: OD or FDE
Grips: "US" marked Natural Walnut
MSRP: $420