Sig Sauer 1911 Spartan CO2 Blowback Steel BB Pistol



Total: $109.95

Note: This Table Top review pertains to two products: the Sig Sauer 1911 Max Michel Blowback CO2 BB Pistol and the Sig Sauer 1911 Spartan Blowback CO2 BB Pistol.

Type: BB Pistol
Manufacturer:
Sig Sauer
Model: 1911
Materials: Full metal build
Weight: 934 g (2.06 lb)
Barrel: 127 mm (5 in), non-rifled
Power Source: 12 g CO2 x 1
Action: Semi-automatic, blowback, single action only
Ammo Type: 4.5 mm steel BBs
Ammo Capacity: 16 rounds
FPS: 410

Buy the magazine: SIG1051

Trigger Pull: Excellent! Just like a real 1911, it is single action only. Both Sig Sauer 1911s have very short and light trigger pulls. To make the shooting experience even more realistic, you will need to engage the working back strap safety in order to shoot these guns, again, like a real 1911.

Accuracy: I decided to only shoot the Spartan since the Max Michel is the same gun mechanically but with slightly different cosmetics, which shouldn't change the performance in any way. Starting with my FPS velocity chronograph testing, it did take me 2 shots to get the chronograph to read but after that I got 5 good readings averaging about 370 FPS, with the fastest shot close to 400. For my accuracy test I shot 10 rounds at a paper target set up about 30 feet away using my standard seated and rested shooting position. 2 of the 10 shots seemed to get away on me, but the other 8 were well within a 2 inch grouping. The 2 outliers only extended the grouping by about an additional inch. In terms of placement on target, the Sig Sauer Spartan BB Pistol was well centered left to right, but did shoot about 3 inches high.

Build Quality: Both the Spartan and Max Michel airguns are built really well. They feel solid in the hand and all the mechanical parts feel tight. The finish is nice and does not show any signs of wearing. You'll find metal parts everywhere except the magazines. Even the safety, magazine release, and slide catch are metal. It's too bad the magazine is also not metal.

Realism: Sig Sauer modeled the Spartan and Max Michel after their real steel version. Overall, they are very similar with the exception that neither of the real steel version have under barrel rails. You will also find adjustable sights on both of the real steel versions, and of course, proper full size magazines. Other than that, both these Sig Sauer 1911s look the part and have full Sig Sauer licensing and branding.

Pros:

  • Full metal build gives the gun good weight!
  • Good replica of the real steel 1911 Sig Sauer pistols
  • Really nice single action trigger
  • Full Sig Sauer markings and licensings
  • Cam lever system for easy CO2 loading
  • Working grip safety like real 1911
  • Decent blowback feel
  • Higher FPS than KWC 1911s
  • White dots on both front and rear sights
  • Bottom rail for accessories

Cons:

  • Plastic stick magazine detracts from realistic reloading
  • Rail wouldn't be on original Sig Sauer pistols
  • Basic fixed sights are non-adjustable
  • Would have liked a more recessed barrel
  • CO2 grip comes off pretty easily

Comments: I know that everyone likes airguns with full size drop-out metal magazines and it does make the airgun look and feel more realistic, but once the mag is in the gun the experience for the most part is the same. Having a stick magazine in this case allows for a more efficient CO2 delivery, which should increase power and shots per CO2. I know a lot of people complain about the low FPS of the KWC 1911s so if this is you, then perhaps you may need to give up a full size mag for more power and shots per CO2? I was a bit surprised by how heavy the blowback is on the Sig Sauer Spartan and Max Michel CO2 BB Pistols. It kind of rocked my table a little bit, especially when the CO2 was new. I also really like the trigger and feel that these Sig Sauer 1911 offer, giving the KWC 1911 blowback airguns a run for their money. If you can get over the plastic stick magazine then I think you would really like owning a Spartan or Max Michel Sig Sauer.

SpecificationValue
Caliber:4.5 mm (.177 cal)
Action:Semi-Automatic
FPS:400 to 450
Ammo Type:Steel BB
Power Source:Co2
Trigger Action:Single
Body Type:1911
Blowback Action:Blowback
GunSafety:Manual
GunFrontSight:Fixed
GunRearSight:Fixed
Material:Full Metal
Magazine Capacity:16

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Sig Sauer Spartan & Max Michel Blowback CO2 BB Pistol Field Test Review

Sig Sauer Spartan & Max Michel Blowback CO2 BB Pistol Field Test Review

(255 raters) 28845 views - 8/6/2017 5:40:53 PM
Make sure to visit my written post for this video with additional photos over on ReplicaAirguns.com:
https://www.replicaairguns.com/posts/2017/8/5/sig-sauer-spartan-and-max-michel-blowback-co2-bb-pistol-field-test-review

Specifications:
-12 gram CO2
-4.5mm steel BB's
-16 round stick magazine
-410 fps
-2.06 pounds
-Full metal slide and frame
-Semi auto blowback operation
-Single action only trigger
-Cam lever CO2 loading port
-Functioning grip safety
-White dot sights

My final video for the Sig Sauer Spartan and Max Michel Blowback CO2 BB Pistols where I find out exactly how they perform. I test out the fps velocity with my Chrony Chronograph and then setup a paper target about 30 feet away and shoot 10 rounds from a rested and seated position with my hands on a sandbag for stability.

I decided to only shoot the Sig Sauer Spartan 1911 since the Max Michel is really the same gun mechanically but with slightly different cosmetics which should not change the performance in any way. I did use a brand new Sig Sauer CO2 along with Umarex zinc coated steel 4.5mm BB's for this test.

I was a bit surprised by how heavy the blowback is on the Sig Sauer Spartan and Max Michel Blowback CO2 BB Pistols, it kind of rocked my table a little bit especially when the CO2 was new. I also really like the trigger and feel that theses Sig Sauer 1911 offerings really give the KWC 1911 blowback CO2 airguns a run for their money. If you can get over the plastic stick magazine then I think you would really like owning a Spartan or Max Michel Sig Sauer 1911 CO2 Blowback Airgun.

Also read my entire written Table Top Review with additional photos over at ReplicaAirguns.com:
https://www.replicaairguns.com/posts/2017/8/3/sig-sauer-spartan-and-max-michel-blowback-co2-bb-pistol-table-top-review

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Sig Sauer Spartan and Max Michel 1911 Blowback CO2 BB Pistol Preview

Sig Sauer Spartan and Max Michel 1911 Blowback CO2 BB Pistol Preview

(387 raters) 45915 views - 7/28/2017 7:22:52 AM
Make sure to visit my written post for this video with additional photos over on ReplicaAirguns.com:
https://www.replicaairguns.com/posts/2017/7/26/sig-sauer-spartan-and-max-michel-1911-blowback-co2-bb-pistol-preview

Specifications:
-12 gram CO2
-4.5mm steel BB's
-16 round stick magazine
-410 fps
-2.06 pounds
-Full metal slide and frame
-Semi auto blowback operation
-Single action only trigger
-Cam lever CO2 loading port
-Functioning grip safety
-White dot sights

At SHOT Show this year I got to checkout two new 1911 CO2 Blowback BB Pistols from Sig Sauer, the 1911 Spartan and the 1911 Max Michel. A couple years back Sig introduced their (Advanced Sport Pellet) or ASP line of pellet shooting Airguns in both rifle and pistol version but interestingly enough Sigs 1911 line of airguns are not pellet shooter but rather 4.5mm Steel BB airguns.......

I am looking forward to giving both these Sig Sauer 1911 Blowback BB pistols a good testing in the Sea Can Airgun shooting range so stay posted for my Field Test Shooting Video and also full Table Top Review.....

Read my entire written Preview with additional photos over at ReplicaAirguns.com:
https://www.replicaairguns.com/posts/2017/7/26/sig-sauer-spartan-and-max-michel-1911-blowback-co2-bb-pistol-preview

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Sig Sauer Spartan & Max Michel Blowback CO2 BB Pistol Table Top Review

Sig Sauer Spartan & Max Michel Blowback CO2 BB Pistol Table Top Review

(333 raters) 36318 views - 8/4/2017 7:40:04 PM
Make sure to visit my written post for this video with additional photos over on ReplicaAirguns.com:
https://www.replicaairguns.com/posts/2017/8/3/sig-sauer-spartan-and-max-michel-blowback-co2-bb-pistol-table-top-review

Specifications:
-12 gram CO2
-4.5mm steel BB's
-16 round stick magazine
-410 fps
-2.06 pounds
-Full metal slide and frame
-Semi auto blowback operation
-Single action only trigger
-Cam lever CO2 loading port
-Functioning grip safety
-White dot sights

I know that everyone seems to like airguns with full size drop out metal magazines and yes it does make the airgun look and feel more realistic but once the magazine is in the gun the experience for the most part is the same. Having a stick magazine in this case allows for a more efficient CO2 delivery which should increase power and shots per CO2, I know a lot of people complain about the low FPS of the KWC 1911's so if this is you then perhaps you then you may need to give up a full size mag for more power and shots per CO2? Other then the stick mag issue both the Sig Sauer Spartan and Max Michel are really nice CO2 Blowback Airguns and I am really hoping they perform well when I get to my field test shooting review shortly.

Read my entire written Table Top Review with additional photos over at ReplicaAirguns.com:
https://www.replicaairguns.com/posts/2017/8/3/sig-sauer-spartan-and-max-michel-blowback-co2-bb-pistol-table-top-review

Buy Sig Airguns in the Canada Rpelica Airguns Store:
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