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SIG 1911 Ultra Compact 9mm Review

The SIG 1911 Ultra Compact 9mm is lightweight enough for comfortable carry, but not so light that it's uncomfortable to shoot

SIG 1911 Ultra Compact 9mm Review

The SIG 1911 Ultra Compact pistol offered in .45 ACP and 9mm with an all-black nitride finish and blackwood grips, with a nickel PVD finish and G10 grips, or with a two-tone finish and rosewood grips. Mine is the 9mm two-tone version, and it is an excellent personal-protection pistol. It’s lightweight enough for comfortable carry, but not so light that it’s uncomfortable to shoot. Unloaded, the pistol weighs 28 ounces.

The two-tone Ultra Compact’s signature features are its 3.3-inch barrel and short, alloy grip frame. The bull barrel is fitted to the slide, so there is no barrel bushing, and it measures 0.70 inch at the muzzle. The muzzle is precision...

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