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Customer Reviews for Sig Sauer 1911 Spartan CO2 Blowback Steel BB gun

Brand: Sig Sauer

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.

 
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Feb 18, 2022
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Great little pistol

Very nice construction, though the plastic magazines are disappointing, and painted polymer parts are prone to wear off very quickly. Has a nice feel to it, good weight in the hand. It would've been better if the magazine were metal and a big bigger. One I ended up with had a valve leak, but it can partially be supplemented by putting an o-ring on a CO2 cartridge to improve the seal. Accurate enough at closer range, but you're not going to be picking off targets from a good distance.
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Aug 27, 2021
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1911 version spartan

Excellente arme ! Bonne précision de tir. Quantité de CO2 vs BB super bonne.
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Aug 18, 2021

Sig spartan

the Spartan is great it is a sig and the only reason I gave a 4 star it is because of the FPS the two first mags are great after it drop to much so it is minor for me I do recommend the Spartan to the collectors like me and at replica air gun for best price and delivery I
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Aug 18, 2021

Top slide

The top slide is not a strong enough metal mine snapped other than that and the plastic mag it's a pretty decent co2
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Aug 04, 2021
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Magazine is a little iffy

Everything is great about this gun is absolutely fantastic but the magazine is very poor quality and in order to put in bbs I have to push them down with a thin object in order for the bbs to go in the mag but it still works fine.
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Oct 14, 2020

great

love this gun!! Very nice Handles well Sounds great
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Jun 11, 2020

Sig Sauer 1911 Spartan CO2 Blowback Steel BB Pistol SKU: GPSIG1001

Good airpistol, realistic fit and finish. Loading the CO2 cartridge can be a bit awkward, needs a decisive and quick closure to avoid blowing off the entire cartridge (done that twice already); loading the magazine with BBs is also a bit tedious but not a deal breaker by any means. Would be nice to have the CO2/magazine together like the P320-M17. Other than that, no complaints.
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Jun 03, 2020

It shoots like a SIG because it is one

I bought this gun from these guys and I must say I love this gun. It shoots precisely and has an amazing blowback. The only complaint that I would have is with the packaging. For a gun that looks, feels and fires like a charm, I would have expected a better packaging by SIG. other than that this gun is good buy.
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