New Fastback Series from SIG SAUER® Rounds Out 1911 Line
Published Date: 1/26/2012
EXETER, N.H. (January 2012)— With the introduction of the 1911 pistol in 2006, SIG SAUER has been
building the finest, production 1911-platform pistols available. By combining modern refinements in the
classic American design, SIG SAUER has created 1911s that are as accurate as they are combatreliable.
This innovation is continued with the new Fastback series of 1911s. SIG SAUER engineers have
redesigned the frame and mainspring housing to create a proprietary rounded backstrap, giving the
Fastback a distinctive look and advantage for concealed carry.
Available in a full-length 5” barreled version and a 4” carry model, the Fastback’s smooth grip lines won’t
protrude against cover garments or push into the ribs when carried concealed.
The all-stainless-steel Fastback frame has been reengineered from the ground up to reduce its grip
signature, while still maintaining the same feel and control of the original 1911 platform.
Initial offerings include the 1911 Fastback Nightmare, using natural stainless controls, grip screws and
barrel bushing against the deep black of the durable Nitron® finish. The look is finished off with Hogue®
double diamond black G-10 grips and low-profile SIGLITE® Night Sights.
Unchanged 1911 features include the match-grade sear, barrel and trigger components for which SIG
SAUER 1911s are known. A skeletonized hammer and trigger with an overtravel adjustment screw are
also left in natural stainless.
The Fastback Rosewood comes with a natural stainless slide, and a Nitron finished stainless steel
frame, Hogue Rosewood double diamond grips and SIGLITE Night Sights.