In a world full of consumers seeking out pocket pistols, sub-compact daily carriers, and snub-nose revolvers built with a minimalist design, the Emperor Scorpion stands out as an ode to one of the most iconic, full-sized guns ever made. And thanks to Sig Sauer, the Emperor Scorpion not only captures, but actually surpasses, all the wonder and awe you and I felt when we shot the 1911s our grandpas owned.
One more point: The Emperor Scorpion is made in the U.S.A.
Well, allow me to retort. [/Jules Winnfield]
Things that put Kim off from buying a new-style 1911:
- front-slide serrations: never needed them, never will, and they wear on leather holsters
- ditto serrations on the front of the grip: chafes the hand after about 100 rounds, and I don’t suffer from sweaty hands anyway
- raised nubbin on the grip safety: these are for people who aren’t holding their guns tightly enough
- camo-Barbie color: ’nuff said.
Oh, and lookie here:
Finally: I’ve always made fun of SIG, S&W and Glock for their impenetrable model-numbering systems (in SIG’s case, 225, 226, 229, 232 etc.) but that does not give them an excuse to make their latest 1911 sound like a character from The Lord Of The Rings. “Emperor Scorpion”?
Call that the fifth “nope”. If I’m going to shell out over $1,300 for a 1911, it has to have more class. Kinda like this one:
‘Nuff said. And it too is made in the U.S.A.
No doubt some teenager running SIG’s marketing department would write me off as just another old asshole who’s going to die soon anyway — it’s far sexier to chase after the “youth” market, after all.
Except for one thing: I have probably another two, even three more 1911 purchases left to me before I shuffle off this mortal coil, and yet another one as a present for the Son&Heir, maybe as soon as his next birthday, even. None of those will be this Chief Insect 1911, though.