Sig Sauer Nightmare Fastback Review

This is one of the weirdest 1911s I’ve ever shot, so it’s time to share my Sig Sauer Nightmare Fastback Review. This is a five inch 1911 chambered in .357 Sig with a bobtail grip. Nothing about this gun makes sense, but I love it. The video goes in to some detail about the gun’s final score, but we’ll break it down right here:

Failures to complete the cycle of operations: 3

Issues that can be corrected by the user: 2 (-10)

Parts breakages: 0

10-8 Performance Test: Passed

Finale Score: 87/100

During the Sig Sauer Nightmare Fastback Review, the gun was docked 3 points for three failures, 5 points for the rear sight falling off, and another 5 points for the repeated double feeds with WWB. I ended up docking it some points for the WWB issue simply because I feel like a gun in this price point should be able to run common range/training ammo out of the box with no issues. However, since I didn’t encounter this issue with any other brand of ammo, I only docked it 5, instead of for every double feed I experienced.

Here’s the thing about this gun: I really liked it, because it’s kind of ridiculous. A 1911 in .357 Sig hardly makes sense, since .357 Sig doesn’t do anything that can’t be done with a 9mm, but that doesn’t mean that this gun isn’t great. Every time you pull the trigger you get a glorious fireball in front of your face, and if that’s not fun, I need a new job. Is scoring the Sig Sauer Nightmare Fastback Review an 87 out of 100 fair? Sure. But it doesn’t tell the story of how fun this gun is. I bet that if I’d tested a Sig in .45 ACP, it would have scored a perfect 100. I really like this gun, and possibly because it’s kind of a silly gun it’s become one of my favorites that I’ve reviewed.

Caleb Giddings
Caleb Giddings is a scotch enthusiast with a writing problem, which is apparently common for writers. He also shoots some guns or something, and is a Master Class shooter in IDPA and NRA Action Pistol. You should definitely follow him on instagram