NEW Springfield Armory 1911 Emissary 45 Auto – A Mission Specialist
Adam Scepaniak 07.29.21
The world is not short on 1911 pistols, but it is exceedingly short on original ones. Springfield Armory has been in the game of making high-quality 1911s longer than anyone else and they continue to make fresh, exciting models with every new product unveil – this extends to their newest offering in the 1911 Emissary. Springfield Armory has introduced a NEW 1911 Emissary chambered in 45 Auto touting Custom Shop qualities in a factory-configured handgun.
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One of the obvious aesthetic highlights is the Custom-Milled Tri-Top Slide. The 1911 Emissary boasts a unique triangular-style slide with forward lightening grooves and 40 LPI (Line per Inch) flat top serrations for light diffusion and glare reduction. The frame similarly has a custom touch with a squared off trigger guard to allow for easier gloved shooting.
- CALIBER: .45 ACP
- BARREL: 5″ Forged Stainless Steel, Match Grade, Bull, 1:16
- SLIDE: Forged Carbon Steel, Blued
- FRAME: Forged Stainless Steel
- SIGHTS: Tritium/Luminescent Front, Tactical Rack U-Notch Rear
- RECOIL SYSTEM: One Piece Full Length Guide Rod
- GRIPS: VZ Grips® Thin-Line G10
- MAGAZINES: (2) 8-Round
- WEIGHT: 40 oz
- LENGTH: 8.4″
- HEIGHT: 5.25″
The initial MSRP for the Springfield Armory 1911 Emissary is benchmarked at $1,279. As always, in the rare event that you should ever need service for your firearm Springfield Armory has a Lifetime Warranty that stands behind all of their firearms. One final snapshot into what the 1911 Emissary is all about can be read below in Springfield Armory’s Press Release statement:
Tasked with a special mission, the Emissary bridges defensive and custom pistols delivering a bold and capable addition to the Springfield Armory family of 1911’s.
Built on a durable foundation of forged steel in its barrel, slide and frame, the Emissary offers a defensive pistol with an air of custom refinement. The pistol has a beautiful two-tone finish, with a blued carbon steel slide and a stainless-steel frame with squared trigger guard. A “Tri-Top” cut to the slide gives the pistol custom-grade styling, while a heavy-profile bull barrel delivers maximum accuracy and reduces felt recoil.
The Emissary blends form and function seamlessly in a defensive-minded firearm loaded with custom-grade features.
In a world full of predictable and cloned 1911 models it is refreshing to see that Springfield Armory has a new take on the time-tested design. From the original slide cuts to the grenade patterned grip texture, the new 1911 Emissary is a mission specialty handgun with custom shop features at a factory catalog price. If you could get your hands on one do you believe you would add it to your arsenal? As always, let us know all of your thoughts in the Comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.