NEW Springfield Armory 1911 Operator: No-Nonsense, All Business
Nicolas Lenze 12.20.21
Like steak and potatoes, the 1911 platform screams both “American” and “classic.” The beautiful lines and history of the firearm give it a special place in the hearts of American shooters. Over the years, the platform has undergone modern upgrades to bring it into the 21st century such as improved sights and accessory rails. The newest iteration of this comes from Springfield Armory in the form of the brand new 1911 Operator.
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“For those that demand a no-nonsense approach to their defensive grade pistol, the Operator 1911 in .45 ACP stands ready to deliver. Featuring the duty-grade features serious shooters demand, the Operator 1911 builds on the century-plus of service behind the gun and the cartridge to deliver a cutting-edge, tactical-grade pistol.”
NEW 1911 Operator from Springfield Armory
To increase the strength and durability of their firearms, Springfield Armory has chosen to forge their frames and slides instead of casting them. The 1911 Operator features VZ Grips G10 grip panels for a positive purchase while firing the powerful .45 ACP cartridge. The gun is equipped with an accessory rail for mounting lights and other accessories. An ambidextrous thumb safety and grip safety are standard.
The slide includes forward serrations for ease of manipulation. Two eight-round magazines with bumper pads are included. Sitting on top is the Tactical Rack rear sight and its partner, a high-visibility tritium front sight. Line these up to get the most out of the forged stainless steel 5″ barrel. The whole thing is finished with an attractive black Cerakote finish, enhancing aesthetics as well as durability.
- Caliber: .45 ACP
- Capacity: 8 rounds
- Barrel length: 5″
- Overall length: 8.6″
- Height: 5.25″
- Weight: 42 oz
- Grip material: VZ Grips G10
- MSRP: $1,099
If you’d like to learn even more about the new 1911 Operator, or any of Springfield Armory’s other firearms, head over to their website. For more content from Springfield, be sure to follow their social media pages. They can be found on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Keep it classy!