A pair of Springfield Armory Emissary pistols round out the line.

Springfield Armory announced today the expansion of one its newer 1911 lines. The Springfield Armory Emissary line adds a new 4.25-inch model in .45 ACP and a 5-inch 9mm. Both pistols bring the same custom-grade features previously found on the original Emissary.

Springfield Armory Emissary Additions

“These newest additions to the Emissary line provide shooters with great options for a self-defense pistol with an additional measure of refinement,” says Steve Kramer, Vice President of Marketing for Springfield Armory. “With either the more compact 4.25” .45 ACP or the 5” 9mm, these new Emissary pistols are a must-have for 1911 enthusiasts who demand the best.”

Built for defense, but featuring custom-level touches, the Emissary attempts to bring a higher end platform to carry enthusiasts. Springfield boasts the line bridges the gap between duty and custom. As such, it comes well appointed. Each pistol features a forged stainless steel frame and carbon steel slide. A striking two-tone finish stands out, pairing a blue carbon steel slide with the stainless steel frame. A distinctive squared trigger guard delivers extra clearance for a gloved hand.

The Tri-Top slide cut adds to the custom-type look. Meanwhile, a flattened top strap exhibits 40 LPI serrations, reducing glare. Conversely, a tritium front sight pairs with a Tactical U-Dot rear sight for a visible sight picture in all lighting conditions.

Springfield Armory Emissary

A bushingless heavy stainless steel 4.25- or 5-inch bull barrel delivers maximum accuracy. It also reduces felt recoil and muzzle flip, according to Springfield Armory. Additionally, a skeletonized hammer reduces lock time, combining with a solid-body, flat-faced trigger for enhanced performance.

The front strap and mainspring housing come wrapped in a grenade-pattern texture. VZ Grips, machined from G10, adds to the striking package. Each gun ships with an eight-round steel magazine with base pad. The new Emissary pistols retail for $1,279. For even more info, please visit springfield-armory.com.

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