Springfield Armory just announced the release of its newest 1911, the Ronin Operator. With models in both 9mm and .45 ACP, the Ronin Operator remains affordable, coming in at $849.

Springfield Armory Ronin 1911

While the Ronin Operator is the result of modern manufacturing, it’s also traditional in its approach to quality and performance, according to Springfield. Configured as a full-size 5-inch gun, the Ronin Operator feature a forged steel slide and frame. A hammer-forged barrel delivers durability and strength.

The pistol sports a two-tone finish, with a stainless steel frame and carbon steel slide. The flats of both the slide and frame are thoroughly polished. Meanwhile, the remainder of the pistol features a matte finish. Additionally, the carbon steel slide features a hot salt bluing treatment for a classic look.

Though classic in appearance, the appointments deliver modern touches. The beavertail grip safety includes a “memory bump” for solid engagement. A fiber-optic front and tactical rack white dot rear comprise the sighting system. Finally, an extended safety lever rounds out the performance-driven features.

The Ronin Operator comes with Crossed Cannon premium laminate wood grips. A stainless steel checkered flat mainspring housing, Springfield Armory 2nd Generation Speed Trigger and forward slide serrations complete the classic looking 1911. Basepad-equipped magazines provide a 9+1 overall capacity in 9mm, 8+1 in .45 ACP. For more information, visit

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