Springfield Armory substantially bolstered its 1911 Operator line for 2015, adding both the MC Operator (Marine Corps) and the Loaded Operator Black.

The 1911 MC Operator is built on a full-size steel frame with an integral accessory rail. The pistol features a duo-tone black and olive drab green version of Springfield’s proprietary Armory Kote finish. This finish gives the pistol a matte, low-glare appearance and protects the metal.

Springfield assembled the MC Operator with a 5-inch, match grade barrel made from stainless steel. The slide features slanted serrations on the front and rear.

The mainspring housing is flat and includes the Springfield Armory I.L.S. The pistol has a Lightweight Delta hammer and a beavertail grip safety, which features a raised memory pad for positive engagement.

An extended ambidextrous thumb safety and long aluminum match-grade trigger are upgraded features for the MC Operator that are standard to the Loaded Series. The fixed combat 3-Dot sights feature tritium inserts.

The ejection port is lowered and flared, while the pistol is fitted with a standard guide rod. The MC Operator comes with G-10 grips held in place with Torx head grip screws.

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