Springfield Armory 1911 Operator Pistol Now In 9mm
15 May 2023
Springfield Armory has released a new 9mm version of their popular 1911 Operator pistol. This 1911 Operator 9mm version has everything you love about the original .45 ACP model. It has a Tactical Rack rear/tritium front sight set, rugged G10 VZ Grips, ambidextrous safety, two magazines with bumper pads that fit nine rounds each, forward slide serrations and more.
The Operator is a 1911 pistol that features a 5-inch, fully supported ramped match-grade barrel made of forged stainless steel. This barrel provides the best of both barrel life and accuracy, making it a great choice for both target shooting and self-defense. The Operator also has a traditional barrel bushing for easy and tool-free takedown, and a durable black Cerakote finish on its forged steel slide and frame. This finish protects the pistol from the elements and ensures a long service life. The frame also has a Picatinny accessory rail on the dustcover, which allows users to attach weapons accessories such as lights and lasers.
The gun has a silver skeletonized trigger that looks custom-made and has a smooth 4.5-lb. pull. You can also adjust the overtravel stop. The safety works on both sides, the hammer is skeletonized, the slide has serrations on the front and back which are smooth with no sharp edges, the sights have a tritium dot in front and white dots in the back, and the frame has a Picatinny rail strip on the dustcover.
The trigger guard has smooth bevels that fit your finger with gloves on and the accessory rail is built into the frame and ends at the middle of the frame, where it meets the flat side of the main frame body.
The Operator is a versatile and reliable pistol that is well-suited for a variety of uses. It is a great choice for target shooting, self-defense, and law enforcement.
In a nutshell, here are some of the key features of the Springfield Armory 1911 Operator 9mm:
- Tactical Rack rear/tritium front sight set
- Rugged G10 VZ Grips®
- Ambidextrous safety
- Two magazines with bumper pads
- Forward slide serrations
- Black Cerakote finish
- Integrated Picatinny accessory rail
- 5″ fully supported ramped match-grade barrel
With the features that serious shooters want, the 1911 Operator in 9mm is a great addition to the legendary 1911 family, making it an ideal tool for self-defense. MSRP is US$1,184. Press release below:
SPRINGFIELD ARMORY® ANNOUNCES 1911 OPERATOR® IN 9MM
GENESEO, ILL. (5/11/23) – Springfield Armory® is proud to announce the release of the new 1911 Operator® 9mm, a no-nonsense duty-grade 1911 pistol that stands ready to deliver.
Previously released in .45 ACP, this new 9mm version of the pistol features everything that made the original popular. This includes a Tactical Rack rear/tritium front sight set, rugged G10 VZ Grips®, ambidextrous safety, two magazines with bumper pads with increased capacity of nine rounds due to the 9mm chambering of the pistol, forward slide serrations and more.
The pistol has a rugged, low-key black Cerakote finish on its forged steel slide and frame, ensuring both protection against the elements and the durability to provide a lifetime of service. The frame features an integrated Picatinny accessory rail on the dustcover that allows users to equip the pistol with the light, laser or combo unit of their choice.
The 5″ fully supported ramped match-grade barrel, made from forged stainless steel for the utmost in durability and ruggedness, is designed to deliver the maximum in both barrel life and downrange performance. To provide users with tool-free takedown in the field, the Operator features a traditional barrel bushing for ease and simplicity.
“Springfield Armory 1911 pistols are renowned for their performance, strength and capabilities,” says Steve Kramer, Vice President of Marketing. “And with the popular Operator pistol now available in 9mm, shooters have a new option with this duty-grade premiere defensive pistol.”
Equipped with the features today’s serious shooters demand, the 1911 Operator in 9mm builds on the more than a century of service of the revered 1911, making the pistol a must-have tool for self-defense. MSRP is $1,184.