No longer only available in .45 ACP, Springfield Armory has just released the 9mm Operator 1911 pistol.
Announced in 2021, the original Springfield Armory Operator 1911 was only available in .45 ACP, but the company has just added a new 9mm Operator variant to its catalog. This makes sense, as the Operator pistol’s design is mostly that of a classic 1911 but with a few small upgrades and modernizations. While some prefer to stick with the original chambering, others feel that as long as this old handgun is already being modernized, 9mm makes for the more logical caliber choice.
Everything about the new 9mm Operator 1911 is identical to its .45 ACP counterpart save for its chambering and its magazine capacity, as the 9mm variant holds 9 rounds instead of 8. That said, it still ships with two magazines in the box. Otherwise, the pistol’s 5-inch fully supported and ramped match-grade barrel is still made of forged stainless steel, and the rest of the pistol still sports a black Cerakote finish. Like the .45, the 9mm Operator also features an accessory rail, front and rear slide serrations, an ambidextrous safety, G10 VZ grips, a Tactical Rack rear sight and a tritium front sight.
Steve Kramer, Vice President of Marketing at Springfield Armory, said this about the new handgun:
Springfield Armory 1911 pistols are renowned for their performance, strength and capabilities … And with the popular Operator pistol now available in 9mm, shooters have a new option with this duty-grade premiere defensive pistol.
The Springfield Armory 9mm Operator 1911 pistol is available now and comes with two magazines and a soft handgun case. The MSRP is $1,184.
For more information, please visit springfield-armory.com.
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