Springfield Armory has recently shown off their latest offering in 1911 pattern pistols with the new 1911 Operator chambered in 9mm.

Springfield Armory states “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.”

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