Now Shipping Out! Springfield Armory 1911 Ronin Operator Commander

At the start of the year Springfield Armory debuted a new class of 1911s with their NEW Ronin models. The new series features two different sizes with a Ronin Operator Commander (4.25″ barrel), and a Government or full-size model (5″ barrel). Now a few months after the dust of SHOT Show has settled the Springfield Armory 1911 Ronin Operator Commander chambered in .45 ACP and 9mm is now shipping out to local and online retailers.

While many manufacturers are chasing some over-the-top and tacti-cool designs when it comes to 1911s, Springfield Armory is boiling the Ronin back down to the basics. You have a gorgeous aesthetic paired with a tight slide-to-frame fit all at an affordable price-point. The complete specifications listing for the Ronin Operator Commander in .45 ACP and 9mm from Springfield Armory can be read below:

  • CALIBER: 9mm | .45 ACP
  • COLOR: Satin Aluminum / Black
  • BARREL: 4.25″ Forged Stainless Steel, Match Grade, Fully Supported Ramp, 1:16
  • SLIDE: Forged Carbon Steel, Blued
  • FRAME: Forged Aluminum Alloy, Satin Aluminum Cerakote®
  • SIGHTS: Fiber Optic Front, Tactical Rack White Dot Rear

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  • RECOIL SYSTEM: Commander Length GI Style
  • GRIPS: Crossed Cannon Wood Laminate
  • MAGAZINES: (1) 9-Round 9mm | (1) 8-Round .45 ACP
  • WEIGHT: 31 oz (9mm) | 29.5 oz (.45 ACP)
  • LENGTH: 7.9″
  • HEIGHT: 5.5″

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The current MSRP for both the 9mm and .45 ACP versions of the Ronin Operator Commander are benchmarked at $849. While many common, taken-for-granted firearm models are drying up across the country at your local gun store (LGS), it is great to see that these Ronins will be hitting the shelf soon. A final press release statement can be read below presented by Springfield Armory:

“Springfield Armory® is proud to introduce the Ronin™ Operator® 4.25″, a lightweight, rugged and reliable 1911 pistol built for a lifetime of service offered at an excellent value. Available in 9mm and .45 ACP variants, the pistol features a forged steel slide and lightweight forged alloy frame as well as a hammer-forged barrel for unparalleled durability and strength.”

With today being the 4th of July it is very patriotic and fitting news that we learn more 1911s from a prominent manufacturer like Springfield Armory will become available very soon. The real question that remains is what do you think? Is this something that you would be willing to spend your money on? Let us know all of your thoughts in the Comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.

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