Springfield Armory Debuts Full Size Operator .45 ACP 1911

Springfield Armory is proud to announce the release of the new Operator 1911, an all-black pistol with some stainless steel highlights and machined G10 Army Green Alien grips by VZ.

“Springfield Armory 1911 pistols are renowned for their performance, strength and capabilities,” said Springfield Vice President Steve Kramer. “With this new Operator, shooters get a duty-grade 1911 with the features they expect from a premiere fighting pistol.”

Chambered for .45 ACP, the Operator feeds from slightly extended 8-round bumper magazines, and it comes with a very modern set of upgrades and features that really make this a “duty-grade” 1911.

The slide has classy, straight serrations front and rear, with small engravings on the sides that read “Operator” on the left side and “Springfield Armory” with the logo on the right. As far as controls go the Operator has extended ambidextrous safety levers and an extended beavertail grip safety with a memory button.


It also comes with a skeletonized, adjustable medium-length trigger with a serrated trigger face and a skeletonized hammer for a fast, accurate lock-up. Every operator is built around a 5-inch match-grade, hammer-forged stainless steel barrel and they use a conventional G.I.-style bushing and recoil assembly.

For sights, the Operator uses a tritium-powered front night sight and a tactical ledge-style white dot rear sight. Every Operator has a matte black Cerakote finish on the slide, frame, and small components and they all ship with two 8-round magazines.

The Operator was designed and built from the ground up to be a hard-working pistol for self-defense, with features that will make it perform just as well at the range. It’s also an all-around good-looking 1911, in a fully modern layout that doesn’t cut corners.

With a suggested retail price of $1,099, it’s likely that shoppers will be able to find the Operator in stores and online for $999 or less. For more information about the new Operator along with the rest of the Springfield catalog, head over there today.

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