Springfield Armory has released its RO Elite series of pistols in 10 mm, and has included some premium upgrades that make this pistol appealing to competitive shooters, hunters or those simply interested in personal defense.
The new RO Elite features a 5” forged match-grade stainless steel barrel with a fully supported chamber and a precision-fit forged steel frame and slide. Pistols are coated in Black-T, a corrosion-resistant self-lubricating treatment used on specified Springfield Armory 1911s built for the FBI's SWAT and Hostage Rescue Teams. Equipped with an 18.5-lb. recoil spring, the RO Elite 10 mm can easily manage the hottest 10 mm loads over repeated use.
Other features include a Picatinny rail; slanted serrations on the front and the rear of the slide; a tactical rack white-dot rear sight (allowing for single-handed operation of the slide); and a fiber-optic front sight.
Springfield Armory’s Gen 2 speed trigger, an ambidextrous thumb safety, and custom thin-line G-10 grips designed specifically for the RO series round out premium features of this pistol 1911. MSRP is $1,145.00.