Each Ronin Operator 1911 is configured as a traditional, full-size, 5" 1911 and is constructed with a forged-steel slide and frame mated with a hammer-forged barrel. One of the stand-out external elements of the Ronin is its attractive, two-tone finish, thanks to the stainless-steel frame and the blued, carbon-steel slide. The flats of the slide and frame are polished, with all other surfaces of the gun left in a matte finish, creating a unique look that stands out in the 1911 world.
Despite its traditional construction, there are several modern features that make the Springfield Armory Ronin Operator 1911 a viable option for range, competition or personal-defense use. The gun is outfitted with a beavertail grip safety complete with a "memory bump," which provides a tactile reference point for shooters to ensure they're obtaining the same hold on the gun with each presentation. Each gun also features a modernized sighting system, complete with a fiber-optic front sight and a white-dot rear sight complete with a tactical-rack ledge on its leading edge, giving users the ability to rack the gun single-handed off a flat surface.
The Ronin Operator 1911 also includes an extended, strong-side safety lever, as well as wood-laminate grips complete with Springfield Armory's crossed-cannon logo. Other features found in the gun include a stainless-steel, checkered, flat mainspring housing, Springfield's Second Generation Speed trigger, front and rear slide serrations and a basepad-equipped magazine that provides one extra round in capacity over traditional, flush-fit 1911 magazines. The Ronin Operator is available in both 9 mm and .45 ACP, and the suggested retail price on the gun is $849. For more information on the Ronin Operator, visit springfield-armory.com.
Springfield Armory Ronin Operator 1911 (.45 ACP)
Springfield Armory Ronin Operator 1911 (9 mm)