Springfield Armory expanded its line of 1911s at the end of 2021 with the all-new Garrison family of handguns. The Garrison guns, like all of Springfield's 1911s, are built with forged-steel frames and slides and also feature a match-grade, forged-steel barrel. This ultra-durable construction is crafted into a classic-looking package that blends the best elements of modern handguns with attractive features inspired by the guns of yesteryear.
The clean lines of the Springfield Armory Garrison 1911 are reminiscent of the classic styling found on commercial 1911s from the mid-20th century, featuring polished flats and finely finished slide serrations and checkering on the mainspring housing. A set of checkered, double-diamond, wood-laminate thinline stocks complete the classic look of this pistol and feature Springfield Armory's cross-cannon logo in the center of each grip panel.
Despite the outwardly classic look, the Garrison is loaded with upgraded features that make it a practical pistol for range use and personal defense. A generous beavertail grip safety sits just below a skeletonized hammer that's designed to speed up lock time. There's a generously sized, single-sided thumb safety with deep serrations enhancing a shooter's ability to deactivate the safety quickly and easily. Sitting atop the slide is a pair of low-profile, three-dot sights. Each pistol measures 8.6" long, 5.5" high and is equipped with a full-length 5" barrel. Unloaded, the gun weighs 37 ozs. and ships with a single seven-round magazine.
Springfield's Garrison family of 1911s is available in two models at launch, one carbon-steel gun sporting a hot-salt-blued finish and the other featuring all-stainless-steel construction. The carbon-steel Garrison model retails for an MSRP of $800, while the stainless-steel model retails at $849. For more information, visit springfield-armory.com.