Springfield Armory Announces 1911 Range Officer Operator

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posted on January 13, 2016
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Springfield Armory's popular Range Officer model has been optimized for self-defense in the new Range Officer Operator, available in 9 mm and .45 ACP calibers and featuring a National Match stainless-steel barrel.

“Customers loved the value of the Range Officer configurations and the flexibility to choose between 9 mm and .45 ACP in the same great platform, so we made development of the new Operator a priority,” said Springfield Armory CEO Dennis Reese.

The pistol is equipped with features that can make a difference when split seconds count such as high-visibility fiber-optic front sights and low-profile combat-style rear sights that won’t snag during fast draws from the holster. 

Designed around the full-size Government model frame with a 5" barrel, the Operator features an extended beavertail safety, aluminum match-grade trigger, skeletonized Delta hammer, and Picatinny rail. And while exterior dimensions are the same, the 9 mm has a 9+1 capacity, while the .45 ACP model's total capacity is 7+1. Both come with two magazines. 

The new model sports a Parkerized finish to aid in warding off corrosion and rust. It also comes with checkered Cocobolo grips.

For more on this gun or to enter to win one, go to http://hubs.ly/H01QmCK0.




 

 

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