First Look: Springfield Armory 9mm Garrison 1911

A forged frame and slide are two of nice features on this no-nonsense 9mm 1911.

posted on April 22, 2022
Springfield Armory Garrison 9mm 1911

The Garrison series of 1911 handguns from Springfield Armory combines modern materials and design with a heritage that spans more than a century. Now available in a 9 mm version that features classic hot-salt-blued carbon steel or rust-resistant stainless steel construction, the 9 mm Garrison is a rock-solid 1911 that gives you a host of modern upgrades along with the strength to provide a lifetime of service.

A forged frame and slide of the 9mm Garrison is a common element to all Springfield Armory 1911 pistols, providing added strength and durability. The 5-inch barrel is forged from stainless steel and is machined to competition standards and has a 1 in 16-inch twist rate. This new 9 mm 1911 is available with either hot salt blued carbon steel construction or rust-resistant stainless steel, just like the .45 ACP version of the Garrison.

The single-sided extended thumb safety of the Garrison ensures easy engagement by the shooter, while the grip safety has an extended beavertail to prevent “hammer bite” as well as a raised “memory” bump to ensure full engagement by the shooter’s hand. The Garrison series also comes with skeletonized hammer for good looks and low-profile 3 dot sights. 9mm Garrison pistols ship with one nine round magazine.

Springfield Armory Garrison 9mm 1911 Specifications

  • Color: Forged carbon steel, blued or stainless steel
  • Frame: Blued or stainless steel
  • Length: 8.6 inches
  • Height: 5.5 inches
  • Weight: 38 ounces
  • Slide: Forged carbon steel, blued
  • Barrel: 5 inch forged stainless steel, Match-grade, fully supported ramp, 1:16-inch twist
  • Sights: Low-profile combat 3-Dot
  • Grips: Thinline wood
  • Magazines Included: One 9 round

MSRP for the blued version of the 9 mm Garrison is $849, and the stainless steel version has an MSRP of $899. For more information on these pistols or other products from Springfield Armory, please visit


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