First Look: Springfield Armory DS Prodigy Pistol

A 1911 style pistol chambered in 9mm with a double-stack magazine that's also red-dot ready.

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posted on September 1, 2022
Springfield Armory DS Prodigy

The new Prodigy pistol builds on Springfield Armory’s long history with the 1911 platform and add a double-stack magazine twist, offering capacities of 17+1 and 20+1 rounds. The Prodigy is optics ready, with an ambidextrous safety and picatinny rail, combining some of the most-beloved characteristics of the 1911 with a modern magazine capacity and features.

The AOS (Agency Optic System) on top of the Prodigy was developed in collaboration with Agency Arms and can mount a wide range of optical sights. The AOS plates designed are machined from billet 17-4 stainless steel, and each plate is designed specifically to deliver proper co-witness for an intuitive sight picture and better target acquisition.

The pistol is built around single-action trigger of the 1911 for a clean pull and crisp break. There is an extended ambidextrous frame-mounted safety for easy use, and a Picatinny rail on the dustcover of its frame for mounting the accessory of your choice. The Prodigy features a black Cerakote finish for added corrosion resistance on its metal parts, and also compliments the look of the black polymer grip module. At the back, there is a skeletonized hammer for added comfort and fast lock times.

The Prodigy is offered with either a 4.25-inch or 5-inch bull barrel made of forged stainless steel with an 11-degree crown. There are slide serrations both front and rear for easy manipulation of the slide in adverse conditions. In addition to the AOS mounts for a red dot, there is a green fiber optic front along with a u-notch rear sight for easy alignment when using iron sights.

The Prodigy ships with low-profile 17-round and 20-round magazine, and an optional 26-round magazine is also available. MSRP for the 1911 DS Prodigy is either $1,499 with iron sights or $1,699 with a pre-mounted Hex Dragonfly red-dot sight. More information on this gun and other products from Springfield Armory is available at springfield-armory.com.

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