First Look: Springfield Armory Emissary 1911

posted on July 28, 2021

Springfield Armory recently released its newest handgun, the Emissary 1911, which combines elements from defensive and custom-grade pistols to deliver a bold, capable new offering to the company's stable of 1911s. 

The Emissary is built with a forged steel barrel, slide and frame, as well as a two-tone finish and blued carbon steel slide to give it a refined look. The squared trigger guard compliments the overall look, as does a Tri-Top cut slide. A bull barrel delivers maximum accuracy and helps to reduce felt recoil. 

The new Emissary is available in .45 ACP and comes with a 5-inch, match grade barrel and 1:16-inch twist. The pistol ships with Tritium front sight and Tactical Rack U-notch rear sight. The VZ Grips Thin-Line G10 grips add a stylish touch to a handgun weighing 40 ounces overall. The Emissary ships with two eight-round magazines and comes with an MSRP of $1,279. 

Emissary 1911 Features 

  • Caliber: .45 ACP 
  • Color: Stainless/black 
  • Barrel: 5 inches, stainless steel, match grade, bull, 1:16 inches 
  • Slide: Forged carbon steel, blued 
  • Frame: Stainless steel, forged 
  • Sights: Tritium front, Tactical Rack U-dot rear 
  • Recoil System: One-piece, full-length guide rod 
  • Grips: VZ Grips Thin-Line G10 
  • Magazines: (2) 8 rounds 
  • Weight: 40 ounces 
  • Length: 8.4 inches 
  • Height: 5.25 inches 
  • MSRP: $1,279


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