First Look: Springfield Armory Garrison 1911 Pistol

by
posted on November 15, 2021
1911 pistols

Springfield Armory recently introduced the Garrison 1911, a new addition to its impressive lineup of 1911 pistols. Chambered in .45 ACP, the Garrison 1911 features forged materials and heirloom-quality construction, as well as a 5-inch barrel. 

The new handgun is available with classic hot salt blued carbon steel or rust-resistant stainless steel, and allows for a host of upgrades. The forged frame ensures durability over a lifetime, as do forged slides and barrels. The pistol also has a modern look and feel thanks to low-profile but highly visible sights, extended thumb safety, and thinline grips. 

“The Garrison is designed to appeal to those who respect tradition and demand the quality for which Springfield Armory 1911 pistols are known,” said Springfield Armory’s Vice President of Marketing, Steve Kramer. “With a forged steel foundation for strength and heirloom-quality construction, this is a pistol that offers a modern take on a proven classic.”

Fans of the 1911 will likely be attracted to the classic styling and modern touches given to the Garrison 1911. With its traditional barrel bushing system and wood grips, this is a pistol that captures design with more than a century of service behind it. Meanwhile, features such as the match grade stainless steel barrel, skeletonized hammer, and extended beavertail grip safety with memory bump ensure maximum performance.

The Garrison pistols feature attractive finishes made up of a smooth, matte finish on the rounds of the slide and frame complemented by polished flats that bring out the luster of the carbon or stainless steel. MSRP for the blued version is $800, and $849 for stainless. Find out more at springfield-armory.com

Latest

silver 1911 facing right
silver 1911 facing right

First Look: Kimber Rapide Dawn & Scorpius 1911 Pistols

Kimber recently introduced two new models of 1911s, the Dawn & Scorpius, to the Rapide family. 

First Look: MasterPiece Arms DS9 Commander Pistol

MasterPiece Arms (MPA) is known for making high-performance pistols, chassis systems and bolt-action rifles, and now the company is adding the new MPA DS9 Commander to the wide-body, double-stack 1911 pistol lineup.

Why Lightweight Carbines Are a Game Changer

Technology and demand are driving a light-rifle trend that shows no signs of slowing down. Purpose-built, flyweight guns are a dream to carry and shoot, but the additional machining, exotic materials and manufacturing methods that can bring something like an AR rifle down to 4.5 pounds make it expensive.

Black Friday Bonanza

If you’d rather visit the dentist than attend the annual Black Friday stampede, Shooting Illustrated has a solution for all your holiday shopping needs.

I Carry: Springfield Armory SA-35 Pistol in a Galco Holster

In today's episode of "I Carry," we have the brand-new Springfield Armory SA-35 9 mm pistol carried in a Galco Summer Comfort holster along with Mec-Gar and ProMag magazines.

2021 Holiday Gift Guide: Outdoors

Check out these gun-related products for that firearm-enthusiast friend or loved one. Whether he or she spends time at the range, tinkering with their guns in the shop, in their special space at home, whipping up food and drink in the kitchen, driving to or from work or in the outdoors, we’ve got you covered this holiday season, no matter your budget.

Interests



Get the best of Shooting Illustrated delivered to your inbox.