Most of you are already going to be familiar with Springfield Armory 1911s. The company has an extensive line known for quality construction because of the use of forged materials. A stainless steel, forged frame with a carbon steel forged slide that has been blued. It gives it a nice two-two appearance, and there's more than that going on with this gun.
This is a Government model 1911, meaning it has a 5-inch barrel and single-action operation. A red fiber-optic front and a ledge style, two-white-dot rear sight. The rear sight is serrated to reduce glare. Cocking serrations fore and aft assist in slide manipulations, while the checkered, crossed-cannon stocks anchor the Ronin firmly in the hand.
The Operator is available in both 9 mm and .45 ACP, and there's talk of a Commander model in the works. It's just a nice gun at a great price point; a lot of gun for not a lot of money. For more on the Ronin Operator, visit Springfield Armory.
|Barrel Length||5 inches|
|Slide||Forged carbon steel, blued|
|Frame||Forged stainless steel|
|Sights||Fiber-optic front, tactical-rack, white-dot rear|
|Recoil System||GI style|
|Magazine Capacity||8+1 rounds|