The Original Springfield Operator

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

Uncle Webkins sends us a photo of his favorite pistol …

More from me. Back in the heyday of Springfield Armory, before there was the TRP Operator, before there was the Loaded Operator, there was the one without front cocking serrations… the Mil-Spec Operator (PB9105L). Nothing but style. And after a little tuning, it’s the crown jewel of my entire hoard.

Thanks Unc`

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!

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  • Psylant Psylant on Jul 15, 2015

    The newer generation of operator got all pony too.

  • Torr10 Torr10 on Jul 18, 2015

    Odd...my 1911 shoots anything I put in it, has never jammed and has a 15 round single stack mag...

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