Back on January 1st a new pistol was introduced by Springfield Armory to ring in the new year and it was their 1st .380 ACP ever! Then, on February 21st they unveiled some new iterations of that model with a Viridian Laser attached as well. Up until now, consumers have had to wait on the roll out of the Viridian Laser equipped models as well as the completely Black Nitride offering. Finally, the Springfield Armory 911 .380 ACP finished in Black Nitride is hauling out! Consumers should see them shipping to their favorite retailers at the time of this writing.
The Springfield Armory 911 has sold out at many retailers across the US since its inception. The combination of light, manageable recoil with impressive accuracy for a handgun of any size, not just a small carry gun, has made it a fast favorite for concealed carry holders.
This is the official Press Release statement provided by Springfield Armory announcing the new 911 .380 ACP finished in Black Nitride finally coming to market:
GENESEO, ILL. (06/15/18) – Springfield Armory is now shipping their popular 911 .380 with a black nitride finish. The cosmetic variant to the pistol not only looks sleek, but also provides additional durability and function.
Black nitride is a high-grade corrosion and abrasion resistant finish that allows the pistol to withstand hard wear and tear, while maintaining its function and accuracy in extreme conditions. Through the process of nitriding, the outermost layer of the stainless steel frame is hardened, thus making it more resilient to strenuous use and inclement weather. Offered as a finish on the 911 .380 introduced in January, it’s an excellent added value to an already reliable firearm.
Springfield Armory engineers optimized the 911’s frame-to-slide-to-trigger guard relationship to create handling characteristics unique among small pistols. While many pocket guns can be difficult to shoot, Springfield Armory’s gunsmiths specifically designed the comfortable feel, confident control and minimal recoil in their .380 platform to encourage both practice and carry.
The 911 .380 features a G10 short-reset pivoting trigger with a light 5-pound pull, a differentiating and satisfying feature in such a small pistol. It also has an extended ambidextrous safety to ensure easy manipulation under potentially stressful situations and confirms that the weapon won’t fire before the operator intends. A hammer provides peace of mind with both visual and tactile cues for various modes of carry.
For quick target acquisition, the 911 comes with a bright tritium low-profile tactical rear sight, paired with a low-profile combat Pro-Glo™ tritium and luminescent front sight. The low-profile design ensures a snag-free draw, to put the firearm between operator and attacker as quickly as possible. G10 Octo-Grip™ on the mainspring housing, and Octo-Grip™ front strap texturing, allows for secure grip contact without tearing up your clothes while carrying concealed.
The 911 .380 fits a flush 6-round magazine or 7 round magazine with a Mag X-Tension.
The Springfield Armory 911 .380 in black nitride is an ideal carry pistol or backup gun, with the features, quickness and reliability to change outcomes. It’s small frame shooting with the familiarity of a 1911. When the Police are minutes away and the threat is seconds away…9-1-1…When you have to be you own first responder.
This concealed carry pistol punches in at an MSRP of $599 placing it at a very desirable price point relative to its more expensive, and less feature-heavy competitors: the Sig Sauer Nitron P238 (MSRP $679) and the Kimber Micro TLE 380 (MSRP $734).
It will be interesting to see how its competitors fair when they have higher price points and less features to offer consumers. The complete specifications listing for the Springfield Armory 911 .380 ACP finished in Black Nitride can be read below.