Just when you thought school was out for the summer and it appears class is now back in session courtesy of Springfield Armory and host of other high-caliber outfits. Springfield Armory in collaboration with Larry Vickers of Vickers Tactical and Wilson Combat have debuted a NEW Lipsey’s distributor exclusive of a Vickers Tactical Master Class 1911 chambered in 45 Auto!
This pistol is meant to be a culmination of the work between 3 premier manufacturers and craftsmen – Springfield Armory, Wilson Combat, and Vickers Tactical. Exclusively available through only Lipsey’s this 1911 has a battery of features that gives it Custom Shop quality without the $2K – $3K price tag. All of the specifications can be read below as presented by Springfield Armory:
- COLOR: Black
- BARREL: Custom 5″ Forged Stainless Steel, Match Grade, 1:16
- SLIDE: Forged Carbon Steel, Black-T
- FRAME: Forged Carbon Steel, Black-T
- SIGHTS: Tritium / Luminescent Front, Vickers Elite Battle U-Notch Rear
- RECOIL SYSTEM: GI Style
- GRIPS: G10
- MAGAZINES: (2) 8-Round
- WEIGHT: 41.5 oz
- LENGTH: 8.6″
- HEIGHT: 5.5″
The MSRP for the Springfield Armory Vickers Tactical Master Class 1911 chambered in .45 Auto is benchmarked at $1,495. That puts it at a fairly affordable price range for a high-end 1911; slightly below the price point of Springfield Armory’s series of TRPs (Tactical Response Pistols). Larry Vickers of Vickers Tactical shared these words about the collaborative project:
I’m pleased with the Vickers Tactical Master Class 1911 and how a real team effort brought it together. Springfield Armory, Lipsey’s, Wilson Combat and I got to work to bring a superb quality pistol to the market at a great price point. I’m proud to be a part of it.
Springfield Armory has always been known for producing supremely well-constructed 1911s because they have decades of experience in doing it. What makes this pistol special is the tremendous curb appeal that is melded with the tactical mindset of Larry Vickers, premium components that Wilson Combat offers, and the manufacturing and quality control Springfield Armory brings to the table. Dennis Reese, the CEO of Springfield Armory, shared his thoughts on the Vickers Tactical Master Class 1911 below:
We are extremely proud to have partnered with respected firearms expert and combat veteran Larry Vickers of Vickers Tactical on this exciting new pistol. This pistol, which combines Vickers’ tactical expertise with Springfield Armory’s renowned manufacturing skills, delivers a top-tier 1911 for the most serious of applications.
This pistol was just announced today, but it should become readily available at your nearest Lipsey’s dealer to order very soon. For all of the 1911 faithful in the reading audience, what do you think of this new offering from Springfield Armory, Wilson Combat, and Vickers Tactical? Is this something you would be willing to buy? Let us know all of your thoughts in the Comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.