We covered earlier this year that Springfield Armory had unveiled at SHOT Show 2020 a Ronin Operator Commander and Government model 1911, and finally the 4.25″ variant is shipping out from the Springfield factory. While many firearm manufacturers are dialing back their production due to coronavirus (COVID-19) and are innovating less, it is great to see someone like Springfield still putting fresh firearms out on the market.
For those who may not have seen the new Ronin Operator Commander from our coverage at SHOT Show 2020, it is essentially a classic aesthetic 1911 model at a moderate price-point. For the 1911 puritans in the audience, this is a 1911 for you. All of the specifications for this pistol can be read below as presented by Springfield Armory:
- CALIBER: 9mm | .45 ACP
- COLOR: Satin Aluminum / Black
- BARREL: 4.25″ Forged Stainless Steel, Match Grade, Fully Supported Ramp, 1:16
- SLIDE: Forged Carbon Steel, Blued
- FRAME: Forged Aluminum Alloy, Satin Aluminum Cerakote®
- SIGHTS: Fiber Optic Front, Tactical Rack White Dot Rear
- RECOIL SYSTEM: Commander Length GI Style
- GRIPS: Crossed Cannon Wood Laminate
- MAGAZINES: (1) 9-Round 9mm | (1) 8-Round .45 ACP
- WEIGHT: 31 oz (9mm) | 29.5 oz (.45 ACP)
- LENGTH: 7.9″
- HEIGHT: 5.5″
The current MSRP for both the 9mm and .45 ACP versions of the Ronin Operator Commander is benchmarked at $849. While many common, taken-for-granted firearm models are drying up across the country at your local gun store (LGS), it is great to see that these Ronins will be hitting the shelf soon. A final press release statement can be read below presented by Springfield Armory:
Springfield Armory® is proud to introduce the Ronin™ Operator® 4.25″, a lightweight, rugged and reliable 1911 pistol built for a lifetime of service offered at an excellent value. Available in 9mm and .45 ACP variants, the pistol features a forged steel slide and lightweight forged alloy frame as well as a hammer-forged barrel for unparalleled durability and strength.
With the 4th of July around the corner, there is very little that could be more American than buying a piece of American history like a 1911. What are your thoughts on the Springfield Armory Ronin Operator Commander 1911 in .45 ACP and 9mm? Let us know all of your thoughts in the Comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.