Springfield Armory has announced the latest addition to their growing family of 1911 pistols – the 9mm Garrison 1911. This new configuration of the Springfield Garrison combines the classic 1911 look and feel with the more affordable and more popular 9mm cartridge. The new 9mm Garrison will be available in a stainless steel configuration as well as a more classic hot salt blued carbon steel version. Both pistols will feature forged frames, slides, and barrels, as well as low profile sights, extended safety controls, Thinline grips, and 9-round magazines.
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The New 9mm Garrison 1911 from Springfield Armory
The Garrison in 9mm is designed to appeal to those who respect tradition and appreciate the flat-shooting aspects of a full-size 9mm 1911,” says Springfield Armory’s Vice President of Marketing, Steve Kramer. “With a forged steel foundation for strength and heirloom-quality construction, this is a pistol that offers a modern take on a proven classic.
Specifications 9mm Garrison 1911 Handgun:
- Barrel: 5″ Forged Stainless Steel, Match Grade, Fully Supported Ramp, 1:16
- Frame and Slide: Forged Stainless or Forged Carbon Steel Blued
- Grips: Thinline Wood
- Length: 8.6″
- Height: 5.5″
- Weight: 38 oz
- Recoil System: GI Style
- Sights: Low Profile Combat 3-Dot
- Magazines: (1) 9-Round Magazine
- MSRP: Stainless: $899 Blued: $849
The Garrison is a more classic representation of your typical 1911 pistol. The 9mm Garrison is similar with the notable exception of the chambering. Like the 45 ACP version, the 9mm Garrison feature a traditional barrel bushing system and wood grips. Enhancements made to the Garrison line include a skeletonized hammer, a match-grade stainless steel barrel, and an extended beavertail grip safety with a memory bump. In essence, it is similar to a Restomod in that it keeps the classic charm of the 1911 platform alive but also adds modernized performance and comfort features.
The 9mm Garrison 1911 handgun is available now through all of Springfield’s dealers which include big box stores like Cabela’s and Bass Pro Shops.
What are your thoughts on the new 9mm version of the Garrison? Have you had experience with the 45 ACP version? If so, what have your thoughts been on it so far? If you’re looking for a good review of the .45 ACP version of the Garrison 1911, TFB writer Rusty S did a great 1,000-round review on the piece back in November of 2021, be sure to check that out if you’re curious!
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