New Cerakoted OD Green & Desert FDE Echelon Pistols from Springfield

Adam Scepaniak
by Adam Scepaniak

Springfield Armory announced their best polymer pistol yet close to 1 year ago in the Echelon. Now, if you are a bonified Springfield junkie like me, they have even more variants to wet our whistles and tempt our wallets. Today, Springfield Armory has announced two new Cerakoted color offerings with an OD Green and Desert FDE Echelon pistol now available.

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These OD Green and Desert FDE Echelon pistols will retain all of the attributes that we have come to know the Echelon series for with added protective properties of a ceramic-coated finish. Moreover, now you can have your rad pistol match all of your equally rad gear with Desert FDE and OD Green colorway options.

  • Cartridge: 9mm
  • Colorway: OD Green | Desert FDE
  • Barrel: 4.5″ Hammer Forged Steel, Melonite® Finish, 1:10
  • Slide: Billet Machined, Optics Ready, OD Green or Desert FDE Cerakote® Finish
  • Frame: Polymer – OD Green or Desert FDE
  • Sights: Tritium / Luminescent Front, Tactical Rack U-Dot™ Rear
  • Recoil System: Captive
  • Grip Width: 1.2″
  • Magazines: (1) 17-Round, (1) 20-Round
  • Weight: 23.9 Oz w/ Flush Mag | 24.3 Oz w/ Extended Mag
  • Length: 8″
  • Height: 5.5″ w/ Flush Mag | 6.5″ w/ Extended Mag
  • MSRP: $719
Desert FDE Echelon 4.5" 9mm w/ U-Dot | EC9459F-U | 706397978532 | MSRP: $719

Geneseo, Illinois – May 28th, 2024 – Springfield Armory® is proud to announce the release of two new color variants of the Echelon 9mm pistol. Now available in Desert FDE or OD Green, these two pistols continue the Echelon’s reputation as a highly adaptable handgun engineered with superior ergonomics and built to withstand the harshest conditions.

Both the Desert FDE and OD Green pistols feature a Cerakote® finish on the billet-machined slide that mates up with a matching color polymer grip module. Cerakote has become the gold standard for gun parts, with an advanced formulation that has virtually eliminated the need to oil the exterior for corrosion protection. This innovative coating not only enhances the durability and performance of firearms, but also offers significant benefits in terms of longevity and ease of care.

“The Echelon was engineered from the ground up to be today’s most advanced striker-fired pistol,” said Steve Kramer, Springfield Armory’s Vice President of Marketing. “With the addition of these two new color variants in Desert FDE or OD Green, shooters have even more options with this unparalleled pistol design.”

OD Green Echelon 4.5" 9mm w/ U-Dot | EC9459G-U | 706397978549 | MSRP: $719

If you haven’t jumped in on the Springfield Armory Echelon yet this might be your cue to grab one. As always, let us know all of your thoughts about Springfield Armory and the new OD Green and Desert FDE Echelon pistols in the Comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.

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  • Ahab Ahab on May 29, 2024

    Still hoping to see a manual safety sku, ever since it was pointed out to me the grip modules have a mold mark for them. A 15 round grip would be nice too.

  • Salty Kraker Salty Kraker on May 29, 2024

    Still waiting for the 45...