Springfield Armory continues its new product streak, launching an all new 1911 chambered in .380 ACP known as as the 911 series.
More than slightly reminiscent of Sig Sauer’s P238, the 911 is optimized for concealed carry or so says Springfield. The 2.7-inch stainless steel barrel sits on a 5.5-inch overall length. Tipping scales at just over 12-ounces unloaded, the 911 boasts a short-reset, 5-pound trigger with G10 trigger shoe by Hogue.
The .380 pistol is outfitted with an Ameriglo Pro-Glo green tritium front sight inside a yellow luminescent circle. The rear sight offers a tactical rack U-notch design with green tritium surrounded by white circles. The sights serve up a low-profile style, providing a snag-free draw.
“The new Springfield Armory 911 is an ideal carry pistol or backup gun, with the features, quickness and reliability to save lives. When the Police are minutes away and the threat is seconds away….9-1-1…When you have to be your own first responder,” the company said in a press release.
Springfield doesn’t skimp on the body of the 911, equipping the aluminum frame with the company’s own Octo-Grip texturing on the mainspring housing and front strap. Topping off the accoutrements, are thin-line grips and mainspring housing made of G10 by Hogue. The 911 offers a brushed satin, matte stainless steel or black Nitride slide to complete the package.
“With such great advances made in modern defense ammunition, the .380 has become a seriously viable defensive platform,” Springfield Armory CEO Dennis Reese said in a statement. “Our customers deserve a pistol that makes the most of it. Once you try it, you’ll be as convinced as we are that this is the best .380 pistol choice available.”
The 911 ships with 2 magazines, a six-round flush and a seven-round extended, along with offering a Viridian laser grips equipped package.
The standard 911 in stainless steel or black slides into the market at $599 while the laser equipped packages boast an elevated price of $789.