Springfield Armory this week expanded its popular Ronin series of 1911s with a Government-sized 10mm Auto option that retails for about $850. 

As with the rest of the Ronin line, which has only been added to SA's catalog in the past year, the newest variant is a  two-toned pistol consisting of a stainless steel forged frame married to a forged carbon steel slide that has been salt blued. While the gun evokes memories of custom M1911 rigs of the 1980s, SA says it blends old school looks with modern manufacturing to produce something different from the rest of the pack.

“The Ronin series of pistols — offered in 9mm and .45 ACP, and now 10mm — have proven to be extremely popular with 1911 enthusiasts due to their impressive quality, forged strength and durability, and exceptional features,” explains Steve Kramer, Springer's VP of Marketing. “With the addition of the 10mm chambering, the Ronin family now has even more to offer.”

A full-sized M1911A1, the 8+1 capacity Ronin 10mm features forward slide serrations, a beavertail grip safety with “memory bump," a fiber optic front/tactical rack white-dot rear sight system, SA's 2nd Gen Speed Trigger, and an extended safety lever. (Photos: Springfield Armory)
When it comes to specs, the 5-inch hammer-forged stainless-steel match-grade barrel lends to a pistol that is 8.6-inches overall and hits the scales at 40-ounces. It uses a GI-style recoil system and SA-branded wooden grip panels. Note the checkered flat mainspring housing. 

MSRP on the Springfield Armory Ronin in 10mm Auto is $849.