Following up on the popularity of the Government-sized Emissary .45ACP M1911, Springfield Armory on Thursday announced a Commander-length model as well as one in 9mm.

As with the earlier model, the Emissary line sports a two-tone finish, with a blued carbon-steel slide and a stainless-steel frame with a squared trigger guard. Carrying a "Tri-Top" cut to the slide, the single-action pistols run a bushingless heavy stainless-steel bull barrel with a one-piece full-length guide rod. For those who want texture in their grip, the series has a grenade-pattern texture on the front and back of the grip as well as the slimline G10 VZ panels. 

 

Springfield Armory Emissary
The Commander-length Emissary runs a 4.25-inch forged stainless steel match grade barrel giving it an overall length of 7.75-inches. Weight is 38.5 ounces. It still uses standard M1911-style mags and ships with two 8-rounders with an MSRP of $1,279. (Photo: Springfield Armory)
Springfield Armory Emissary
The 9mm Emissary is a standard-sized M1911A1 with a 5-inch barrel translating to an 8.4-inch overall length. Weight is 44-ounces as it is an all-steel gun. It ships with two 9-round magazines and has an asking price of $1,279. (Photo: Springfield Armory)

 

Other features include 40 LPI flat top slide serrations on the slide to diffuse light and reduce glare as well as Tritium/luminescent front and Tactical Rack U-notch rear sights.

"These newest additions to the Emissary line provide shooters with great options for a self-defense pistol with an additional measure of refinement,” said Steve Kramer, VP of Marketing for Springfield Armory. “With either the more compact 4.25-inch .45 ACP or the 5-inch 9mm, these new Emissary pistols are a must-have for 1911 enthusiasts who demand the best." 

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