Springfield Armory on Monday announced a new line of M1911s, the Garrison series, featuring what the company bills as heirloom-quality construction. 

Available initially in two models – one with a classic hot-salt-blued carbon-steel construction, the other of stainless steel – the Garrison pistols have forged frames, slides, and barrels along with modern upgrades over legacy 1911s, including low-profile/high-visibility sights, an extended thumb safety, and thinline grips. Other standard features include a match-grade stainless-steel barrel, a skeletonized hammer, and an extended beavertail grip safety with a memory bump.

Springfield Armory Garrison
The stainless Springfield Armory Garrison has a forged stainless-steel frame, barrel, and slide with branded slimline crossed cannon laminate grips and low-profile combat three-dot sights. MSRP is $849.
Springfield Armory Garrison
The standard Springfield Armory Garrison runs a forged stainless barrel with a blued carbon-steel frame and slide. MSRP is $800.

“The Garrison is designed to appeal to those who respect tradition and demand the quality for which Springfield Armory 1911 pistols are known,” says Springfield Armory’s VP 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.”

Each ship with a single 7-round magazine.

How do they shoot? Boge Quinn of Gun Blast aims to answer that question, below: 



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