Springfield has produced Operators off and on for some 20 years, with the latest version being packed with features like a black Cerakote finish over a forged steel frame and slide with a stainless-steel match-grade 5-inch barrel. It ships standard with G10 VZ grips, an installed ambidextrous safety, forward slide serrations, and a Tactical Rack rear/tritium front sight set.
"Springfield Armory 1911 pistols are renowned for their performance, strength and capabilities,” says Steve Kramer, the company's VP of marketing. "With this new Operator, shooters get a duty-grade 1911 with the features they expect from a premiere fighting pistol."
The new Springfield Armory Operator 1911 ships with two eight-round magazines with bumper pads and has an MSRP of $1,099.