Springfield Armory is proud to announce the new Garrison, a full-size 1911-pattern pistol chambered in .45 ACP. The Garrison is a classy handgun with a few modern touches that make it both timeless and functional.
“The Garrison takes the classic and proven 1911 design and combines heirloom-quality construction with the modern features today’s shooters demand,” Springfield said with the announcement. “The result is a rock-solid 1911 with forged steel construction, modern upgrades and the strength to provide a lifetime of service. For those who respect tradition and demand the best, the Garrison stands ready.”
The Garrison will be offered in two versions, a carbon steel model with a traditional hot blued finish and polished flats and a stainless model with brushed flats for a two-tone look. Both come with checkered laminated wood thin grips with the Springfield Armory crossed cannon medallion in the center.
They sport modest markings including the Springfield Armory name and logo on the slide along with fine slide serrations at the rear. They use traditional G.I.-style mainspring assemblies and barrel bushings. They also use finely checkered flat mainspring housings
More modern features include an upswept beavertail grip safety with an extended memory button, big, 3-dot combat sights, and a skeletonized combat hammer and skeletonized trigger. The medium-length trigger has a flat curved face with an adjustable overtravel stop.
The Garrison pistols have standard frames without an accessory rail, sport 5-inch barrels and slides, weigh 37 ounces unloaded and have a standard capacity of 7+1 rounds of .45 ACP with flush magazines. As a result, the Garrison guns look good and are priced right.
One of the main selling points for these will be affordability without compromising on quality. The blued model with the forged carbon steel slide and frame has a suggested price of just $800, while the forged stainless Garrison runs only $49 more.
They do only come with one magazine, but spare 1911 magazines are extremely easy to find and many shooters have their favorite makes and models to use when it comes to their handguns.
These are going to be popular options for shooters looking for a workhorse. For more information head over to Springfield Armory today.