Introducing the Springfield Armory Garrison 1911

The Springfield Armory Garrison pistols look great and are priced very competitively. (Photo: S.A.)

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.

Springfield is rolling out the Garrison in two patterns, a hot-blued carbon steel model and a stainless version with brushed flats. (Photo: S.A.)

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.

See Also: Springfield’s New SA-35: Iconic Design with a Modern Flair

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.

Springfield Armory is keeping things clean and simple with these two new additions. (Photo: S.A.)

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About the author: Max Slowik is a writer with over a dozen years of experience and is a lifelong shooter. He has unwavering support for the Second Amendment and the human right to self-defense. Like Thomas Paine, he’s a journalist by profession and a propagandist by inclination.

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  • Jerry Giordano November 19, 2021, 2:19 pm

    I agree with commenter Todd that the Garrison Model is not overdone and remains tasteful. I’m tired of cartoonish looking firearms with the name or model emblazoned in color to make sure everyone can read it. To me personally, I prefer a minimalistic look to my firearms. Of course more important is that it shoots well, not just looks good.

  • Todd November 19, 2021, 10:02 am

    Kudos to them in general but I thought they already offered this pistol – more or less. I guess I get lost in the pond of offerings these days.

    I like seeing the basics offered with the first-tier *upgrades* that most shooters go for.

    And THANK YOU S.A. for NOT giving it some moronic name with the attendant engraving that the owner is stuck with. The simple “GARRISON” on the left side is nice,

    Such markings as it has are applied with care, quality and discretion and NO doggone billboard warnings, digital tags and the like.

    They seem to have surely gotten it right with the “Heirloom Quality” observation.

    I have a friend eternally pestering me for a 1911 and this is the direction in which I will point him next week rather than give up one of mine.


  • alex November 19, 2021, 7:34 am

    this gun and their new p-35 is going to make sprinfield a lot of money,both are beautiful guns,i’m going after the p-35 myself.

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