New from Springfield Armory: The Emissary 1911 Pistol

GENESEO, ILL. (07/28/21) – Springfield Armory® is proud to announce the newest addition to its award-winning family of 1911’s—the Emissary. Bridging the gap between duty and custom handguns, the Emissary delivers a bold and capable 1911 pistol with defense-minded features intended for serious use.

The new Emissary blends form and function seamlessly in a firearm built for defense and loaded with custom-grade features. It’s constructed with a forged stainless steel frame and forged carbon steel slide, with a beautiful two-tone finish. The blued carbon steel slide pairs with a stainless steel frame featuring a distinctive squared trigger guard with additional room for ease of operation with a gloved hand.

The slide’s “Tri-Top” cut gives the Emissary custom styling, while a flattened top strap is finished with 40 LPI serrations to diffuse light and reduce glare. On top, the tritium and luminescent front sight on the Emissary pairs with a Tactical Rack U-Dot™ rear sight for easy target acquisition in all lighting conditions.  

Inside the slide, a bushingless heavy stainless steel bull barrel delivers maximum accuracy while reducing felt recoil and muzzle flip. In addition, the Emissary’s skeletonized hammer delivers ultra-fast lock times and combines with a solid-body, flat-faced trigger for top-end performance.

New from Springfield Armory: The Emissary 1911 Pistol
(Photo: Springfield Armory)

The forged stainless frame’s front strap and mainspring housing are wrapped in a grenade-pattern texture for firm engagement in adverse conditions, which are matched with slim line grip panels by VZ Grips® machined from G10. At the front, a Picatinny accessory rail is integrated into the steel of the frame and is ready to accept a light, laser or combo of your choice.

Each pistol comes with two top-quality 8-round stainless steel magazines with base pads. MSRP is $1,279.

“This newest addition to the 1911 family of pistols provides an excellent option for a defensive handgun with an additional measure of refinement,” says Steve Kramer, Vice President of Marketing for Springfield Armory. “The modern features on this classic pistol platform make this a must-have for 1911 lovers and anyone who wants a top-of-the-line defensive pistol.”

The Emissary is truly a refined 1911 built for self-defense that blends the best elements of a tactical handgun and a custom pistol to create a gorgeous and capable firearm that stands ready to deliver.

New from Springfield Armory: The Emissary 1911 Pistol
(Photo: Springfield Armory)

Emissary 1911 .45 ACP | PX9220L

To see the 1911 Emissary, visit

About Springfield Armory®

In 1794, the original Springfield Armory began manufacturing muskets for the defense of our young, free Republic. The Armory functioned as a firearms supplier for every major American conflict until 1968 when the government sadly closed its doors. In 1974, nearly two centuries after its inception, Springfield Armory Inc. in Geneseo, Ill. revived the iconic heritage of the Armory to carry on its legacy.

We strive to honor this responsibility as guardians of the original Springfield Armory legacy by manufacturing the highest quality firearms to enable responsible citizens to preserve their right to keep and bear arms in the defense of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. 

With an unmatched emphasis on craftsmanship, performance and exceptional customer service, our mission is to forge superior firearms and provide the tools necessary to defend individual freedoms and equality for those who embrace the rights and principles secured by our Founding Fathers. For more information, please visit us at:

***Buy and Sell on GunsAmerica! All Local Sales are FREE!***

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • Buddy Orem October 7, 2021, 2:23 pm

    Would like to find a M14 for sale

  • D July 30, 2021, 2:03 pm

    Nice but for that price there should be a cut out for optics.

  • Jim Cicconi July 30, 2021, 10:51 am

    I like this gun except for the gloss black on the side of the slide. But hands down I think they made the best 1911 in the Trophy Match !!
    I will never give up mine… for the money you can’t get a more feature packed hand gun. Love Springfield Armory…
    ( I really like this Emissary too ! )

  • Edward Allen July 30, 2021, 8:35 am

    Somewhat agree with Willis. I like the look, but agree that it is too reminiscent of Kimber. I have several Springfields (no problems from them) and 2 Kimbers (both get failure to go into battery occasionally. I trust my Springfields to protect me, not so the Kimber.

    I also agree about the milspec. I would LOVE to see a milspec that had the precision of many of the more expensive 1911s, but, that won’t happen.

  • Willis Cockswell July 30, 2021, 6:17 am

    Answer to a question no one answered.
    They would have been better off building a legacy gun like Colt did. Match grade parts in a wwii replica. Now it looks like any other kimber.
    Before you cry, I have springfields back to 1915 so I’m a fan. They should stop the angled cocking serrations on the milspecs too.

Send this to a friend