Since the last SHOT Show, Springfield Armory has released plenty of awesome guns but two stick out in my mind.
The Ronin Operator is an affordable, high-quality 1911 that Springfield just announced on the eve of SHOT 2020. This handgun is available in .45 ACP as well as 9mm in order to please both camps.
If you take a close look at the RO, you will see that the carbon steel slide is blued and the flats on the slide are polished, while the rest of it has a nice, matte finish. The frame, in contrast, is stainless steel and adds an appealing two-tone look to the gun, as well as a durability aspect.
The RO features Tactical Rack White Dot rear sights and a fiberglass front sight that will draw the eye. The gun feels great in the hands, with a nice heft and weight balance. The Cross Cannon Wood Laminate grips add a needed texture for grip but aren’t over-aggressive.
Overall, the Ronin Operator is a great feeling handgun, but we can’t draw any final conclusion until we are able to run it through our tests. Keep an eye on GunsAmerica for a full review!
- 45 ACP
- GI style recoil system
- Fiber optic front & Tactical Rack White Dot rear sights
- 40 oz. weight
- 5.5″ tall
- Blued, forged carbon steel slide.
- 5″ Forged carbon steel, match-grade barrel
- 1:16″ twist
- 8.6″ long
- Cross Cannon wood laminate grips
- Forged stainless steel frame
- (1) 8 round magazine
- $849.00 MSRP
Learn more about the Springfield Armory Ronin Operator HERE: