Springfield Armory’s Double-Stack 1911: The Prodigy — SHOT Show 2023

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Springfield Armory's Double-Stack 1911: The Prodigy -- SHOT Show 2023
1911 DS Prodigy 4.25″.

The timeless style of the classic 1911 has been admired by gun enthusiasts from all over the world. Its dependability and accuracy have earned it a place in history as one of the most reliable firearms- ever.

With the introduction of Springfield Armory’s Prodigy, however, this classic platform has been completely transformed.

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Springfield Armory's Double-Stack 1911: The Prodigy -- SHOT Show 2023
Ergonomic design to shoot it comfortably.

The Prodigy is still based on the iconic 1911 design; it includes classic styling complete with all-metal construction, checkered front strap grips, and an extended beavertail for greater control during firing.

Springfield Armory's Double-Stack 1911: The Prodigy -- SHOT Show 2023
Testing the match grade trigger.

The Prodigy offers a 17+1 or 20+1 capacity, depending on the polymer grip module and forged steel frame, as well as an ambidextrous safety and Picatinny rail for optics compatibility.

Springfield Armory's Double-Stack 1911: The Prodigy -- SHOT Show 2023
Picatinny Rail & Easy to find front sight.

Its low profile sights make target acquisition quick and easy, while its match-grade trigger provides smooth operation every time you pull the trigger.

Combining the iconic style of the 1911 with cutting-edge features, the Prodigy is truly unmatched in its class.

Springfield Armory's Double-Stack 1911: The Prodigy -- SHOT Show 2023
5″ bull barrel.

The Prodigy features a 4.25” or 5” bull barrel that allows shooters to recover quickly for follow-up shots and get match-grade accuracy.

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The double-stack design provides a flush-fitting 17-round magazine and an extended 20-rounder, giving it a substantial capacity. Additionally, the Prodigy employs AOS (Agency Optic System) plates that accept today’s most popular optics, making it optics-ready right out of the box.


Weight32.5 oz33 oz
Barrel4.25″ Forged Stainless Steel, Match Grade, Bull, 1:165″ Forged Stainless Steel, Match Grade, Bull, 1:16
Mag Capacity17+1 Rounds, 20+1 Rounds17+1 Rounds, 20+1 Rounds

Available now in either barrel length for MSRP $1,499. Find out more HERE.

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  • Joe Wells February 13, 2023, 8:03 am

    Crysta Jane, how did the Prodigy fit your hand? Good choice for a woman’s smaller hands?
    Compared to the Walther PDP-F, for example. Would appreciate a reply. Thanks, Joe

  • Barry Smith February 3, 2023, 8:34 am

    Springfield’s products are as good as can be found for the money. However, it is almost sac religious to chamber a 1911 in 9mm. LOL

  • jerry February 2, 2023, 6:34 pm

    Great concept! I miss the ParaOrd P models. It’s about time somebody resurrected the double stack concept. I’m hoping for the price to come down a little over time maybe? My P14 cost a lot less.

  • JC Flag February 2, 2023, 8:47 am

    Wait a little longer before buying. I bought one a few months ago and it was a jam-o-matic. Couldn’t get through 250 rounds without a failure. I had one failure to extract and two failures to chamber with Winchester and Fiocchi ammo. The idea a 1911 needs a break-in period is old and outdated given modern manufacturing methods and QC. SA will get it fixed. Wait for it.

  • Chuck Matson February 2, 2023, 7:34 am

    Wish I would have waited for this one instead of my hellcat. Guess I might have to find a store with one on display.

  • Bear February 2, 2023, 5:12 am

    I understand your trying to make a buck. That’s fine. I get it ,greed over need, old story. I dearly enjoy my 1911s, Sigs, and old Walther’s. Guys your Gona price your butts right out of business. A good fair price for a solid weapon and your bottom line will be fine. You can’t stop what the idiots in Washington are doing with stupid laws, financial matters. But trying to rake it all in at our expense before it falls apart, not a great idea. Folks have good memories. Fear sales will come to an end, people will get our country squared away an they will remember who was asking big money for simple well made weapons an gear. I am an avid shooter in many areas. I shoot against alot of youngsters. They don’t understand it’s not all the bells an whistles on the weapon, or it’s coating, or milling. It’s the person. Due to crazy price points I haven’t purchased a weapon since the 90 s. I learned how to upgrade an do my own simple stuff that seems to hold up quite well against your products. So if you folks come to your senses I may come back to the fold. It’s like dealing with a damn car salesman anymore. I could go for a long time about this. But beating a dead animal isn’t my way. So I’ll keep my money in my pocket for now.

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