Springfield Adding New Ronin 1911s in 9mm and .45 ACP

The new Ronin series includes both 9mm models as well as .45 ACP. (Photo: Springfield)

For more information visit SpringfieldArmory.com.

Springfield Armory is expanding on their popular line of 1911 pistols with the new Ronin Operator. The full-size Ronin Operator will be offered in .45 ACP as well as 9mm Luger.

The Ronin is a slick-looking two-tone 1911 with a solid set of features at an approachable price point. Built on a brushed, forged stainless steel frame with a hammer-forged stainless steel barrel and blued carbon steel slide, the Ronin is meant for shooters looking for a 1911 made to last.

There is a lot of action in the 1911 market and Springfield is a go-to brand in the business, but a lot of their models carry higher price tags outside of their MIL-SPEC series. The Ronin carries a suggested retail price of $849, with likely lower pricing in stores and online.

They look sharp and come in at a very competitive price point. (Photo: Springfield)

That buys a lot of improvements over the G.I. models starting with improved white dot rear sights with a red fiber optic front sight. The slide also has front and rear serrations.

The Ronin uses a standard recoil spring assembly and has right-handed controls. It comes with an extended thumb safety and full beavertail grip safety with an extended memory pad. It has a skeletonized hammer and polymer “Speed Trigger.” Polymer triggers aren’t common with 1911s but they’re extremely common in the greater handgun world and are easy enough to replace in any case.

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The frame has a flat mainspring housing with 20 line-per-inch checkering and is fit with diamond half-checkered grips bearing an engraved cross cannons logo. In .45 ACP the gun has a standard 8+1-round capacity while the 9mm holds one more for 9+1. Each Ronin will ship with one stainless steel magazine.

The Ronin series is a good-looking entry at a competitive price point and these are sure to be popular options for people shopping for a new 1911.

For more information visit SpringfieldArmory.com.

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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.

{ 4 comments… add one }
  • al mollet February 18, 2020, 10:53 am

    I would like to purchase a ronin 45acp 1911. What is the avalibity and price if I may

  • Edward Smith February 5, 2020, 6:12 pm

    What is the prices on the guns

  • Todd January 17, 2020, 1:52 pm

    I like the pistol but really?!?


    Why not throw EXTREME, SEAL, DELTA ADN WET-WORK in there too?


  • Star Elton January 17, 2020, 7:43 am

    Nice looking 1911 at a nice price point.

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