Springfield 1911 Ronin Operator 5″ .45 ACP
The 1911 has been an American icon and favorite for over a century. Using the latest precision manufacturing and quality materials, Springfield Armory resurrected the classic custom 1911 and upgraded it with modern features in their most recent 1911 release – the 5” Ronin Operator .45 ACP. Steel forged components are at the core of the Ronin Operators and were made to withstand a lifetime of service.
All full-size Ronin Operators have a hot salt blued forged carbon steel slide with a forged steel frame. It comes with a soft-sided pistol case, extra fiber optic inserts, and a single 8-round magazine with base pad. Springfield offers the Ronin Operate in a commander size 4.25” model that features a forged aluminum alloy frame, and is available in 9 mm.
A dovetailed fiber optic front sight is matched with a tactical rack white dot rear sight. Both have horizontal serrations to reduce glare, and rear sight has a tactical rack ledge allowing for one handed slide manipulation. The forged carbon steel slide is finished with a hot salt bluing treatment that is polished on the sides and matte everywhere else. Traditional 1911 slide serrations are found at the front and rear of the slide for easy cycling. The hammer is skeletonized and serrated for a better grip. The single-sided thumb safety is easy to engage and has a firm detent. Springfield uses a 5” forged stainless steel, match grade barrel, with a 1:16 twist. The barrel bushing fit is solid and has zero play. The Ronin Operator uses a standard GI recoil system and the recoil plug is checkered.
The forged stainless-steel frame is finished like the slide with polished flat surfaces and matte rounded edges. Hybrid checkered walnut laminate wood grips featuring Springfield’s cross-cannon emblem contrast nicely with the two-tone finish. The steel mainspring housing is finely checkered beautifully machined. An improved grip safety sports a “memory bump” ensuring the safety is depressed when gripping the gun. The magazine release is swappable with tools and has vertical serrations for added grip texture.
Springfield updated the trigger to their Gen 2 Speed Trigger. The trigger is skeletonized and tuned for ultimate performance. The break is crisp, reset is short, and there is very little take-up. It’s everything you would expect from a high-end 1911. One of the most amazing things about the Ronin Operator series is the $849 MSRP.
The Ronin Operator is available now at your local dealer.
Learn more from Springfield: https://www.springfield-armory.com/1911-series-handguns/1911-ronin-handguns/