Springfield 1911 Ronin Operator 4.25″ Unboxed at the Gun Counter

Springfield 1911 Ronin Operator 4.25″ 9mm

The new 1911 Ronin Operator 4.25” 9 mm from Springfield Armory brings modern styling and precision manufacturing to the timeless 1911. It has a profoundly classic look with all the features today’s shooters expect at an entry level price. Using the highest quality materials and forged components, the Ronin Operator is truly built for a lifetime of service. Featuring a lightweight aluminum alloy frame, this 1911 was designed to be carried. It comes with a soft sided pistol case, additional fiber optic rods, and 1 x 9-round magazine with base pad. Currently the Ronin Operator comes in two configurations: a 5” Full-size and a 4.25” Commander both available in either 9 mm or .45 ACP, and all have a two-tone finish.

The Ronin Operator comes in a two-tone finish. Photo by Springfield Armory

All Ronin Operators feature a forged carbon steel slide with a hot salt bluing treatment bringing back that traditional 1911 look. The flats on the slide are polished while the rounded edges and top of the slide are matte. A fiber optic front sight is paired with a serrated tactical rack white dot rear sight. A tactical rack ledge allows you to manipulate the slide, on clothing or an object, one-handed. The hammer has been skeletonized and serrated for added grip. The single-sided serrated thumb safety engages easily, and the serration lines flow to match the slide release.

The hot salt bluing gives the slide a unique finish and traditional look.

The barrel is a 4.25” forged stainless steel, match grade, with a 1:16 twist. The chamber is fully supported for ultimate reliability and strength. This is Springfield’s first Commander size 1911 with a barrel bushing. A barrel bushing offers slightly better fit then bull barrels and keeps the weight down. The fit and lockup are rock solid. The recoil system is a Commander length GI Style guide rod.

This is the first Commander size 1911 offered with a barrel bushing from Springfield.

The lightweight alloy frame is forged aluminum featuring a satin aluminum Cerakote finish. Weighing in at just 31 ounces, the alloy frame is 10 ounces less than the steel frame Ronin Operator. The beaver tail grip safety features a “memory bump” that ensures positive engagement. A checkered mainspring housing provides texture for a strong grip. Springfield’s traditional crossed cannon logo sits on the laminate walnut wood grips with a hybrid smooth/checkered finish, which complement the traditional theme. Satin grip screws match the finish on the frame and make the grips stand out. Springfield updated the trigger to their Gen 2 Speed Trigger. It’s an aluminum skeletonized trigger with a crisp break and short reset.  

Springfield’s updated Gen 2 Speed Trigger is everything you’d want from a 1911 trigger. Crisp break, short reset, and little take up.

The Ronin Operator is a traditional looking 1911 with modern aesthetics. MSRP on all 1911 Ronin Operators is $849.  

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