Springfield’s New Double-Stack 1911 in 9mm: The Prodigy AOS

(Photo: Springfield Armory)

GENESEO, ILL. (09/01/22) – Springfield Armory® is proud to announce the launch of the Prodigy™ AOS 9mm pistol, the first offering in the new 1911 DS double-stack line of pistols. The Prodigy, available in both 5” and 4.25” variants, enhances the proven 1911 platform with double-stack capacity and a performance-driven feature set.

Optics-ready with raised fiber-optic front/u-notch rear sights as well as an ambidextrous safety and Picatinny rail, at the heart of the 9mm Prodigy pistol is the expertly engineered double-stack magazine. Mounted to the pistol’s forged steel receiver is a polymer grip module that offers capacities of 17+1 in a flush-fit magazine and 20+1 in an extended one, both included with the Prodigy. An optional 26-round magazine is also available.

The polymer grip module features a wraparound Adaptive Grip Texture treatment, made popular on the Hellcat® family of 9mm pistols. Matching up with this grip module and the forged steel receiver is a forged steel slide with forward serrations. Both it and the steel receiver feature a rugged black Cerakote® finish. Housed within the slide is a match-grade bushingless forged stainless steel bull barrel.

Configured for today’s most demanding applications, the Prodigy is ready to accept a wide range of optical sights. Developed in collaboration with Agency Arms, the Prodigy employs AOS (Agency Optic System) plates designed exclusively for the 1911 DS. Machined from billet 17-4 stainless steel, the AOS plates come fitted with a rear sight and are designed specifically to preserve visible iron sights for an intuitive sight picture and instant target acquisition.

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The pistol ships with a cover plate with rear sight as well as one optics-mounting plate designed for the HEX™ Dragonfly™ along with a variety of today’s most popular red dot optics. Additional plates designed to accept a wide range of today’s most popular optics are also available on the Springfield Armory Store. You can see a full fitment/optics compatibility chart for the AOS plate system here.

“The new Prodigy 9mm, the first in our new family of 1911 double-stack pistols, takes everything that shooters love about the 1911 platform and enhances it with increased capacity and a host of performance features,” says Steve Kramer, Vice President of Marketing for Springfield Armory. “Combining cutting-edge capabilities with all the proven benefits of the 1911, the Prodigy is a must-have addition for any handgun enthusiast’s collection.”

  • 1911 DS Prodigy AOS 9mm| PH9119AOS
  • 1911 DS Prodigy AOS 9mm w/ HEX Dragonfly|PH9119AOSD
  • 1911 DS Prodigy 4.25” AOS 9mm|PH9117AOS
  • 1911 DS Prodigy 4.25” AOS 9mm w/ HEX Dragonfly|PH9117AOSD

Both versions of the 1911 DS Prodigy are being offered for an MSRP of $1,499, or optionally packaged with a HEX Dragonfly red dot for an MSRP of $1,699. For more information on the new Prodigy 9mm pistols, visit https://spr-ar.com/r/5280.

About Springfield Armory®

In 1794, the original Springfield Armory began manufacturing muskets for the defense of our young, free Republic. The Armory functioned as a firearms supplier for every major American conflict until 1968 when the government sadly closed its doors. In 1974, nearly two centuries after its inception, Springfield Armory Inc. in Geneseo, Ill. revived the iconic heritage of the Armory to carry on its legacy.

We strive to honor this responsibility as guardians of the original Springfield Armory legacy by manufacturing the highest quality firearms to enable responsible citizens to preserve their right to keep and bear arms in the defense of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. 

With an unmatched emphasis on craftsmanship, performance and exceptional customer service, our mission is to forge superior firearms and provide the tools necessary to defend individual freedoms and equality for those who embrace the rights and principles secured by our Founding Fathers. For more information, please visit us at: springfield-armory.com.

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  • Griffendad September 2, 2022, 9:30 am

    I have the Rock Island double stack in .45. Never a malfunction, tight as a drum, bushing and ramped barrel, parkerized, under $900, oh 14 rounds in a magazine. It’s a beast and runs like a top.

  • R B September 2, 2022, 9:01 am

    If this new handgun is only half as good as in all of the reviews that I’ve seen so far, Springfield has definitely hit it out of the ballpark with this one.
    As far as offering different calibers, I seriously doubt that Springfield would miss an opportunity to expand this offering and offer different calibers, threaded barrels, and since the grip module is polymer and removable, they could even offer different styles with different stippling, improved contours, and even mag wells.
    This design is the best of everything, an all metal frame and slide that could handle just about any caliber, and a grip module that can be personalized for just about anyone’s preference.
    Great job Springfield!

  • PilotBill September 2, 2022, 8:22 am

    Ricky said everything that needed to be said on this post. I might buy a 9mm too but there’s only one way it would be a perfect “10.”

  • Ricky B. September 1, 2022, 8:13 pm

    Dear Springfield,

    Very impressed with the design. Extremely disappointed in the only choice of caliber.

    Please offer this chambered for a man sized round. Any man sized round (40sw, 45acp, 10mm). If you do me this favor, I will certainly buy at least one the man sized models. It’s extremely likely though that a few of those bad boys would find their way into my gun safe.


    • FirstStateMark September 2, 2022, 10:54 am

      “man sized round” LOL

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