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First Look - Springfield Ronin Operator 4.25-inch 1911

Springfield Armory's new Ronin Operator 4.25-inch 1911 is a handsome, compact and lightweight pistol perfect for concealed carry and personal protection.

First Look - Springfield Ronin Operator 4.25-inch 1911
The latest addition to Springfield Armory’s popular Ronin Operator line is this classic looking 4.25-inch model available in both .45 ACP and 9mm.

A new addition to Springfield Armory’s popular Ronin Operator 1911 line is a down-sized 4.25-inch model. This lighter and more compact 1911 pistol is tailor made for concealed carry and personal protection. Steve Kramer, Vice President of Marketing for Springfield Armory stated, “Since its release earlier this year, the full-size Ronin Operator has been extremely popular due to its combination of impressive features and pricing. The new Ronin Operator 4.25-inch is a smaller option for those who love carrying the legendary 1911.”

Springfield Armory’s new Ronin Operator 4.25-inch is available in either the traditional .45 ACP or the hugely popular 9mm. It is built on a lightweight forged alloy frame and features a forged carbon steel slide. The 4.25-inch match grade barrel is forged, fully-supported and ramped, lending additional strength to the design and ensuring consistent and reliable functioning. In addition this model features a traditional barrel bushing system. The result is a pistol that combines modern precision manufacturing with Springfield Armory’s quality and performance.

The Ronin Operator 4.25-inch has a classic two-tone finish. The forged alloy frame has a satin aluminum Cerakote finish. Up top, the forged carbon steel slide has handsome hot salt blued finish. It weighs in at 29.5 ounces in the .45 ACP version while the 9mm model is slightly heavier at 31 ounces. So this model is well suited for comfortable day-in day-out concealed carry.

Examining the Ronin Operator 4.25-inch you will notice a variety of desireable features. These include a high visibility fiber optic front sight which mates with a tactical rack rear sight. An extended safety lever is easy to reach and manipulate while the beavertail grip safety has the popular “memory bump”. Also included in the Ronin Operator package is a Springfield Armory 2nd Generation Speed Trigger, forward slide serrations, stainless steel checkered flat mainspring housing, pair of Crossed Cannon premium laminate wood grips, and a basepad-equipped magazine (9+1 capacity in the 9mm model and 8+1 in the .45). Springfield Armory’s Ronin Operator 4.25-inch combines a concealed carry-friendly size, classic looks and modern manufacturing all in one attractive package. If you are interested the Ronin Operator 4.25-inch has an MSRP of $849.

1911 Ronin Operator 4.25-inch Features:

  • Fiber optic front sight
  • Tactical rack rear sight
  • Hammer forged barrel
  • Grip safety
  • Crossed Cannon laminate grips
  • 8-round magazine w/ basepad
  • 1911 Ronin Operator 4.25-inch 9mm | PX9117L
  • 1911 Ronin Operator 4.25-inch .45 ACP | PX9118L

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