The highlights first: the new Springfield Armory 1911 DS Prodigy comes in 9mm caliber, two lengths - either a 4.25” or 5” bull barrel – and with a double-stack magazine capacity of 17+1 rounds (20+1 with extended magazine). It is also available complete with a HEX Dragonfly red dot.
In detail, the Prodigy from Springfield Armory is a 1911 platform reconfigured around a double-stack magazine, featuring a polymer grip module combined with a forged steel frame.
As the manufacturer puts it, “it combines the most beloved characteristics of the 1911 with modern capacity for unrivaled performance”. Besides the already mentioned 17-and 20-round magazines in an optional 26-rounder is also available.
Springfield Armory 1911 DS Prodigy: optic ready
The 1911 DS AOS (Agency Optic System) plates have been developed in collaboration with Agency Arms and designed exclusively for the 1911 DS: “Machined from billet steel, each plate is designed specifically to deliver proper optic height for intuitive sight picture and instant target acquisition and features an integral rear sight.
The Prodigy ships with a HEX Dragonfly compatible plate, while additional optic-specific plates are available for purchase on our store.”
In case you don't want to use the red dot sight option, Prodigy handguns are factory fitted with a green fiber optic front sight and a u-notch rear sight.
The new handguns have a single-action trigger that releases a skeletonized hammer for fast lock times.
In both the 4.25” and 5” version, the the Prodigy features a bull barrel made of forged stainless steel with an 11-degree crown to offer match-grade accuracy.
The frame-mounted safety is extended and ambidextrous.
A Picatinny rail on the dustcover allows for the mounting of accessories such as a gun light or laser sight. All metal parts are black Cerakote coated.
With two magazines (17- and 20-round), the 9mm Prodigy handguns have a price tag of $1,499 for the standard version with 4.25” or 5” barrel.
For the version complete with Hex Dragonfly red dot sight, the price rises to $1,699, again irrespective of barrel length.