Springfield Armory Ronin Operator pistol – Classic 1911 style, modern features

At the SHOT Show 2020 Springfield Armory introduced the Ronin Operator, a pistol faithful to the original 1911 archetype but with an infusion of modern features. 

The fiber optics front sight of the Springfield Armory Ronin Operator pistol
The fiber optics front sight. The 5” barrel is cold-hammer forged.

First of all, to overcome the never-ending debate between the die-hard 9mm and .45 ACP fans, it's available in both 9mm and .45 ACP calibers. 

Frame is stainless steel, while the hot salt blued slide is carbon steel. The forward serrations on the slide of the Ronin are deep and effective. 

The fine hybrid smooth/checkered crossed cannon wooden grips complement the attractive two-tone finish. 

The rear sight combines high-visibility white dots with a "Tactical Rack" ledge for one-handed cycling of the pistol. This is coupled to a fiber optics front sight for a a high-visibility sight picture.

Springfield Armory Ronin Operator in 9mm and .45 ACP calibers
The Springfield Armory Ronin Operator is available in both 9mm and .45 ACP calibers.

Springfield Armory Ronin, much more than “an ordinary 1911”

Wooden grip of the Springfield Armory Ronin Operator pistol 
The hybrid smooth/checkered crossed cannon wooden grips complement the attractive two-tone finish. Also note the stainless steel magazine with basepad.

The Ronin features a 5"/ 127 mm hammer forged barrel and a stainless steel magazine with basepad featuring an 8+1 capacity in .45 and 9+1 in 9mm. There's also an enhanced grip safety with beavertail and raised "memory bump" for positive engagement. 

The rear sight of the Springfield Armory Ronin Operator pistol 
The rear sight combines high-visibility white dots with a "Tactical Rack" ledge for one-handed cycling of the pistol. 

And last but not least, the streamlined and skeletonized Gen 2 Speed Trigger of the Ronin is designed for performance. So, it looks like an ordinary 1911, but this pistol from Springfield Armory is much, much more. 

All its aesthetic and functional details actually make the Ronin an outstanding pistol that, according to the manufacturer's claim, “is built for a lifetime of service”

Also showing that well-designed, well-crafted modern 1911 pistols are never boring or outdated!

The Springfield Armory Ronin Operator in video

Springfield Armory 1911 Ronin Operator in 9mm and .45 ACP:

Technical data and price


Springfield Armory 1911 Ronin Operator 9mm

Springfield Armory 1911 Ronin Operator .45 ACP

Caliber:
9mm (9 Luger)
.45 ACP 
Barrel:
5"/127 mm forged stainless steel, match grade, fully supported ramp, 1:16 
5"/127 mm forged stainless steel, match grade, 1:16
Slide:
forged carbon steel, blued 
forged carbon steel, blued
Frame:
forged stainless steel 
forged stainless steel 
Sights:
fiber optic front, tactical rack white dot rear 
fiber optic front, tactical rack white dot rear 
Magazine capacity:
9 rounds
8 rounds 
Height:
5.5"/140 mm 
5.5"/140 mm 
Weight:
41 oz/1162 g
40 oz/1134 g
Length:
8.6"/218 mm
8.6"/218 mm
Price:
MSRP 849 USD (price may vary in your country due to VAT and import duties)
Price (MSRP) 849 USD (price may vary in your country due to VAT and import duties)
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