The 1911 platform is a highly venerated and sought-after platform even well over 100 years after its initial release. Springfield Amory is now offering a new more affordable 1911 offering to their lineup – the Springfield Garrison 1911. The new Garrison 1911 will be made available in either a hot salt-blued carbon steel for that classic blued look or a rust-resistant stainless-steel construction. Both pistols will be available from Springfield at the time of writing for either $800 for the blued version or $849 for the stainless-steel version.
Springfield Armory Coverage @ TFB:
NEW Springfield Armory Garrison 1911 – Affordable & Accurate
The intention with the release of the Garrison 1911 is to appeal to those “who respect tradition and demand the quality for which Springfield Armory 1911 pistols are known,” according to Steve Kramer, Springfield’s VP of Marketing. The Garrison 1911 offers modern improvements to a classic design by way of its forged steel slide and frame, match-grade stainless steel barrel, skeletonized hammer, extended beavertail grip safety which is topped off with a memory bump for a consistent grip.
- Caliber: .45 ACP
- Barrel: 5″ Forged Stainless Steel, Match Grade, 1:16
- Slide and Frame: Blued, Forged Carbon Steel | Forged Stainless Steel
- Sights: Low Profile Combat 3-Dot
- Recoil System: GI Style
- Grips: Crossed Cannon Wood Laminate
- Magazines: (1) 7-Round
- Weight: 37 oz
- Length: 8.6″
- Height: 5.5″
- MSRP: Blued – $800 | Stainless – $849
Most modern 1911 offerings from reputable gun manufacturers often fetch well over $1000 as a starting price point but the Garrison 1911 is coming in at a “buy it now” $800 which should be attractive for many who like the platform and would appreciate the modern enhancements made to the pistol. With features like its classic barrel bushing system and wood grips, the Garrison 1911 should ring true for experienced 1911 operators and newcomers alike.
Featuring forged materials and heirloom-quality construction, the Garrison 1911 combines modern materials and design with a heritage spanning back more than a century. Available with classic hot salt blued carbon steel or rust-resistant stainless steel construction, the Garrison is a rock-solid 1911 that gives you a host of modern upgrades along with the strength to provide a lifetime of service. For those who respect tradition and demand the best, the Garrison stands ready.
I’m looking forward to seeing how the new Garrison 1911 will perform in the highly competitive 1911 handgun market. The Garrison 1911 comes hot on the heels of the release of the Springfield Emissary which was their more budget-friendly option for high-speed low drag 1911 options. The Garrison is coming in nearly $200 less than the Emissary which will make it a tempting offer for those who like the classic lines of the 1911 pistol but with more modern features