Springfield Operator: Best 1911 for the Money?

For over 20 years the American firearms juggernaut, Springfield Armory, has produced some of the best 1911s available for the money. In between the straight mass-produced guns with no hand finishing and the full fledged custom 1911s costing three times as much, Springfield’s mid-priced 1911s are more than just work horses, but accurate and stylish machines that shooters can count on for drilling 10 rings or carry–if you are the bold type that carries a two-pound gun on your hip.

At an early age Jeff was kicked in the face by an exposed hammer shotgun, stunting his growth but also sparking a passion for guns, hunting and the outdoors. Since the crack of that old gun, he's traveled the world, hunting, shooting and writing for national outdoor magazines. His Youtube page adds a bit of practicality to tacticality, dispels hunting and shooting myths, gives fairly honest reviews of guns and gear because he's not beholden to anyone, and offers real-world based tips--that might well be wrong. Rest assured, Jeff is no Navy SEAL, although he stayed at a Holiday Inn once in San Diego.