Springfield Armory Introduces… the 1911?

Hot on the heels of the much lauded SA-35 series, Springfield Armory is giving us a… .45 ACP Steel Frame 1911, in Black or Stainless…

Yep, with 3 dot sights…

And a skeleton hammer

And an extended beavertail safety…

And I genuinely can’t find anything really new at all on this 1911.

Maybe that’s the point,

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.

With more than a century of service behind it, the 1911’s capabilities are beyond question. The Garrison builds upon that solid foundation with the features today’s shooters demand. Forged construction, low-profile yet high-visibility sights, skeletonized hammer, extended beavertail grip safety and much more define this modern take on the proven classic.

Actually, yeah.

That seems to be the entire point that this, it is simply a classic 1911 with the modern creature comforts of the improved sights, hammer, and beavertail.


Don’t know why they called it the Garrison though. Like, garrison isn’t fun in the service. All the really annoying crap happens in garrison.

Keith Finch
Keith is the former Editor-in-Chief of GAT Marketing Agency, Inc. He got told there was a mountain of other things that needed doing, so he does those now and writes here when he can. editor@gatdaily.com A USMC Infantry Veteran and Small Arms and Artillery Technician, Keith covers the evolving training and technology from across the shooting industry. Teaching since 2009, he covers local concealed carry courses, intermediate and advanced rifle courses, handgun, red dot handgun, bullpups, AKs, and home defense courses for civilians, military client requests, and law enforcement client requests.