The video is a quick review of the Springfield Armory Operator 1911 pistol, which is described as an extension on the Range Officer line from Springfield Armory, and is marketed as a concealed carry weapon. The 1911 operates in 9mm, .40 calibers and .45 ACP. The review talks about the .45 model.
The 1911 ships with plenty of items, including two magazines, one holster, mag carrier, manual and extra front fiber optic sights. Made of forged carbon steel and parkerized to prevent rust and corrosion, this 1911 has lighter grips with the checkered pattern that characterizes it.
Upon firing, the pistol offers a good, crisp and sharp trigger action and its 3-dot iron system with front fiber optics works very well. There is a Picatinny rail on the underside of the barrel, great for smaller lights or lasers. The rail also gives shooters more choices when it comes to accessorizing and customizing the gun.
Consistency and accuracy combined make this Springfield Armory Range Operator a perfect competition firearm, though it is perhaps a bit too large and bulky for concealed carry. It’s a perfect example of what a good 1911 should be.
1911 pistols have been around for a long time, and are still used by law enforcement, elite military units, professional shooters and civilians alike, because of its reputation for solid, sturdy design and overall accurate performance. It’s considered a classic, time-honored and combat-proven weapon by many people, although it has had its share of controversial opinions.
Springfield Armory has been in the business of making reliable 1911 pistols for the past 28 years. Based in Genesco, Illinois, the weapons company is considered the leading manufacturer of 1911s in the US, to the standard by which all other 1911 guns are made, according to its website. Affordable and dependable, there are several 1911 variations to choose from with Springfield Armory, according to your specifications and needs.