Recently, Springfield Armory started shipping their new 1911 Ronin Operator 4.25” handgun to firearm retailers around the country. At Shot Show 2020 Springfield unveiled and showcased their Ronin Operators in Government and Commander models. Now, the 4.25” variant has shipped and ready to hit consumer hands.

The Ronin Operator series from Springfield Armory features classic 1911 aesthetics for those who prefer the more traditional stylings of 1911s versus the modern take. The Ronin Operator Commander will also feature a 4.25” match grade hammer forged barrel, a lightweight aluminum frame, and wood grips.

Below is press release statement and specifications for the 1911 Ronin Operator 4.25” handgun.

Press Release Statement

Springfield Armory® is proud to introduce the Ronin™ Operator® 4.25″, a lightweight, rugged and reliable 1911 pistol built for a lifetime of service offered at an excellent value. Available in 9mm and .45 ACP variants, the pistol features a forged steel slide and lightweight forged alloy frame as well as a hammer-forged barrel for unparalleled durability and strength.


• Caliber: 9mm | .45 ACP
• Color: Satin Aluminum / Black
• Barrel: 4.25″ Forged Stainless Steel, Match Grade, Fully Supported Ramp, 1:16
• Slide: Forged Carbon Steel, Blued
• Frame: Forged Aluminum Alloy, Satin Aluminum Cerakote®
• Sights: Fiber Optic Front, Tactical Rack White Dot Rear
• Recoil System: Commander Length GI Style
• Grips: Crossed Cannon Wood Laminate
• Magazines: (1) 9-Round 9mm | (1) 8-Round .45 ACP
• Weight: 31 oz (9mm) | 29.5 oz (.45 ACP)
• Length: 7.9″
• Height: 5.5″

The 1911 Ronin Operator 4.25” handgun will retail for $849 MSRP. Which makes it a reasonable price option for a 1911 pistol.

What do you think of the new 1911 Ronin Operator 4.25” handgun? Would this be a 1911 you would pick up? Let us know in the comments below.

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