More than slightly reminiscent of Sig Sauer’s P238, the 911 is optimized for concealed carry or so says Springfield. The 2.7-inch stainless steel barrel sits on a 5.5-inch overall length. Tipping scales at just over 12-ounces unloaded, the 911 boasts a short-reset, 5-pound trigger with G10 trigger shoe by Hogue.
The .380 pistol is outfitted with an Ameriglo Pro-Glo green tritium front sight inside a yellow luminescent circle. The rear sight offers a tactical rack U-notch design with green tritium surrounded by white circles. The sights serve up a low-profile style, providing a snag-free draw.
Springfield doesn’t skimp on the body of the 911, equipping the aluminum frame with the company’s own Octo-Grip texturing on the mainspring housing and front strap. Topping off the accoutrements, are thin-line grips and mainspring housing made of G10 by Hogue. The 911 offers a brushed satin, matte stainless steel or black Nitride slide to complete the package.
“With such great advances made in modern defense ammunition, the .380 has become a seriously viable defensive platform,” Springfield Armory CEO Dennis Reese said in a statement. “Our customers deserve a pistol that makes the most of it. Once you try it, you’ll be as convinced as we are that this is the best .380 pistol choice available.”
The 911 ships with 2 magazines, a six-round flush and a seven-round extended, along with offering a Viridian laser grips equipped package.
The standard 911 in stainless steel or black slides into the market at $599 while the laser equipped packages boast an elevated price of $789.
Springfield Armory released Monday the next logical caliber for the 1911 EMP concealed carry contour model, a new variant chambered in .40 S&W.
While it’s the same design, the Illinois-based gun maker modified the gun’s construction for the larger cartridge by replacing the aluminum alloy frame with a carbon steel that’s finished in Black-T and a rounded off heel and mainspring housing.
Springfield touts that what makes the EMP design popular is its “concealed carry contour design,” as the gun has a slim single-stack design and reduced dimensions of the grip frame. Engineers compressed the 1911 platform, which was originally designed for .45, and designed it around the 9mm cartridge. This process meant altering every mechanism of the action.
The new Springfield EMP design maintains many of the same features as its former like the contoured grip that removes part of the grip that tends to print. A satin finish 416 stainless steel slide has rear cocking serrations and a 3-dot sight system which employs a red fiber optic in front and a low profile white dot sight in back. The 4-inch stainless steel, match-grade bushing-less bull barrel incorporates a fully supported ramp.
Also, the frame’s frontstraps and main spring housing are both treated with an aggressive Posi-Lock golf ball dimple texturing. Coupled with thin-line G10 panels featuring the same texture provides a grip designed to provide maximum comfort and control. An ambidextrous thumb safety makes it southpaw friendly too.
Unloaded, the new EMP pistol weighs 33 ounces, measures 5-inches in height and 6.6 inches in length, it comes with three eight-round magazines, and retails for $1,249.