The Springfield Armory Ronin Operator in .45 ACP combines a legacy of service with the features modern shooters demand. Built on a foundation of strength, the Ronin sports forged steel slides and frames — carbon steel in the former and stainless steel in the latter — and a hammer-forged barrel for durability. The pistol features a standard 5″ barrel, traditional recoil spring assembly and barrel bushing, and a tactical rack rear sight with a fiber optic front. The result is a traditional, yet cutting-edge 1911 ready for a lifetime of service.

Featuring an unyielding commitment to strength, reliability and quality, the Ronin Operator 1911 combines a legacy of service with the features modern shooters demand.

Strength is a core element of the Ronin Operator line, with all models offered featuring forged steel slide, hammer-forged barrels and forged frames. The steel slide features a beautiful hot salt bluing finish that contrasts nicely against the forged stainless steel frame of the 5″ model and the forged alloy frame of the 4.25″ model, the latter of which features a satin aluminum Cerakote finish. Both the 5″ and the 4.25″ models are offered in either 9mm or .45 ACP chamberings.Designed and built for a lifetime of service, the Ronin Operator family of pistols offers 1911 enthusiasts a highly refined handgun with unparalleled durability and strength.

The Springfield Armory Ronin Operator is a modern classic 1911


Combining light weight and ease of carry with rugged reliability and strength, the new Ronin Operator 4.25″ is ready for everyday carry. The two-tone pistol, available in both 9mm or .45 ACP, features a hot salt blued forged slide with a lightweight satin Cerakote-finished forged alloy frame. This is a pistol built to deliver a lifetime of service.


The forged frame and slide, the heart and soul of Springfield Armory 1911 pistols, sets this gun apart from competitor’s cast models on the market by surpassing them in both strength and durability.


The Ronin Operator features a beautiful two-tone finish, with a forged carbon steel slide featuring a beautiful hot salt bluing treatment topping off a contrasting forged frame.

The Ronin Operator in Two-Tone finish