Springfield Armory Nickel finish .38 Super Mil-Spec 1911 pistol

No Longer In Production

The first time you see Springfield Armory's nickel finish .38 Super Mil-Spec 1911, you probably think it's too flashy. Then it grows on you, and soon you're in love with the look. The nickel is polished to the point where it's almost like chrome. The mother of pearl grips give a subtle difference in tone, almost blending in with the nickel. It's definitely a pistol that will attract attention.

It's also an updated version of the G.I. models, with its solid trigger and flat grip safety. The military style sights have 3 dots for faster target acquisition, where the GI models do not. The slide serrations are angled rather than straight, the reason being is that your hand doesn't usually grasp the serrations from directly behind the pistol, but rather from an angle above the bore line. Thus the angled serrations give you a better grip.

The .38 Super cartridge was introduced in the late 1920's. The .38 Super 1911 caught on in the 1970's with IPSC shooters. Colt introduced a nickel .38 Super 1911 about that time that is still considered a classic. The Springfield Armory .38 Super 1911 is similar to Colt's, but is more faithful to the G.I. design. It also doesn't hurt to have a more reasonable price tag.

If you're looking for a pistol in .38 Super that is affordable, beautiful, and warrantied for life, this is it. Even though this model has been discontinued, you can frequently find them used, or as new in box.


.38 Super, Nickel Finish, Full Size PB9114L
Caliber: ..38 Super  
Capacity: 9+1  
Barrel: 5", 1:16 LH  
Sights: 3-Dot Fixed  
Sight Radius: 6.25"  
Size: 39 oz., 8.5" overall length  
Trigger Pull: 5 to 6 lbs.  
Magazines: 1

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Springfield Armory .38 Super Mil-Spec 1911 Reviews:

Overall Rating: review stars, 5 out of 5 possible stars 5 out of 5
By dbruno, Lexington, KY
April 7, 2011

"One of the best handguns I have ever owned, and I have had a lot. It is second only to the Kimber 45 1911 with a lot less recoil. Mine has the three dot adjustible sights and is nickel plated with the mop grips. Any time I take it to the range, everone wants to look at it and shoot it one time. I wish the ammo was more avaliable and affordable, but it is well worth the extra money to shoot such a fine work of art. Due to imports, it seems the American made gun is about the only thing we can take pride in that is still manufactured in the USA."

Overall Rating: review stars, 5 out of 5 possible stars 5 out of 5
By Jim, Longwood, Florida
October 16, 2011

"I got a great deal on this pistol several years ago. It is truly a work of art and to be honest too pretty to fire, so it sits in my safe where it will stay probably to the day I die. My daughter already has laid claim to this little honey when that day does come and she has also informed me that day will come even sooner If I even think about selling it."

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