Springfield Armory Loaded Full Size MC Operator	 1911 pistol product photo

The Springfield Armory Loaded Full Size MC Operator 1911 pistol is designed from the ground up to be a serious combat pistol. The black slide and OD green frame have Springfield's Armory Kote finish for maximum durability. The Pachmyr wrap around rubber grips are checkered on both sides and on the front, giving you a slip-free hold no matter what the weather.

The pistol has a universal style accessory rail for mounting lights, lasers or other devices. (Please note that a Picatinny or 1913 rail is not the same as a universal rail, and will not accept devices made for universal rails. See photos).example photo of Springfield Armory universal rail

The sights on the MC Operator are low-profile combat sights, with three tritium dots for fast target pickup in bright daylight or on a dark street. The edges of the sights are smoothed for snag-free draws.

The barrel is match grade stainless, supported at the front with a match grade stainless barrel bushing. The pistol has a G.I. style guide rod.

The trigger on the MC Operator is match grade, too, with a pull weight of 4.5 to 5 pounds, example photo of Picatinny railwhich is just right for combat or target shooting.

An ambidextrous safety makes the gun easier to operate for lefties, or for those who need to shoot with either hand.

If you're looking for a serious combat pistol loaded with features, you just found it.


Model: PI9105MLP
Construction: Stainless Steel 
Caliber: .45 ACP
Capacity: 7+1
Barrel: 5", 1:16 LH
Sights: Low profile 3 dot Tritium combat sights
Sight Radius: 7"
Weight, length: 42 ozs., 8.5" overall length
Trigger Pull: 4.5 to 5 lbs.

Every Springfield Armory 1911 pistol is equipped with a trigger locking device. A key inserted into a hole in the rear grip strap positively locks the trigger, making it impossible for a child to accidentally discharge the gun. This system gives you a choice as to whether or not you need to lock your gun. Unlike trigger locks on other brands of guns, the keyhole is small, so that it doesn't ruin the looks of the gun.

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Springfield Armory MC Operator Reviews:

Overall Rating: review stars, 4 out of 5 possible stars 4 out of 5
By 1911 45 acp, Highland, CA
April 22, 2015

Primary use: Defense/Law Enforcement

"I have a very early model Springfield Armory Loaded full size pistol. I purchased it after firing the FBI's HRT 1911s at the Sheriffs training range. I would have purchased one of those be didn't want wait 12 to 18 months.

My local gun dealer had two SA Loaded 1911's in stock and I picked this one that I still carry every day in retirement from the Police Dept.

I rated this pistol a 4 star out of 5 because i have had problems with the MIM parts that Springfield Armory loaded models. I had to replace the thumb safety, the Hammer strut and the extractor do to breakage of those parts. I replaced those parts with tool steel parts from Cylinder & Slide, Ed Brown, and a spring kit from W.C. Wolff Company. The pistol has been 100% I changed out the broken parts. I also like to add that when the thumb safety broke I was on the training range and the pistol never stopped working as the pin never came out and I didn't about the part failure until I went to press the safety on. It's a rock solid working pistol now."

Overall Rating: review stars, 5 out of 5 possible stars 5 out of 5
By MrG, Central, TX
July 9, 2014

Primary use Target shooting

"I found mine barely used in a pawn shop for about three hundred less than a new one. I doesn't have one scratch or ding on it. Since it is my first 1911 the only handguns I can compare it too are my SA XDm 5.25 and Glock 34, both in 9mm.

To say it beats them in accuracy would be a great understatement. I can consistently run up/down a 6" dueling tree from 15 yards with one mag. It usually takes me 9 or 10 shots with the XDm or the Glock if I try to do it with any speed.

The hardest thing to get used to is the magazine capacity. With the XDm holding 19 and the Glock holding 20 the 7 rounds-and-your-done with the 1911 is taking some adjustment.."

Overall Rating: review stars, 5 out of 5 possible stars 5 out of 5
By Lloyd, Philadelphia, PA
April 21, 2014

Primary use Defense/Law Enforcement

"While I was in the market for a fullsize 1911 I came across the usual suspects (Colt, Remington, et. al.). I wanted something tactical, different even. My local guy told me he had just the thing for me. After he disappeared briefly he returned with a case stamped with the SA logo. When I saw what was inside it became love at first sight. After a few dry fires I was sold! It feels great in my hands, beautiful to look at, shoots smooth and accurately and nary a hangup. And it's always an attention getter at the range! I conceal carry this in a "Belly Band", believe it or not, at the 4 o'clock position and I forget it's there because it's a perfect fit against my 6'3 190 lbs. frame. This is my baby! Thanks SA fo a great product."

Overall Rating: review stars, 5 out of 5 possible stars 5 out of 5
By Rakassan, Woodland, CA
February 7, 2014

Primary use Defense/Law Enforcement

"I bought my "operator" because I fell in love with it after seeing one in a shop. It is by far the most accurate pistol I own. Because I am 6'3 and 230 I can get away with carrying it comfortably but it is still a big package. I think you should carry what you're proficient with. The quality, fit and finish is flawless, I imagine I will buy another one this year and give it to my Father. I trust my life to this weapon, it really is an incredibly accurate and dependable weapon, I don't leave home without it."

Overall Rating: review stars, 5 out of 5 possible stars 5 out of 5
By sarg901, Nashville, TN
March 28, 2013

Primary use Defense/Law Enforcement

"I own several Springfields, including a TRP,a R/O, and am very comfortable carrying a full size 1911. This pistol is ideal for almost every situation that requires a weapon. Mine has over one thousand rounds through it and has not malfunctioned once. A genuine bargain for the price."

Overall Rating: review stars, 5 out of 5 possible stars 5 out of 5
By TheGoddard, Greenville, SC
January 27, 2013

Primary use Defense/Law Enforcement

"The MC Operator is HEAVY. But that is to be expected of a full size 1911 with steel frame and rail. That said, it shoots like a dream. Groups great, recoils light, comparitively (because it is so heavy). Several hundred rounds from NIB, zero malfs. Overtravel screw set as far back as to allow reliable hammer fall/ minimize overtravel. It's a big heavy gun for carry, but amazing. I'm also 6'4, 220lbs, so big guns dont bother me as mich as others. Great bullseye, pins, SD gun. Just be comfortable carrying a 1911."

Overall Rating: review stars, 5 out of 5 possible stars 5 out of 5
By GMN, Riverside, CA
January 25, 2013

Primary use Defense/Law Enforcement

"This is my daily carry on duty for the last four years. Thousands of rounds and not a memorably malfunction. Eats up hollow point duty ammo to FMJ reloads. I replaced the pacmyer grips with VZ grips for better function and looks. I also added a drop in Ed Brown Maxi-Well extended magazine well. No gunsmithing needed. I rotate through ten separate 8 round Chip McCormick Power Mags. Zero issues. Don't pay more for Wilson Combat magazines. The two that I own consistently allow the slide to ride home after the last round due to the plastic followers. I didn't believe it till I purchased WC (want my $70 back WC). A Surefire X300 finishes off this package. No one has ever fired it and not fell in love. Great job Springfield! My next purchase will be the lightweight champion version for desk/suit duty.."

Overall Rating: review stars, 5 out of 5 possible stars 5 out of 5
By SWAT, Houston, TX
July 30, 2012

Primary use Defense/Law Enforcement

"have carried this weapon as a duty weapon on a daily basis for several years in original full length rail version, unbeatable accuracy and reliabiliy, a must weapon for building searches, swat or k-9 ops ."

Overall Rating: review stars, 4 out of 5 possible stars 4 out of 5
By RickHawk27, Braderton, FL
May 26, 2012

Primary use Defense/Law Enforcement

"Only 4-Stars since this weapon is great for primary HOME Defense it should be NOT be concealed carried for PERSONAL Defense away from the home or target range."

Overall Rating: review stars, 5 out of 5 possible stars 5 out of 5
By waynegot1, Newnam, GA
March 14, 2012

Primary use Defense, Target Shooting

"finest handgun I own. can cut smilie face with it at ten yd. not the ideal conceal gun...but do carry. like it alot:

Overall Rating: review stars, 5 out of  5 stars 5 out of 5
snake2yoface, Philadelphia, PA
March 25, 2011

Primary use: Defense/Law Enforcement

"I have fired many different pistols (1911/polymer) and when I fired off a group with this firearm, I had to have one. This is my baby, I can kill a fly at 10 yards (the accuracy is phenomenal, much better than my abilities) with it and it is also my ccw weapon. I trust my life with this gun, hence I have never had any reliability issues with it. I also would like to try competitive shooting, that is how much I enjoy this fine pistol. -JH Philadelphia."

Overall Rating: review stars, 5 out of 5 possible stars 5 out of 5
By bermo61, Las Vegas, Nevada
May 4, 2011

Primary use: Defense/Law Enforcement

"I have owned some great firearms over the years including Sigs, HK's, Glocks, Beretta's, colt's, S&W, Ruger and Walther. I always tend to avoid anything cheap I will bet my life on, but I never shot a better gun. Take John M. Brownings greatest design, add a teflon coating, pachmyr grips, night sights, skeletonized trigger and hammer. Basically all the best improvements of the last 100 yrs and nothing that is unnecessary. It broke my heart to sell it and like your first love, I have never recovered! It will be the best $1000 you have ever spent for personal protection."


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