Springfield Armory parkerized 1911, with low profile 3 dot combat sights

If your needs for a 1911 pistol include durablity, you'll want to take a look at this model from Springfield Armory. It has a parkerized finish that is much tougher than the black oxide finish found on most pistols. Parkerizing is the finish found on most military-issue guns.

In addition to the parkerized finish, this pistol has other features that lend themselves to combat shooting, or simply to competition shooting or for carry. It has low-profile 3 dot night sights that provide you with a snag-free draw, and give you better target acquisition when you're in low light. The light weight skeletonized aluminum match grade trigger is adjustable for overtravel, and has a pull of 5-6 pounds, perfect for a combat pistol.

If you're a lefty, or a righty with a need to shoot weak hand, you'll appreciate the ambidextrous safety on this 1911

For even more durability and corrosion resistance, the barrel is stainless steel.

This pistol isn't all function, though. It's beauty, too, with hardwood Cocobolo grips that stand out strikingly against the black parkerized finish. It's a pistol you'll be proud to carry and shoot every day.


Parkerized PX9109LP
Caliber: .45 ACP
Capacity: 7+1
Barrel: 5" stainless steel
Sights: low profile 3 dot Tritium combat
Sight Radius: 6.75"
Size: 40ozs., 8.5" overall length
Trigger Pull: 5 to 6 lbs.
Magazines: 2

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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Our Impressions of the Parkerized 1911 Pistol

The obvious selling point of this pistol is that it has a parkerized finish rather than the anodized finish found on most of Springfield Armory's 1911's.

The quality of the parkerized finish is as good as you'll find on any brand of gun. It's smoother than the anodized finishes, and has a richer black to it. The difference in the two finishes is subtle, but the parkerized definitely looks better. Of course, it's also a more durable finish.

The other features of the pistol are standard Springfield Amory: the ambidextrous safety, match grade trigger, Cocobolo grips and low profile three dot tritium night sights.

The trigger pulll was a bit over 6 pounds, just above the advertised range. It broke clean, though, with only a little grittiness that comes with many new pistols. The tritium dots on the sights were large, and shined bright in a darkened room. For whatever reason, the overall quality of the pistol we examined seemed to be even a bit better than most Springfield's. Maybe it was just this one in particular.

Retail on this pistol is in the $850 to $875 range. At that price, and with all of the features, it's a good buy.

Springfield Armory Parkerized 1911 Reviews:

Overall Rating: review stars, 5 out of  5 stars 5 out of 5
By depca107, San Antonio, TX
February 4, 2013

Primary use: Defense/Law Enforcement

"I searched high and low for a nicely priced, durable and reliable 1911. I fired several different models before landing on this one. Whether you believe me or not, doesn't bother me. I have several buddies in law enforcement who have Kimbers, and are simply amazed that during my 1200 Rd breaking in period with my springfield armory, i had one FTF, and it was due to a bad round. I qualified with my SA 1911, and this weapon is now my primary off duty carry..thanks Springfield Armory for this beauty!"

Overall Rating: review stars, 4 out of  5 stars 4 out of 5
By Fredo5, Brownsburg, IN
June 19, 2012

Primary use: Target Shooting

"Great gun! Clean crisp trigger break. I have put around 300 rounds through mine in a little over a month. Absolutely no FTF or FTE. This is my 1st 1911 and will also probably be my last unless I stumble across an Ed Brown, a Les Baer or a Wilson Combat for around 1,000.00 (like that's gonna happen)! This gun just gets smoother and more accurate every time I go to the range. I am now shooting 7 YD 2" groups and can hit an 8" steel plate at 50 yds 70% of the time with this gun! A really nice addition to my collection.
Sig P250 2sum 9MM, SA 1911 45ACP loaded Parkerized. FNP-9,
S&W 22A."

Overall Rating: review stars, 5 out of  5 stars 5 out of 5
By Dave Christakes, Dana Point, CA
April 1, 2012

Primary use: Target Shooting

"I have just bought my Springfield 1911 5" Parkerized 45. After firing about 150 rounds I find the gun a pleasure to shoot, acurate and well balanced. I own a Sig P250 Compct and a 1911 GSG 22.

The 1911 full size design just feels right in the hand I really enjoy shooting the 5" Springfield 45, its a lot more acurate then the Sig and the trigger pull is much smoother. Good gun, really good gun."

Overall Rating: review stars, 5 out of  5 stars 5 out of 5
John, Saratoga, TX
November 30, 2011

Primary use: Defense/Law Enforcement

"I have had this pistol for about 5 months and have put about 1000 rounds through it with no malfuctions whatsoever. Not to mention it is a beautiful weapon."

Overall Rating: review stars, 4 out of  5 stars 4 out of 5
dmcfry, Winder, GA
May 25, 2011

Primary use: Defense/Law Enforcement

"Great gun to shoot. I put 100 rounds through it with no problems. The only mimus is the trigger has some discoloration to it. That's my fault for not going over it at the gun shop. I thought it was from shipping and it would come off when cleaned. I was wrong, but overall i'M VERY HAPPY WITH IT."

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