The 1911 is just as popular today as it ever has been and it’s just one of those iconic firearms served with the US military from 1911 to 1985, and are still being used today in a lot of special forces applications. This is a favorite for competitive shooters, and it’s just one of those guns that has a lot of soul. Springfield Armory has been making 1911s for decades, and they make a really fine quality 1911. Yet, they come in at a reasonable price, plus you don’t hurt with quality. This is a forged slide, forged receiver, match-grade forged barrel, and they’re just good solid firearms.
But today, we’re going to take a look at a new release from Springfield Armory and this is their Garrison. Garrison is when some troops are stationed at either a base or are protecting something, and they’re really just guarding. But they’re ready at a moment’s notice. That’s what this Garrison is all about. It’s taken from the very traditional lines of the 1911 but it has upgrades, that I personally would add to any 1911—but nothing more. So, we’re going to take a look at the Garrison 1911 in 45 ACP, which to me is my favorite caliber for 1911s. We really appreciate Springfield Armory for sending the Garrison 1911 for this review.
The Garrison is a beautiful 1911—very traditional and yet it has a lot of modern features. Some variations of the 1911 are pretty high on the totem pole as far as a lot of features, but the one thing about the Garrison is that it takes that traditional look and then it has a lot of other features that kind of bring it up to modern standards. It also comes in a stainless steel model as well.
Down at the range, you can really feel how the beaver tail really makes it nestle in your hand. One thing about the 1911 is that it’s just pointable. I mean, it’s very easy to just get on target and it just has that classic feel. It’s the reason why the 1911 is still as popular today as it ever has been. What I find kind of ironic is most of your 1911s that are being produced today are in 9mm. It is a softer round to shoot, but there’s something about the 45 ACP that just lets you know that you’ve really got something in your hand.
I really highly recommend checking this out if you’re into 1911s. But if you’re not and you want to get into a 1911, the Garrison is an excellent choice because of the price and the features.
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