Springfield Armory 1911 Operator National Match 45 ACP 5? Pistol w/ Case

SOLD FOR: $825

WOA#: WY231106DL001

Make: Springfield Armory

Model: 1911 Operator Match

Serial Number: NM 742971

Year of Manufacture: Modern

Caliber: .45 ACP

Action Type: Single-Action, Semi-Automatic Pistol, Detachable Magazine Fed with Ambi Thumb and Grip Safeties

Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “OPERATOR”.  The right side of the slide is marked “SPRINGFIELD ARMORY” with the Springfield Armory Crest.  The right side of the frame is marked “SI GENESEO IL USA / NM 742971”.  The chamber is marked “S.A. .45AUTO”.

Barrel Length: 5” Stainless Match Barrel

Sights / Optics:  Trijicon night sights.  The front sight is a blade dovetailed to the slide.  The rear sight is a rectangular notch sight dovetailed to the slide.  3 Dot System.  The tritium is bright.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are G10 green. The texturing is crisp and attractive. There are no chips or cracks. The grip panels rate in about Excellent overall condition.

Magazine Quantity & Condition:  2x Mec-Gar 8rd .45ACP 1911 Magazines in Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Black

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.

Overall Condition:  This handgun retains about 99% of its metal finish. The markings are strong and clear. The screw heads are sharp. Overall, this handgun rates in Excellent condition.  There is very light operation wear on the chamber.  Other than that, this pistol is pristine.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The trigger is crisp. The slide to frame fit is snug. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories:  This pistol comes with its factory box and soft case, a total of 2 magazines, chamber lock and keys, take down tools, chamber flag, and owner’s manual.

Our Assessment: 

The Springfield Armory 1911 .45 ACP Operator Match is a refined version of the classic 1911, tailored for competitive and precision shooting. Crafted by Springfield Armory, a company with a rich heritage in firearms manufacturing, this model combines the timeless design of the original 1911 with modern enhancements. It is chambered in the powerful and respected .45 ACP caliber, favored for its stopping power and reliability, making it a prime choice for both competitive shooters and tactical operators.

Key to the Operator Match model is its focus on accuracy and performance. This is achieved through features like a match-grade barrel, known for its exceptional precision and consistency. The trigger on the Operator Match is also finely tuned, offering a crisp and clean break, which is essential for achieving pinpoint accuracy in competitive shooting scenarios. These modifications ensure that the pistol not only upholds the legendary status of the 1911 design but also meets the stringent requirements of modern shooting disciplines.

Ergonomics and functionality are also central to the design of the Springfield Armory 1911 Operator Match. It typically includes an extended beavertail grip safety for enhanced handling and an ambidextrous thumb safety, accommodating a wide range of shooters and shooting styles. The addition of a rail system allows for the attachment of tactical accessories, and improved sighting systems, like adjustable rear sights and tritium sights, facilitate quick and accurate target acquisition even in low light scenarios. The combination of these features makes the Operator Match a standout option for those seeking a 1911 that excels in both competitive and tactical environments, offering a perfect blend of classic design and modern performance.  Please see our photos and good luck on your bid! – L.S.

Springfield Armory 1911 Operator National Match 45 ACP 5? Pistol w/ Case
Springfield Armory 1911 Operator National Match 45 ACP 5? Pistol w/ Case