Springfield Unveils New RO Elite 1911

One of our Texas & U.S. Law Shield facilities, Defender Outdoors in Fort Worth, recently covered the introduction of several new lines of Springfield Range Officer Elite handguns in Compact, Target, Champion, and Operator series. The new Springfield Armory  1911 models are chambered in 9mm and .45 ACP. The 1911 RO Elite is Springfield’s latest addition to their growing line of handguns, including the recently released XD-E. The Geneseo, IL-based firearm manufacturer is also offering a limited-time offer that all new RO Elite 1911’s ship with a Springfield Armory range bag, four additional magazines, a Springfield Armory holster, and a double mag pouch. For more information on the RO Elite 1911 line, read on.

Springfield Armory’s RO Elite Series of 1911 Handguns

“Performance beyond its price” now goes even further. The RO Elite: 1911 Range Officer quality in four new forms.

Every new RO Elite series pistol is clad in the same Black-T treatment specified on Springfield Armory 1911s built for the FBI’s regional SWAT and Hostage Rescue Teams. RO Elite models also include: Springfield Armory’s crisp, newly-designed Gen 2 triggers, ambidextrous thumb safeties, and custom thin-line G-10 grips designed specifically for this series, adding an entirely new feel for high-precision 1911s. That’s more than $370 worth of upgrades, for only a $125 increase in price.

The RO Elite Target includes a fully adjustable rear target sight and fiber optic front sight. The RO Elite Operator, Champion and Compact models feature a tactical ledge, white-dot rear sight and fiber optic front sight.

The new RO Elite line gives pistol enthusiasts more choices, more value, and more ways to enhance their shooting. That’s the goal of every Springfield Armory firearm.

1911 Range Officer Elite Compact

Designed for easy carry and heavy use, the RO Elite Compact features a lightweight forged alloy frame and forged steel slide coated in corrosion-resistant Black-T finish. The 4-inch stainless steel match grade bull barrel with fully-supported ramp is coupled with a flat wire captive recoil system for ultimate reliability. The tactical ledge white-dot rear sight and fiber optic front sight speeds targeting, an ambidextrous safety adds security, and crisp Gen 2 trigger and thin-line G-10 grips provide the smooth action and secure hold of a quick, accurate and imposing defensive weapon. Available in 9mm and .45 ACP.

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Specs:

Model Number PI9125ER PI9126ER
Caliber 9mm .45 ACP
Magazines 2 8-Round Stainless Steel 2 6-Round Blued Steel
Barrel 4″ Stainless Steel Match Grade, Fully Supported Ramp, Bull style 4″ Stainless Steel Match Grade, Fully Supported Ramp, Bull style
Sights Fiber Optic Front, Tactical Ledge Rear Fiber Optic Front, Tactical Ledge Rear
Trigger Gen 2 Gen 2
Grips G-10 G-10
Frame Forged Lightweight Alloy, Black-T Finish, Ambi Thumb Safety Forged Lightweight Alloy, Black-T Finish, Ambi Thumb Safety
Slide Forged Steel, Black-T Finish Forged Steel, Black-T Finish
Recoil System Dual Spring with Full Length Guide Rod Dual Spring with Full Length Guide Rod
Height 5″ 5″
Length 7.6″ 7.6″
Weight 29.5 oz with Empty Magazine 28.5 oz with Empty Magazine

1911 Range Officer Elite Champion

The RO® Elite Champion trims size, not performance, with a 4-inch stainless steel match grade bull-barrel and fully supported ramp. The full-sized frame is forged lightweight aluminum alloy, with a slide of forged steel. Both are finished with the same Black-T surface treatment that shields the coveted Custom Shop Professional Model against corrosion and extreme conditions. Tactical ledge white-dot rear sight with fiber optic front sight, Gen 2 trigger, ambidextrous safety, flat wire captive recoil system, and custom thin-line G-10 grips create a pistol you’re proud to own and love to shoot. Available in 9mm and .45 ACP.

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Specs:

Model Number PI9137ER PI9136ER
Caliber 9mm .45 ACP
Magazines 2 9-Round Blued Steel 2 7-Round Blued Steel
Barrel 4″ Stainless Steel Match Grade, Fully Supported Ramp 4″ Stainless Steel Match Grade, Fully Supported Ramp
Sights Fiber Optic Front, Tactical Ledge Rear Fiber Optic Front, Tactical Ledge Rear
Trigger Gen 2 Gen 2
Grips G-10 G-10
Frame Forged Lightweight Alloy, Black-T Finish, Ambi Thumb Safety Forged Lightweight Alloy, Black-T Finish, Ambi Thumb Safety
Slide Forged Steel, Black-T Finish Forged Steel, Black-T Finish
Recoil System Dual Spring with Full Length Guide Rod Dual Spring with Full Length Guide Rod
Height 5.5″ 5.5″
Length 7.6″ 7.6″
Weight 31.5 oz with Empty Magazine 30 oz with Empty Magazine

1911 Range Officer Elite Operator

The RO Elite Operator is a multi-threat athlete, combining trophy-level accuracy with do-it-all versatility. Match grade frame and slide are forged steel, Black-T finished to withstand corrosion, abrasion and extremes. The slide features slanted front and rear serrations for easy racking. The 5 inch stainless steel, match grade barrel delivers on-target rounds with repeatable precision, aided by a tactical ledge white dot rear sight and fiber optic front sight. The Operator sports a crisp Gen 2 trigger and GI recoil system. An accessory rail and ambidextrous safety add flexibility, and thin-line G-10 grips provide a solid, hand-pleasing fit. Available in 9mm and .45ACP.

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Specs:

Model Number PI9130ER PI9131ER
Caliber 9mm .45 ACP
Magazines 2 9-Round Stainless Steel 2 7-Round Blued Steel
Barrel 5″ Stainless Steel Match Grade, Fully Supported Ramp 5″ Stainless Steel Match Grade, Fully Supported Ramp
Sights Fiber Optic Front, Tactical Ledge Rear Fiber Optic Front, Tactical Ledge Rear
Trigger Gen 2 Gen 2
Grips G-10 G-10
Frame Forged Steel, Black-T Finish, Ambi Thumb Safety Forged Steel, Black-T Finish, Ambi Thumb Safety
Slide Forged Steel, Black-T Finish Forged Steel, Black-T Finish
Recoil System GI Style GI Style
Height 5.5″ 5.5″
Length 8.6″ 8.6″
Weight 41 oz with Empty Magazine 41 oz with Empty Magazine

1911 Range Officer Elite Target

Every detail of the full-sized RO Elite Target is engineered for accuracy. Forged steel match grade frame and slide are precision-fit for fluid-smooth function, armored with a self-lubricating Black-T finish that shrugs off corrosion and extremes. The 5-inch stainless steel, match grade barrel, fully adjustable rear target sight, fiber optic front sight, and smooth Gen 2 trigger ensure target-drilling performance. GI recoil system, custom thin-line G-10 grips and ambidextrous safety complete a form with the fit, feel and balance to dominate the range. Available in 9mm and .45ACP.

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Specs:

Model Number PI9129ER PI9128ER
Caliber 9mm .45 ACP
Magazines 2 9-Round Stainless Steel 2 7-Round Blued Steel
Barrel 5″ Stainless Steel Match Grade 5″ Stainless Steel Match Grade
Sights Fiber Optic Front, Fully Adjustable Target Rear Fiber Optic Front, Fully Adjustable Target Rear
Trigger Gen 2 Gen 2
Grips G-10 G-10
Frame Forged Steel, Black-T Finish, Ambi Thumb Safety Forged Steel, Black-T Finish, Ambi Thumb Safety
Slide Forged Steel, Black-T Finish Forged Steel, Black-T Finish
Recoil System GI Style GI Style
Height 5.5″ 5.5″
Length 8.6″ 8.6″
Weight 41 oz with Empty Magazine 41 oz with Empty Magazine

 

What’s your opinion on Springfield’s new RO Elite 1911 series? Tell us what you think below in the comments! —from The Defender Blog, used with permission. 

Also, the Defender Outdoors Shooting Center hosts several Gun Law Seminars every year. Click here to see a list of upcoming seminars at the facility.

3 comments on “Springfield Unveils New RO Elite 1911

    • Texas and U.S. Law Shield Admin says:

      MSRP for the 1911 Range Officer Elite 9mm Compact is $1044. In 45 ACP, MSRP is $1030. MSRPs for the rest of the line are 1911 Range Officer Elite Champion 9mm ($1044), 45 ACP ($1030); 1911 Range Officer Elite Operator 9mm ($1159), 45 ACP ($1145); and 1911 Range Officer Elite Target 9mm ($1061), 45 ACP ($1048).

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