Can You Lead Industry From The Rear?
Words by: Wally F. Photos by: Various Internet Sources
……….So starting the new year with even more “breaking news” this time from Springfield Armory. Their 911 .380 ACP pistol which looks an awful lot like a P238 from Sig Sauer.
“With such great advances made in modern defense ammunition, the .380 has become a seriously viable defensive platform,” says Springfield Armory CEO Dennis Reese, “and our customers deserve a pistol that makes the most of it. Once you try it, you’ll be as convinced as we are that this is the best .380 pistol choice available.”
……….From the company that brought you the Saint AR rifle. Right? I don’t recall it from SHOT Show last year either. Springfield Armory has been plagued with some pretty bad political capital in the last year making some very questionable public mistakes in some peoples opinions. You can google that elsewhere. I’m just here looking at the pistol.
Springfield Armory’s 911 .380 is the perfect pistol for your EVERY day carry. The lightweight 7075 T6 aluminum frame and black Nitride or stainless 416 steel slide measure 5.5 inches long and less then 4 inches high, with a snag-free profile that’s undetectable under clothing. Springfield’s Octo-Grip™ front strap texturing ensures a secure grip and is complimented by a G10 Octo-Grip™ textured mainspring housing. G10 Thin-line grips and a short reset, crisp 5-pound G10 trigger shoe by Hogue® come together to give the feel of shooting a full-sized firearm. Designed for life-saving defensive use at close range, the 911 features an ambidextrous safety and is perfectly matched with an Ameriglo® Pro-Glo™ green tritium front sight inside a yellow luminescent circle, and a tactical rack rear sight with green tritium inside of white luminescent circles. Approved for the most advanced and modern .380 defensive ammunition, the 911 comes with a flush 6-round and 7-round extended magazine. The Springfield Armory 911 is also offered with integrated green Viridian® laser grips, making target acquisition all but effortless.
……….So now that you’ve watched the promo video. Would you carry the 911 as your EDC? Below is the P238 on the left in silver and the 911 on the right for comparison. I fear that 2018 might be the year of mediocrity in the pistol category of firearms. What do you think? Chime online in the TV-PressPass Facebook group.
Reporting for TV-PressPass