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SPRINGFIELD ARMORY ULTRA-COMPACT STAINLESS 1911 PISTOL

Springfield Armory Ultra Compact Stainless 1911 Pistol product photo

The Ultra Compact models are Springfield Armory's smallest pistols. The stainless steel barrel is just 3.5" long. The grip frame is roughly half an inch shorter than the standard frames. The shorter barrel and shorter grip frame result in a 32 ounce pistol that is an excellent choice for carry.

This model has a stainless steel slide and frame, with the flat surfaces polished and the rounded surfaces left matte, giving it an attractive, almost two-tone look. The red Cocobolo grips stand out against the stainless, and feature the Springfield Armory logo.

The low profile combat sights also make this a good carry pistol. The rear sight has smooth corners. The sights have three tritium dots embedded in them for low light shooting.

This pistol is fitted with a match trigger, with a pull of five to six pounds, just right for a combat pistol. The ambidextrous safety is a plus for competition shooters doing weak hand drills, not to mention southpaw shooters.

If you're looking for a dependable, light weight, attractive pistol for carry or competition, this one deserves your serious attention.

Stainless Steel PX9161L
Caliber: .45 ACP
Capacity: 6+1
Barrel: 3.5", 1:16 LH
Sights: Low profile 3 dot Tritium combat sights
Sight Radius: 5.1875"
Size: 32 ozs., 7" 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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Owner reviews of the Springfield Armory Ultra Compact Stainless 1911 Pistol:

Overall Rating: review stars, 5 out of 5 possible stars 5 out of 5
By Keith, Charleston, WV
May 21, 2013

"this is a masterpiece, I shoot all handloads in this pistol it will keep all hits in a six inch bull at 40 yards recoil is not a problem"

Overall Rating: review stars, 4 out of 5 possible stars 4 out of 5
By Todd Binette, Woodbridge, VA
May 3, 2013

Primary use: Defense/Law Enforcement

"Great gun but sights were generic.spent 200 to get night sights installed.no drop in sights with Springfield,gunsmith required.mags aren't great quality so Wilson are a must.negative out of the way,Springfield compacts are top notch power in small package.take it over kimber any day!"

Overall Rating: review stars, 4 out of 5 possible stars 4 out of 5
By kenny40854, Harlan, KY
April 1, 2013

Primary use: Defense/Law Enforcement

"it could have a better sight it needs a adjustable "

Overall Rating: review stars, 4 out of 5 possible stars 4 out of 5
By MarkW, Yorba Linda, CA
August 7, 2012

Primary use: Target shooting

"Outstanding product with excellent sight radius, flawless feeding and extraction and minimal muzzle flip even with +P ammo.Only drawback for such an excellent pistol is the trigger-kinda like pulling a cat off a screen door. Still, no regrets. Thank you, Springfield. The year wait was worth it."

Overall Rating: review stars, 4 out of 5 possible stars 4 out of 5
By Chuck Taylor, White Lake, MI
January 10, 2012

Primary use: Target shooting

"My favorite gun to shoot. I've added a fiber optic front sight to make up for the old eyes. Always liked the M1911, but appreciate the longer sight radius and more forward center of inertia of the long slide. Sure John Moses would approve of the modification. Wish it had the detail of my S&W 41, but that is the only reason it doesn't get a 5 star (understand the difference in what a gun was and meant between the 70's and the 90's)"

Overall Rating: review stars, 4 out of 5 possible stars 4 out of 5
By Pepper, Irvine, KY
January 10, 2012

Primary use: Defense/Law Enforcement

"Failed to load hollowpoints on loading. Shoots ball great."

Overall Rating: review stars, 4 out of 5 possible stars 4 out of 5
By Bob Nicolella, Scotia, NY
May 24, 2012

Primary use: Defense/Law Enforcement

"Nice overall fit and finish -- trigger pull somewhat heavy-hope this lightens up with break-in-- "

Overall Rating: review stars, 5 out of 5 possible stars 5 out of 5
By cowpoke1955, Anniston, AL
October 6, 2011

Primary use: Defense/Law Enforcement

Overall Rating: review stars, 5 out of 5 possible stars 5 out of 5
By Jim Day, Fort Gibson, OK
October 8, 2011

Primary use: Defense/Law Enforcement

"The one and only problem I have had with my Ultra is the fact it took about 750 rounds for break in. After that it has been the sweetest carry pistol I have. The recoil is not bad at all and the sights are good for concealed carry. I use Federal 230gr HSTs and they are great without a hiccup. The same for any ball ammo. After break in I had Springfield's custom shop install a 3.5# trigger, hand-fitted slide and polished ramp. To put it in prospective, I bet my life on this pistol with no worries!"

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