Springfield Armory recently unveiled its newest compact pistol designed for concealed carry.
"Springfield Armory's 911 .380 is the perfect pistol for your everyday carry," according to a recent press release.
"Many pocket guns can be hard to handle and unpleasant to shoot, discouraging practice at the range and time on the hip. However, the 911 .380 both shoots and feels like a full-size firearm, encouraging both practice and daily carry in the most concealable firearm that Springfield currently offers."
The lightweight 7075 T6 aluminum frame and black Nitride or stainless 416 steel slide measure 5.5 inches long and less than 4 inches high, with a snag-free profile that's undetectable under clothing, according to the press release.
Springfield's Octo-Grip front strap texturing ensures a secure grip and is complimented by a G10 Octo-Grip textured mainspring housing, the release states. 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.
"Sighting is designed to provide fast target acquisition to gain the edge in a defensive encounter," according to the release. "The low-profile design ensures a snag-free draw when milliseconds count."
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 grip laser, making target acquisition all but effortless, the release states.
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