Springfield Armory Emissary 1911


Springfield Armory Emissary 1911 Specifications

  • Barrel: 5″
  • Caliber .45 ACP
  • Weight: 40 oz.
  • Overall Length: 8.41″
  • Sights: U-Dot
  • Grips: G10 ThinLine
  • Action: Single, semi-automatic
  • Finish: Two-tone
  • Capacity: 8+1

Number of Included Magazines:  2

Category: Product ID: 4252


Springfield Armory Emissary

Springfield Armory’s latest M1911, the Emissary, is billed as blending defensive and custom pistols to create a striking .45 ACP railgun that looks great while still being very capable.

Using a forged steel barrel, slide, and frame, the Emissary sports a two-tone finish, with a blued carbon-steel slide and a stainless-steel frame with a squared trigger guard. Carrying a “Tri-Top” cut to the slide, the single-action pistol runs a bushingless heavy stainless-steel bull barrel with a one-piece full-length guide rod. For those who want texture in their grip, the Emissary is fully wrapped in a grenade-pattern texture from its slimline G10 VZ grips to the matching machining on the mainspring housing and front strap.

Springfield Armory Emissary


Tasked with a special mission, the Emissary bridges defensive and custom pistols delivering a bold and capable addition to the Springfield Armory family of 1911’s.

Built on a durable foundation of forged steel in its barrel, slide and frame, the Emissary offers a defensive pistol with an air of custom refinement. The pistol has a beautiful two-tone finish, with a blued carbon steel slide and a stainless-steel frame with squared trigger guard. A “Tri-Top” cut to the slide gives the pistol custom-grade styling, while a heavy-profile bull barrel delivers maximum accuracy and reduces felt recoil.

Springfield Armory Emissary

The Emissary blends form and function seamlessly in a defensive-minded firearm loaded with custom-grade features.

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The Emissary features a Tri-Top cut slide with forward lightening grooves and a flattened and serrated top strap for light diffusion and glare reduction in bright light. Springfield Armory’s U-Dot™ sights are ideal for defensive situations offering fast and intuitive acquisition while providing a tritium/luminescent front sight for low light conditions.

Springfield Armory Emissary


Ensuring a lifetime of service, the Emissary features a rugged forged frame and slide, the heart and soul of all Springfield Armory 1911 pistols.



    Delivering ultra-fast lock times, the Emissary’s skeletonized hammer combines excellent style with exceptional performance.


    Featuring a simplified and streamlined design, the solid-body, flat-faced trigger of the Emissary delivers top-end performance.


    40 LPI flat top slide serrations diffuse light and reduce glare.


    Integrated into the forged steel frame is a strip of Picatinny accessory rail, ready to accept the light, laser or combo unit of your choice.


    The Emissary comes with two top-quality 8-round stainless steel magazines with base pads.


    The tritium & luminescent front sight of the Emissary pairs with a Tactical Rack U-Dot™ rear sight for easy target acquisition in all lighting conditions.


The Emissary’s heavy-profile bull barrel is designed for maximum accuracy and reduced muzzle flip.


The Emissary is fully wrapped in a grenade pattern texture for firm engagement in adverse conditions. The slim line VZ Grips® are machined from G10 while the mainspring housing and front s

Springfield Armory announced the addition of its Emissary 1911 to the company’s extensive lineup of 1911s, bringing a blended mix of elements only found on today’s elite defensive and custom-built guns. Despite the unique, custom styling and construction of the Emissary, it doesn’t carry the price tag of today’s elite custom 1911s.

At the heart of the Springfield Armory Emissary 1911 is its forged frame, which features unique “grenade-pattern” texturing on the front and backstrap for improved handling. One of the stand-out features of the frame is the three-slot Picatinny accessory rail on the dust cover, giving users plenty of room for attaching lasers, weaponlights and training modules. There are also a set of VZ Grips Thin-Line G10 stocks with texture that matches the grenade-like pattern found on the frame.

Topping the frame is a forged slide with a special tri-top cut usually found only on high-end custom guns. This tri-top slide is lightened with grooves at the front and rear and features a serrated top to reduce glare. A set of Springfield U-dot open sights are dovetailed into the slide, featuring a tritium-illuminated dot at the front and a flat-faced, ledge-style rear sight that gives owners the ability to rack the gun off flat surfaces with a single hand.

Inside the Emissary’s slide is a heavy bull barrel and a full-length steel guide rod, which add more weight to the front end of the gun to help soften recoil and muzzle rise. Other stand-out features of the Emissary include a flat-faced, solid-body trigger and a skeletonized hammer, as well as an extended beavertail grip safety. The gun is available in a two-tone finish only, with a blued carbon-steel slide and a stainless-steel frame. The 5″ bull barrel is cut with a 1:16″ twist rate. Unloaded, the gun weighs 40 ozs, and it measures 8.4″ long and 5.25″ high. Each pistol ships with two eight-round magazines.

The suggested retail price on the Springfield Armory Emissary 1911 is $1,279. For more information, visit springfield-armory.com.


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