Springfield Armory is starting off the new year by unveiling its 911 .380 pistol.

Touted as an EDC gun that uses the “frame-to-slide-to-trigger guard relationship” to create unique handling characteristics, the Springfield 911 380 features a hard coat anodized 7075 T6 aluminum frame and black nitride or stainless 416 steel slide. The overall length is 5.5 inches. The gun measures just under four inches in overall height, and has a snag-free profile to make it undetectable under clothing.

The Springfield 911 380 also features Springfield’s Octo-Grip front strap texturing for a secure grip along with a G10 Octo-Grip textured mainspring housing. This along with the crisp, short-reset five-pound trigger shoe by Hogue combine to give the user the feel of shooting a full-sized gun, Springfield says.

Additionally, the pistol has an ambidextrous safety along with an Ameriglo Pro-Glo green tritium front sight inside a yellow luminescent circle, and a tactical rack U-notch rear sight with green tritium inside of white luminescent circles. This setup is designed to give the user an edge in a defensive situation.

This gun also includes a 2.7-inch precision broached barrel with a 1:16 twist; full-length guide rod with a flat wire spring; and a loaded chamber indicator. Weighing in at 12.6 ounces empty, the gun ships out with a 6-round flush and 7-round extended mag.

“With such great advances made in modern defense ammunition, the .380 has become a seriously viable defensive platform,” Springfield CEO Dennis Reese said in the presser. “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.”

The Springfield 911 380 is available in black and stainless, and both of those versions can also be bought with integrated Viridian green laser grips. MSRP is $599 for the standard models, with the prince jumping up to $789 for the laser-equipped versions.

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