Springfield Armory kicked off 2018 by announcing its 911 .380 ACP pistol for EDC. Now the Illinois-based company has revealed it is shipping the gun with a black nitride finish. Black nitride is a corrosion and abrasion-resistant finish. This ensures the gun will withstand harsh use while still maintaining its function and accuracy. The nitriding process involves hardening the outermost later of the stainless steel frame. More on the Springfield 911 in the press release below:

Springfield 911

Springfield Armory engineers optimized the 911’s frame-to-slide-to-trigger guard relationship to create handling characteristics unique among small pistols. While many pocket guns can be difficult to shoot, Springfield Armory’s gunsmiths specifically designed the comfortable feel, confident control and minimal recoil in their .380 platform to encourage both practice and carry. 

The 911 .380 features a G10 short-reset pivoting trigger with a light 5-pound pull, a differentiating and satisfying feature in such a small pistol. It also has an extended ambidextrous safety to ensure easy manipulation under stressful situations and confirms that the weapon won’t fire before the operator intends. A hammer provides peace of mind with both visual and tactile cues for various modes of carry.

For quick target acquisition, the 911 comes with a bright tritium low-profile tactical rear sight, paired with a low-profile combat Pro-Glo tritium and luminescent front sight.  The low-profile design ensures a snag-free draw, to put the firearm between operator and attacker as quickly as possible. G10 Octo-Grip on the mainspring housing, and Octo-Grip front strap texturing, allows for secure grip contact without tearing up your clothes while carrying concealed.   

The 911 .380 features a flush 6-round magazine or 7 round magazine with a Mag X-Tension.

Touted as an ideal carry pistol or backup gun, the black nitride Springfield 911 is priced at $599. A version with an integrated green Viridian laser is available for $789.

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