Springfield Armory Announces Emissary Black Pistols

by Tommy Grant

Springfield Armory Emissary Black 1911, 9mm 4.25-inch model.

Springfield Armory has just announced the Emissary Black line of 1911 pistols, available in both 9mm and .45 ACP and with two barrel length options.

Described as guns that bridge the best features of defensive and custom pistols, Springfield Armory’s line of Emissary 1911s has been popular since their release. While they’ve been available in both 9mm and .45 ACP chamberings and with 5- and 4.25-inch barrels from the beginning, the only finish option until now has been two-tone. For those who like their 1911s a little bit darker, Springfield has just announced the Emissary Black series.


Besides the new finish color, the four Emissary Black pistols are otherwise nearly identical to their two-tone counterparts, including their MSRPs ($1,378). Some of the carried-over features include a luminescent tritium front sight/Tactical Rack U-notch rear sight, Thin-Line G10 VZ Grips and distinctive “Tri-Top” cut slides. The full-size models also have one-piece, full-length guide rods while the 4.25-inch models have commander-length recoil systems. Also, regardless of the model selected, each pistol will ship with two magazines (8-round mags for .45 ACP, 9-round mags for 9mm) and a soft handgun case.

One area of difference between the original and new models pertains to accessory rails. The full-size two-tone models feature one while the 4.25-inch versions do not. However, all four models of Emissary Black 1911s do include a rail. For those who like to carry with a weapon light or a laser equipped, the new series provides better options to do it with.

For more information, please visit springfield-armory.com.

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