Springfield adds new model to 911 series with 911 Alpha .380
By Jacki Billings
The 911 Alpha comes in two flavors — stainless, left, and black nitride, right. (Photos: Springfield Armory)
Springfield Armory adds to its series of compact 1911s, introducing the new 911 Alpha model chambered in .380 ACP.
The 911 Alpha is a “value-priced variant” that brings the essentials of the 911 platform without breaking the bank. Featuring a frame-to-slide-to-trigger-guard relationship, the 911 features a short reset with 5-pound polymer trigger. Topped with a loaded chamber indicator, the 911 Alpha uses an extended thumb safety for easier manipulation under stress. The 911 Alpha also boasts a fiber optic front sight paired with a white, two-dot rear sight for quick target acquisition.
Measuring 5.5-inches in total length, the 911 Alpha stands 4-inches high. Built from 7075 T6 anodized hard-coat aluminum, the pistol uses a 2.7-inch 416R stainless steel barrel and full-length guide rod with flat wire spring for control and a softer recoil, according to Springfield Armory.
“The Springfield Armory 911 Alpha offers a value-priced variant that focuses on the essentials of the platform, while maintaining the quality and handling characteristics the gun is known for,” Springfield Armory said in a news release. “With an MSRP of $429.00, no other firearm in its class comes close to