Building on the success of the 911 .380, Springfield Armory released a 9mm version in this new platform at Shot Show 2019. We stopped by their booth, and Stefany Reese gave us a rundown of all the features of this new pocket pistol chambered in 9mm.
Springfield Armory released a new platform last year at Shot Show 2018, the 911 .380 ACP. As Ben Findley put it in his review, “a very small, lightweight, short-barreled .380-caliber pistol with an enhanced G10 pivoting single-action trigger with 1911-styling for concealed carry.” In his Springfield Armory 911 .380 review, he praises it for its smooth, crisp single-action trigger, the slim profile for concealed carry, controllable recoil, and comfortable grip.
This new 9mm version of the 911 is very similar to the .380 coming in at the same width (1.1″) and height (3.9″). It is slightly longer, 5.9″, compared to the .380 which is 5.5″. It also weighs slightly more, 5.9 oz. The 911 .380 weighs 5.5 oz.
Springfield Armory 911 9mm Specs
|Magazines||(1) 6-Round, (1) 7-Round Extended|
|Barrel||3" 416 Stainless Steel, Black Nitride, Precision Broached, 1:16|
|Sights||Pro-Glo™ Tritium/Luminescent Front & White Dot Outlined Tritium Rear|
|Frame||7075 T6, Anodized Hard Coat Aluminum, Octogrip Texturing|
|Slide||416 Stainless Steel, Black Nitride, Ball Cut & Loaded Chamber Indicator|
|Recoil System||Full Length Guide Rod, Flat Wire Spring|
|Trigger||Enhanced Pivoting G10|
It has a similar feature set compared to its “little” .380 brother. The grips are Hogue Thin-Line G10 grips. If I had to choose between the stainless and the black nitride, I would go with the stainless. There’s something about those black and white grips that mesmerizing, almost like one of those stereogram posters that were popular back in the ’90s.
They kept the same Hogue G10 trigger which has a crisp, clean trigger pull and a short reset. She mentions how it was built to have very low recoil, but we didn’t get a chance to shoot it. Be sure to keep an eye out for our review here soon. If it is anything like the .380, then this will be promising. Standard sights on the 911 9mm are the Ameriglo Pro-Glo green tritium inside a yellow luminescent circle on the front and low-profile combat rear sight.
The ambidextrous safety on the 911 9mm is a bit oversized compared to other pocket pistols on the market which should help when you fine-motor skills go out the window under stress. I agree that it is effortless to manipulate. The grips are very comfortable. They are calling the texture their Octogrip, similar to the surface on a golf ball, which they added to the front grip and backstrap.
The 911 9mm has a capacity of 6+1 with the flush magazine and a 7+1 with the extended magazine. It’s 3-inch precision broached barrel is said to allow you to shoot accurately at longer ranges than expected with a small pocket pistol. Again, this is something we will test when we get our hands on it.
Currently, there are five models available, but we can probably expect a few more models down the road as the 911 .380 now comes in 10 different models.
Springfield Armory 911 9mm Models
- 911 9mm Nitride (MSRP: $659)
- 911 9mm Stainless (MSRP: $659)
- 911 9mm Nitride w/ Hogue Grips (MSRP: $639)
- 911 9mm Nitride w/ Green Laser Viridian Grips (MSRP: $849)
- 911 9mm Stainless w/ Green Laser Viridian Grips (MSRP: $849)
If you like the 1911 platform and are looking for a small pocket pistol or backup gun, but don’t want to settle on the smaller .380 caliber (even though you can find acceptable defensive .380 rounds now), the 911 9mm might be the pistol you’ve been looking for. Be sure to keep an eye out for our hands-on review within the next few weeks.