The 1911 Range Officer Champion 9mm is a perfect fit for those looking for a concealable 1911 that won’t weigh them down. While a normal, all steel 1911 can weigh over two and a half pounds empty, the 9mm Champion weighs a staggering 30 ounces, thanks to the bigger hole in the barrel. That’s quite a difference when it’s on the hip all day.
While the overall height is the same as that of the Range Officer® Operator®, the Champion™ includes a four inch stainless steel match grade barrel as opposed to the Government size five inch barrel. In the Champion™, Springfield uses a bull barrel fitted to the slide that houses a supported ramp to save wear and tear on the frame over time. As a result, Springfield can use lighter weight forged aluminum for the frame. That helps them shave weight for its intended carry mission.
The sights are all business, with a fiber optic up front and a low profile combat sight in the rear that won’t snag during the draw. For recoil control and function, Springfield used a dual-spring assembly that allows them to control precisely the recoil impulse in this smaller package, thereby ensuring reliable function with a minimum of fuss to the shooter.
The Range Officer® Champion™ ships with two 9-round magazines. Even though the Range Officer® Champion™ is smaller and lighter, you won’t have to sacrifice capacity for carry convenience.
What’s in the Box
Springfield 1911 Range Officer Champion 9mm
(2) 9-Round Magazines
Model: 1911 Range Officer Champion
Caliber: 9mm Luger
Recoil System: Dual Spring w/ Full Length Guide Rod
Sights: Fiber Optic Front & Low Profile Combat Rear
Weight (with empty magazine): 30 oz.
Slide: Forged Steel; Parkerized
Barrel: 4″ Stainless Steel Match Grade Fully Supprted Ramp Bull
Overall Length: 7.6″
Grip Type: Cocobolo
Frame: Forged Lightweight Alloy
Magazines: 2 – 9 Round Stainless