Talk about the little pistol that could…
I’ve had a few opportunities to shoot the Springfield Armory 911 at industry events here and there. Based on quick experiences shooting a magazine or two, I walked away impressed. Recently, one showed up here, so I had a bit more quality time with the pistol.
Make no mistake; this is a pocket-sized pistol with a length of five inches, a height of just four, and a 2.7-inch barrel. However, it has features and design elements that make it operate like one of larger size.
As you might guess by its size, the 911 is a .380 ACP. It ships with two different magazines, a flush-base version that holds six rounds and an extended one that fits seven. For me and my size large hands, I get a solid two fingers on the grip with my pinkie finger curled underneath. Using the extended mag, I can get that pinkie on the front of the grip where it belongs. I’d carry this pistol with the extended mag for grip and control reasons and tote the flush magazine as a spare. Even with the pinkie extension the 911 it’s plenty easy to conceal.