Once the 1911-loving public discovered America’s favorite autoloader could be improved with customization, there was no turning back. Springfield Armory® takes care of those upgrades for you with our loaded series of 1911 pistols. After 100 years of refining the venerable 1911, the Loaded pistols offer a reasonably priced, full-featured 1911 that’s ready to perform right out of the box. The ergonomic beavertail grip safety, lightweight delta hammer and extended trigger enhance handling and performance in any situation — like an old friend who’s back on the scene and has been working out — a lot. Whether you’re looking for a pistol to use for target practice or home defense, if you’re ready for a 1911™ that steps out of its first-shot glory days and into the present with premium upgraded features, the 1911 Loaded is the contemporary classic beauty of your dreams.