GENESEO, ILL. (2/6/23) – Springfield Armory® is proud to announce that its 1911 DS Prodigy™ 9mm pistol has recently proven its mettle in a demanding 10,000-round torture test, with every round documented on video. Administered by Paul Carlson, owner of Safety Solutions Academy, the test — hosted on — saw the 5″ pistol run thousands of rounds of PMC Bronze, 115-gr. 9mm ammunition, provided by True Shot for the test.

“The Prodigy just ate up all the ammunition I fed it,” said Carlson. “I never tired of firing 9mm in this full-size pistol — all 10,000 rounds. I cannot recommend the Prodigy enough for anyone looking for a 1911 that adds the benefit of cutting-edge performance features and increased magazine capacity. This one is a proven performer!”

The 1911 DS Prodigy from Springfield Armory takes the proven 1911 platform and enhances it with double-stack capacity and a performance-driven feature set. Reconfigured around a double-stack magazine, the Prodigy’s polymer grip module mounts to its forged steel frame offering capacities of 17+1 and 20+1 (with an optional 26-round magazine also available).

Optics-ready, the Prodigy employs AOS (Agency Optic System) plates designed in concert with Agency Arms exclusively for the 1911 DS. Machined from billet steel, each plate is designed specifically to deliver proper optic height for intuitive sight picture and instant target acquisition and features an integral rear sight.

“Paul did an amazing job managing this grueling test of the 1911 DS Prodigy,” said Mike Humphries, editor of The Armory Life. “With every round fired documented on video, Carlson has shown us that the 1911 DS Prodigy has what it takes to burn through 10K rounds and stand ready for more.”

With an MSRP of $1,499 for both 5″ and 4.25″ models, and also available in both variants packaged with a HEX Dragonfly red dot optic for an MSRP of $1,699, the 1911 DS Prodigy gives 1911 fans a new double-stack take on this revered platform.

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About Springfield Armory®

In 1794, the original Springfield Armory began manufacturing muskets for the defense of our young, free Republic. The Armory functioned as a firearms supplier for every major American conflict until 1968 when the government sadly closed its doors. In 1974, nearly two centuries after its inception, Springfield Armory Inc. in Geneseo, Ill. revived the iconic heritage of the Armory to carry on its legacy.

We strive to honor this responsibility as guardians of the original Springfield Armory legacy by manufacturing the highest quality firearms to enable responsible citizens to preserve their right to keep and bear arms in the defense of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

With an unmatched emphasis on craftsmanship, performance and exceptional customer service, our mission is to forge superior firearms and provide the tools necessary to defend individual freedoms and equality for those who embrace the rights and principles secured by our Founding Fathers. For more information, please visit us at:


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