Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Introducing The Springfield Armory Echelon

As we find ourselves in the thick of the 21st century, many of us have the feeling that we're not quite as advanced as we anticipated. Remember the hoverboards from 2015 in "Back to the Future - Part II" or the promises of airborne automobiles in 2062 from "The Jetsons"? Unfortunately, we might not achieve those goals as early as predicted. In the realm of firearms, most polymer handguns seem pretty much the same. Therefore, it's a challenge for firearm manufacturers to stand out. The solution? Incorporating features from custom shops, like the ability to accept optics without plates, a chassis pistol design for versatile frame use, extended magazines as promoted in video games, a well-textured grip, a superior and safe trigger mechanism, and of course, aesthetic appeal. This is where the Springfield Armory Echelon stands out, showcasing what a 21st-century handgun should be, with custom shop features in a budget-friendly factory pistol. Time for a closer look.

The Springfield Armory Echelon comes with a wealth of innovative features you're bound to appreciate. To start, it includes a novel Central Operating Group (COG), indicating it's a chassis pistol. You can interchangeably use its internal components across several frame sizes. Its Variable Interface System (VIS) allows users to mount over 30 optics directly to the slide, eliminating the need for adapter plates.


- Cartridge: 9mm

- Barrel: 4.5″ Hammer Forged Steel, Melonite® Finish, 1:10

- Slide: Billet Machined, Melonite® Finish, Optics Ready

- Frame: Black Polymer

- Sights: Tritium / Luminescent Front, Tactical Rack U-Dot™ Rear

- Recoil System: Captive

- Grip Width: 1.2″

- Magazines: (1) 17-Round, (1) 20-Round

- Weight: 23.9 oz w/ Flush Mag, 24.3 oz w/ Extended Mag

- Length: 8″

- Height: 5.5″ w/ Flush Mag, 6.5″ w/ Extended Mag

With Springfield Armory's Echelon™, the bar is raised for contemporary, striker-fired service pistols. Boasting a range of pending patents, this modular and highly adaptable handgun revolves around a durable stainless steel chassis and an innovative optics mounting system.

Crafted with unmatched ergonomics and designed to endure the most extreme conditions, the Echelon effortlessly takes the lead. Springfield Armory's Echelon – peerless.

From the beginning, the Springfield Armory Echelon will be available in four factory configurations. You can choose from a standard option featuring a tactical rack U-Notch rear sight and a tritium front sight with a luminescent ring. Then, for those residing in states with strict gun laws, there's a low-capacity version. There's also a 3-dot tritium and threaded barrel selections available.

- Echelon | EC9459B-U | MSRP $679

- Echelon, Low Capacity | EC9459BLC-U | MSRP $679

- Echelon, 3-Dot Tritium | EC9459B-3D | MSRP $719

- Echelon Threaded, 3-Dot Tritium | ECT9459B-3D | MSRP $739

This handgun also includes a host of signature Springfield features like Adaptive Grip Texturing (from the Hellcat), ambidexterity, multiple backstraps, an oversized trigger guard for shooting with gloves, trench slide serrations, and a U-dot sight picture. Gun owners, both new and seasoned, want more than just a basic handgun. Even for a factory model, they expect all the bells and whistles from the get-go. This pistol offers every conceivable feature that a concealed carrier, operator, or range enthusiast could ask for. I'm personally thrilled that this handgun has finally been revealed to the public. 

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