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Springfield Armory 3.5” Ultra Compact 1911 Pistol

Springfield Armory 3.5” Ultra Compact 1911 Pistol

Springfield Armory 3.5” Ultra Compact 1911 Pistol

Springfield Armory

Springfield Armory

GENESEO, IL - -( Our 3.5” Ultra Compact pistol comes with all the loaded features you have come to recognize in a Springfield pistol.

All of our pistols under 5” come equipped with ramped, fully supported barrels. Not all 1911-A1 manufacturers offer this important feature for total reliability.

Built on the same frame as our Micro Compact® with an additional ½” of barrel length, you will not be disappointed in the ease of concealability the Ultra Compact offers.


BARRE L 3.5” Fully Supported Ramped Bull
SIGHTS Fixed Combat 3-Dot Tritium
WEIGHT 33 oz

George Washington ordered the creation of Springfield Armory® in 1777 to store revolutionary ammunition and gun carriages. In 1794 the armory began the manufacture of muskets for a young country. For the next 150 years, Springfield Armory® functioned as a supplier for every major American conflict as well as a “think tank” for new firearm concepts. In 1968, citing budgetary concerns, the U.S. Government closed Springfield Armory®. Now, the walls of Springfield Armory® would house historians, paying homage to the past rather than those with an eye to the future…until 1974, when a passionate family by the name of Reese would rescue not only the name “Springfield Armory®,” but the philosophy that drove it for centuries. With reverence for the legacy of the Armory, the Reese family resurrected the most historically significant designs produced by The Armory- M1 Garand, 1911-A1, M14 –and fueled by the same obsession for improved manufacturing techniques and cutting edge design that inspired the likes of John C. Garand, and John Browning, they’ve continued to develop products that are loyal to Springfield Armory’s heritage while ensuring The Armory’s

  • 10 User comments to “Springfield Armory 3.5” Ultra Compact 1911 Pistol”

    1. Bob Long on October 29, 2009 at 7:56 PM said:

      I have the best Springfield 1911 carry gun, it is a high capacity 45, I use the Para Ordance double stack mags and have 12 plus one, to shoot with. But, I dont know the model, bought it used, seond hand, it is green and the front site has green paint on it. I have sent the serial number to Springfield but have not heard back from them. I am looking for a Hogue or Packmayr grip for it. It does have a little bit of a bite due to the 3.5 inch barrell. If you could help me, in any way, I would love to hear from you.
      Bob Long, Certified Gun Nut

    2. john glass on January 8, 2010 at 3:03 PM said:


      I have a Springfield Ultra Compact .45 which I bought used. Had problems from the get-go with stovepipes and it feeding hollowpoints. Ended up replacing the extractor and polishing the feed ramp and it works fine now. Very accurate and a pleasure to shoot. Recoil doesn’t bother me but usually wear a shooting or golf glove when firing it. Easy to conceal and lighter then full size 1911 which I also own — a Springfield 1911 A1.

    3. I own a Springfield .45 Ultra Compact which I bought as a (CCW) Concealed Carry Weapon.

      I clean and lube my pistol religiously after each fireing, load only high quality ball ammo, but still have occassional feed jams.

      I also own a 9mm Beretta 92F, also for CCW. I purchased it when I attended the POLICE Academy. In 12 years since I purchesed it, I have never had a single malfunction, feed jam or problem.

      To compensate for the standard 115 grain bullets, I load 145 grain hollow points.

      This is not an endorsement for any make or model of weapon or ammo. Just stating a fact.


    4. i would rank the springfield ultra compact right along with my remington 597 for all of the problems. you would think after being in business since 1798 they would have all of the kinks worked out especially for a $800-$900 gun. i guess im just venting a little but there agein what ever happened to pride in quality.

    5. I have a Springfield micro compact 45. All stock. Has be shooting great until recently where it will stove pipe on occassion and now will not lock back upon discharge of the final round. I have using the same 230 fmj ammo. I have fired about 1000 rounds now. Any thoughts?

    6. I have a Springfield Ultra Compact .45 which I purchased new from Springfield Armory with the looaded package several years ago. When I first received the gun I polished the feed ramp, which I do to ALL my carry autos. I then fired over 800 rounds over several days during qual week at my agency. I DID NOT have ANY malfunction,NONE. I will not carry any weapon which is prone to stoppages. Since then the little gun has thousands of rounds through it, with same results. I carry it in condition”2″ and would like to find a Blackhawk SERPA-CQC for it. If anyone can help, please respond.

    7. Mark LaCaSee on August 9, 2011 at 10:10 AM said:

      I have a Springfield Loaded 1911-A1 Stainless that looks like The Ultra-Compact but is a full 5 inch. It does not & did not come with Tritium Night-Sight inserts though it did come with the Novak low mount “look a- like” night sightst. I was advised it did have night sights when I bought it at a major Springfield dealer. Be careful of this issue as the confusing info. given on the Springfield Web Site is intentional and Springfield wants an additional $150.00 to now install the tritium inserts….

    8. MICHAEL ANDERSON on May 20, 2012 at 3:00 PM said:

      Have owned a few 45s, currently a Para GI with extras that I installed and a Para Warthog. My SA Ultra Compact is on the way. IMHO 230 ball ammo developed before the 1911 was adopted to the US military was a completly different animal than todays loads. The white box Winchesters from Walmart would not feed in my Warthog, but ok in the GI. So I tried Federal and no jams, but still kicked hard. After some research I have been using the very affordable Federal 185 gr JHPs in both my 45s. Flawless in both and much less felt recoil especially in the 10 round 24 ounce Hawg. Under $20 a box @ 185gr. or maybe 200 is really all you need for any application. Check the ballistic comparisons and decide for yourself. GOD bless, Michael.

    9. what do i do polish a feed ramp and what to use i will being to but a spring armory ultra 45 acp what problems will i hsve/.. please advise pat..

    10. third request pleasae 45acp ultra compact springfield what IS WRONG NOBODY CAN GET THIS WEAPON WHY??????????? PLEASE LET ME KNOW NO LOGIC………….

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