New from Springfield Armory - Echelon

A brand-new striker fired duty pistol from Springfield Armory.

The Echelon™ from Springfield Armory sets a new standard for modern, striker-fired duty pistols. With a host of patent-pending features, this modular and highly adaptable handgun is designed around a robust stainless steel chassis and revolutionary optics mounting system.

Engineered with superior ergonomics and built to withstand the harshest conditions, the Echelon takes its rightful place at the front of the pack. The Echelon from Springfield Armory – Unparalleled.

At the heart of the Echelon lies the all-new Central Operating Group (COG). Employing cutting edge manufacturing techniques, the COG is entirely self-contained and serialized allowing it to be easily moved between grip modules in seconds. Precision built from stainless steel, the chassis provides a robust housing for its patent-pending operating system.

Concealed beneath the slide cover plate is the Echelon’s patent-pending optic mounting system. The Variable Interface System (VIS) allows users to mount over 30 optics directly to the slide without the use of adapter plates. Simply configure the self-locking pins for the footprint of your desired optic to achieve a low, direct mount for improved sight picture and intuitive alignment. The Variable Interface System (VIS) employs patent-pending self-locking pins to complete the most advanced optics mounting system on the market. As the mounting screws are torqued to spec, the pins exert lateral pressure on the optic’s interior mounting surface to eliminate variance and left/right movement. The result is an unparalleled fit between the slide and a wide variety optics.

Thoroughly tested for ease of manipulation, the Echelon’s slide features four distinct engagement surfaces. A trench cut forward of the action gives shooters a natural index location for press checks and charging the firearm. The back of the slide is flared for positive purchase while deep forward and rear serrations are carried through the corners for a firm grip from any angle.

The Central Operating Group can be installed in any Echelon grip module allowing shooters to create a firearm that fits perfectly in your hand. The pistol comes standard with the medium grip module and three interchangeable backstraps while small and large frames can be purchased separately.

The Echelon employs a newly developed magazine for rugged durability, hard use and reliable operation. Blacked out in an all new scratch and wear resistant coating, the magazine features a capacity of 17+1 in its flush fit configuration and 20+1 with the extended base pad installed. A low capacity 10-round model is also available.

The Echelon’s trigger harnesses the advantages of the Central Operating Group to deliver superior performance. Entirely contained within the chassis, critical components are machined from tool steel and highly polished for a clean take up, defined wall, crisp break and short, positive reset. The result is a trigger that redefines expectations.

Built with safety in mind, the Echelon is designed and tested to exceed SAAMI drop test parameters by adhering to even tougher standards. In addition to passing rigorous testing, the Echelon’s Central Operating Group features a unique second sear design to help prevent unintentional discharge should the firearm be dropped. Field stripping the Echelon is toolless and requires no pull of the trigger.

The Echelon comes standard with the tactical rack U-Notch rear sight and a tritium front sight with luminescent ring. A tritium 3-dot configuration is also available. Optional suppressor height sights are available for purchase. Combining these options with native optics support the Echelon represents the most dynamic sighting system on the market.

The hammer forged Echelon barrel is manufactured for elite performance. Long regarded as the gold standard in barrel making the hammer forging process produces a stronger barrel with a smoother surface for ultimate accuracy and service life. Melonite® coated for corrosion and wear resistance, choose between a 4.5” standard or a 5.28” threaded barrel with ½ x 28 thread pitch.


Caliber: 9mm

Color: Black

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