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Old 12-08-2010, 09:49 PM
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Combat Commander 45




How popular is a Combat Commander today as a carry pistol?
Would like some opinions.
What modifications? Ammo? Magazines? ETC. Thank You .
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Old 12-08-2010, 10:16 PM
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See what you think of these.
http://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=289883
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Old 12-08-2010, 11:02 PM
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My Colt Commander is one of my most CC'd 1911's. Mine's had a little work. All Wilson and Ed Brown parts, Bar-Sto barrel, Novak bar dot nights sights, checkered frontstrap and hardchrome finish. Feels and shoots great.


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Old 12-09-2010, 01:47 AM
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It's probably the perfect sized 1911 to carry. It's also one of the two I use for my EDC.
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Old 12-09-2010, 04:26 AM
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These are the mods I enjoy on my Combat Commander: http://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=277245
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Old 12-09-2010, 07:52 AM
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It's probably the perfect sized 1911 to carry. It's also one of the two I use for my EDC.
+1 same here
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Old 12-09-2010, 08:08 AM
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Daily Carry

This is my daily carry gun , a 1952 vintage LW Commander in 38 Super full of Silver Tips. Those are Novac night sights. The grips are ivory.
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Old 12-09-2010, 08:17 AM
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I'm a big fan of the Lightweight version, in .45 ACP.
I mod. the pistol to fit ME. Flat MSH, short trigger and sights that help with my aging eyes.
I prefer Colt factory 7 round magazines. As to ammo, I may start loading a 230 grn. truncated cone FP. Until then, FMJ 230 grainers work for me.
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Old 12-09-2010, 09:07 AM
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I think the Commander was what God designed on the Monday he got back from his day of rest.

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Old 12-09-2010, 11:20 AM
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I think the Commander was what God designed on the Monday he got back from his day of rest.
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Old 12-09-2010, 12:21 PM
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It is what I carry usually.

Mine could use some better sights though.
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Old 12-09-2010, 01:52 PM
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Mine could use some better sights though.
Agreed. Mine is getting Trijicons as we speak, er, type. This is due to the failure of the operators eyes though not the gun design. God intended to keep the Commander for himself and his eyes are perfect. He probably would have put something else on there if he knew mere mortals would get hold of his EDC piece.
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Old 12-09-2010, 02:36 PM
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I think the Commander was what God designed on the Monday he got back from his day of rest.
Agree
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Old 12-09-2010, 09:46 PM
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IMO, the Commander sized pistols are the perfect carry size.
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Old 12-09-2010, 10:52 PM
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Just out of curiousity, for all of you like like the Combat Commander, do any of you have defender or new agent experience? Just curious on how the compare for CC.
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Old 12-10-2010, 08:57 AM
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I have both, a Commander and a New Agent.

The biggest difference to me in terms of concealed carry is weight and grip length. Since I carry IWB most of the time, the barrel length doesn't even come into play, except I think the longer barrel actually carries better because it helps stabilize the grip against your body. If you were carrying OWB, the shorter barrel of the NA would be easier to hide.

The weight difference is very noticeable. An all steel Commander is a heavy gun. Going to a smaller aluminum frame in the NA makes a huge difference.

Also, the grip length is the biggest issue in concealing a 1911, and the grip length of the Officer's size frame of the NA is much easier to conceal in light summer attire than the full sized grip of the Commander.

And a Commander is easier to shoot, due to the full sized grip, weight, and longer sight radius. My NA will shoot just as well, especially with the Crimson Trace laser, but you have to really focus on your fundamentals because it is so small and light.
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Old 12-10-2010, 10:53 AM
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Ironically, I had a meeting at the county courthouse last night, and an older gentleman and deputy let us out of the building after 8pm.

I made small talk with him as I was leaving and asked him, "Is that a Commander you're carrying?".

He lit up with a smile and told me he'd been carrying it since he retired from the military 30 years ago.
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Old 12-15-2010, 01:34 PM
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I think the Commander was what God designed on the Monday he got back from his day of rest.
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Old 12-15-2010, 01:37 PM
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Mine could use some better sights though.
Novaks plain black lo-mount sights (no dots) with dovetailed front and rear.



About $160 door to door. Takes about three days.

The Blue one on top just had that treatment.

Two Commanders


I just love the way Novak does the front sight. Dovetail cut with a roll pin drilled in the center of the post that goes through the slide. Push the pin through when needed. Need to change front sight for higher or lower? Just tap out the roll pin with a punch and drift the old sight out and drift the new one in. I swapped front sights last night, from start to finish took about 20 minutes.

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Old 12-15-2010, 02:03 PM
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IMO, the slightly shorter barrel of the Commander makes it a little more comfortable to carry than a Government model (not to say a GM is uncomfortable to carry) and is an excellent choice for carry.


This Commander has become my daily carry and go to handgun.
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Old 12-15-2010, 02:10 PM
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I do love those Commander siz 1911s.
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Old 12-15-2010, 05:20 PM
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Count me in the "I love Commanders" camp. I like em all, steel frame Combat Commanders, LW Commanders, .45acp, 9mm and 38super.
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Old 12-15-2010, 06:07 PM
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if I could

I'd carry one for duty and one as a backup.
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Old 12-16-2010, 01:06 AM
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The Commander length guns are my absolute, all time favorite carry guns, bar none. I carry one of two pictured. I love 'em both and none in my collection compare to these two. There's just something about that Commander length 1911. These two guns will ALWAYS be in my collection.



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Old 12-16-2010, 01:48 PM
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Just out of curiousity, for all of you like like the Combat Commander, do any of you have defender or new agent experience? Just curious on how the compare for CC.
I prefer the LW Commander for what might be a CCW AND work piece. For strictly CCW, the Defender is great. You can do some amazing shooting with the little things at "Up close and personal" distance.
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