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Old 09-10-2019, 03:43 AM
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I carried a 1911 Wilson CQB with light rail(surefire equipped) when on duty for most of my career. when I moved up to dayshift I went to my Nighthawk Commander size (MOD 3). The Titanium frame shaved off some weight as did not using the weapon light. I didn't feel under gunned. The fact is that they are both fine platforms.....shoot what you shoot the best with and fits your style of shooting. JMTC
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Old 09-10-2019, 11:14 AM
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I am retired now, but usually carry a Kimber Pro Carry .45 for church protection duty. My department, and now my corporate security agency, do not allow 1911s. The ignorant bias against the 1911 is frustrating. Usually the first thing you hear is "safety" and general phobia about the cocked hammer you can see. After many years of carrying Glocks professionally, I am convinced it is easier to have an AD with a Glock than a 1911.
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Old 01-04-2020, 05:40 PM
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IN MY first PD I carried a LT WT Commander.
I also carried it as my off duty piece.

Then as I got more into shooting I found I was beating that poor alloy Colt to death and went over to my tweaked GoldCup.

Still carried the Commander as off duty gun.
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Old 03-09-2020, 09:28 PM
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I carried a Colt WC LW Commander for 3 years while in the plain-clothed unit. Great gun and great assignment! Now I am back in uniform and carry a WC Government.
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Old 03-14-2020, 03:09 PM
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Does anyone here carry a lightweight Commander as a duty gun? Just curious.
I didn't think I would ever say, "Yes" to this, but it looks like I will be shortly.

I bought an STI Staccato P Duo in the Lord's Caliber and stuck a Leopold DPP red dot sight on it for duty carry. W/ a 4.15" barrel and plastic grip, it is lightweight, so it is definitely Commander-size.

The holster and mag pouches come in tomorrow, and I am fighting w/ STI now to get more mags at a discount price. I hope to begin carrying it as soon our worthless Governor reopens the schools.

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Old 03-14-2020, 04:21 PM
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1977 started carrying a Colt Combat Commander, I have carried some variation of Commander sized 1911's ever since. My chief was a big advocate of the 1911 and the .45 acp. He recommended the Commander sized for duty. I'm happy that he did.
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Old 03-16-2020, 01:52 PM
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My Ted Blocker #402 arrived today. The "Commander" looks good in it.

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Old 03-16-2020, 06:27 PM
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Kevin, it looks great. Stay safe
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Old 03-16-2020, 07:05 PM
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Carried a 5" steel Wilson Combat customized Colt 1991 45acp since 1992 until I retired (1st time) in 2008. Now I'm a part timer with a smaller PD as well as Route Security for a Company. Been carrying a lightweight Wilson Combat Commander for the last several years daily. It's a fine service weapon.

Recoil is slightly more but easily controllable. The light weight allow you to forget it's their at times. Can't go wrong with a quality light weight Commander.

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Old 03-16-2020, 08:32 PM
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Does anyone here carry a lightweight Commander as a duty gun? Just curious.
Was carrying CDP Pro... but I’ve lost some weight and made up for the weight difference with my new Aegis Elite Pro... my wife thinks I lost the weight because bikini season is right around the corner...
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[QUOTE=Kevin Rohrer;13094406]My Ted Blocker #402 arrived today. The "Commander" looks good in it.

A very classic looking duty holster, really nice.
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Old 05-15-2020, 07:40 AM
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I am retired now, but usually carry a Kimber Pro Carry .45 for church protection duty. My department, and now my corporate security agency, do not allow 1911s. The ignorant bias against the 1911 is frustrating. Usually the first thing you hear is "safety" and general phobia about the cocked hammer you can see. After many years of carrying Glocks professionally, I am convinced it is easier to have an AD with a Glock than a 1911.
It’s a shame when the ignorant and uninformed are in charge...
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Old 05-15-2020, 08:07 AM
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I am retired now, but usually carry a Kimber Pro Carry .45 for church protection duty. My department, and now my corporate security agency, do not allow 1911s. The ignorant bias against the 1911 is frustrating. Usually the first thing you hear is "safety" and general phobia about the cocked hammer you can see. After many years of carrying Glocks professionally, I am convinced it is easier to have an AD with a Glock than a 1911.
MUCH easier. That Glock "safety trigger" ain't safe, it's just marketing-hype.
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