Current production commander sized 1911?


June 13, 2011, 03:42 PM
Would appreciate if some of you 1911 experts would list for me the current production commander sized all steel 1911's and your opinion of them. Also are any of them in all stainless?

Many thanks in advance.

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June 13, 2011, 05:13 PM
Long way from an expert, but try a quick search of 1911 commander 1911's and see what pops up. Don't know what kind of $$$ you're talking about and Rugers SR1911 hasen't come out in Commander length yet.

Colt is always a good choice and others can chime in with their favorites also.

It's not stainless, I like blue 1911's better, but I have a Desert Eagle 1911C that I am very happy with so far. I recently found another one, with 50 rounds fired thru it, for $500 and have taken a chance and bought it. Hopefully it will be here within a week. Review at the link below.

June 13, 2011, 06:08 PM
I'd recommend a Dan Wesson VBOB. All stainless, with or without the black finish, it's still stainless.

The DW CCO has an Al frame.

The LesBaer Commanche and Commanche Monolith are really nice. Carbon steel.

June 13, 2011, 06:58 PM
i have a sig 1911 carry (stainless steel commander) & it has been great, its very accurate and has digested at least 5 different types of hollow points. imo you get a lot for the money, you can find them for about $900.

June 13, 2011, 09:21 PM
The Dan Wesson would be my choice for a good combination of workmanship and features in the mid-price level.

While I often recommend the Les Baer in their 5" format, avoid the Les Baer in this size...there have been issues

June 14, 2011, 01:46 AM
Lower price Their Colt I have Colt Commanders American Classic and Rock Island have commanders under 500 I have a 2007 Dan Wesson bobtail they were Commander size. I gave up on Dan Wesson when they jumped their prices . I decided I would go with Ed brown over DW. Ed Brown and Wilson have Commander also.
Spring fields has a 4" barrel not the standard 4 1/4" that Colt started Commanders with,

June 14, 2011, 01:52 AM

June 14, 2011, 04:43 AM
I have three commander sized 1911s and all they all have stainless steel frames and slides. They include a Kimber Stainless Pro Raptor II, Dan Wesson V-Bob and an Ed Brown Special Forces Carry. A V-Bob with a stainless finish is quite a bit cheaper than the version that I bought which has the duty kote finish. Based on the three I have though, I'd highly recommend an Ed Brown Carry of some sort. The good news for you is that there are plenty of other choices that might meet your needs, budget and expectations.

June 14, 2011, 08:58 AM
I assume that a true Commander is desired, so in that case, at the production level, Smith and Wesson is good, Colt is pretty good, but look it over carefully before buying (they can occasionally leave a little to be desired in the fit and finish department).

For the absolute apex in the way of a Commander Sized 1911, you can't go wrong with a Nighthawk Talon II, a Les Baer Commanche, or an Ed Brown Carry (Special Forces, Executive, Kobra, etc) with or without the bob tail treatment.

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