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commander recomendations

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by jhco, Sep 10, 2008.

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  1. jhco

    jhco Member

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    i want a commander style pistol (4 or 4 1/4 inch barrel)
    for ccw i am leaning toward a kimber pro carry but want to consider all the options first hears what i want: 4 or 4.25 inch barrel, blue or black, night sights, light wieght, under $800. so who makes this gun
     
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    Take a look at the Dan Wesson bobtail commander. Almost a custom gun out of the box. Extremely well made, tight tolerances, very accurate. It's stainless as opposed to blued and might cost a bit over the $800 limit but it's worth every penny.
    http://www.cz-usa.com/product_detail.php?id=66
     
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    i have looked at them but didnt think i would like it for carry nice gun though
     
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    or buy TWO RIA commanders for that price.....
     
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    I was you four months ago. I bought the S&W 1911PD commander size. I absolutely love this gun. I knew the grip would print so I had her bobtailed. I can't imagine how I ever lived without her.

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    jhco,

    If the Dan Wesson Bobtail Commander didn't appeal to you as a carry gun, you may want to look at the SIG CCC (?ing the model configuration). It's more commonly referred to as a CCO; an Officer's frame with a Commander slide. That's if you want to go .45 ACP; if you prefer 10mm, take another look at the Dan Wesson.

    Sam
     
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    Dan Wesson CBOB of course.

    If you don't like it for some reason, next best choice would be SA Loaded.
     
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    Kimber Pro Carry

    I've had good luck the last 4 years with my Kimber Pro CDP. It has run very well and has some good features, like night sights, front strap checkering and a melt job on the slide. I put thin grip panels on it and a single side thumb safety so the gun is quite thin in profile.

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    I'm rather partial to these myself. Mine has a steel frame, but alloy frame Commanders are just as if not more common:

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    Springfield Champion
     
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    Dan Wesson CBOB. You can't get more for your money.

    Kajun
     
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    I also have been looking at the Dan Wesson.
     
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    I like a stainless Colt, 1991 style (plain, just good sights).
     
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    Two deciding points for me between the S&W 1911PD and the Dan Wesson Cbob were round capacity and weight. I had read enough about the mag capacity with the Cbob...some could easily run 8 rounders but many could only load 8 when the slide was lock back and that was a concern. I really wanted the light weight but I also really wanted the bobtail. I really liked the looks of both and in the end I chose the S&W and had it bobtailed. I chose lightweight over stainless steel. I'd do it again but at the end of the day they are both really excellent firearms.

    Here's what Bud's is selling them for...where I bought mine from.

    CBob $929 delivered
    * Capacity: 7 + 1
    * Weight: 34 oz
    * Finish: Brushed Stainless Steel

    S&W 1911PD $819 delivered
    * Capacity 8 + 1
    * Weight 28 oz
    * Finish Black
     
  16. MICHAEL T

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    I love My Dan Wesson for carry The bobtail is a great carry gun.
    I have several Colts Defender gets some carry Rest stay in safe.
     
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