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Old February 14, 2013, 07:55 PM   #1
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Looking for another 1911

I'm in the mood to buy another 1911 in 9mm or 45acp. I'd consider a .40, but I know there have been issues with 1911s' and the 40 cartridge. Besides, I have tons of .45 mags and a bunch from a 9mm I owned.
I think this one needs to be a commander size and thinking stainless since I might consider it for a carry gun.
I never owned a commander size so I thought I'd get some input from members here.
I have 3 government models. An older Colt GC Trophy and 2 Springfields. I'm looking in the $1,000 or less range.
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Old February 14, 2013, 08:01 PM   #2
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I'd say the Spartan V, IV, III are all great guns for the money both in .45 and 9mm, Sub 700 dollar range. I just had a friend get a 5" in 9mm so i'll let you know how it runs, but i've heard really good things. Sadly its not stainless.
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Old February 14, 2013, 08:04 PM   #3
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how about Rugers new commander? Or another Colt? Or my personal favorite springfields EMP (not sure what its considerd)
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Old February 16, 2013, 03:20 PM   #4
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I have found no advantage with a steel commander over the full size government models. I did have a pair of Colt Combats for carry years ago and noticed no real difference in IWB carry from my fullsize 70 series. My current non Colt favorites are a Springfield Loaded and an RIA Tactical.
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Old February 16, 2013, 03:29 PM   #5
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Smith and Wesson 1911 E Series. The look isn't for everyone, but I love it!
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Old February 16, 2013, 07:54 PM   #6
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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Good call.

I bought one about a year ago and it shoots great.

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Old February 16, 2013, 08:00 PM   #7
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The Ruger Commander appears interesting, but I have yet to see one.
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Old February 16, 2013, 08:05 PM   #8
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Old February 16, 2013, 09:53 PM   #9
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Just picked up a Ruger SR1911 CMD to go with the full size one I have. First trip to the range scheduled for tomorrow. It should be as nice as it's big brother. And that's pretty darned nice IMO. I've really been satsfied with it.
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Old February 17, 2013, 01:16 AM   #10
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I own 2 Dan Wesson 1911's, both Commander and I love em!!! CBOB and the Guardian in .45, they have the Bobtail so they are less likely to "print" when CCW with an IWB holster. I carry the Guardian mostly because it's a little lighter.
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Old February 17, 2013, 07:03 AM   #11
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I like the balance of the Commander over the fullsize I have 2 Lite weight Commanders 9 and 45 and both are a dream to carry.

In your price range is American Classic Commander.
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Old February 17, 2013, 07:07 AM   #12
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I wouldn't get a 1911 in 40 SW. Just don't do it. If you're looking for other calibers, get a 38 Super or 9mm,

The E series SW 1911 is very similar to the Sig 1911s, so look at those if you want that.
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