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Commander Size 1911. Which brand on a budget?

Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by gatmig, Mar 9, 2009.


  1. gatmig

    gatmig
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    Looking into buying a commander sized pistol as my carry, home defense, occasional range gun. as far as my research says, the (budget) brands we have are:

    Commander 4.25" barrel
    -Firestorm
    -Norinco

    4" barrel
    -Charles Daly
    -RIA
    -Armscor MS

    I'm leaning towards the Firestorm Commander since i like the thought that it is made here and with lifetime warranty. The 4" are options too but i like the standard 4.25" commander measurements. Does anybody have any reviews on the Firestorm?

    Also, i know the Norinco is rough on the edges but is this worth considering as an option over the Firestorm?

    Furthermore, is the difference in recoil negligible over a government sized (5") 1911?

    Your comments and suggestions are much appreciated!

    Thanks!
     
  2. isuzu

    isuzu
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    Not too much difference in recoil. Once you get used to the commander-length pistol's recoil, you won't notice the difference.