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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


    Dec 11, 2005
    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

    4" barrel
    -Charles Daly
    -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!

  2. isuzu


    Jul 3, 2005
    North America
    Not too much difference in recoil. Once you get used to the commander-length pistol's recoil, you won't notice the difference.