Update on purchase decision on page 4! Hi all, I have been lurking in the 1911 forums for months now as I contemplate which 1911 to make my first. I've got a G19 now that I shoot at least once a week, and am looking to add something with a bit more heft/history/class, and I've been dreaming about owning a 1911 for years. I've shot several at the local range, including government models from Nighthawk, Rock Island, and Springfield, and one commander size model in a Kimber Pro Carry II which launched brass at my face the whole time (ouch!). I am torn which size to get in my first 1911. I like the idea that a commander size would be easier to carry/conceal if I felt like carrying that one day instead of the G19, but I wonder if they are more issue prone and less nice to shoot on a regular basis than a full size government model. I like simple and classy designs, so have been primarily focusing on the Springfield mil-spec or loaded models, the Pro Carry II or Custom II Kimbers, and the Colt 1991 models. So, I guess my question is: Do you find fullsize 5" government model 1911s shoot any better/nicer/more reliably than a 4" commander size 1911? If not, I think I'll probably go with a commander model to start, for it's increased versatility. Thanks for your feedback! Nathan Wanna kill these ads? We can help!