I was so impressed with the Combat Commander's handling and balance that I figured a Lightweight Commander would even be better. Alas, after perusing all the shops and pawn shops around Boise, I didn't find a regular Lightweight Commander. Only one joint has the XSE in stainless steel. I was dawdling because of the front slide serration, full length guide rod and ambidextrous safety. I don't know when I'd be able to get a Lightweight Commander but at the same time I don't want all the geegaws. The shop owner cut me a deal that I couldn't refuse, so here I am with a gun that I only so-so want. Oh well, life is tough and then you die. I may leave the ambi safety as is or I may switch to a left-side-only lever. However, the full length guide rod must go. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!