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Question about the Colt Commander

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by RMTactical, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. RMTactical

    RMTactical www.AR15pro.net CLM

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    I want a Colt Commander with no frills in SS. I DONT want an aluminum frame. How do I know I am getting one. I know the Colt Combat Commander was what the steel frame Commanders used to go by. Are the Colt Commanders steel frame now and the "light weight" Commanders the aluiminum frame models?

    I am gonna have one ordered by my dealer most likely and just want to make sure to get it right...

    TIA.
     

  2. Mr. Gekko

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    I'm pretty sure the new ones are either stainless or carbon. I'll have to look to be certain.
     
  3. RMTactical

    RMTactical www.AR15pro.net CLM

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  4. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Wish I could help, but every gun site seems to be out of stock on a ton of guns. Seems pretty strange to me. I even posted a new thread in the General Firearms Forum about it. I can't remember seeing as many guns out of stock as there are right now. :dunno:
     
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2011
  5. Nickpisp

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    Nobody in the Tulsa area is getting 1911's either.
     
  6. zhix

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    The current series Colt Commander has a stainless steel frame
     
  7. JBaird22

    JBaird22

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    I just bought one in February. I am already through the 500 Round "break in" period. Get one. You will not regret it. And to answer your question I believe it comes in 3 flavors: The original kinda GI looking gun, The stainless on stainless with black grips and GI like sights and the third one which has night sights I think.

    I plan on sending mine in to get the ejection port lowered and flared, a trigger job and night sights installed.
     
  8. DLL9mm

    DLL9mm

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    The one in the link you provided is a 1991 model. Which is what I just bought. I like mine so far....
    I cannot find a stainless one on GB.
     
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2011
  9. MajorD

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    all you have to do is look at the specs- if the weight is around 30 ounces it is an alloy frame. if it is closer to 40 steel. traditionally a commander was alloy a combat commander steel. I do not know if Colt changed the nomenclature