I know, another 19x post, just what eveyone wanted to read! Here's my comparison. I have been competitively shooting, hunting, etc for about 50 years, yes all you youngsters, 50 years. I Have bought, shot, traded, gifted, or sold more guns than I care to remember! My first love is Colt 1911 Government pistols because of my involvement in Navy pistol competition a long time ago. My second love is Colt 1911 Combat Commanders. Think about it....Combat Commander is standard capacity frame and 4 1/4 inch barrel versus 5 inch. 19x is standard capacity frame and 4 inch barrel. There ya go......the 19X is the new classic!