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Do you trust commander and officer sized 1911"s?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by PlayboyPenguin, Mar 18, 2010.

  1. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin

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    Do you trust commander (approx 4") and officer (approx 3") sized 1911's?

    I know many people do not trust the 1911 platform under the full sized 5" models.

    I personally trust commander sized guns and officer sized guns completely. That is ones I have tested and found to work. I find it silly when people do not trust commander sized 1911's. They have a very solid history of performance. I can be a bit more understanding when people do not trust officer sized 1911's since it does take a bit more work to make them cycle reliably...but with modern design and manufacturing processes it is not a difficult task.

    I have owned several commander sized 1911's (Colts, Kimbers, Springers, Dan Wessons, and Nighthawks) and not one of them have given me any trouble (except for one out of the box lemon I was unfortunate enough to find) and I have owned multiple officer sized ones (Colt Officers, SA Loaded UC, and Para Slim Hawg) that have also never failed me. I also owned a Springer EMP but never actually shot it. Except for the EMP I would trust my life to any of them.
     
  2. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Yes I do. The only 1911's I ever CC are either of those two mentioned.
     
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    Glock-it-to-me Catching liars

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    I CC my Springfield Champion on occasion. If I didn't trust it, I wouldn't carry it.
     
  4. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr CLM

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  5. HAIL CAESAR

    HAIL CAESAR Senior Member

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    I trust "Commander" slides on "Officer" frames daily.:wavey:
     
  6. Officer's Match

    Officer's Match S.R.D. v

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    Commander yes usually. Less frequently yes for smaller. I am more skeptical the shorter the barrel on a 1911, and so I test them out more thoroughly the shorter they are.
     
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    Quack Rent this space

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    I like 1911 with full size frames and barrels between 4 and 5".

    I'm not big on officers and micros. That said, reliability of them has improved a great deal in recent times.
     
  9. alwaysshootin

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    I had a Colt 80 series Officers, and a Kimber Ultra Carry. Both fired perfectly with every squeeze of the trigger. As far as trusting, yes, without a doubt! Just like everything, about a full sized 1911 more. So when I carry a 1911, it's a full sized variation. Although, am seriously considering another Commander sized in the future. It just seems like the best of both worlds. When I have a custom built, it will probally be a Commander.
     
  10. krunchnik

    krunchnik THE CROW

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    Yessir I trust them,I carry a Springer EMP 40,when I dont have that one its a Springer Compact,and when not using that its a RIA CS-Tactical,all 3 to 4 inch models.

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    I've sold all of my sub 5" 1911's and have no intention of going back.
     
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    Tactical black

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    I have not had any problems with my 4" kimber
     
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    gruntmedik Honk Honk CLM

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    I carry a LW Springfield Compact. Officer's sized frame, Commander (well, 4") slide.
     
  14. HAIL CAESAR

    HAIL CAESAR Senior Member

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    Ummm....Springfield Compact....Ummmm. Good gun!:wavey:
     
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    My custom commander runs 100% and I do carry it on special occasions. I carried a Springer micro everyday for a while and never had any reason to not trust it.
     
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    gruntmedik Honk Honk CLM

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    I had been looking for one forever. Last year I found this one. Used, but I don't care. :supergrin:

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  17. HAIL CAESAR

    HAIL CAESAR Senior Member

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    If it was new when you got it, as soon as you signed the paperwork it became used.

    So who cares, it's a damn nice piece no matter who signed the paperwork first.:wavey:

    If you sell it to me it will be used, used........:whistling:
     
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    Nothing less than 4" for me. The shorter the stroke the more perfect your timing has to be.
     
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    Commander, yes. Officer... depends. There's a great article I don't have saved anymore (perhaps someone has it) posted by a great smith on the 1911forum that addresses the physics of the .45 round out of the sub 4'' barrels and the challenges it has.
     
  20. HAIL CAESAR

    HAIL CAESAR Senior Member

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    Gray also posted a heck of a thread over on Sig forum.