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Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Marcx, Sep 30, 2020.
I have 3 1911's, 2 Govt and 1 Officers. Now I am looking for suggestions for a stainless commander.
What's your budget? I'd suggest a Ruger SR1911 CMD as a baseline.
I would want something in the same price range as Ruger, for sure under $1,000.
I have both the full size Ruger 1911, and the Commander. The Commander is the lightweight version, with an alloy frame. Both are fine pistols, and that’s where I’d start looking.
Colt Wiley Clapp SS Commander.
I'd prefer this too, for myself. But new it is nearly x2 the price of the Ruger.
Because it’s a Colt and not some junky ass Ruger.
Have you owned one? It's pretty well done. I had a couple quibbles with it, but nothing function related. Granted I'm a Colt fan myself and I let the Ruger CMD go, I have a couple quibbles with Colts too.
I don’t bother with anything 1911 they aren’t Colts.
I own plenty of other Ruger guns and know what the general quality is lije.
I have a recent manufacture Colt Lt. Weight Commander that I am very happy with. It was under a grand, even here in NY.
To limit oneself to only Colts in the 1911 world is unfortunate as there are many makes from awesome companies like Baer, Wilson Combat, Nighthawk, STI that offer high end functional art IMHO.
Colt's quality is much better today than the 80's and 90's guns. Even on the SAA's. But they still cost a lot. Ruger's 1911's are very nice, and well-priced. I think Les Baer's are best at their price point. But I don't think they are doing stainless guns. I'd look at Sig and Smith&Wesson too if you don't mind external extractors, but again I don't think they have a stainless commander.
Colt Wiley Clapp
JMB worked with Colt on the 1911. Not with Remington, not with Winchester, not with Wilson Combat, not with Ruger.
You buy what you buy and I'll stick with the Prancing Pony.
BTW, when the US Marine Corps Special Operations Command wanted another .45, they bought the Colt M45A1.
Hey I get ya, Colts were and still are great, and anything else is a copy, but dang are there some stellar “copies” out there. I just like em all! Well most of them.
Colts are great, but the brand snobbery is an unfortunate derail of the thread.
If the only real 1911s are Colt, I guess the GI Remington Rands, Ithacas etc that served for 40+ years aren't 1911s.
It seems this it's what you're looking for.
You guys are welcome to recommend whatever brands you like.
I don’t force you people to like Colt, why don’t you all extend the same courtesy to me?
If I were to care about other brands, I wouldn’t call myself Colt .38 Super Dude.