1911 commander in 9mm

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by zookeper, Jul 27, 2020.

  1. zookeper

    zookeper Active Member

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    This may trouble the purists but i'm feeling the acquisition itch and a commander 1911 has long been near the top of my bucket list. My logic tells me 9mm is the way to go, would prevent adding another caliber to stock, and add a few rounds to the mag also. I am beginning to look at options and 2 that interest me are the Springfield range officer elite and the ruger lightweight. bother these guns are close in price, the aluminum frame of the ruger helps a little with weight, right now am leaning slightly towards the springfield... Do any of you have any experience with either or both that you would share with me?
     
  2. Adam5

    Adam5 Atlanta Overwatch

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    I've never fired a Ruger 1911, but used to have a Springfield RO Elite in .45. They are very smooth and accurate shooters.
     

  3. ed4

    ed4 Active Member

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    No experience with those, but I do enjoy my Polish VIS 35. 9mm based on 1911 design.
     
  4. Bkite

    Bkite PawPaw x 3

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    Get em both...what the hell
     
  5. Mike J

    Mike J Member

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    No experience with the Commander size. I have the original full sized SR-1911 in .45 & like it a lot. Is there anywhere you could rent both. In all honesty the last time I was looking at Commander sized 1911's the Dan Wesson Vigil had caught my eye. It was selling for about $1000 then but since the insanity who knows how high they have went. Of course I didn't buy it. I tend to look a lot more than I buy.
     
  6. gunsmoker

    gunsmoker Lawyer and Gun Activist

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    I had a Star BKM-- a Colt Commander style m1911 type pistol in 9 mm, with an aluminum alloy frame. I liked it, and I think I would've liked a higher quality version by Colt, Kimber, STI, etc. even better.
    Good luck with your search, Chuck.
     
  7. phantoms

    phantoms Senior Mumbler

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    I've had and have many 1911s in .45 but the only one I ever had in 9 was a Llama many years ago and it was the biggest piece of junk I ever had.
     
  8. Nemo

    Nemo Man of Myth and Legend

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    If its really a 1911 its a .45. Nuff said.

    Nemo
     
  9. OWM

    OWM Well-Known Member

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    You getting slow. That response took awhile.
     
  10. moe mensale

    moe mensale Well-Known Member

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    Just over a week. I hope this isn't a sign of things to come. :panic: :mrgreen:
     
  11. Nemo

    Nemo Man of Myth and Legend

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    Didn't want to derail the discussion.

    Nemo
     
  12. awanatech

    awanatech Well-Known Member

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    Now there's something you won't hear very often on gpdo.
     
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  13. moe mensale

    moe mensale Well-Known Member

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    :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:
     
  14. OWM

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  15. zookeper

    zookeper Active Member

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    I decided to go with the springfield range officer elite, once I get it shipped and have a chance to put a few rounds through it i will report back.
     
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