The Colt 1911 Government Model served law enforcement well for a long time. However, there was one complaint—it was too large and heavy for carrying comfortably. Even before World War II, Colt experimented with smaller handguns. With the maturity of aluminum technology, the smaller Commander-sized 1911 was possible. Today, the Colt Commander is built from steel and proves itself an excellent carry gun. Read our range report in this post.
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There continues to be new introductions into the 1911 market. Without good quality, at an affordable price point, a new 1911 will fail to sell. One priced mid-range without cutting corners on quality is the Magnum Research Desert Eagle 1911 Commander. The 1911C is built to strict standards and nothing we can see contradicts that statement. Shooting a variety of cheap .45 ACP ammo to the best in self-defense jacketed hollow points, the Desert Eagle 1911 Commander is worthy of going into anyone’s arsenal.
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