Aluminum colt commander?

Aluminum colt commander?

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    Aluminum colt commander?

    Does colt still produce one? I recently traded my defender for a commander, simply because I didnt want an aluminum frame. Mine only says "colt commander model .45 automatic", and all the information I can find states that unless its a "combat commander" its aluminum. Its a series 80, and a magnet will stick to it everywhere but the trigger.

    So, whats the deal?


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    My 80s series all steel Commander just says "Commander Model" on slide. If magnet sticks to frame, it should be steel.

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    Colt still makes them but they are sold in the XSE series as far as I know.
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    Life used to be simple:

    "Commander" = aluminium alloy frame
    "Combat Commander" = steel frame

    Now:

    Commander Tactical Agent Model ABC XYZ = Whatever


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    IIRC my colt combat commander in the 70's had (Combat Commander lightweight) on the frame to denote aluminum frame
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    Actually it wasn't until the Series 80 that Colt went in re-naming Commanders.

    That was what I was lamenting with my comments .

    WADR though, I don't believe Colt ever marked a frame such as you recall; "Combat Commander lightweight" .


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    IIRC correctly the lightweight was called a Commander. my 1970 all steel commander is marked "Combat Commander"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beans View Post
    IIRC correctly the lightweight was called a Commander. my 1970 all steel commander is marked "Combat Commander"
    ^^^BINGO^^^
    Wow Beans, that CC would be first year production, cool

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