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    Lightest weight commander 1911?

    Is there anything out there lighter then the pro carry at 28 oz's?
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    Not appreciably, until you get into the Officers Model frame size.
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    Personally, I think the heft is one of the benefits of the 1911. But, to each his own

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    [QUOTE=zacii;1878655
    Comin' down with another bug are ya?
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    Indeed I am lol... I looked into buying a commander 1911 last year but decided to pick up a AR instead because I didn't have a rifle. Now that I have a rifle... I think I'm more inclined to go with the XSE over the Kimber even though I would prefer black over stainless. Thanks for the suggestion.
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    Check into a Dan Wesson CCO also. Beautiful gun and just what you're looking for. Price point may hurt a little.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge45 View Post
    Check into a Dan Wesson CCO also. Beautiful gun and just what you're looking for. Price point may hurt a little.
    Very nice gun but more then I am looking to spend.
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    If it helps, I'm a HUGE Colt Commander fan. Can't go wrong there. :)

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    I just bought a Commander like the one in the pic above. First LW Colt I've handled. It is PLENTY light...no danger of me wearing it out with shooting with full factory loads any time soon. I was impressed, nice, tight slide fit, 4.5 pound trigger out of the box, two magazines. The plastic MSH is a bit cheesy, but it will carry quite easily and I think this one is a keeper.
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    I would go with Colt over Kimber. The Colts have been coming through really decent these days with regard to "out of the box" reliability (Colt has some fancy dandy $$$ new equipment these days) & Colts hold their value better than Kimber.
    Also the Colt lightweight alloy is super tough.


    "The plastic MSH is a bit cheesy, but it will carry quite easily and I think this one is a keeper."

    Pick up a super light Aircraft Aluminum mainspring housing from Brownells. It will drop right in and they are available flat, checkered, smooth, arched, etc.

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