It seems that I am getting bit by the 1911 bug again. My first 1911 style gun was a Springfield EMP chambered in 9mm. I eventually sold the gun because I was having issues with the gun ejecting live rounds when trying to empty the gun.
This time I'm considering either a Government or Commander model Colt lightweight XSE.
Are there any drawbacks to going with a 1911 with an aluminum alloy frame rather than steel?
From a reliability standpoint is there any difference between the Government and Commander sizes? I have heard of people having issues with 3 inch 1911s in general but wasn't sure if it were the same with the Government and Commander models.
If I purchase this gun I will also intend on carrying it.