It's all a matter of PERCEPTION
I think there is the perception that the Commander simply has less MASS than the Government model, and maybe there is a subtle matter of balance, too. Plus, for IWB carry that extra inch of depth at the strong side hip might just about lay the gun right ON the SCIATIC NERVE for some folks. The truth is that my wife's Commander is "set up" for carry and my Gov't Model is not. For one thing, the trigger pull on the Gov't model is waaaaay too light for it to be a good carry gun if only for those 12 ignorant jurors who'll sit in judgment of me and my actions. Wife's Commander breaks clean and crisp at 4.5 pounds and that's a half pound better than recommended by most authorities. So if I desire a 1911, I'll carry the Commander. But I'm getting away from the SA style 1911. I'll only carry either my Glock M27, my Sig P245 or (when I get it) my next gun which will be a ParaOrdnance Spec-Ops Hi-Cap LDA. That's a DAO 1911 that doesn't feel like a DAO.
Originally Posted by joe/OH
Cute lil BUG? (BackUpGun)
Well my cute little puppy is only about four months old and already over 30 pounds. She's going to be an ADORABLE HUGE pup going over 130 probably. But as a rescue dog, she's not the one for home defense. I feel like I have to protect HER, not the reverse, although there is little doubt in my mind that if somebody were so foolish to threaten my wife she'd be a fur covered razorblade.
Originally Posted by Hotelcharlie
Now, speaking of a cute wittle 45 to hold as a "backup" gun, well. I'm thinking the purpose of a backup, especially one with such PUNCH, is to serve as artillery in case the world goes to hell and your primary piece no longer functions. That being the case, cute or no, I'd not to have even one teeeeeny iota of worry on reliability. To me this would be a perfect gun to compete in the BUG category at an IDPA match for fun.