I narrowed my CCW choice to one of two 1911 .45s. The Dan Wesson Commander Bobtail and the Colt Commander XSE SS. The Wesson is retailing at $1,110, and the Colt is retailing at $1,060 (California prices, and difficult to find either gun).
The Wesson has throating, bevelling, flaring the ejection port, and night sights included in the price (the Colt does not). The Wesson
is more concealable due to the rounded grip, and sleeker profile. The only negatives that I can find are that it is one of the tightest .45s made (reliability?), and there are reports of ejection problems (2005) with the ejected brass hitting shooters in the face. The gun is sold with a 7-round magazine (7+1).
The Colt fits well in my hand, and has an 8-round magazine (8+1). It also has a much looser fit, reducing the likelihood of a jam. On the other hand, it has a larger, square grip, and sharp edges on the gun. I also have some concerns about Colt quality due to its ongoing financial problems.
I understand that both guns field strip the same way, with no tools required.
Which one would you buy, and why?