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    1911 differences

    Can someone tell me the difference between Govt. 1911, an Officer's 1911 , and a commander 1911. Thanks for any replies.
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    A gov't model is the full-size model with the 5" barrel and full-size frame. 7 round capacity is standard.

    Commander is a gov't-size frame but with a shortened slide and 4.25" barrel (more common are 4" bushing-less barrel, but are considered "mid-size" and not a true "Commander"). 7 round standard

    Officer is a compact frame, with a short slide and 3.5" barrel. 6 round standard.

    There are other, less common, configurations.
    A "longslide" is generally a 6" barrel on a gov't frame.
    A CCO is a Commander or mid-size slide on an Officer's frame.
    There's also the very rare "Commanding Officer" (or a few other names) that is an Officer's slide on a gov't frame.

    Top to bottom: Government, Commander, Officers


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