Defensive Carry banner

1 - 6 of 6 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,321 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I've owned an early Series 80 Combat Commander and also an early
CBOB. Also had a brief flirtation with a Guardian in .38S two years
ago.

Both of the .45s had acceptable recoil for me in my 20' and 30's, but

The .38 Super had way too much muzzle blast and recoil for me.

I feel that having a bad back and needing a gun that's lighter than
a Commander.

That a Colt 2016 LW .45 Commander might be on order.

I did go the 9mm CMD 1911 route, but my wife has taken over this
beauty.

I'd rather stick with .45 ACP over 9mm and .38 Super if the
new Colt dual spring setup really reduces recoil?


As I only really like Commanders, the idea of a CCO sized gun
with a shorter butt might have an edge for CCW, but really has
little appeal to me.

I'm not an 1911 purist or expert..so Series 80 doesn't bother me one bit.
 

·
Administrator
Joined
·
144,123 Posts
Has anybody actually come across a photo of the actual dual recoil spring set-up. :confused:

Just wondering if it is a SPRINCO type configuration.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,662 Posts
Has anybody actually come across a photo of the actual dual recoil spring set-up. :confused:

Just wondering if it is a SPRINCO type configuration.
Is it this ? (Start the video and go right to the 6:00 mark.)

EDIT: Something LIKE this, I mean, since we're talking about a Commander.

 

·
Registered
Joined
·
149 Posts
The new Colt's seem rough looking to me and the slides felt so too but I didn't play with the lightweight. Trigger felt gritty too. Really didn't like the blue fiber optic. I'm no Colt fan so I look at them with a very discerning eye. I find Commanders too big to edc even if they are lightweight and stick with officers model sizes. The double spring is supposed to give the spring a much higher round count before replacement, thats a plus.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,390 Posts
I carry a Ruger SR1911 CMD daily. Love the gun. I don't even like full length guide rods, so I get a bit wary of messing with the recoil spring as originally designed. My CMD has been flawless with several thousand rounds of all types through it out of the OEM, Wilson, and Chip McCormick mags, so why mess with it?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,657 Posts
I have the new Colt XE LW Commander in .45 with the dual recoil spring and the Ruger SR 1911 CMD in 9mm, which uses a standard recoil guide rod and spring. Colt told me the dual recoil spring was designed to last 15,000 rounds. Wow. Anyway, the new Colt does have slightly less recoil it seems than my old LW Commander, the new spring must be the reason. The Ruger 9mm is an incredibly soft and accurate pistol. I love both of these and they give me options.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 
1 - 6 of 6 Posts
Top