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I like it too much. :biggrin2:

The Ruger CMD Night Watchman is a steel "commander" size 1911 with Black Nitride finish and Trijicon night sights.
Pistol came with two flush fitting 7 round magazines and they worked reliably.
This 1911 feels great in my hand; I thought the front strap might need skateboard tape for traction, but it doesn't.
Recoil with standard 230 gr. ammo is moderate, steel frame soaks it up.

Why did I have to buy this? :doh:
A 5'' standard 1911 is too long for appendix IWB (for me), I thought the shorter slide would work and it does.
It shoots great, fits my hand perfect, I can carry it appendix IWB, so slim compared to Glock ... :hypnotized:
A "low capacity" 1911 instead of a Glock.... :boggled: :bigeyes:

Ruger 1911 Commander, chrono average for 6 shots:
Federal HST 230 @ 853 fps
Winchester Ranger T 230 @ 909 fps

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It is very nice. Makes me want to sample an all-steel Commander-sized 1911-type gun.

I like the look of the ballistics of that load from out of that gun. That load has everything one needs and nothing one doesn't need.
 

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They suck in 9mm as well.

No, really,other than a Colt 2016 LW Commander, the Night Watchman is the
Commander that I'd buy.

They are comparable in price, and you get real deal Nites with the Ruger.
 

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They suck in 9mm as well.

No, really,other than a Colt 2016 LW Commander, the Night Watchman is the
Commander that I'd buy.

They are comparable in price, and you get real deal Nites with the Ruger.
I looked at one of these the other day, handled it at my LGS - it is very, VERY nice, and, apparently is a tack driver, given early reports.

I'd buy one in a second. :thumbsup:
 

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1911's are like lays potato chips....
I carried it running errands today, already pondering when / how I might be able to get another steel commander. :guilty:

It is very nice. Makes me want to sample an all-steel Commander-sized 1911-type gun.

I like the look of the ballistics of that load from out of that gun. That load has everything one needs and nothing one doesn't need.
I can't tell any difference in recoil compared to a 5'' gun, except it feels over slightly quicker. :surprised:
I like the night sights, they seem to have a slightly larger white ring than typical.
Balance in hand is just right.
Having the plunger tube integral to the frame rather than staked is a nice touch.
 

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Yes, I've seem more than a few broken 1911s (and other guns) over the years.

The plunger tube is a weak spot.
 

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The only bad thing about the plunger tube being integral with the frame is, if you crush one (which I've seen), they are very costly to repair.
 

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