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Post by smsnyder on Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:33 am

Does any one make a Light weight alumn frame 1911 with a full size grip? 4 1/4 inch barrel or less in 9mm. All the compacts I looked at have a small grip and my pinky finger hangs off. Thanks

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Post by Wobbley on Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:48 am

The old pre-70 Colt Commander?
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Post by David R on Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:59 am

Springfield Armory Range Officer Champion.  Full size grip, 4" Bull barrel in 9mm.  I have one and love it. I even had the slide milled for a Burris FF III

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Post by REConley on Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:19 pm

Sure checkout this link.


https://www.wilsoncombat.com/edc-x9/

Not cheap.

If you really want light with full size grip look at Sig Sauer P320 X Carry in 9mm. It is the Combat Commander of the 1970's in a polymer grip. 

I do like mine.
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Post by dronning on Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:47 pm

smsnyder wrote:Does any one make a Light weight alumn frame 1911 with a full size grip? 4 1/4 inch barrel or less in 9mm. All the compacts I looked at have a small grip and my pinky finger hangs off. Thanks
Carry gun?  
If so I would strongly consider a striker based fire control firearm.  My carry guns were always 1911's until I took an I.C.E. course from Rob Pincus.  He was also a dedicated 1911 guy until early on in his training career he started to notice about 80% of the failures (either mechanical or operational) were 1911's.  That's when he switched.  There are many very good striker based guns out there, I settled on Springfield XDM's, and have several.  Their compacts all have grip/mag extensions for more capacity and a full grip.
- Dave


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Post by Bren on Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:19 pm

Colt still puts out the Lightweight Commander in 9mm.  Aluminum frame and full-size grip.  $947 at Bud's. 

https://www.budsgunshop.com/product_info.php/products_id/4247/colt+o4842xe+lw+commander+9mm
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Post by Wobbley on Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:36 pm

dronning wrote:
smsnyder wrote:Does any one make a Light weight alumn frame 1911 with a full size grip? 4 1/4 inch barrel or less in 9mm. All the compacts I looked at have a small grip and my pinky finger hangs off. Thanks
Carry gun?  
If so I would strongly consider a striker based fire control firearm.  My carry guns were always 1911's until I took an I.C.E. course from Rob Pincus.  He was also a dedicated 1911 guy until early on in his training career he started to notice about 80% of the failures (either mechanical or operational) were 1911's.  That's when he switched.  There are many very good striker based guns out there, I settled on Springfield XDM's, and have several.  Their compacts all have grip/mag extensions for more capacity and a full grip.
- Dave
They may have been “1911s”, but I bet they weren’t Colt.
Humerous but on point:
https://www.frfrogspad.com/jmb.htm


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Post by Jon Eulette on Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:48 pm

I did some work on a newer Colt Lightweight Commander for a LAPD detective. Great carry gun. Ran perfect and would definitely get the job done. I'd carry one.
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Post by LenV on Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:01 am

Your talking about my carry gun. I need something I can grip also. Not a 1911 but really close. Model 439 (39) S&W. Exact same grip as my 52. Here is a pretty one on GB.
https://www.gunbroker.com/item/858455270

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It uses the same holster as my Scandium framed Commander (SC1911) Also S&W
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Post by LenV on Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:06 am

This one is a 1911. Full size grip and aluminum frame. It's a Range Officer.

https://www.budsgunshop.com/product_info.php/products_id/24277/springfield+armory+pi9137l+1911+9mm+4+8%2b1+cocobolo+grip+black+parkerized
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Post by smsnyder on Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:12 am

I picked up the ruger 1911 lightweight commander in 9mm 29 ounces.. Reviews were good. Thanks

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