Originally Posted by Gonzilla
I have the Colt Officers (all steel) n Colt Combat Elite (Bi-tone) - I would also like to add a commander to complete the set.
Do LW alloy frames hold up as well as steel ? Carry vs range - where will the majority of your time be spent ? My officers is very heavy - love it on the range but PIA to carry. No free lunch.
Ask yourself how many rounds do you really throw down range per year?
If you realistically do less than 2K of .45 ACP
in your carry piece....(most of us can not afford much more than that)...your alloy frame 1911 will be fine. Double that for a 9 mike-mike 1911.
The alloy frame (Colt) 1911 in Government, Commander and Officer would provide contraindications for a target shooter expending 10K+ rounds per year. for the EDC individual, you're GTG.
This recommendation comes with a