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bbroker777 03-21-2012 03:46 AM

Is my 1911 a government, commander, or GI?
 
Have a Springfield 1911 A1 with a 5" barrel & I don't have any idea what kind it is. I am trying to buy a high beaver tail safety for it & I need to know which category it is under...

DodgerBlue 03-21-2012 03:53 AM

GI. is what you have

Commander is the 4.4" whiles the 5" is the GI

Jpyle 03-21-2012 03:54 AM

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Originally Posted by bbroker777 (Post 746889)
Have a Springfield 1911 A1 with a 5" barrel & I don't have any idea what kind it is. I am trying to buy a high beaver tail safety for it & I need to know which category it is under...

A government and a GI are the same. i.e. GI = Government Issue. Commander is the name for the smaller framed, shorter barreled model. Of course GI also refers to a bare bones model 1911. Pictured top to bottom, Government, Commander, Officers sized 1911s

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_XCkTSf0swcQ/SLdpyU0_-http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_XCkTSf0swc...S1911wdwdd.jpg

bbroker777 03-21-2012 03:55 AM

There is no high ride beaver tail grip safety for the GI, would the commander tail grip safety still work for it?

bbroker777 03-21-2012 03:56 AM

Nevermind u answered my question. Thank y'all!

canebrake 03-21-2012 05:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bbroker777 (Post 746889)
Have a Springfield 1911 A1 with a 5" barrel & I don't have any idea what kind it is. I am trying to buy a high beaver tail safety for it & I need to know which category it is under...

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jpyle (Post 746894)
A government and a GI are the same. i.e. GI = Government Issue. Commander is the name for the smaller framed, shorter barreled model. Of course GI also refers to a bare bones model 1911. Pictured top to bottom, Government, Commander, Officers sized 1911s

You kids are mixing style with size.

Here are the size designations for common 1911s:
  • "Long Slide" - Full size receiver (frame) and 6" barrel.
  • "Government" - Full size receiver and 5" barrel.
  • "Commander" - Full size receiver and 4" or a 4.25" barrel.
  • "Officers" - Compact receiver and a 3" or a 3.5" barrel.

The two basic styles are,
  • GI - Duck Bill grip safety, "Hump and Bump" sights, solid trigger, small thumb safety/slide lock back and a sweet spur hammer.
  • The enhanced - Beavertail grip safety, modern three dot sights, skeleton trigger, small thumb safety/slide lock back and a Commander hammer.

HOSSFLY 03-21-2012 11:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jpyle (Post 746894)
A government and a GI are the same. i.e. GI = Government Issue.
Quote:

Commander is the name for the smaller framed, shorter barreled model.
Of course GI also refers to a bare bones model 1911. Pictured top to bottom, Government, Commander, Officers sized 1911s

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_XCkTSf0swcQ/SLdpyU0_-http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_XCkTSf0swc...S1911wdwdd.jpg

Nice shooters BUT the Commander has the same size frame as the GI except the dust cover is shorter :)
Thats most likely what you ment anyway :o

canebrake 03-21-2012 08:54 PM

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Originally Posted by HOSSFLY (Post 747050)
Nice shooters BUT the Commander has the same size frame as the GI except the dust cover is shorter :)
Thats most likely what you ment anyway :o

+1 Hoss

Here's a visual.

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/v...t/size-1-2.jpg

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/v...lt/size1-1.jpg

Size does matter!

utf59 03-21-2012 09:08 PM

I seldom have anything to add to Cane's posts, especially on the subject of 1911s, but here is one tidbit. Since yours is a Springfield, their name for the Commander size is Champion.

That's all I got.

canebrake 03-21-2012 09:46 PM

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Originally Posted by utf59 (Post 747465)
I seldom have anything to add to Cane's posts, especially on the subject of 1911s, but here is one tidbit. Since yours is a Springfield, their name for the Commander size is Champion.

That's all I got.

Phil, you need to come around more often. I have been non-stop ingratiating myself with this latest addition to my arsenal.

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/v...11-1-2-1-1.jpg

That's no Springer, it's my new Colt Talo Commander. :p


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