I have carried the Defender for years and just switched to the Commander. Wish I would have gone with the Commander from the get-go.
Give the Talo WC Commander a close look. It's a Series 70 with a NM barrel.
Worth every penny! "Everything you need, nothing you don't."
Colt's 21st Century Commander
As for quality leather, one stands above them all. The Milt Sparks Versa Max II.
Versa Max II
Wanta know how good they are? If you ordered today it will take them 26 weeks to make one for you! Yea, that good.