1911 models

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by dragunovsks, May 7, 2008.

  1. dragunovsks

    dragunovsks New Member

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    Can anyone tell me what the differences are between the 1911 Commander, Government, and Officer. I know mine is the government but what are the other two.
     
  2. BigO01

    BigO01 New Member

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    Commanders have a 4 1/4 inch barrel and have an alloy frame now designated the LW "light weight" Commanders , Combat Commanders are steel or stainless steel framed still with the 4 1/4 barrels . Officers Models have a 3 1/2 in barrel .

    I think but am not sure they also made 1911 platform guns with an even 3 in barrel but not positive what their designation was .
     

  3. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    The Officer's model also has a shorter grip along with the shorter barrel. Full-size and Commander's use the same grips...