Looking at buying a commander

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by jake1, Apr 24, 2014.

  1. jake1

    jake1 New Member

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    Looking into buying a commander size 1911. I have a full size American classic ii which I love. I am torn between another metro arms or the ruger sr1911. I hear fantastic things about the ruger and they are both about the same price. Looking for suggestions. Thanks everyone
     
  2. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    I would lean towards the Ruger if I were trying to decide between two.
     

  3. ParhfinderAFW

    ParhfinderAFW New Member

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    another for the ruger


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  4. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    the Ruger is nice, but the AC Commander is one solid value. when shopping for my first Commander a couple of years ago, i ordered the MetroArms Commander. it's been one solid and reliable performer.

    if you can budget the Ruger get it. if your budget is a bit tighter, get the MetroArms AC.
     
  5. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    Git the Clapp

    I'm luvin' mine :D
     

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  6. jake1

    jake1 New Member

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    From what I've seen the ac commander chrome and the ruger are almost the same price now. The ac had come up in price in the last couple years
     
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  7. Eagle1803

    Eagle1803 New Member

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    Gator, that my man is a fine looking pistol
     
  8. Argyle_Armoring

    Argyle_Armoring New Member

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    Get the Ruger. I have them available. ;-)
     
  9. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i paid less than $600 for mine a couple of years ago, NIB. mine was the hard chromed finished version..
     
  10. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSZv9vOmkgQ"]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSZv9vOmkgQ[/ame]

    A little too much bling for me.
     
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  12. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    I have the Ruger. Mine is a Commander length. It is a well built gun. I also have a Citidel which is similar to the RIA. The Ruger is much higher quality. I would buy it again without a doubt.
     
  13. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    I shot a Ruger 1911 for the first time today! It is a fine 1911 but as most all factory produced 1911 pistol factory box guns, could us a little trigger work in my opinion. But a real nice pistol and overall quality was impressive!
    Surely not a Rock River Arms Inc past custom pistol, or Les Baer, but great out of the box factory pistol! I would recommend one if you are looking for a fair priced 1911 and good quality.
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  14. jake1

    jake1 New Member

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    Yeah I know. 3 years ago I paid $500 for my AC II and now they are over $600. Not even the HC just blued
     
  15. jake1

    jake1 New Member

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    A ton of good input. Thanks everyone