When was the Colt Commander made?

When was the Colt Commander made?

The Colt Commander Model was first produced in 1949 as a lightweight variation of the popular Colt Model 1911 automatic pistol. It was produced in a new aluminum alloy that made it significantly lighter than the typical all-steel construction.

What is a Series 80 1911?

The Series 80 1911 Pistol The Series 80 is/was the term used to refer to a number of modifications made to the firing mechanism of the Colt 1911 pistol. The previous pistol had a hook notch that totally captured the sear, preventing the hammer from being released at half-cock.

What is the difference between a Colt Series 70 and Series 80?

In about 1983, the Series 80 1911 was introduced with a key feature of a trigger-activated firing pin safety. Series 70 1911s have no safety plunger in the slide. The shooter must press the trigger to unblock the firing pin for Series 80 1911s.

What is the Colt Commander barrel length?

4.25 in

Colt Commander
Produced 1950-present
Variants Lightweight Commander Combat Commander Commander Gold Cup Colt Combat Elite Concealed Carry Officer’s pistol
Barrel length 4.25 in (107.95 mm)

What is a Colt Combat Elite?

The Colt Combat Elite family is a sleek, modern styled two-tone pistol packed with premium features. Night sights, 25 LPI checkering, and ambi safety make for a top shelf pistol that’s ready to hit the range. This Commander version features a 4.25” barrel, available in the classic . 45 ACP and 9MM.

Will a 1911 fire if dropped?

Is the 1911 “drop safe”? While it has been proven that the original 100-year-old design can discharge from firing pin inertia if dropped on either end, particularly if thousands of trigger pulls have weakened the firing pin spring, this has been corrected on modern designs.

Is the 1911 a good carry gun?

In 9mm, full-size and Commander 1911 pistols are downright tame. It’s comfortable and easy to shoot, and many shooters have found it’s easy to get accurate with. That makes a good fighting pistol on any day.

What is a Colt MK IV Series 80?

Also known as the Colt Officers ACP, the Colt Mark IV Series 80 Officers is a single-action, semi-automatic, recoil-operated handgun chambered in 45 ACP. Based on the Browning M1911, this lightweight pistol offers a 3.75” barrel and checkered wood grips.

Is the Remington R1 a Series 70 or 80?

Unlike either the original 1911 or the A1, the R1 uses a series 80 receiver, so it has the split firing pin safety. It also has a front dovetail instead of a pinned front sight to allow the front sight to be adjusted or changed easier. You can also see the A1 style trigger and grip safety.

Will full size 1911 grips fit commander?

A Commander size 1911 requires full size grips. The barrel bushing is shorter than a full size Government model so you will need to purchase a Commander size compensator.