Walther Colt 1911,Walther Colt 1911 Rail Gun
The new Colt Lightweight Commander is a accurate, fast-shooting pistol which is ideal for carrying everyday.
The 1911 pistol has always been a popular choice for concealed carry, given its slim frame and single-stack magazine. This became particularly true in the mid-20th century, when Colt first introduced the 1911 Commander-style. Due to its lighter weight and more concealable overall range, many shooters chose to bring the Commander to their larger equivalent of the Government model.
Colt is continuing its production of the Commander platform for 2016 by providing a new lightweight version designed specifically for those carrying it. The new pistol will be available in version .45 ACP and 9 mm
The all-new Colt Lightweight Commander ® features a lightweight aluminum alloy frame that results in weight reduction, making it suitable for day-to-day carriage. The light yet durable frame comes with a subdued anodized black finish that doesn’t draw attention or reflect much light, while the slide is made of rugged carbon steel and wears a classy blued finish. The gun weighs a fairly modest 29.4 ounces by itself.
The new Lightweight Commander ® sights are handy and effective. The front is a clear white dot from Novak while the rear is a sight from Novak Low Mount Carry tap. Target selection with the sights is quick and accurate, just what a shooter needs to feel comfortable about its choice of carry.
The Lightweight Commander ® uses a slightly shorter 4.25-inch, 1:16-inch rifling stainless steel barrel and a polished finish. Combined with a smooth and crisp 4.5- to 6-pound three-hole aluminum, single-action trigger, the quality barrel results in a pistol capable of exceptional accuracy given its reduced barrel length.
Additionally, the Lightweight Commander® is very well designed from an ergonomics standpoint. An extended thumb safety allows for quick and easy on-and-off activation for right-handed shooters, an essential for those drawing from concealment. There are easy-to-grip cocking serrations near the rear of the slide, and the pistol features elegant but functional Black Cherry G10 checkered grips. Other comfortable elements include an upswept Beavertail grip safety and an undercut trigger guard for proper hand placement.
With an overall length of 7.75 inches, an overall height of 5.5 inches and an overall width of 1.25 inches, the Lightweight Commander® tucks away easily but also isn’t so small that it becomes uncomfortable to shoot or inaccurate, as some firearms designed for carry tend to. In addition, the magazine capacity is more than adequate with magazines holding 8+1 rounds in the .45 ACP version and 9+1 rounds in the 9mm model.