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OK, was browsing around our LGSs after lunch today and ran across this little diddly. Even though I’ve been in “10mm mode” recently I had poked around the market, too, for a small/Compact 45 ACP to keep my Springfield ArmoryRO Compact (in 9mm) from getting lonely. I already have an ATI FX 3.5” barrel, 45 ACP (7+1) that I keep in a zippered pistol pouch in the truck but wanted something a little less homely lookin’ to OC with. The ATI is parkerized all over and, yeah, it shoots OK but s a little scarred up from a fall I sustained on our concrete driveway last year.

Anyway, long story short, I ran across this SIG this afternoon and was overwhelmed with “WANT-itis”.

SIG 1911U
Two Tone
Anodized alloy Officer’s frame
3.3” SS Bull barrel
Rosewood grips
Skeletonized trigger with overtravel adjust
SIG Night Sights
2 SS 7 round magazines
7+1 45 ACP
 

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I'm sure you will be VERY pleased with the handsome new addition to your 1911 collection.
 
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Has anyone ever made a 1911 Commander in 10mm Auto? You'd think that there would be a big market for such a thing, yet nobody seems to even try to tap it.
 
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Wow, sure is a handsome handgun. Wonder how it compares size wise to the p938. I already have the 938 and a compact 1911 that I carry so I really can't justify another, but it doesn't keep me from wanting.
 

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I’ve got .........ummm, used to have......... a 938 SAS. Gifted it to my youngest son upon college graduation last summer because he had shot it and loved it and asked for it.

The 1911 is certainly larger than the 939; there was a 9mm version of this “U” series 1911 sitting next to the one I bought in the display case and they were both the same size . . . . and price.

Oh, and I own 1911s in all sizes but I really wanted another subcompact in 45 ACP. Got an ATI FX 1911 with a 3.5” barrel I keep in my truck gun but don’t carry it often.
 
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Has anyone ever made a 1911 Commander in 10mm Auto? You'd think that there would be a big market for such a thing, yet nobody seems to even try to tap it.
I’ve wondered the same thing. I keep looking but haven’t come across one yet. I asked the employees at both our LGSs that yesterday while browsing and both say that 10mm hasn’t been in high demand despite all our discussions here. It took Remington and Ruger a looonnng time to enter the 1911 market but with the 1911 market booming as it seems to be now, perhaps we’ll see one. Now whereas my Ruger 1911 Commander is a “Lightweight” with an alloy frame and my new Sig “U” 1911 pictured above also has an anodized alloy frame, a Commander size might require an all steel construction.
 
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HMM? nothing comes to mind??
maybe STI???
or one of the upper semi custom/custom 1911 makers?
 
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HMM? nothing comes to mind??
maybe STI???
or one of the upper semi custom/custom 1911 makers?
Yeah, high end custom makers (eg., Les Baer) make Commander sized 1911s but in 45 ACP. I’m not a huge fan of STI - mainly because they are too proud of their EDC Guns and their prices show it. Won’t lie, Sigs are pricey but their prices are more approachable; this is my 4th Sig and can almost always get the guy behind the desk to negotiate on price.
 

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I’ve wondered the same thing. I keep looking but haven’t come across one yet. I asked the employees at both our LGSs that yesterday while browsing and both say that 10mm hasn’t been in high demand despite all our discussions here. It took Remington and Ruger a looonnng time to enter the 1911 market but with the 1911 market booming as it seems to be now, perhaps we’ll see one. Now whereas my Ruger 1911 Commander is a “Lightweight” with an alloy frame and my new Sig “U” 1911 pictured above also has an anodized alloy frame, a Commander size might require an all steel construction.
Congrats on your new 1911! It sure is a beauty & I imagine it will be just as wonderful to you as the 9mm version has been to me! While any day at the range is a good day, a day at the range with a Sig1911 is a great day!
 
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Well, I sorta did in a cheap way. I used one of the gun black pens on it. Still has scars but you now have to look a little harder to see them. The black Yaqui slide holster I use for it also got scarred up - completely digging off some of the leather - which I hid fairly well with some black shoe polish.
 

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OK, was browsing around our LGSs after lunch today and ran across this little diddly. Even though I’ve been in “10mm mode” recently I had poked around the market, too, for a small/Compact 45 ACP to keep my Springfield ArmoryRO Compact (in 9mm) from getting lonely. I already have an ATI FX 3.5” barrel, 45 ACP (7+1) that I keep in a zippered pistol pouch in the truck but wanted something a little less homely lookin’ to OC with. The ATI is parkerized all over and, yeah, it shoots OK but s a little scarred up from a fall I sustained on our concrete driveway last year.

Anyway, long story short, I ran across this SIG this afternoon and was overwhelmed with “WANT-itis”.

SIG 1911U
Two Tone
Anodized alloy Officer’s frame
3.3” SS Bull barrel
Rosewood grips
Skeletonized trigger with overtravel adjust
SIG Night Sights
2 SS 7 round magazines
7+1 45 ACP
I'm sure I speak for my self when I say we look forward to a shooting review with great anticipation! I may speak for more that just myself, I'm just not in the mood to speculate.

Wow, sure is a handsome handgun. Wonder how it compares size wise to the p938. I already have the 938 and a compact 1911 that I carry so I really can't justify another
Try harder. I'm sure you'll manage. :cool:
 

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I'm sure I speak for my self when I say we look forward to a shooting review with great anticipation! I may speak for more that just myself, I'm just not in the mood to speculate.



Try harder. I'm sure you'll manage. :cool:
As do I. Listen, quick question for you ultra compact 45 ACPers out there. Which SD ammo do you generally recommend for ultra short barreled guns? I bought into the whole “micro” line of HST in my ultra compact 9s but i think the jury is still out on whether that stuff works as advertised. My usual 45 ACP is the 185 gr JHP. Not sure if it will open fully with the short barrel.
 

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As do I. Listen, quick question for you ultra compact 45 ACPers out there. Which SD ammo do you generally recommend for ultra short barreled guns? I bought into the whole “micro” line of HST in my ultra compact 9s but i think the jury is still out on whether that stuff works as advertised. My usual 45 ACP is the 185 gr JHP. Not sure if it will open fully with the short barrel.
well I carry almost all the time in my Springer Micro Compact (a Officers model alloy frame) that weighs in at about 26 ounces if I remember correctly, the Federal classic Hi-shok ammo, its 175 grain and is a standard pressure.
I also have a 160 grain all copper hollow point that's loaded to standard pressure, I think I likely got some 185 grainers in the ammo cabinet as well.
I have tried all three rounds in the weapon and they all operate fine and are accurate.
this particular lil 1911 has a lot more recoil and muzzle jump than even my steel framed Defender size.
in the old Milk Jug test all three performed well enough to satisfy my wants in a self defense round.
every other 45 acp I use a 200 grain projectile.
heres a pic with the ATI, this lil 45 loves the stuff.
 

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Digging through my safe, I found some 230 gr Hornady XTP 45 ACP+Ps, Winchester SXT (Civilian version of the LE only Win Rangers) in 230 gr. and even some fairly old Win Silvertips. These, along with Hornady Critical Defense 185 grainers will be what I will run.
 
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