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9X23 Combat Commander

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Hi all.

I was thinking of converting my 9MM Combat Commander from 9X19 to 9X23.

Has anyone experienced such ordeal?

Can my steel Combat (not LTW) withstand the abuse of the extra power?

Your help is appreciated.


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no problem.

A simple ream of the chamber and tweak of the extractor (9x23 has a smaller rim) and you will be good to go.

You will also need heavier springs. My commander uses a 23# hammer spring and #18 recoil spring.

That is a good place to start. I suggest Wilson or metalform rd. follower mags.
 

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Rather than converting, I suggest getting an extra barrel, bushing, and recoil spring, so you have a two calibers available with just a field strip. I have such a switch barrel Goverment Model, and I shoot a lot more 9x19 than 9x23 out of the pistol.
 

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Any Commander, Combat or Lightweight can stand up to the 9x23 if it is sprung correctly. Mainspring, recoil spring, and the firing pin stop can all be used to make this gun function like a dream. I have both Lightweights and Combats in 9x23 and they all function just fine. The only way to "abuse" a 1911 is to not have the correct springs in the gun.
 
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