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Which reasonably priced commander (Colt and down) is, in the experience of those wiser than me, the least finicky with a wide range of ammo including +P loads? Thanks in advance!
 

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All of my Colt Combat Commanders and SA Champions eat everything I feed them, except some wadcutter rounds. I don't shoot +P ammo, but hopefully someone else will note their experience.
 

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I've never had issues with any commander 1911, they are equal in reliability to government models. It's when you start going smaller than commander size that you start seeing issues, hence I only own the government and commander sized 1911's nothing smaller.
 

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I don't have a problem with my .45 ACP commanders. My 10 mm is a bit touchy.
 

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I have a Wiley Clapp CCO (Commander slide on Officer frame) and it's proven to be reliable with standard and +P loads.
 

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I own Commanders of different manuf. and in various calibers......they all work wonderfully.
 

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Since I quit buying gun show reload ammo, I have never had another issue with any 45 ACP or 9 mm. I buy what ever the store has, load it in any gun and it goes bang. You must remember one round a year is not considered an issue, it's called the human factor.
 

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I have a Colt Super 38 and .45 both in Lightweight Commanders.
They will eat anything I can stick in them.
Hi, How many rounds to you get out of your 38s recoil spring before it needs changing?

C.A.
 

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Which reasonably priced commander (Colt and down) is, in the experience of those wiser than me, the least finicky with a wide range of ammo including +P loads? Thanks in advance!
The Colt's are the best in that regard but still far from perfect IME.
 

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Thanks guys. When I get a recurve sold I will likely be in the market for a commander size 1911. Will probably trade in my LCR. Thinking about the Ruger LW commander, a SA Range Officer compact, or a Range Officer champion.
 

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Never any problems with any of my 4.0" and 4.25" 1911's, save one. Had a Kimber that would never run right.
 

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Your mileage may vary, but in my experience a 4.25" tends to be less fussy than a 4.0". Both a Springfield Champion and Kimber Pro Carry I had were reliable with certain mags but not others. With one exception every Colt Commander I owned didn't care what mags I used. That one exception was a factory lemon that wouldn't even feed ball reliably as it had an over-cut feed ramp.
 

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Smaller than a commander, but all four of my Sig 1911's Ultras have been flawless with a variety of ammo (FMJ, JHP, +P) and mags. Very good fit and finish. Best value out there under $1k.
 

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The Colt Commander I bought new about 18 months ago has a little over 5K rounds through it and has never failed.
 

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All of my Commanders in .45 have been fine with a wide variety of ammo including 200gr cast SWC. With non .45 Commander size pistols (10mm, 9mm, 38 Super) I have mainly shot FMJ.
 

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You can't go wrong with any of the 3 1911's you mentioned, and my Springfield Compact has been 100%. I trust it over my Colt XSE LW Commander when using JHP ammo.
 

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My favorite Commander length 1911 is a S&W scandium E Series.
I have everything, including, Colt Sig, Springfield, Kimber, Baer Ect.
The Smith is light, shoots straight, and always goes bang.
 
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