Colt Combat Commander

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Colt Combat Commander stainless left side photo

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Summary: The description, specs, photos, pricing and the average user rating of the Colt Combat Commander pistols.

Manufacturer’s Description

The Colt Combat Commander is a 1911-style semiauto pistol is built on either a carbon steel or a stainless steel frame with a blue or stainless finish, respectively. It’s now chambered in either .45 ACP or 9mm.

Standard features include:

  • A steel slide, either stainless or carbon steel;
  • a dual spring recoil system;
  • a combat hammer; and
  • Colt Combat Commander stainless rubber left side photo

    The old stainless Combat Commander with black rubber grips.

    an undercut trigger guard.

Over the years, Colt has tweaked some of this gun’s features. Older Colt Commanders feature:

  • A downswept  beavertail grip safety;
  • GI-style three dot sights; and
  • GI-style rear slide grip serrations.

In contrast, new Colt Commanders feature:

  • An upswept beavertail grip safety;
  • Novak sights; and
  • angled, wide slide grip serrations, either rear-only or front and rear.

Colt has offered a variety of grips for these guns, including custom black cherry G10 grips with the colt logo, double diamond rosewood grips and checkered rubber composite grips. It’s also offered either solid or three-hole triggers.

The Specs

Caliber Capacity OAL BBL Weight
9mm 9+1 7.75″ 4.25″ 33 oz.
.45 ACP 7+1 7.75″ 4.25″ 33 oz.


MSRP: $700ish

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Colt Combat Commander black new left side photo

A new Combat Commander with Novak sights and an upswept beavertail.

Cold Commander old blued left side photo

The old-style Colt Commander, blued.

Colt Commander stainless Novak left side photo

A newer Colt Commander with front and rear grip serrations.

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