Colt Lightweight Commander

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Summary: The description, specs, photo, pricing and user ratings for the Colt Lightweight Commander pistol.

Manufacturer’s Description

Colt‘s Lightweight Commander is a 1911-style semiauto pistol built on an aluminum alloy frame with a carbon steel slide, and chambered in .45 ACP or 9mm. Other features include:

  • An 80-series firing system;
  • a dual-spring recoil system;

    Colt Lightweight Commander left side photo

    The Lightweight Commander from the left.

  • a lowered and flared ejection port;
  • a Novak white dot front sight dovetailed into the slide;
  • a Novak low-mount notch rear sight dovetailed into the slide;
  • angled rear grasping serrations on the slide;
  • a three-hole aluminum trigger with a 4.5–6 lb. pull;
  • an extended left-side thumb safety;
  • an upswept beavertail grip safety with a memory bump;
  • an undercut trigger guard;
  • black cherry Colt G10 grips;
  • a commander-style hammer;
  • a black anodized finish on the frame;
  • a blued finish on the slide.

On camera: Check out Hickok45’s video review of the Lightweight Commander.

The Specs

Caliber Capacity BBL OAL Height Weight
.45 ACP 8+1 4.25″ 7.75″ 5.5″ 29.4 oz.
9mm 9+1 4.25″ 7.75″ 5.5″ 29.4 oz.


MSRP: $949

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