Turnbull Commander

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Turnbull Commander blued right side

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Summary: The description, specs, pricing, photos and user ratings of the Turnbull Commander pistols.

Manufacturer’s Description

The Turnbull Commander is a 1911-style semiauto pistol built on a carbon steel frame with a carbon steel slide, and chambered in either .38 Super or .45 ACP. Turnbull says the pistol is based on the 1920’s-era appearance of the 1911, if there had been commander-size slide and frame in production at the time.

Other features include:

The Commander with walnut grips.

The Commander with walnut grips.

  • A commander-style, carbon steel hammer;
  • a 4.25″ stainless steel barrel and bushing;
  • a carbon steel beavertail grip safety;
  • a solid carbon steel, one-piece trigger;
  • dovetailed sights;
  • two two-tone, seven round magazines;
  • a hand-polished,  charcoal blued finish in the same manner as an original early production vintage pistol;
  • a circled Turning Bull trademark on the slide’s left behind the slide serrations;
  • inspector’s marks from Doug Turnbull (Turnbull’s owner and founder).

American black walnut, hand-checkered, double-diamond grips come standard. Available sights include Novak-style tritium and Eliason-style.

The Specs

Caliber Capacity OAL BBL Height Weight
.45 ACP 7+1 n/a 4.25″ n/a n/a
.38 Super 9+1 n/a 4.25″ n/a n/a


MSRP: $2,600

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The Commander with bone (?) grips.

The Commander with bone (?) grips.

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