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Model 1991 Combat Commander
Colt Pistol 1991 Combat Commander .45 Auto Variant-1
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Gun Dimensions Width:No Data
Length:7.75-in Height:No Data
Barrel:4.25-in Weight:36-oz
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Gun Rankings
  • Power Factor (230 grain bullet)188600
  • Recoil Factor (230 grain bullet)6.97 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity8 rounds
  • ConcealabilityFair
  • Defense Factor78%
Gun Specifications
Produced:1993 -
Caliber:.45 Auto
Action:recoil operated semi-automatic
Trigger:single-action (SA)
Safety:grip safety, manual thumb safety
Frame:blued finish carbon steel
Grip:double diamond rosewood
Sights:fixed white dot
Colt's Manufacturing Company, LLC
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Gun Value
MSRP:$999.00Used Est:$750.00
Last Update:8/26/2023
About the Gun

Colt 1991 Series is a direct descendant of the original Colt 1911A1. Features a Series 80 design, long aluminum trigger, combat sights, standard thumb safety, spur hammer, straight backstrap. Early production models were marketed with "M1991A1" roll-stamped on the left side of the slide. Later models were roll-stamped with the more common "GOVERNMENT MODEL" and caliber.

Cartridge Specifications
Cartridge: .45 Automatic
Alias: .45 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP)
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Ballistics for This Gun
Selected Bullet Mass:230 grains
MV:820 ft/sec ME:343 ft-lbs
About the Cartridge

This cartridge was developed by John Browning and was adopted by the United States Ordnance Department along with the Colt-Browning automatic pistol in 1911. It has also been made the official military handgun chambering by several other governments, notably Argentina, Mexico and Norway. The 45 Automatic is the most powerful military handgun cartridge in use today. This is a heavy and powerful sub-sonic round. Although its muzzle energy can exceed 400 ft-lbs, its velocity and bullet weight creates a steep trajectory curve that limits its effective range to self-defense distances.

User Rating
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User Comments

5 of 5 Stars
My overall Favorite
By ScribbleJ on 12 Apr 2020
This pistol is my favorite gun to shoot in terms or accuracy and feel. The trigger prep and press really make sight alignment recovery much easier than my S&W M&P 9 Shield. Largely due to the fact this gun is so much heavier, and the trigger prep is so very slight. I am much more accurate with my shots at longer distances with this gun, but I feel that is due to the increased barrel length in comparison to the Shield 9. I do not carry it IWB. It is much too large for it to be comfortable enough for that. It is also not my preferred choice for CCW anyway. This gun is excellent for personal and home defense, but I rely on it mainly for home defense. I would definitely take it hunting to protect against bear attacks, but I would have to carry it in a chest holster for that purpose. Considering that this pistol design has been around for so long I don't think there is any reason to not own one. It's just a very fun and reliable shooter as well as it's easy to disassemble and clean.