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Model Lightweight Commander
Colt Pistol Lightweight Commander .45 Auto Variant-3
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Gun Dimensions Width:No Data
Length:7.75-in Height:No Data
Barrel:4.25-in Weight:27.5-oz
Variant 3 of 4
Gun Rankings
  • Power Factor (230 grain bullet)188600
  • Recoil Factor (230 grain bullet)9.12 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity9 rounds
  • ConcealabilityFair
  • Defense Factor78%
Gun Specifications
Produced:1983 - 1997
Caliber:.45 Auto
Action:recoil operated semi-automatic
Trigger:single-action (SA)
Safety:grip safety, manual thumb safety
Frame:aluminum alloy
Grip:checkered walnut w/medallion
Sights:fixed combat
Notes:Series 80
Colt's Manufacturing Company, LLC
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Gun Value
MSRP:$735.00Used Est:$975.00
Last Update:11/16/2023
About the Gun

Fist Colt 1911 pattern pistol produced with an alloy frame and main spring housing and the first Colt pistol to be chambered in 9mm.

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.

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