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    Thinking about a 4.5" 1911

    I'm considering getting a 4.5" 1911 - any companies out there making a solid model in the 450-550 range?

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    If you shop very carefully, you might find one of the excellent S&Ws at the high end of that range (maybe lightly used). Failing that, Springfield.
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    A used S&W for around $500 or $600. A Springfield or maybe a new Para Ord.

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    4.5" 1911?

    I thought the standard 1911 barrel length went from 5" to 4 1/4"??

    If you're looking for a commander size, Buds has some nice Limited Editions Paras for $599.00 delivered. http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/p...s_id/411534402
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    Generally I think you're right - the typical 'next smaller' is 4.25 - but I *have* seen a few 4.5 models, though I can't remember where. Could have been hallucinating...

    I'm not fussy on the point - I just want a somewhat smaller 1911 frame. The difference between .25 and .50 is fairly unimportant.

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    Thumbs up

    Here's what they call the Commander with the 41/4" barrel.

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    never heard of 4.5"
    the commander is 4.25" and the rest of the modern productions
    are 5,4,&3"

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    Gosh, you must be right. There isn't a 4.5" model.

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    Heh, I just assumed all along you wanted a Commander-sized pistol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Barham View Post
    Heh, I just assumed all along you wanted a Commander-sized pistol.
    You are correct - I just didn't want to confuse the issue by using the Colt trademark - sloppy of me in saying 4.5".

    BTW, I see that you've got a controversy brewing at Bagram - the accounting soldier and her death. Is it making waves there as much as it is here? The press is playing it up as a conspiracy.

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    I thiought Para made a 4.5..I might be wrong though.

    Update...Looked on paraord.com/ A 3.5 and 4.25

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    Heck, nothing wrong with using the Colt "trademark".
    Every other manufacturer has produced a "commander" length version at one time or another.
    It's a pretty common term.

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    The S&W seems like your best bet.

    Good luck in your search.

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