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    M1911.ORG Reviews a very special prototype pistol

    After over two and a half years in the planning and execution, the prototype of our long-awaited 9mm Combat Commander size pistol, the El Comandante, has been completed and sent to one of our testers for evaluation. You can read the story and the evaluation in our e-zine, here El Comandante . Please post your questions and comments in this thread. We are especially looking forward to our members' reactions to this pistol so we can decide if it will be worth continuing our search for someone to produce it commercially in small (or, better yet, large) numbers.
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    Well congratulations John and Hawk, this is one really nice Commander... or, since the name 'Commander' is Colt's trademark... I guess it is a really nice 'El Comandante'!

    OK just one question: wasn't it possible to find checkered (rather than serrated) slide stops and mag releases? I had a feeling that John is partial to these...
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    I want one! When,where, and how much?

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    I would love to see them built. I would buy one right away.

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    If the price is right i will take one. Get rid of the plastic trigger and pot marked grip safety.

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    Cost is always an issue with me, but that is almost what I would love to have. I like a flat MSH and a full size gun, but I would love to have one of them.
    Hawk the interest is there from me, but funding is not something I can say I would be able to jump off and buy right away.
    But, a 9mm 1911 in a blued or black looking gun is what I have always wanted. Everyone that offers 9mm 1911s right now sell them in only pimp SS.

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    Well, Para has a black 9mm LTC model... but I'd rather be rooting for this one, right here!

    Hawk, does it have a ramped barrel?
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    OK, time for me to move to a state that doesn't comply things. Great review. I think it looks just fine with the coating, it is meant for heavy use. What a nice gun!

    I'd sure go for a couple of the grip and thumb safeties...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rekladan
    Well, Para has a black 9mm LTC model... but I'd rather be rooting for this one, right here!

    Hawk, does it have a ramped barrel?
    It does not. The barrel is a standard 1911 barrel with a ramped frame. Caspian cuts the frame to the correct ramp angle for 9mm. Just like the original Colts.
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    I think price point will be a factor.
    A bare bones gun will not sell at Nighthawk prices. Probably not at Caspian prices, the last time I looked it up, a Caspian frame and slide with name brand working parts was over $1000 in parts alone.

    Isn't Armscor-RIA talking about a Commanderoid 9mm?

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