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This is a discussion on 1911 barrel lengths within the Ruger Pistols forums, part of the Pistol & Revolver Forum category; Thanks for the responses. Very helpful. More variations than I realized....


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Old March 14th, 2020, 12:36 PM   #16
 
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Thanks for the responses. Very helpful. More variations than I realized.



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Old March 20th, 2020, 09:06 AM   #17
 
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Kimber Ultra Carry II has 3" barrel.
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They did, and there are a number of manufacturers making them right now. Dan Wesson, Remington, Kimber, Springfield Armory just to name a few.

OP, also keep in mind that the frame size can be different as well. The 1911 government (5”) and commander share frame, but the commander frame is aluminum. If it is a steel frame it’s a combat commander. Meanwhile, an officer’s frame is aluminum and is smaller than the government/commander size, figure you lose one round in the magazine. Of course in today’s market with all the different makers coming up with new edc models, there is now quite a bit of variation to those terms and not all models are true to form 1911’s. So, more than you wanted OP, but point is there is more than just barrel length differences in the “standard” government/commander/officer models.


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Are you sure about the Government and Commander sharing a frame? I'm pretty sure there are some dimensional differences.
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Based on the cost of all of the aftermarket and replacement parts Iowegian installed on his AMT Hardballer, maybe ATM is appropriate.
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Are you sure about the Government and Commander sharing a frame? I'm pretty sure there are some dimensional differences.

Government and commander are the dimensionally the same size. They share all components right down to grips and mags. It’s the officer that is different. That is not saying that people have not thrown a commander top on an officer frame and all the other possible combinations along with brand-specific variations.


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brnwlms, Not quite true …. Commander frames have a shorter recoil spring cover. A Commander frame used with a full sized slide will work but it will leave a gap between the recoil spring cap and the frame. Using a full sized frame with a Commander slide will also work but the spring cover will extend beyond the spring cap when the slide is locked back. All other dimensions for a Commander and full sized frame are the same.

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brnwlms, Not quite true …. Commander frames have a shorter recoil spring cover. A Commander frame used with a full sized slide will work but it will leave a gap between the recoil spring cap and the frame. Using a full sized frame with a Commander slide will also work but the spring cover will extend beyond the spring cap when the slide is locked back. All other dimensions for a Commander and full sized frame are the same.
That's what I thought.
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