NRA Gun of the Week: Taurus 1911 Commander Pistol

Slightly shorter in length than the traditional, full-size M1911 of Browning’s design, Taurus Int’l Mfg. Inc. offers its take on the Commander-sized Model 1911 pistol. Slightly larger than the Officer Model, this rendition from Taurus features a steel frame that houses an eight-round detachable box magazine. The frame is topped with a steel slide, shortened 3/4” to qualify it as a Commander, that contains the 4.25” barrel chambered for .45 ACP. An extended beavertail grip-safety with memory bump was added along with three-dot, drift-adjustable Novak sights. To learn more about this Commander-size pistol from Taurus, check out what Mark Keefe has to say in this NRA Gun of the Week video.  

Specifications:
Model: 1911 Commander
Manufacturer: Taurus Int’l. MFG, Inc. USA
Chambering: .45 ACP
Action Type: recoil-operated, semi-automatic center-fire pistol
Barrel: 4.25”
Frame: carbon steel
Slide: carbon steel
Finish: matte black
Sights: Novak drift-adjustable front and rear
Trigger: single-action, 7-lb., 15-oz. pull
Magazine: eight-round detachable box
Weight: 38 ozs.
MSRP: $609

Additional Reading:
Video—ARTV Rifleman Review: Taurus Judge Revolver
Editors’ Picks 2018: Taurus 1911 Officer Pistol
NRA Gun of the Week: Taurus 709 S 9 mm Luger Pistol
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