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Colt Announces Updated Combat Commander

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (January 12, 2017) – Colt continues to update and upgrade its product line with the release of the newly updated Combat Commander®. Designed for the 1911 enthusiast who wants something more compact for concealed carry, the Combat Commander® now features the same upgraded ergonomics as the Colt Lightweight Commander® and Colt Competition Pistol™.

“The Combat Commander® has always been a great carry firearm for self defense,” said Justin Baldini, Product Director for Colt. “What differentiates this updated model from its predecessor are the great features we’ve been rolling out on much of our line that shooters really enjoy. The new Combat Commander® features an upswept beavertail grip safety and undercut trigger guard to allow users to get good purchase on the grip, and our great Colt G10 grips. Felt recoil is lessened by our Dual Spring Recoil System™, which aids in shot recovery, keeping you on target in those critical moments. All that with a 4.25” barrel, which is .75” shorter than a standard Government Model®.”

The newly redesigned Combat Commander® features blued carbon steel construction, wide angled cocking serrations and Novak LoMount sights. It is available in 9mm (O4942XE) and .45 ACP (O4940XE), and has an MSPR of $949.


14 Responses to “Colt Announces Updated Combat Commander”

  1. Gerard says:

    As much as I like the current generation of Colt pistols I continue to avoid any 1911 with a series 80 safety system. Its a deal breaker

    • dan187 says:

      Why? Seems like a lot of 80 series guns have worked fine as duty arms, Hilton Yam (10-8 Performance) doesn’t right them off them just for having the safety.

      • Gerard says:

        Let me clarify. Series 80 1911s are Reliable, the system has been in use for almost 35 years. My dislike of the series 80 system is matter of personal preference. The 1911s Ive used have always been traditional guns. The 1911s carried by family members in three wars have been traditional 1911s. I feel more comfortable with the original design. As Evan Marshall says…’we have to work out our own salvation’

  2. Chucker says:

    We can’t buy any Colts here in CA any more….

  3. Miclo18d says:

    Wow! They are finally catching up to the SA compact that I bought in 2002! Congrats Colt!

    • Gerard says:

      it only took Colt 15 years to catch up to Springfield Armoury, they are so cutting edge!

  4. Ex11A says:

    If this were a new CCO, with an aluminum Officer’s-size grip frame, I would be more excited.

  5. Gerard says:

    The CCO was a pistol Colt got right and as a result its no longer offered, another example of Colt’s marketing brilliance.

  6. dan187 says:

    The CCO is still available as a Wiley Clapp model, even has a series 70 ignition.

    • Gerard says:

      I stand corrected, its nice to know Colt makes that model. The CCO is as compact as you can make a 1911 and maintain reliability. The exception is Wilson pistols which are reliable in a smaller size but cost a fortune. Les Baur and Dan Wesson make CCO models too