The Colt Combat Commander: 1911 history meets modern innovation

WEST HARTFORD, CON. (January 26, 2023) – Colt’s Combat Commander combines classic 1911 durability with modern innovations that bring enhancements to the classic firearm, making it an excellent choice for competition and concealed uses. Shooters can choose between 9MM Luger and 45 ACP platforms that are ready for action.

Colt’s classic 1911 styling is evident throughout the Combat Commander. Features like an upturned beavertail grip safety, Commander-style hammer, and familiar 1911-style controls. The updated Combat Commander features enhancements like Colt’s patented double recoil system that reduces felt recoil while extending recoil spring life, a high-sweep beavertail safety grip with integrated palm surge, and a cut-out trigger guard for better control. Together, these features contribute to excellent grip, fast target acquisition, and high performance.

Combat Commander pistols feature 4.25-inch stainless steel barrels that offer a longer sight radius and improved ballistics compared to compact models. Novak combat-ready dovetail sights use white dots for rapid target acquisition. And Commander’s custom G10 Black Cherry checkered grips provide excellent grip and complement the pistol’s deep blue metal finish.

The Combat Commander uses a carbon steel frame, stainless steel slide and barrel for performance and longevity. These pistols are well known for their durability and long life, while their extra weight absorbs recoil for faster follow-up shots. The Combat Commander tips the scales at 33 ounces, striking the perfect weight balance.

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Colt Commander Features:

  • Novak White Dot Sights (Dovetail)
  • double recoil system
  • Raised beavertail grip with swollen palm
  • Slashed Trigger Guard
  • Available in 9MM Luger or 45 ACP
  • blued finish
  • G10 grips
  • stainless steel barrel
  • carbon steel frame

Colt Combat Commander Specifications:

  • SKU: O4940XE; O4942XE
  • Caliber: 45 ACP; 9MM
  • Ability: 8+1; 9+1
  • Barrel Length: 4.25”
  • Barrel Type: Stainless steel
  • Security: Manual, grip, firing pin
  • Framework: Carbon steel
  • End up: bluish
  • Grip: Checkered Black Cherry G10
  • Monuments: novak white point
  • Action: single action only
  • Weight: 33.00 ounces
  • MSRP: $999

Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC ( is among the world’s leading designers, developers and manufacturers of firearms. Founded by Samuel Colt in 1836, Colt’s Manufacturing has supplied civilian, military and law enforcement customers in the United States and abroad for more than 185 years. Colt operates its manufacturing facility in West Hartford, Conn.

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