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Colt Commander and fit a bobtail yourself.
 

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Commander was designed as a 9 mm not a 45acp or 38 Super
 

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Well it was the companies first 9mm offering but was made in 45 and 38 super which came first?
9mm Army wanted a lighter pistol for officers. Requirement was it had to chambered in 9mm
 

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That's interesting, and not that I doubt you, but I would like to read about that. Source? I just figured it was Colt's attempt to keep the 1911A1 platform "relevant" by reducing size so as to make it easier to carry.
Just a few sources.


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The pistol that would eventually be named the Colt Commander was Colt's Manufacturing Company's candidate in a U.S. government post-World War II trial to find a lighter replacement for the M1911 pistol that would be issued to officers. Requirements were issued in 1949 that the pistol had to be chambered for 9 mm Parabellum and could not exceed 7 inches in length or weigh more than 25 ounces.[2]
Candidates included Browning Hi-Power variants by Canada's Inglis and Belgium's Fabrique Nationale, and Smith & Wesson's S&W Model 39. Colt entered a modified version of their M1911 pistol that was chambered for 9 mm Parabellum, had an aluminum alloy frame, a short 4.25-inch barrel, and a 9-round magazine. In 1950, Colt moved their candidate into regular production. It was the first aluminum-framed large frame pistol in major production and the first Colt pistol to be originally chambered in 9 mm Parabellum. The first year's production included 45 ACP and 38 Super chamberings.[2]
In 1970, Colt introduced the all-steel "Colt Combat Commander", with an optional model in satin nickel. To differentiate between the two models, the aluminum-framed model was renamed the "Lightweight Commander".[2]

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I don't, but I'm curious if that's the same company that imports Uberti SA Army Colt replicas? I believe that's what the local gun shop has. Seems like "Taylor" was part of the mfg / importer name, been a few weeks since I looked at it.
Ubertis are imported by Stoeger(both owned by Beretta) , Taylor & Company and Cimarron Arms Firearms.
 

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So Taylor & Company is a part of Beretta?
No, Beretta just owns Stoeger and Uberti. Taylor and Cimarron just import Uberti pistols too and sell under their names.
 
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