Category: Hand Guns
History about Colt Lightweight Commander Gun and some Facts, is a semi-automatic handgun that mimics the design of the M1911 pistol. It is a single-action and the magazine-fed pistol, manufactured by the Colt firearm company. This recoil-operated revolver was the primary mass-manufactured pistol with a lightweight aluminum alloy structure and the original Colt revolver to be chambered in the 9 x 19 mm Parabellum. Colt designed numerous variants of the Colt Lightweight Commander pistols and offered it in .45 Automatic Colt Pistol and .38 Super Chambering. Other alternates followed with dissimilar levels of company accurizing and materials.
Different variants of the Colt pistol
Though the Colt Lightweight Commander pistol was manufactured in five variants, only three variants, such as Colt Commander Gold Cup, Colt Combat Elite and Concealed Carry Officer's pistols were the most admired pistols among the shooters.
The Colt Commander Gold Cup variant of the Colt Lightweight Commander pistol was intended to offer contest-ready out-of-the-box presentation in the National Match contest. This pistol is designed with one eight-round magazine in addition to a separate retreat spring and one seven-round cartridge for wad cutter bullets.
The Colt Combat Elite variant is specialized for the fight-style competition shooters. The .45 Automatic Colt Pistol model is available with two eight-round cartridges and the .38 Super model with two nine-round cartridges.
The Concealed Carry Officer's revolver mated the glide and barrel assembly of the stainless-steel Commander pistol with the smaller frame of the blued Lightweight Officer's Automatic Colt Pistol.
Design of the gun
The Colt Lightweight Commander pistol is designed with a barrel length of 4.25 inches that accommodates three different cartridges, such as .38 Super, 9x19mm Parabellum and .45 Automatic Colt Pistol. It is a Short recoil operation action pistol with the 7-round or 8-round feeding system for .45 Automatic Colt Pistol cartridges and 9-round feeding system for .38 Super cartridges.
Basically, the Colt Lightweight Commander pistol is a cut-down version of the M1911 model pistol, with a smaller outline, slide and barrel. Other considerable variations include an alloy structure and a revamped hammer spur, which assists prevent it catching on clothes when taken out from a holster.
This Commander pistol was introduced shortly after the Second World War, and it hit the commercial pistol market in 1950s. Initial chambering incorporated comprises 38 Super, 9mm Luger, and 45 Automatic Colt Pistol. Initially, all models of the Commander pistols are designed with alloy frames, but some users still preferred the power and stability of steel, and a steel-structure version was introduced after two decades. Then, alloy-frame models were mentioned as Lightweight Commanders.
The Colt Lightweight Commander pistol comes with a full-length guide rod, made of stainless steel alloy and with checkered walnut hold panels. Users have the option of adding any other finger groove of their option, and can replace the trigger, according to their choice.
The left side of the Colt Lightweight Commander revolver is imprinted with the word “COMMANDER LIGHTWEIGHT” on its side of the refined stainless steel slide, with the wild colt emblem just at the back of those words. The cartridge release is situated behind the trigger. On top of the cartridge release, there is the slide release, and the safety is at the back. When the safety is occupied, it fastens the slide shut by occupying the triangular notch, which is located just on top of the safety.