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Posted: 11/5/2009 2:19:02 AM EST
Heard this claim from several folks. Have you ever had that impression? For the sake of discussion, this is .45 1911. thanks.
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 3:01:15 AM EST
It would be lighter, so hence faster, as far as easier, not sure how it would matter. Longer heavier barrel would allow quicker follow up shots (less recoil) easier to stay on target. So, IMO, a 5" would be easier to shoot. I had a lightweight champion that was horrible to get doubletaps, it was too light and recoil would bring it way off target.
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 3:28:41 AM EST
Apples to apples, all steel. 5in is THEORETICALLY faster. That's why the claim of the shorter setup being faster, at least for some people, is surprising to me.
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 3:33:29 AM EST
When manipulated properly, the Lightweight Commander will allow one to make quick, accurate double-taps. I love the balance.
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 4:23:36 AM EST
I'm faster with a full size, all steel.
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 4:30:40 AM EST
I have a few of each but my Commmanders are LW. The full size steel version is faster for me due to less muzzle movement during recoil. However, I would say it could be overcome if I was more skilled. If they were both steel, I doubt there would be much difference.

If you move to an Officer vs Gov't, there is no doubt I am much faster on follow-up shots with the gov't.
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 6:14:13 AM EST
Look at USPSA and what the LTD guys use.

5 inch or 6 inch slides. If 4.5 or 4.25 was faster everyone would use that.
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 6:49:56 AM EST
To each their own. I carry mines full-size and could give a shit about its weight. Hell i would not mind if it was heavier. As for the draw I could not say. It takes fractions of a second to clear the holster for both. Since I have never timed myself that question is up in the air.
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 7:17:08 AM EST
Originally Posted By Gregory_K:
Look at USPSA and what the LTD guys use.

5 inch or 6 inch slides. If 4.5 or 4.25 was faster everyone would use that.



This makes a lot of sense; that's why I was surprised to hear otherwise from an experienced source.

I own/carry a 5in.

Link Posted: 11/5/2009 7:24:45 AM EST
A LW Commander is quicker out of the holster and on target, but sucks for follow-up shots.
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 8:01:55 AM EST
Originally Posted By ken_mays:
A LW Commander is quicker out of the holster and on target, but sucks for follow-up shots.


+1, couldn't have said it better.
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 8:12:45 AM EST
Originally Posted By ken_mays:
A LW Commander is quicker out of the holster and on target, but sucks for follow-up shots.


Here's your answer right here. ^^^^^^ shorter the barrel the greater the muzzle rise has been my experience.

Link Posted: 11/5/2009 8:30:54 AM EST
Have been running an Officers stainless for 3-gun, IPSC ect. using 4.7gns Titegroup with 230gn ball. Inside 10yds there is no difference and is faster to handle for me when shooting while moving around cover. I do have to keep a pretty tite grip though to control followups.
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