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The Taurus 1911 pistol lineup, first introduced in 2005, is expanding in 2018 to include Commander and Officer models.

Chambered in .45 ACP and with an 8+1 capacity, the Taurus 1911 Commander pistol features a shorter profile than traditional full-size 1911s with a 4.2-inch barrel, but it still has a full-size grip with positive grip purchase. This, the company says in the accompanying press release, makes it suited for carry, self defense and home use.

The gun also features a monochromatic black on black finish; Novak drift adjustable front and rear sights; checkered black grips and an extended beavertail. The overall length is 7.9 inches, with the width measuring 1.3 inches and the height at 5.7 inches. The pistol tips the scales at 38 ounces.

The Taurus 1911 Officer model in .45 ACP, meanwhile, is a concealable 6+1-round pistol with a 3.5-inch barrel—the shortest in the Taurus 1911 line—and an overall length of 7.2 inches. Its height is 5.1 inches and its width is 1.5 inches, and it weighs in at 35 ounces.

The Taurus 1911 Commander ships out with two magazines and is available at a suggested retail price of $609. The Officer model ships with one magazine and is available at the same MSRP. See below for the specifications.

Taurus 1911 Commander Specs

  • Caliber: .45 ACP
  • Capacity: 8+1
  • Finish: Matte Black
  • Grips: Checkered Black
  • Firing System: Hammer
  • Action Type: Single Action Only
  • Sights: Novak drift adjustable Front and Rear
  • Slide Material: Carbon Steel
  • Slide Finish: Matte Black
  • Overall Length: 7.9 inches
  • Overall Width: 1.3 inches
  • Overall Height: 5.7 inches
  • Barrel Length: 4.25 inches
  • Weight: 38 ounces
  • Includes: Owners manual, 2 magazines
  • MSRP: $609

Taurus 1911 Officer Specs

  • Caliber: .45 ACP
  • Capacity: 6+1
  • Finish: Matte Black
  • Grips: Checkered Black
  • Firing System: Hammer
  • Action Type: Single Action Only
  • Sights: Novak® drift adjustable Front and Rear
  • Slide Material: Carbon Steel
  • Slide Finish: Matte Black
  • Overall Length: 7.2 inches
  • Overall Width: 1.5 inches
  • Overall Height: 5.1 inches
  • Barrel Length: 3.5 inches
  • Weight: 35 ounces
  • Includes: Owners manual, 1 magazine
  • MSRP: $609

For more information, visit taurususa.com.

 

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