How To: Recognize different sizes of the 1911 pistol

Recognize different sizes of the 1911 pistol

While there are a few 1911s that break the rules, most 1911's fall under the generic sizes laid out by Colt. While there are four different upper sizes ("upper" meaning barrel and slide combinations)--the Government, Commander, Officer, and Defender--there are only two frame sizes--the Government and the Officer. While mixing and matching ban be done, generally, the rules laid down by Colt are followed.

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