The Colt XSE Commander shares in all of the featured upgrades that are common to the XSE line of 1911 pistols but gives the added benefit of a shortened barrel that many concealed carry shooters have come to appreciate.

The XSE Commander comes chambered in .45 ACP and includes a beavertail grip safety, white dot combat sights which are dovetailed into the front and rear of the slide, double diamond rosewood grips, 3-hole cross drilled aluminum trigger, front and rear slide serrations, skeletonized hammer, and an ambidextrous safety. The gun holds true to the single-action only design of the original M1911A1.

As with all “true” Commander sized pistols, this XSE version come with a 4 & 1/4” barrel. This decreases the overall length to 7 & 3/4” from the original 8 & 1/2” of the Government model. While the slide, barrel, guide rod, and recoil spring are all altered, the frame on a Commander is not. As the frame receives no slimming treatment, it is fully able to handle extended use without some of the problems associated with micro-1911 pistols. It also retains the standard 1911 magazines. Seven round magazines will work but the gun ships with the newer-style which have a capacity of eight rounds.

The Colt XSE Commander is only offered in stainless steel finish. A lightweight version which sports an aluminum frame matches a stainless slide to a Teflon coated aluminum frame, but this is the only other XSE offered in a Commander size.

Reviews of the .45 Colt XSE Commander 1911 pistol are found below. Please feel free to include a review of this gun yourself if you have had the chance to use it in the past. As the XSE Government, XSE Lightweight Commander, XSE Combat Elite, and XSE Rail Gun all have their own review sets, please be sure to add your review in the proper place so that your fellow shooters can be getting accurate info about the actual gun they are checking up on.