Taurus Adds a New 1911 Commander 9mm

Taurus has added a new model to its 1911 Commander series with the introduction of the 1911 Commander 9mm Luger. From the company’s release:

Built with the same specifications and dimensions as the original 1911 Commander .45 ACP, the new model is chambered for 9mm Luger and offers additional capacity at nine rounds.

Since its introduction, the 1911 Commander has served as a reliable defensive handgun for shooters who favor the robust 1911-style construction, features, and full grip but prefer a shorter profile for daily or concealed carry. The all-steel slide and frame in matte black finish combined with the aggressively checkered grip delivers a substantive feel in the hand and the kind of durability that has made this handgun popular for those who demand dependability and reliability in their home defense or personal carry firearm.

The Single Action Only 1911 Commander provides the familiar hammer-fire design in conjunction with a grip safety, manual safety, and firing pin block. With a barrel length of 4.2 inches, an overall length of eight inches, and an extended beaver tail, the 1911 Commander 9mm Luger is both comfortable to shoot and to carry. Drift-adjustable Novak front and rear sights ensure an optimal sight picture and fine-tune zero for any shooting style.

The new 1911 Commander 9mm Luger is now shipping to authorized dealers and distributors nationwide.

Taurus 1911 Commander 9mm Luger

Item No.: 1-191101COM-9MM
Caliber: 9mm Luger
Capacity: 9 rounds
Finish: matte black
Grip: checkered black
Firing System: hammer
Action Type: SAO
Safety: firing pin block, grip safety, manual safety
Sights Front: Novak drift-adjustable
Sights Rear: Novak drift-adjustable
Slide Material: alloy steel
Slide Finish: matte black
Overall Length: 8.0”
Overall Width: 1.3”
Overall Height: 5.8”
Barrel Length: 4.2”
Weight: 38.08 oz. (unloaded)
Magazines Included: 1
MSRP:  $639.45


  1. avatar Gadsden Flag says:

    First, it’s a Taurus. Decent handgun. Owned a revolver or two over the years. But, a 1911 in 9mm? Really? Maybe in 38 Super if I lived in Latin America. Yeah, like that’s gonna happen. Well, maybe if I woke up to a new ice age tomorrow. Rather go there than Miami.

    1. avatar Gadsden Flag says:

      1911 = .45 ACP.

    2. avatar Phil Wilson says:

      Wouldn’t mind having good 1911’s in multiple calibers if I could afford it. But if you are only going to buy one, I’d lean toward .45 too.

      1. avatar Phil Wilson says:

        According to specs on the web sight, no difference in weight, only one round difference in capacity.

    3. avatar Specialist38 says:

      I like the Super 38, myself.

      1. avatar Specialist38 says:

        CDNN has a stainless Super 38 that is trying to seduce me.

    4. avatar WI Patriot says:

      Yeah, it’s too bad, would’ve been a great entry level 1911 if they had chosen to release it .45 ACP, but in 9mm, it’s not worth it…

      I too have several wheelguns from Taurus, they’re very nice for the pricepoint…

      1. avatar Phil Wilson says:

        They offer it in 45 too.

      2. avatar Mark N. says:

        If you are not averse, Springfield is selling the Defender 1911 in .45 for around $500. (Not available in California even though it is simply a down market version of their GI style pistol). I picked up a barely used GI style model (MSRP $675 or so) and it is a functional, reliable, and accurate pistol.

        1. avatar BusyBeef says:

          We don’t talk about Springfield at this bar.

  2. avatar MouseGun says:

    I like it in theory, but I’ve heard nothing a lot of bad things about Taurus 1911s as far as reliability and parts breaking.

    1. avatar Scott C. says:

      My first, last and only Taurus was a 1911 years ago and the fit and finish was sub par to say the least, first mag jammed every other round using 230 gr ball ammo and front sight flew off after the 3rd magazine. Sold it and will never buy another Taurus.

    2. avatar Dude says:

      I’ve heard the same. Rock Island gets better reviews. It’s cool that Taurus offers it with front strap checkering. Ruger doesn’t even offer that on their much more expensive line.

  3. avatar R Vincent Warde says:

    If one is buying this as your only handgun, .45acp makes a lot of sense. Other the other hand if you have a ton of 9mm’s, like me, a 9mm 1911 makes a ton of sense. My 1911 is not going to be a carry gun – it’s going to be a fun gun for the range. Since between the wife and I we have four other 9mm’s, it just makes sense to have a 1911 in 9mm too.

    1. avatar Gadsden Flag says:

      Vince, it’s just me and I have at least four 9mm. Hardly a “ton.” Have to open the safe to count the 1911 .45 ACPs. 1911 = .45 ACP.

  4. avatar Never again, Taurus says:

    F Taurus. If you have to use their Lifetime Warranty, you’ll see that the QC is worse there than it is in production. Spend a little more, and buy something decent. F Taurus.

    1. avatar MouseGun says:

      Heck, you don’t even have to spend more. Rock Island Arms 1911s run the same price (an in some cases, cheaper) than Taurus 1911s and I’ve never had any issues with my barebones RIA GI model, and a lot of other people seem to like them as well.

    2. avatar Mark N. says:

      I bought my daughter a Taurus Millenium Pro and it was always reliable. Her only complaint was the fireball and the report fropm that short pbarrelled 9mm.

  5. avatar Jablome says:

    Taurus: The ‘Natural Light’ of guns.

  6. avatar former water walker says:

    Review the Taurus G3. Best reviewed Taurus EVER. Unless you’re inept😄

  7. avatar billy-bob says:

    So, like a 1911, but for girls?

    1. avatar BusyBeef says:

      No, a 1911 for people without an AARP card.

      1. avatar Random says:

        Whats wrong with having an AARP card?

  8. avatar Sean G./The Rookie says:

    Not a bad offering, but I’ll pass. At the price, there are other options. And not to put too fine a point on it, I’ve been burned by Taurus before. YMMV.

    1. avatar Someone says:

      The .38 Super, a.k.a. 38 Superauto or .38 Super Auto, is a pistol cartridge. Not a gun. Obvious spammer is obvious.

  9. avatar Hans says:

    Amir and Armita Clinic are spammers!

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