Re: your favorite Commander
For Commander-size pistols, it would be the only one I own-the STI Ranger II. It is a nicely constructed, reliable 1911 and extremely accurate. My only change to it was to switch the front sight to a Trijicon. For range use, my old eyes couldn't take the black on black sights. To go a little lighter weight, I have a Colt CCO (lightweight frame). The Colt isn't quite the gun that the STI is, but it is much lighter and has a shorter grip which makes carry more comfortable. Either is good for carry, though.