Dan Wesson Commander Classic

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Dan Wesson Commander Classic

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Produced only in small numbers in recent years, a resurgence in demand means we brought the Commander Classic Bobtail back into regular production. One of the few California-legal models in our 1911 line, it has a loyal and growing following in the Golden State. With stainless steel slide and frame, its flats are brushed and rounds are bead blasted. With snag-free Tritium sights and a bobbed mainspring housing, it is an excellent candidate for concealed carry.

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.45 Auto (.45 ACP)







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36 oz



Dan Wesson Commander Classic Features

The Commander Classic is a 1911 style pistol with single action only function and manual thumb safety located on the left side of the frame. It has an extended beavertail offering the shooter a protected, deep grip for positive control and accuracy when firing. The front sight blade is fixed with an adjustable rear sight and both feature tritium tubes for night time visibility.

Dan Wesson Commander Classic Ballistics

.45 Auto (.45 ACP) Ballistic Data
Range (Yards) Drop (inches) Velocity Energy Wind drift (inches) Time (milliseconds)
0 0 0 0 0 0
50 0 0 0 0 0
100 0 0 0 0 0
150 0 0 0 0 0
200 0 0 0 0 0
250 0 0 0 0 0
300 0 0 0 0 0
350 0 0 0 0 0
400 0 0 0 0 0
450 0 0 0 0 0
500 0 0 0 0 0

Dan Wesson Commander Classic Capacity

The Dan Wesson Commander Classic is a semi automatic pistol chambered in 45 ACP with an 8 round box magazine. The magazine is inserted through the pistol grip with the magazine release located on the left side of the frame behind the trigger guard.

Dan Wesson Commander Classic Ergonomics

The Commander Classic provides a classic 1911 style grip angle for a natural point of aim and sight alignment. The controls are easily reached with the shooting hand, albeit set up for right handed shooters. The front strap and wood grip panels are checkered with 25 LPI offering a secure grip for control during shooting sessions.

Dan Wesson Commander Classic Fit & Finish

The Commander Classic has a stainless steel frame and slide with wooden grip panels. The slide to frame fitment is excellent and lives up to the Dan Wesoon reputation. The internal parts are smooth and reliable in operation providing a dependable pistol for the range or personal defense.

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Dan Wesson Commander Classic Concealability

The Commander Classic has a bobbed backstrap on the pistol grip to reduce printing while being carried. Its smaller size is more concealable than its full size 1911 brethren but care will need to be taken in clothing, holster, and carry mode selection. Cooler weather with additional layers will make this easier. The rounded edges of the frame and slide also help in reducing its visible signature when carried.

How much is a Dan Wesson Commander Classic worth?

In 2024 a new or used Dan Wesson Commander Classic value varies depending on supply and demand. In the last 12 months there is great demand for a Dan Wesson Commander Classic and most handguns. The Price for a Dan Wesson Commander Classic has increased in cost by $0.00 in 2024 compared to 2023.

Estimated New and Used Values for a Dan Wesson Commander Classic Values are based on a basic model with no options or colors.

Condition Trade-In Private Party Dealer
New In box $1,320.35 $1,726.61 $2,031.31
Excellent $1,218.79 $1,625.05 $1,828.18
Very Good $1,117.22 $1,625.05 $1,828.18
Good $1,015.66 $1,523.48 $1,726.61
Fair $710.96 $1,320.35 $1,625.05
Poor $507.83 $1,015.66 N/A

Gun Value Conditions explained:

New in box - 100% condition in unopened box. Excellent - 95%+ condition with or without box.

Very Good - 90% - 95% condition (all parts/finish should be original).

Good - 80-90% condition (all parts/finish should be original).

Fair - 30% - 80% condition, parts, and finish may or may not be original. Must function properly and shoot.

Poor - under 30% condition. Firearm has severe wear and tear, does not function, or is damaged.

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