American Classic Compact Commander Now Available In The US

    Having worked firearms retail before and also having shot a lot of different 1911’s, I have always had a fondness for the American Classic 1911’s.  They are well made, function perfectly and actually look good too.  But the best part is the cost.  They are inexpensive, while maintaining good quality.

    I know there are those out there that turn their noses up at American Classics, and really I have never understood why.  They work great, come with a lifetime warranty and are inexpensive for those that would like to shoot a 1911, but might be in a financial situation preventing them from buying something more expensive.

    The release of the compact commander will add to their line, and I would expect them to be the same quality that all of their other 1911’s have.  For some further info, check out their press release.



    Wanamassa, NJ (July 2014) – Eagle Imports, Inc., the exclusive distributor of
    Metro Arms, Bersa and Comanche firearms products, is proud to announce that
    the Metro Arms Classic Compact Commander 1911 pistols are now available in
    the United States for the first time. For individuals passionate about the 1911
    model, the Metro Arms Compact Commander delivers on fit and finish,
    accuracy and dependability with added bonuses of a life time warranty and wallet pleasing price.

    The American Classic Compact Commander single-action 1911 is built on the compact Officer frame with a full-size Commander slide, offering those looking for a smaller sized carry gun the firepower of a traditionally full-sized 1911. Available in .45 ACP only, the Classic Compact Commander has an overall length of 7.5 inches and height of 5 inches. It weighs 34.56 ounces (empty) and is available in three finishes: Hard Chrome, Deep Blue and the Duo-tone with a Deep Blue frame and Hard Chrome slide. The Classic Compact Commander for concealed carry is ideal due to its sleek design, smaller size and lighter weight than traditional full size 1911 models.

    The AC Compact Commander also features all the safety and details of a more expensive
    model, such as a flared and lowered ejection port, an extended slide stop, a beavertail grip
    safety, extended thumb safety and combat hammer and trigger, all without the price tag. All Metro Arms American Classic Compact Commanders are produced in the Philippines by a company created by international sport shooting champion, Hector Rodriguez, and a former STI engineer with a mission to design and manufacture high quality firearms with built-in reliability and accuracy at great price points for the average firearms enthusiasts.

    All Metro Arms firearms
    come with a Lifetime Warranty.

    For more information on the Metro Arms American Classic Compact Commander visit or contact your favorite firearms retailer today to see one in person.

    Metro Arms American Classic Compact Commander 1911 Specifications:

    • Caliber: .45 ACP
    • Action: Single
    • Overall Length: 7.5”
    • Barrel Length: 4.25”
    • Height: 5”
    • Width: 1.25”
    • Weight (empty): 34.56 oz.
    • Frame material: 4140 Steel
    • Slide material: 4140 Hammer Forged Steel
    • Sights: Dovetail Front and Novak-Style Rear Sight
    • Magazine: 7-rd Magazine w/ Bumper Pad
    • Grips: Checkered Hard Wood Grip with Diamond Cut
    • Finish Deep Blue, Hard Chrome, Duo-Tone
    • MSRP: $714.00 – $812.00