Last year I gifted my daughter my EMP 3". In correspondence with her, she has been shooting the hell out of it. Concerned that she may abuse it being aluminum framed, I decided to gift her my full size stainless Range officer in 9mm as a range gun. ( I WILL miss it!) In that vein, I will need another 9mm. My considerations this time are for a Commander size 9mm. Except for my RO .45 Compact, the rest of my 1911 pistols are full size .45's Being retired, and now on fixed income. My eye is on a Colt. It fits my budget. The key word is budget. The Colt Commander seems to fit the bill. I can get my hands on one at a local FFL dealer, but wanted to hear the good and bad on the current crop of pistols put out by Colt. I did look at the Commander version put out by Ruger. I just can't warm up to the look of one. I have a stainless full size in .45 that runs flawlessly. No love for the 9mm's though. Trying hard to stay away from pistols with proprietary parts, and Officer frames. Your thoughts will help my decision. Even at Buds the Dan Wessons are pricey for my budget.