SA Ultra Compact vs DW CCO weights

Discussion in '1911 Carry' started by knedrgr, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. knedrgr

    knedrgr Low capacity, low tech...

    Aug 15, 2011
    So once in a while you would read someone posting how comfortable carrying a LW frame over an all steel frame.

    I know this is not a complete apples-apples comparison. But I wanted to see how much of a difference between these two. And it looks like the DW CCO came out lighter by 2.53 ounces, but it also holds an extra round of 230gr 45ACP.

    Springfield Ultra Compact = Officer 3.5" barrel all steel frame. Mag capacity 6+1.
    1053.2 grams = 37.15 ounces

    Dan Wesson CCO = Officer LW frame w/ all steel Commander slide. Mag capacity 7+1
    981.6 grams = 34.62 ounces.
  2. Hokie

    Hokie Active Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    Whoa. My KC is 34oz unloaded.

  3. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    Here are some numbers I came up with using the Wife's Chef scale,

    -Springfield Armory EMP, 9mm, with VZ ETC grips,

    --weight with 9 rounds of 124gr Gold Dots (using LogMan flush mag) 30.5 oz

    --weight using 10 rounds of 124gr Gold Dots, using factory mag, 31.25 oz

    -Springfield Armory LW Compact 45, with Larry Davidson's Horned Lizard grips

    --weight using factory Springer mag, 7 rounds 230gr Gold Dots, 34.375 oz

    And just for a comparison,

    -Colt Delta Elite, wood grips

    --weight using Colt mag, 9 rounds 180gr TFMJ, 48 oz
  4. Blayglock

    Blayglock Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    Thanks for the comparison.
  5. emptymag

    emptymag New Member

    Sep 4, 2011
    The Springfield (.45) compacts are also capable of holding 7 + 1 rounds, their advertised specs may just reflect Springfield using the 'cheaper' 6 round mags (versus a 7 round compact/officer's magazine).

    Apples to apples... carry your steel framed 1911 around with an empty magazine in it, and this will give you an idea of what a LW/alloy-framed version of your pistol would feel like in 'fully loaded carry form'.
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2011
  6. Blayglock

    Blayglock Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011

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