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

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    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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