Taurus 1911 Commander vs Smith & Wesson Model 642

Taurus 1911 Commander facing right

Taurus 1911 Commander

SAO Full-Sized Pistol Chambered in 45 ACP, 9mm Luger
vs
Smith & Wesson Model 642 facing left

Smith & Wesson Model 642

DAO J-Frame Revolver Chambered in 38 Special +P

Dimensions

  Length L Height H Width W Weight W
1911 Commander 8 in 5.8 in 1.5 in 38 oz
Model 642 6.3 in 4.2 in 1.3 in 14.4 oz

Details

  Barrel BBL Trigger Website
1911 Commander 4.2 in SAO taurususa.com
Model 642 1.87 in DAO smith-wesson.com

Capacity

  45 ACP 9mm Luger 38 Special +P
1911 Commander 8 (+1) 9 (+1) -
Model 642 - - 5

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Parts & Accessories

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Model 642
Ankle Holster
1911 Commander
Model 642
DropSlide OWB Holster
Model 642
Freedom Carry IWB Holster
Model 642
SnapSlide OWB Holster