Gun Report

Springfield Armory Compact .45 ACP

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Even with one fewer round, this is a good value. It shoots well with carefully chosen ammunition.

Springfield Armory Compact .45 ACP

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Concealed Carry
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Sight Radius
Overall Height
Front Strap Height
Back Strap Height
Maximum Width
Grip Thickness Max
Grip Circumference Max
Frame Material
Barrel Material
Grip Material
Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Span Single

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The Commander-length light weights have a shorter grip frame, resulting in one fewer round, as shown in the main module photograph, top.
The issue of reduced capacity can be handled using extra capacity magazines, like the one from Wilson Combat.

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