The Metro Arms American Classic Compact Commander Now Available in the US

Affordable, quality carry-size Metro Arms Classic Compact Commander 1911 .45 ACP with Lifetime Warranty available for the first time in the U.S.

Metro Arms Classic Compact Commander in Duo-Tone
Metro Arms Classic Compact Commander in Duo-Tone
Eagle Imports
Eagle Imports

Wanamassa, NJ ( – Eagle Imports, Inc., the exclusive distributor of Metro Arms, Bersa and Comanche firearms products, is proud to announce that the Metro Arms Classic Compact Commander 1911 pistols are now available in the United States for the first time.

For individuals passionate about the 1911 model, the Metro Arms Compact Commander delivers on fit and finish, accuracy and dependability with added bonuses of a life time warranty and wallet pleasing price.

The American Classic Compact Commander single-action 1911 is built on the compact Officer frame with a full-size Commander slide, offering those looking for a smaller sized carry gun the firepower of a traditionally full-sized 1911.  Available in .45 ACP only, the Classic Compact Commander has an overall length of 7.5 inches and height of 5 inches. It weighs 34.56 ounces (empty) and is available in three finishes: Hard Chrome, Deep Blue and the Duo-tone with a Deep Blue frame and Hard Chrome slide. The Classic Compact Commander for concealed carry is ideal due to its sleek design, smaller size and lighter weight than traditional full size 1911 models.

Metro Arms Classic Compact Commander in Blue finish
Metro Arms Classic Compact Commander in Blue finish

The AC Compact Commander also features all the safety and details of a more expensive model, such as a flared and lowered ejection port, an extended slide stop, a beavertail grip safety, extended thumb safety and combat hammer and trigger, all without the price tag.

All Metro Arms American Classic Compact Commanders are produced in the Philippines by a company created by international sport shooting champion, Hector Rodriguez, and a former STI engineer with a mission to design and manufacture high quality firearms with built-in reliability and accuracy at great price points for the average firearms enthusiasts.

All Metro Arms firearms come with a Lifetime Warranty.

For more information on the Metro Arms American Classic Compact Commander visit or contact your favorite firearms retailer today to see one in person.

Metro Arms Classic Compact Commander in Hard Chrome
Metro Arms Classic Compact Commander in Hard Chrome

Metro Arms American Classic Compact Commander 1911 Specifications:

  • Caliber:   .45 ACP
  • Action:    Single
  • Overall Length:  7.5”
  • Barrel Length:   4.25”
  • Height:    5”
  • Width:    1.25”
  • Weight (empty):  34.56 oz.
  • Frame material:  4140 Steel
  • Slide material:   4140 Hammer Forged Steel
  • Sights:    Dovetail Front and Novak-Style Rear Sight
  • Magazine:   7-rd Magazine w/ Bumper Pad
  • Grips:    Checkered Hard Wood Grip with Diamond Cut
  • Finish    Deep Blue, Hard Chrome, Duo-Tone
  • MSRP:    $714.00 – $812.00

About Metro Arms Corporation:
Metro Arms Corporation is the result of the combined passion for excellence in firearms manufacturing and the uncompromising pursuit to bring firearms of quality and value to the American market. Pistol lines include American Classic, MAC, and SPS. For more information, visit

About Eagle Imports:
Founded in 1988, Eagle Imports is proud of its history and tradition of being an exclusive firearms distributor in the United States. Eagle is committed to fulfilling Bersa, Metro Arms and Comanche’s mission in the USA and for providing the ultimate after-sale experience for all of their products.

  • 5 thoughts on “The Metro Arms American Classic Compact Commander Now Available in the US

    1. Quality Control…….
      I’m not to sure what problems you are talking about when breaking down the gun. I have no problem breaking down mine, and it breaks down just like my sons Remington R1. It’s a great gun that has so many high end features right out of the box. Would have no problem giving it 5 stars in a review.

    2. Update to 2016, specifically the M.A.C. 1911 Bobcut. I purchased the fabulous feeling handgun because of the feel & conceal ability. After a brief period I notice the double-sided safety was coming lose on the left side. Put it in half cock position gentle squeeze the safety together & now (from poor sanding techniques) it worked for awhile but scratched the frame underneath it. Still rationalizing I now I have a (Taurus) type of safety.

      Moving on I try to breakdown the firearm & it now entails the dumbest method of disassemble I’ve every seen. The gorgeous feeling firearm can’t breakdown in the traditional way, the slide must be held back while you stick a .060 pin in the “extended guild rail” thus holding the spring back so you can wiggle the guide out of the gun under full tension to clean it.

      It get even dumber, once the slide stop is removed, it’s pure hell to put it back in down to improper filing & overall factory controls. There is only one way the S.S. will fit & that is a perfect angle & pushing it fast. I had to place tape on the frame so as not to get a “dummy scratch”. & after hours of practice & murder on my thumbs it still DON’T WORK” RIGHT. I know because when I put 3 other slide stops in it including a modified extended one they went in perfectly.

      The feel & sighting was better the the Colt, I had the side by side, With the dumb ass single clip provide. Why make a Bobcut pistol & then put an extended clip in it. so that it shows out of the bottom of the gun. Do what the Walter PPS did, use two clip one FLAT base.

      The firearm lacked quality control for $900, poorly designed and probably will get worse. If I wanted junk I could by a Taurus or Firestorm, I owned two of them. I’m no stranger to firearms by any means & this one was completely over looked by and quality standards. Wake-up

      I sent in the guarantee & of-course received nothing a far as verification, the ass hole store owner (Scottsdale Gun Club) said,” it has to be broken in”, and would disassemble the gun himself. So the only thing needed to be broken was his arm. Good Luck with this one

      P.S. It’s a great shooter right out of the box, but show me an “American Gun” that isn’t.

    3. I have a MAC Classic that I picked up at the end of winter. The plan was to run it in USPSA in Limited 10. It has preformed beautifully, and for all the features you get for the money you can’t beat Metro Arms. I will definitely be picking up another.

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