I love shooting and carrying 1911. It feels right in my hands. Even though it is a single stack of 8 +1 rounds of .45, that is all I need in a self-defense scenario (not everyone would agree). I had the opportunity to purchase a used Staccato C2 without the optic cut. I have read many articles about Staccato. I wanted to give it a run against my Colt Special Commander. The Colt is a semi-custom hand-fitted 1911. 2011 are double-stack compared to 1911 single stack.
The Staccato C2 trigger is 4lb and has minimal creep, and the rest is short. Follow-up shots are effortless. It is very accurate. I was hitting a 2inch target at 15 yards without any issues. No-felt-recoil-flat shooter
The Colt has a 3lb trigger, no creep, and short rest. The Colt has little kick, and you need good mechanics to stay on target when trying to shoot fast. Accuracy and shooting at a 2inch target at 15 yards is easy as 1-2-3
Colt is 4.5 inches compared to 3.9 inches for C2. Both conceal just fine with the right holster and belt.
Yes, the Colt is heavy; it doesn’t bother me.
My final thought:
The Big difference between 2011 and 1911 is that 2011 wants you to shoot fast, and the Colt is more slow and steady pace. I give the shooting a slight edge to Staccato because of how easy for follow up shots and how I can shoot fast and still be accurate. However, I understand that .45 has more energy than 9mm.