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jgoertz 11-21-2012 12:05 AM

Allright you Colt Gurus
 
I have 2 Kimbers and a Les Baer. I love them, but I know you really don't have a 1911 unless you have a Colt. My LGS has a NIB Lightweight Commander on hand for $1075 (negotiable). It's the only Colt available in this area that I know of. I don't have a Commander size 1911 in my ccollection, so it would fit in real well

jgoertz 11-21-2012 12:10 AM

EDIT: I know it's a wide open question, but what's your thoughts?

This finishes the previous post. I had a senior moment and hit "send" before I was ready.

canebrake 11-21-2012 12:15 AM

Forget the LWC, go in search of the Wiley Clapp 21st century Commander.

THE Ultimate carry .45ACP!

My Wiley Clapp Commander;

http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/...ander_1911.jpg

^ Before

http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/...Clapp/WCVZ.jpg

^ After

Yes, it's worth the up-charge! I put ~$300 into this Pre-Series 80 LW Commander and it was worth every penny!

If you can't get it, PM me and I'll find one for you!

limbkiller 11-21-2012 12:58 AM

Not a super fan of flat triggers but have a couple on my guns. I installed the flat trigger on my carry gun as I feel that with the way a 1991 trigger operates (straight back) I can get a consistent feel and pull in a stressful situation. Love the changes you made on that!!

http://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/...r/DSC00559.jpg

eborden1122 11-21-2012 01:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jgoertz (Post 1021945)
I have 2 Kimbers and a Les Baer. I love them, but I know you really don't have a 1911 unless you have a Colt. My LGS has a NIB Lightweight Commander on hand for $1075 (negotiable). It's the only Colt available in this area that I know of. I don't have a Commander size 1911 in my ccollection, so it would fit in real well

Very simple......YES. Everyone should own at least one Colt.

Gatoragn 11-21-2012 01:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by canebrake (Post 1021958)
Forget the LWC, go in search of the Wiley Clapp 21st century Commander.

THE Ultimate carry .45ACP!

My Wiley Clapp Commander;

http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/...ander_1911.jpg

^ Before

http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/...Clapp/WCVZ.jpg

^ After

Yes, it's worth the up-charge! I put ~$300 into this Pre-Series 80 LW Commander and it was worth every penny!

If you can't get it, PM me and I'll find one for you!

I thought the Wiley Clapp's came with everything you need and nothing you don't?

FullautoUSA 11-21-2012 03:18 AM

Buy it, you can never go wrong with good old Colt!

jgoertz 11-21-2012 02:18 PM

I found a couple of Wiley Clapps but they were over my budget. By the time I paid 3 percent for credit card plus shipping, etc. , they were gonna be $1500 to $1600.

I read a review in one of the gun mags a few months ago and it was quite flattering. With Xmas coming up though,I have to keep to $1000 or less.

Overkill0084 11-21-2012 03:23 PM

No need to be a Colt "guru" to know that Lightweight Commanders are nice. FWIW, it's also a gap in my collection, just not a pressing need at this time.
That price is nothing to brag about. FWIW, my LGS has them for $949 + tax. (Lightweight Commander Stainless XSE)
Edit:
Note: It's on backorder, so other retailers might be adjusting for demand...

trip286 11-21-2012 03:59 PM

I came real close to getting one, but wanted a full size for my first. The one I found was $800.


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