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Gatoragn 10-06-2012 06:42 PM

My First....

Stopped at the LGS today to discuss ordering a Colt TALO 1911 9mm. Sitting in the case on consigment was a Colt Commander in 9mm. The propietor informs me the gun has been back to the custom shop. The gun had been in the shop for a week or so and the owner was already willing to move on price.

Gun has:

Nowlin barrel and bushing,
Wilson Combat trigger, hammer, firing pin.
Herret fancy coco bolo grips ($35 on Ebay)
Got all the stock parts, barrel, trigger, hammer, firing pin, grips, extra mag
Also got an STI match trigger to boot.

I filled out the paperwork, I pick it up Monday at noon. :D

I am on vacation Monday. :D

I think I just found the trigger & hammer upgrade for my Stainless GI Springer. ;)

cswann1 10-06-2012 09:50 PM


Gatoragn 10-06-2012 10:00 PM


Originally Posted by cswann1 (Post 966828)

Monday, if I have to wait so do you.

dog2000tj 10-06-2012 10:20 PM

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canebrake 10-06-2012 10:25 PM

You will love the Commander size 1911.

I'm interested in your range report and thoughts on the 9mm. Keep us in the loop.

Gatoragn 10-06-2012 10:36 PM


Originally Posted by canebrake (Post 966860)
You will love the Commander size 1911.

I'm interested in your range report and thoughts on the 9mm. Keep us in the loop.

Well I already have a Kimber :o in the Commander size. Got any extra paper clips? :D

Its just that the 9mm runs like melted butter through a sieve in a 1911. Last Monday at the range, the RSO warned me about double taps with my RIA tactical 9.

Gatoragn 10-08-2012 10:15 PM

Range Time
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If it was not for the fact I was shooting a new to me gun, I would have stayed home. Wind was blowing 20 to 25 mph, so I was shooting a moving target. Started low & left, but felt pretty good at the end with a pretty decent group around the bullseye.

Gatoragn 10-08-2012 10:18 PM

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Couple of closer pix

Gatoragn 10-08-2012 10:23 PM

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All the loot I picked up with the purchase

Gatoragn 10-08-2012 10:32 PM

This dude is quite snappy, much more so than my RIA full size 9mm. It ate any ammo I fed it, even the pointy nosed Fiocchi HP's. The trigger is oh so smooth.

Only thing really lacking is a full length guide rod, but I can fix that easily enough. I am partial to the Hogue wrap around grips, so I may have to add some of those.

Looking forward to getting back to the range when we don't have gail force winds shaking the target and the shooter around.

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