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Old 07-07-2009, 04:03 AM   #11
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Hay Jo, I am about to get a Colt 38 super. The first one I have ever had. I fell in love with it the first time a saw it. I was interested in the grip issue. Can I get grips fro a full size 1911 and put them on my 38 super. Will they fit and not create any problem? Also keep you eye on the front sight and press the trigger.

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Jo - That is a nice addition to the home arsenal and a good price. Pretty good write up for the Range Report section, but I would like to see some conclusions at the end.

What did you think of your new purchase? How did you enjoy the 38 Super? What purpose would this gun serve in the future? Overall is this one you will keep, or trade down the line?

Thanks for the write up - a little range time later and you will be shooting that "X" ring out I am sure...

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Hay Jo, I am about to get a Colt 38 super. The first one I have ever had. I fell in love with it the first time a saw it. I was interested in the grip issue. Can I get grips fro a full size 1911 and put them on my 38 super. Will they fit and not create any problem? Also keep you eye on the front sight and press the trigger.
Government 5" and Commander 4.25" wear the same size stocks. The Officer Model has a shorter grip and requires the shorter stocks.

A word of caution, Once your hand finds a good purchase, make a mental note and remember the thickness of the stocks.
I have found three basic sizes; (thickness)
  1. Slims, which require you to change the bushings.
  2. Standard, the typical stocks found on today's production 1911s.
  3. Palm Swell, a contoured stock that is thicker in the center area (between the screws) and fills your hand up with gun.
You will spend as much time finding that perfect stock as you did finding that perfect 1911!

Fortunately, this search will not cost you a ton of money.

Some of the best stocks available today can be found right here on the FTF.

Check out Sarge43's How about a nice grips thread?

or: The Finer Grain Home Page

You want answers to your 1911 grip questions? Send Sarge43 a PM. We're all bush league compared to him!
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Hay Jo, I am about to get a Colt 38 super. The first one I have ever had. I fell in love with it the first time a saw it. I was interested in the grip issue. Can I get grips fro a full size 1911 and put them on my 38 super. Will they fit and not create any problem? Also keep you eye on the front sight and press the trigger.
Cane gave you the 1911 grip tutorial already. He gave me the same low down when I was grip hunting. He also turned me on to EBay grip bids. I was patient and let several go by that got above my bid. If you have the patience the bidding is a lot of fun. Here is a link, and pictures of the Colt with the EBay adds. I think I payed $16 for the Rosewood.

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Jo - That is a nice addition to the home arsenal and a good price. Pretty good write up for the Range Report section, but I would like to see some conclusions at the end.

What did you think of your new purchase? How did you enjoy the 38 Super? What purpose would this gun serve in the future? Overall is this one you will keep, or trade down the line?

Thanks for the write up - a little range time later and you will be shooting that "X" ring out I am sure...

JD

What purpose would this gun serve in the future?

Damn dude, you sound like my S.O.! It's a Colt 38 super, what more reason did I need? And I love it. Great size, lots of power, and looks good. Only drawback is the price of ammo.

And I don't sell or trade, I just buy a bigger safe. In fact I just got one that I really like. Going to have to buy more guns now.


As for the shooting skills, Cane is sending his daughter to give me lessons. We may go to the Range too.
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OUCH.............Junk Punch!

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Oooohhhhh, you are going to be in trouble. But seriously, take pictures bro....
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Thanks for the links to the grip Q. I am very exited to get my hands on the colt. Only a few more days and it is mine. I got a hell of a good deal on it, $250.00 bones. It is an LE gun sale and I have looked it over, good shape. Thanks again for the info, Biggun911

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"The Officer Model has a shorter grip and requires the shorter stocks."

As a retired Senior Chief, I could not let that line pass without comment.

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Very nice. A Colt Commander in .38 Super is a classic. Enjoy!

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