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Old 04-12-2011, 10:01 PM   #1
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Brought the pair of Colt Commanders to my local range this afternoon for a first smoke test. These guns are right at 30 years old so I was wondering how they'd shoot. I brought 5 different mags with me as that's how I like to check overall operation. The mags were a Tripp Cobra, a Wilson, a Kim-Pro, a Colt, and my oldest and most worn McCormick Shooting Star (a cheap mag). Ended up running 7 mags through each gun without so much as a single burp at all. Even the CMC with the well worn spring couldn't cause either gun to fail. I was shooting Georgia Arms bulk ammo.

Overall impression is that these are good shooting guns, I didn't have any JHP with me but I expect they'll digest it just fine. The tiny, no contrast GI sights are not very friendly to my old eyes. I was able to manage softball sized groups at 25 feet firing pretty rapidly - so they would get the job done in a defensive situation. I have target quality 1911s so it doesn't bother me these are more close range defensive guns at all. As I was checking out at the range, the assistant manager (who's a nice young fella) asked me what I was shooting today. I open the range bag and he immediately began to drool. He offered to buy both of them on the spot and I could have made a few bucks on the sale. It went against my wheel & deal nature - but I brought them home...

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So, how did they group when firing both together?

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So, how did they group when firing both together?
I'm nowhere near tacticool enough yet to dual wield - but I'll work on it...
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Looking at the pictures you showed the other day, I don't blame you for hanging on to them.

BTW, the Ga Arms ammo you were shooting, is that loaded a bit hot or is is standard loads? I've looked at their site a few times and considered ordering, but I haven't talked to anyone who has used it.

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Looking at the pictures you showed the other day, I don't blame you for hanging on to them.

BTW, the Ga Arms ammo you were shooting, is that loaded a bit hot or is is standard loads? I've looked at their site a few times and considered ordering, but I haven't talked to anyone who has used it.
Their bulk FMJ is just a standard load but they also sell Gold Dot JHP and it's loaded a bit hotter. I've shot a ton of their ammo and it's great quality and generally priced pretty good. They are at every gun show in GA and when I go (not very often) I always visit their table and stock up...
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BTW, here's how they looked this evening with the pretty rosewood grips put away and my shooting Pachmayr's installed. The Pach's ain't that pretty but I really like them for shooting...

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They still are a pretty picture......Thanks for the info on GA arms. I hear they make a lot of Florida shows too, I'll have to hit one close by and pick some ammo up.

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So, other than the serial #'s, can YOU tell them apart?

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