Birthday gift what is it?

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by swann, Jul 21, 2012.

  1. swann

    swann New Member

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    My wife bought me a colt lightweight commander ,4.25" barrel,45acp,blue/black anodize model o. My question is. Is this a colt 1911?


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  2. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Trick question?
    A pic of the other side would be nice :(
    I'd say yes i guess so maybe it looks like a Colt-
    I know its a 1911 Commander style gun--------------
     

  3. gollygee

    gollygee New Member

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    Yes, that is a Talo edition, designed by Wiley Clapp. At least, that's the description given by Davidson's & I'll have one if they ever get any into inventory. I always thought that Talo & Wiley Clapp were two different designers.
     
  4. trip286

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    Really, is this a trick question, or do you just know very little about guns?

    That is a 1911, just a particular model of 1911. The grips say "Colt", if the slide also says "Colt", and this isn't some kind of a toy plastic gun (sorry, but the lighting kind of sucks), then yes, it's a Colt 1911.

    I'm very confused. Is this an honest question? I'm not trying to be mean, it's just that most people who get their hands on a high end gun like that already know exactly what they're doing. If you honestly don't know, I invite you to stick around and do some reading.
     
  5. swann

    swann New Member

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    Yeah I'm new to the 1911s I've only had 1 pistol before this one I had a glock 22 40cal and that's it.
     
  6. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Very well. Welcome to the greener side of the fence then! :D
    Do some reading, check out Colt's website, and ask questions. You've got a damn fine gun there.
     
  7. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Did i win?
    Huh Huh , did i win?
    :p
     
  8. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    yep, you won! your prize is the RRA polymer 1911! enjoy!:D
     
  9. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Crap- once in my life i win something & i dont want it :mad: :p
     
  10. swann

    swann New Member

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    Thanks everybody for helping a noob out what kind of ammo do you guys recommend I just bought a box of pmc bronze 230 grain looking for something that's clean
     
  11. gollygee

    gollygee New Member

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    Being a 'special edition' it may not appear on their website, but call them with the S/N & they'll tell you all you want to know about it.

    It's a really nice pistol & your wife is a keeper, for sure!! :)
     
  12. Jpyle

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    No, it's actually a Kolt...a cheap Korea knockoff of a Colt 1911. Since it's your birthday I'll be generous and give you $100 for it...:)
     
  13. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Most any 230gr FMJ will do fine for practice. I mostly shoot the Winchester White Box from Wallyworld-
     
  14. trip286

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    Swann, (no relation to Bella by any chance?) You've got homework. Get thee to a range, and give us a report. 2500 words minimum, pictures, references, and a works cited page. Thank you. This assignment is due Monday morning at 0700. Extra credit is given for early completion. Have fun. :)
     
  15. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Yes, he vants to drink our blood :eek:

    With all the homework we'll hear from him 'bout mid August :rolleyes::p
     
  16. swann

    swann New Member

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    Lol ok will do bud I'll let you guys know how it goes tomorrow.
     
  17. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    I'd also like to invite you to go read the stickies in the 1911 sub forum. Lots of good info there. Any questions, many of us know a good deal about the 1911, but Canebrake is our resident 1911 expert. I'm sure he'd like to see this gun too, he'll probably stop in pretty soon. I think he's got either the government or officers version of the same model.
     
  18. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    I think he has that exact model...even has a pet name for it that I can't recall right now...Black something or other.

    OP, beautiful gun by the way...my offer still stands...:p Now get her dirty...
     
  19. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    I think Canes got at least one of every 1911 Colt made :eek:
     
  20. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i think he calls it, "Black Licorice" the one Swann has looks very similar to the one Cane has. i am pretty sure Cane's Commander is also a Talo Wiley Clapp model.