Is it worth the $$$? It certainly is a beauty though! Anyone have one or had a chance to handle one? Let me know what you think.
How is the rear sight? I've never had blank sights so I don't know what to expect.canebrake said:getem, Stop thinking/dreaming about it and get one!
The real advantage of the 21st Century Commander is the lack of the firing pin safety and the associated trigger linkage to operate it.
This 4.25" Commander comes with a national match barrel. That alone is worth the up-charge.
They are out there and are going for well under MSRP. If someone wants more than 1250$ find another dealer.
My LGS is a Colt dealer. I went in last year around Thanksgiving and placed an order for the 100 year Commemorative 1918 #COO1911ANVIII and was told it may be too late to get one. Two weeks later he called me and had my gun in the store.
Two months ago I went in on a Thursday and ordered the Wiley Clapp, he had it the following Tuesday! His price was $1250. When you find a dealer as good as mine you tend to trow him a lot of business. He's now trying to get me hooked on SAAs.
The Colt 21st Century Wiley Clapp Commander
[*]Suggested Retail $1379
[*]Series '70 style action with no firing pin safety and improved trigger pull
[*]Alloy receiver for a light pistol that carries easy
[*]Original style small safety, slide lock and magazine catch, no extensions
[*]Front & rear slide serrations
[*]Long black trigger, flat S&A mainspring housing
[*]Colt's new beavertail grip safety for comfort in long shooting sessions
[*]Special Novak sights extra-wide notch and bead front for any-light shooting
[*]Tactical Oval grips with forward taper and fingerprint checkering
[*]Pete Single 25 lpi checkering on the pistol's front-strap
[*]Special factory serial number run
The Novak extra-wide notch rear sight took some getting use to. It's very easy to keep the sight picture while inducing a horizontal, Angular Shift Error.How is the rear sight? I've never had blank sights so I don't know what to expect.
Good to know I'm sure I could grow to enjoy the sights as my sig stx has similar sight but are night sights. I have to check with some shops around me so I can handle one. But if I find one at a decent price I might have to buy it sight unseen.canebrake said:The Novak extra-wide notch rear sight took some getting use to. It's very easy to keep the sight picture while inducing a horizontal, Angular Shift Error.
Once you sort this out it's NM barrel shines. The wide notch does allow you to pick up the front sight fast.
I love the gold bead in the front sight blade but these old eyes would favor a Hi-Viz light pipe like I have on the Defender.
Have you had a chance to fondle one yet?