I'm in love...

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by sputnik1988, Apr 6, 2013.

  1. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    Just found this on Colts website and thought I would share...

    Unfortunately, I'd have to spend a ton in their custom shop to have one as Colt doesn't offer commander in anything close to this configuration from the factory.

    Looks like I'll continue drooling. Sorry about the cropped pic, it's all they had.
     

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  2. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Yes they do;

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    The Colt 21st Century Wiley Clapp Commander


    • Suggested Retail $1379
    • Pre-Series 80 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
    • Colt's National Match Barrel
    • 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

    Part# 04840WC
     

  3. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    Now I'm drooling over that one!

    Thanks Cane, now I gotta have one:p
     
  4. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    You can even custom shop it yourself, here's how I made it mine;

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    VZ Operator II, S&A Arched MSH W/Mag-Guide, 10-8 Flat Trigger, EGW OS Flat FPS, Tripp 8R-45-RG Gen II Cobra Mags
     
  5. limbkiller

    limbkiller New Member

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    How do you like that flat trigger Cane? I know that is your main carry weapon and I have a flat on mine. I have 2 short flat triggers coming next week from Joe Chambers. He makes them upon request and is the ONLY place to get them. Gonna try the short ones on a couple of guns.

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  6. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    I love it. Seems to produce a consistent, linear pull regardless of where my finger engages the trigger.

    Plus it really makes the gun mine!
     
  7. limbkiller

    limbkiller New Member

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    That is the reason I went with one on my carry gun. In a stress full fast paced encounter I like the idea of no matter where I touch the trigger the pull is as you described. Looking forward to trying a short one. Not a super fan of short triggers but always willing to try something. Will give you a report when they come in and installed.
     
  8. kytowboater

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    Think I may have to look into them. The long triggers seem to pull better for me, any preferred brand? I know Cane said 10-8.
     
  9. limbkiller

    limbkiller New Member

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    10-8, Caspian or Wilson. Mine is a Wilson on one gun and the Caspian on another.

    Here is the Caspian.
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  10. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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    Thanks Ill have to look at the Caspian. I have a cylinder and slide now and it seems nice.
     
  11. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    How is the reliability on that officer sized rock island?
     
  12. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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    I had an issue with mine at around 1000 rounds. It wouldn't fully extract the spent case, but it would try to load another round. I would have to lock the slide back, drop the mag to clear the malfunction. I sent it to RIA, they paid for everything, did a realiablity tune up, replaced the recoil spring, and replaced the extractor too.

    It shot fine after that, but the slide won't lock back after the mag is empty when shooting. I think it may have something to do with the slide release. Maybe the plunger spring is goofed up. Not to much of a pressing issue to worry me right now.
     
  13. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    Seriously thinking about getting one, I'd hate to carry a $1000 Colt when these are available. I'm carrying my full size now:rolleyes:

    It's waaaay too big, but I'm just over carrying the G19. No matter what I do I always gravitate back to the 1911, just as well to buy one for carry.
     
  14. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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    For the price they are nice. Heavy, but you don't worry about scratches and such.
     
  15. limbkiller

    limbkiller New Member

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    Never missed a beat and I have tried all kinds of ammo in it. Steel case, brass case, FMJ, and HPs. $500 out the door and fun to shoot. Carry it every day.