My First....

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by Gatoragn, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    Colt.

    Stopped at the LGS today to discuss ordering a Colt TALO 1911 9mm. Sitting in the case on consigment was a Colt Commander in 9mm. The propietor informs me the gun has been back to the custom shop. The gun had been in the shop for a week or so and the owner was already willing to move on price.

    Gun has:

    Nowlin barrel and bushing,
    Wilson Combat trigger, hammer, firing pin.
    Herret fancy coco bolo grips ($35 on Ebay)
    Got all the stock parts, barrel, trigger, hammer, firing pin, grips, extra mag
    Also got an STI match trigger to boot.

    I filled out the paperwork, I pick it up Monday at noon. :D

    I am on vacation Monday. :D

    I think I just found the trigger & hammer upgrade for my Stainless GI Springer. ;)
     
  2. cswann1

    cswann1 New Member

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    We.....must....have......PICS!!!!
     

  3. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    Monday, if I have to wait so do you.
     
  4. dog2000tj

    dog2000tj New Member

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    ......... :rolleyes:
     

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  5. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    You will love the Commander size 1911.

    I'm interested in your range report and thoughts on the 9mm. Keep us in the loop.
     
  6. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    Well I already have a Kimber :eek: in the Commander size. Got any extra paper clips? :D

    Its just that the 9mm runs like melted butter through a sieve in a 1911. Last Monday at the range, the RSO warned me about double taps with my RIA tactical 9.
     
  7. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    Range Time

    If it was not for the fact I was shooting a new to me gun, I would have stayed home. Wind was blowing 20 to 25 mph, so I was shooting a moving target. Started low & left, but felt pretty good at the end with a pretty decent group around the bullseye.
     

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  8. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    Couple of closer pix
     

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  9. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    All the loot I picked up with the purchase
     

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  10. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    This dude is quite snappy, much more so than my RIA full size 9mm. It ate any ammo I fed it, even the pointy nosed Fiocchi HP's. The trigger is oh so smooth.

    Only thing really lacking is a full length guide rod, but I can fix that easily enough. I am partial to the Hogue wrap around grips, so I may have to add some of those.

    Looking forward to getting back to the range when we don't have gail force winds shaking the target and the shooter around.
     
  11. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Looks like you came up on my favorite flavors :)
    Colt
    1911
    Commander sized
    9mm
    :D
     
  12. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    Thanks Longballer

    A package from DH Custom arrived today :)
     

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  13. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    Gator, that's nice! very nice! i am very jealous of you right now.:D
     
  14. LongBaller71

    LongBaller71 New Member

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    That's a great looking Colt! A commander size is definitely my next 1911 pick. Congrats!

    Glad the pkg finally arrived. Thank you again very much! Hope you like it. :)
     
  15. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    Update

    Added S & A mag well and some VZ Gator Back Tiger Stripe grips.
     

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