Shot my Colt Commander tonight...

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by feedsasquatch, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. feedsasquatch

    feedsasquatch New Member

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    Well, quite simply, it was AWESOME. I took my new Colt Combat Commander to the range tonight, to shoot it for the first time.

    At first I was worried. I had a jam every 3rd round for the first 2 mags before I figured out that the problem was my Colt factory magazine. I put in a Kimber tac mag from the range, and the issue was solved. Boy am I glad...

    So, enough idle chatter, you want pics. This first picture is my Glock 23 at 7 yards. The second is the Colt Commander at the same distance. It's obvious which gun is more accurate, and dare I say, BETTER!!!!!
     

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  2. feedsasquatch

    feedsasquatch New Member

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    FYI - I've put 600 rounds through my Glock 23 since May, so I'm no "rookie" at it. I just can't shoot consistently well with it 100%, and have 5" groupings, even after having it since May. I'm getting instant 100% 3" groupings my first time with my Colt Commander, and I don't even own another 1911...
     

  3. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Daaaaammmmmnnnnnnnnn!!!

    And this from a guy who has been carrying and shooting his Glock for awhile now folks.... :eek:

    The 1911 is once again proven to be more accurate in the hands of ANY pistol shooter...

    Really nice shooting, with the 1911, there 'Squatch. ;)
     
  4. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    I'm glad you're happy with it. It's obvious that you'll become even more proficient with it as time goes by.

    I've found that I shoot 1911's more accurately than any other handgun. They just feel right and point naturally for me.

    Now you're gonna' be spoiled with that Colt and nothing else will feel as good. ;)
     
  5. NGIB

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    That's the problem with a 1911, it makes everyone a better shooter! Your experience also proves that mags are a weak point with the platform - although I've never had problems with a Colt mag. An investment in quality mags will pay dividends to be sure...
     
  6. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    Good shootin' there, baby.
     
  7. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    feed, welcome to the fraternity brother!

    There IS something to the 1911 popularity.
     
  8. feedsasquatch

    feedsasquatch New Member

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    Unless Glock adopts a 1911 style trigger in the near future, I don't think I'll buy another one ever again... My Glock 23 is 100% dependable for everything except accuracy, which is what a gun is needed for.

    Give me 4 months with my Colt, we'll see if I can get those groupings down to 1 1/2". I'm also going to start practicing trying to keep 5" groupings at 5 yards rapid fire (3 rounds per second). I love my Colt Combat Commander...
     
  9. canebrake

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    I think I'll open a parimutuel window and start takin' bets if you close your groupings down to 1.5” or buy your next 1911 first! (Probably a 5” Government and maybe even a Gold Cup!)
     
  10. feedsasquatch

    feedsasquatch New Member

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    Actually, I'm thinking about a railed Taurus 1911 to replace my Glock 23...
     
  11. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    If you practice with any weapon, you are going to get better. The nice thing about the 1911 is that it gives you a platform to start from that is quite a bit ahead of it's competitors....


    Even though it's over 100 years old. :eek:

    Be warned: Once you have one 1911, others seem to show up in the safe and just want to hang out. :D

    I am thinking about adding another one, myself. :cool:
     
  12. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    I never really think about it - they just show up and I have less money...
     
  13. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Colt's Rail Gun [​IMG]
     
  14. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Yeah. That's how most people end up with a lowly Colt. :cool:

    Wakka Wakka Wakka. :D
     
  15. feedsasquatch

    feedsasquatch New Member

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  16. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Why the rail?? Just out of curiosity.

    I have a rail on my USP and at first, I couldn't WAIT to get a light on there.

    Then I bought a Surefire, snapped it on there, and went "Huh. Well that was anti-climatic"

    You need a special holster. It adds weight to the front of the gun.

    Just wondering what the attraction is on your end there 'Squatch.

    JD
     
  17. feedsasquatch

    feedsasquatch New Member

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    I can't fire a gun one-handed very well... It will only be for my "home-defense" 1911. So it will stay in the safe, I won't be carrying it on me. I have one for my Glock 23, and I can shoot much more quickly with my Surefire X300 attached to it, than fireing one-handed while holding a flash-light in the other hand.
     
  18. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Just my humble opinion, but I think rails on 1911's cause JMB to spin in his grave.
     
  19. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    Great shooting sasquatch. Glad you like your Colt!! :cool:

    A friend of mine met us at the range friday and he brought his stainless railed taurus 1911 .45acp. I brought a beretta 92f 9mm, taurus pt111 9mm(3.25"), browning buckmark .22lr. Another friend brought his Springfield XD40SC (3.25") 40 s&w he bought from me a while back. I shot all the pistols at 5-10yards and my best group was with the browning,ofcourse. My next best group was with the Taurus .45 and it was the first time I have ever shot it or any other 1911 platform.

    The results for me were like this in terms of accuracy.

    1. Browning Buckmark .22lr (5")
    2. Taurus 1911 .45acp (5")
    3. Springfield Xd40sc 40S&W (I have shot this many times before 3")
    4. Beretta 92F 9mm (4.27")
    5. Taurus pt111 9mm (3.25")

    I was very surprised I was able to shoot the 1911 so well the first time I ever shot it.

    BTW, I saw a used kimber ultra carry (blued) with night sites at the shop saturday for $650