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$900 Commander suggestions

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by bluelineman, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. bluelineman

    bluelineman Infidel كافر

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    Looking for Commander length 1911 for daily CCW. Max OTD price is $900. Looking for good sights, no black. I prefer to have it ready to go out of the box with no modifications if possible. Suggestions?

    Is it really worth it spending extra for stainless?

    Also, where's a good place to find it?
     
  2. Hokie1911

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    Not stainless, but $1k.
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    Little smaller @ 3.9", but also $1k.
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    Or step up to $1,100 and you may be able to find one of these....they are out there. :supergrin:
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  3. dewidmt

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    I would think you could find plenty of good used Commanders out there for that price. I picked up a a nice 1966 Colt Commander back in 2004 for $600 at a pawn shop.....and if it's steel you want, the Combat Commanders are out there even cheaper.
     
  4. Hokie1911

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  5. Quack

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    if that sells for $1200, i'll go pick up the Cbob i found last week and sell it for profit :whistling:
     
  6. bluelineman

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    Will both of those STI's fit most commander length holsters? I think one is 3.9" & the other 4.3" barrels.
     
  7. Quack

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    yes, if you get the 4.25" holster.
     
  8. Hokie1911

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    LOL no kidding. Honestly, you could pick that one up and sell it for $1,300+ probably.
     
  9. Quack

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    i may try to see if i can get the one i found for under $1000 ;)
     
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  10. Chonny

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    STI Ranger or CBOB for a bit more. There was one listed on this site for 1100 bucks. I wanted to buy it but realized I had spent all my money at the wrong time. Crap.
     
  11. bluelineman

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    I like the suggestions on the CBOB & STI Ranger II.
     
  12. Hokie1911

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    CBOBs can be found. I scored a NIB '09 for $1,049. Quack found it in this middle of nowhere shop by us. They are out there.

    The Ranger2 is a really nice gun for the money.
     
  13. ArmoryDoc

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    These are my two Commander length guns for carry. Both under or about a thousand. Plain Jane but paid for. Love 'em both but would really like to have a pre-front serrations series Colt LW Commander in stainless. Someday...

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    Last edited: Jun 16, 2010
  14. a_tack

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    Kimber Pro TLE II or just a Pro Carry II with Night Sights?
     
  15. Chonny

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    Crimson carry?

    Ive played around with the Covert or whatever the one is thats tan with the camo LGs. Cool gun!