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Commander Arrived - 1st 1911 Project Begins

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by doc540, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. doc540

    doc540

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    The well-worn Commander arrived today.

    OK, so I've been infected with this custom 1911 virus.

    I'm putting together (actually my gunsmith friend is) a 9mm Combat Commander to shoot and, sometimes, carry.

    It's so worn he said he wouldn't do anything to the trigger. It feels about right.

    I have some Ed Brown parts on the way along with Novak geezer sights.

    And, props, to this "EGW" comany. The gal answering the phone REALLY knows her stuff.

    They might be machining a stainless, Commander barrel bushing when they do their usual run Monday.

    Here's the "theme" I'm going for, looks-wise:
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    Bear with a noob, will ya?
     
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2010
  2. str8tshooter

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    let me know how it goes, I've been contemplating the idea of building one myself, but I will need a lot of guidance!!! ha ha ha:) Where in deep se texas are you? anywhere near Houston?
     


  3. doc540

    doc540

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    over here in the Golden Triangle, kind of like if Pasadena was spread out over three counties :D
     
  4. bac1023

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    Very cool.

    EGW is only 10 minutes from my house. Good people.
     
  5. doc540

    doc540

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    REALLY good people, and the women answering the phones know their stuff, too!
     
  6. GVFlyer

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    Somewhere in the air.
    Looks like your project should be fun. I really like your concept. I've been thinking about having Ron Phillips built a gun for me based on a Ruger frame (Ruger does the casting for Caspian).