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Custom Carry Colt CCO

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by doc540, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. doc540

    doc540

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    1998 model

    Haven't gotten my hands on it yet, but the gunsmith just sent preview pics of my latest Colt carry piece.

    Can't wait to shoot it!

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  2. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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  3. up1911fan

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    Who did the work?
     
  4. doc540

    doc540

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    Thanks, Ed Karns did the work.

    Came to me like this:
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  5. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    I thought that you were trying to get rid of some of the guns?

    Glad to see you change your mind. My Talo CCO will be coming in a couple more weeks.
     
  6. doc540

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    I was going to sell two of the five, but I've found a way to afford keeping them.
     
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    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    sweet!!!
     
  8. doc540

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    And bought another.:embarassed:
     
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    HAIL CAESAR Senior Member

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  10. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Congrats on the CCO! Should make the BEST carry piece!

    I have a Springer Compact getting tweaked,.....can't wait to get it back!
     
  11. doc540

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    I'm having a shoulder rig made for it with a vertical bikini holster instead of horizontal like the Galco.
    Should fit both the Commander and the Officers.

    They're saying 6 weeks out.

    I'll guess we'll see.

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  12. PlasticGuy

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    I've been carrying mine for a few months now. It's certainly not the same quality as some of my custom 1911's, but I like it a lot. It's very simple and classy, and a dream to carry.
     
  13. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Going retro all the way, huh?

    I dig that pistol in the photo. There's nothing like a nice mirror polished stainless Colt.

    That's what I like about it. Simple but highly visible sights, medium size safety lever (ONE SIDED), no weird serrations. I wish that Colt were to put out a lightweight Commander with that slide. I am not a fan of the truncated Officers .45 grip, but I bought the CCO just for the hell of it.
     
  14. doc540

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    See? I don't even know enough to know what's "retro".:embarassed:

    I just don't like muzzle sweeping everyone behind me, so I searched for a vert rig.

    Not too many out there these days.
     
  15. doc540

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    This is it...best shooting carry piece I've yet to own, the one I've been looking for all this time.

    Put 200 rnds downrange with it this morning, and it's a tack driver and feels totally natural in my hands.

    Lightweight alloy frame makes it easy to carry.

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    Absolutely beautiful. I want a CCO style 1911 in the worst way.
     
  17. Giggity

    Giggity Holster Maker

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    Very sexy. WHat mag are you running in it?
     
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    Very nice

    Congrats! :cool:
     
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    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    I would like more details on that shoulder rig. Can you pm me details and
    how you went about ordering it?
     
  20. doc540

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    I just called them, and they knew exactly what to build for a Commander/Officers model.

    They also were aware that full size and officers mags were different sizes and agreed to double snap the twin mag pouches to hold both sizes.

    Seem to be good folks, I guess I'll find out in a month or so.

    Giggity, I'm using Virgil Tripp's Cobra mags, but I have a Wilson Combat that is a smidgen more compact.

    Both the holster maker and mag maker are Texans.:cool:
     
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