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New Colt CCO - made it my own!

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by bobandshawn, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. bobandshawn

    bobandshawn BOBO

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    Hey everyone,
    Just wanted to share the new pony in the stable. A Talo edition CCO lightweight commander (Steel blued slide/ Parkerized aluminum officer frame). Made a few changes to it...it really had a sloppy trigger - lots of wiggle, and a mushy break. I replaced internals and trigger with Cylinder&Slide parts, new extended thumb safety, bullet-proof slide release, stainless spring plug and bushing. Lastly...bone grips. Shoots and carries like a dream. Opinions? Did I over-pimp it...or do it justice?

    Thanks in advance for looking

    ~Bob
     
  2. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    I'm not a fan of the contrasting controls, but I'm diggin the bone grips!

    Overall,.......darn fine job! :thumbsup:
     

  3. bobandshawn

    bobandshawn BOBO

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    I'm still debating over keeping the slide stop and thumb safety. If I restore the originals I'm putting on cocobolo checkered grips with the gold Colt pony medallions...

    ~B
     
  4. ArmoryDoc

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    Too pimped for my tastes but you chose good parts it appears. The CCO is a great gun.
     
  5. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    It's all up to you, but the stock controls with the bone grips would kick-azz!
     
  6. bobandshawn

    bobandshawn BOBO

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    Natural state (almost) with the new grips.

    ~B
     
  7. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    I'm gonna do the same thing to my Talo CCO - add the checkered wooden grips with the medallions. Also I will switch out the trigger for the long trigger with a dark color. The contrasting trigger color just look weird to me.

     
  8. doc540

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    Nice work

    One man's pimp is another man's pride
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  9. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    I like the OP's gun with black controls and bone grips, and yours with silver controls and black grips. Don't much care for silver controls and bone grips :dunno:
     
  10. PlasticGuy

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    To me, contrasting controls just make me think "garage gunsmith". The bone grips look great though. The only thing I changed on my CCO was to add a pair of ivory grips I bought when I was in Maui last summer.
     
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    Very nice

    Congrats! :cool:
     
  12. doc540

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    How about "basement gunsmith"?:tongueout:

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  13. okie

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    Looks nice my friend:thumbsup:
     
  14. PlasticGuy

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    Ha! I'm glad people here have a sense of humor. I'm sure my post could have been interpreted as rude, but it was not intended to be. It's all just personal taste. For some reason I have always seen 1911's with stainless frames and blue/black slides as classic customs, while guns with mis-matched controls made me think "built with whatever spare parts were in the drawer". Obviously there is no basis for that. It's just my taste.
     
  15. G26S239

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    It looks great. Congratulations.