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XSE Commander Project...w/pics

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Agent6-3/8, Dec 5, 2010.


  1. Agent6-3/8

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    I finished my XSE Commander project this afternoon. I'm very happy with the way this one turned out considerirng its the first time I've taken on a project of this scale requiring more extensive frame modification and a complete refinish. I resisted my natural urge to be cheap and used only quality parts for this build.

    Wilson Bullet Proof grip safety
    Wilson Round Butt mainspring housing
    Caspian SS barstock extractor. (the factory extactor had a bad casting mark on the hook face that caused FTE's)
    Harrison Design Extreme Service medium length trigger
    EGW Heavy Duty thumb safety
    10-8 rear sight, .140" notch
    Novak "Target Ring" tritium front. (only Novak night sight option for the XSE cut)

    After everything was fitted and tested, I bit the bullet and invested in a blast cabinet. ($100 from Tractor Supply...an excellent investment, BTW) While aluminum oxide and glass beads are the standard, I had plent of sand on hand and though I'd give it a shot. It left me with a matte finish very similar to Colt's factory matte, but IMO, more attractive as it has a more metallic look to it. Flats were polished up to 400 grit.

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  2. thecableguy

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    Looks great. That is something to be very proud of.
     

  3. brzusa.1911

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    I agree, it does look great and something for you to be proud of. Congratulations!
     
  4. rd21

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  5. BEER

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    bad example

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    damn that's a good looking gun. if it had a magwell and no front serrations it'd be perfect.
     
  6. Agent6-3/8

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    Thanks guys! :wavey:
     
  7. glock2740

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    Looks great.
     
  8. Happy Hunting

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    Very similar mods to those on mine. I hate the sights they start out with.
     
  9. steve1911

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    Nice!


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  10. Hokie1911

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    Nice job! :thumbsup:
     
  11. Road Dog

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    Very nice!

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  12. bobtail1911

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    Awesome gun!
     
  13. EdMac87

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    Good looking gun!

    I wish I had the ability(and confidence) to do that.
     
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    Looks nice. :cool:
     
  15. BEER

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    bad example

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    you know, if that first pic was made bigger it'd be a really slick desktop background.
     
  16. Agent6-3/8

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    :supergrin:


    How big do you need it? Not sure I can upload it much larger without loosing quality.



    Thanks for all the compliments guys! :wavey: I intended to test it with my carry ammo (230g HST) today, but its very cold and snowing. The cold I don't mind so much, but I don't want to lose all the brass in the snow.
     
  17. rcamp

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    did u bob that frame yourself for the MSH?
     
  18. woodrowNC

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    wow. i'd be really proud if i could do that. you should be.
    i'm starting to really like those xse's
     
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  19. Agent6-3/8

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    Yup, I installed the MSH then blended the frame to match with a dremel. Once fitted i then polished out any tool marks before blasting.