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Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by NBT, Jul 5, 2012.

  1. NBT

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    Well, here it is in a nutshell....I'm a Glock fan. Trained so much with them that I trust them like the back of my own hand. I only have one non Glock handgun and that's my Ruger LC9 (summer carry).

    Last year I sold my SA Mil Spec 1911 and put a 21SF on the want list and filled that order last month.
    Don't get me wrong, I shot well with the 1911, but I still like my Glocks... rack it and run em. In the heat of the moment, I don't want to be fumbling with safeties....ect.
    Training eliminates 99% of these problems, but "FOG of war /tunnel vision" is a real event and can mean the difference between life...or death.

    However...yesterday my Uncle informed me he has his Colt Commander on consignment at the LGS.
    He purchased it new 30 years ago.
    Only modifications to the Colt are Bomar adjustable sights, extended slide / thumb release and a spring kit.

    Given the chance....would you add the Colt, or pass?
    This was not on the things to do list before Nov. elections, but it's not often my Uncle let's go of a firearm.
    I'm not sure what a 30 year old Colt Commander goes for today, (not important , I'm not looking to turn it for $$).

    Here is a pic of the Colt. TIA for your input.
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  2. R0CKETMAN

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    Heck yeah I'd add the Colt. "Spruce" it up a bit and carry/shoot the snot out of it.
     

  3. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    To me, a 1980s Colt isn't worth all that much because it's right smack dab in the beginning of Colt heading down the toilet. Fit & finish were suspect, just shoddy workmanship due to a multitude of things (union labor dispute, management not wanting to upgrade machineries, cost cutting methods).

    I personally would not go for over $500 on a Mk IV Colt.
     
  4. bruzer

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    Pass on it but make sure your Uncle knows that I am a long lost nephew and send the Colt to me!!! I'll even pay for shipping. I see it as a win, win situation so don't delay.
    Mike
     
  5. bwvan

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    If you don't see shooting it a great deal, just buying it for nostalgia, I say go for it. You can never have too many .45s. :)
     
  6. Bren

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    That doesn't look like a commander (maybe it's just me - looks like a 5" barrel), but the 1980's Colt's I own and have owned were excellent. I'd go for it. If it IS a commander, I'd go for it twice as fast.
     
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  7. paul45

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    Grip safety changed out also.

    I would pass.

    BoMars on a Commander?????
     
  8. fnfalman

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    Good eye, a ducktail grip safety.
     
  9. bac1023

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    If its modded, I'd pass.

    Also, those sights make little sense on a commander. It just looks wrong, IMO.
     
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  10. NBT

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    Thank you for the replies...looks like he is "locked" with the consignment gig....
    My reply pretty much summed it up...."It's already at Cleland's on consignment for $880.00".
    This was the explanation of the Colt via email last week....
    It was a Colt Combat Commander, all steel. It's 3/4 of an inch shorter than the standard 1911 with a 4 1/4 in barrel. It had a Bomar adjustable sight, extended slide and thumb release and a spring kit. I got it 30 years ago at Cleland's for $325.00

    Anyhow...
    I was thinking if he were to throw it at me for $600 bucks...I would jump on it.
    Could have been my winter CCW rig....with the 21SF in the truck.

    Thanks for the replies, I don't know the 1911's like most of the guy's that love em do.
     
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  11. that picture is of a Hi Power...Mauser or FEG possibly...

    Bill
     
  12. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    $880 for that Colt?

    It must come with a co-ed hooker or something.
     
  13. faawrenchbndr

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    That Bomar is the " non slide cut" model.....easily replaced with a standard sight.
    $880 is a frickin INSANE price........walk away!
     
  14. NBT

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    Yep, that's my bad....it's a Browning Hi-Power clone. I thought he sent me both sides of the 1911.
     
  15. BMF99CamaroSS

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    I would pass. Colts are trash!
     
  16. ArmoryDoc

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    If you can get it at $600.00 I would. That gun will dress up nice. Colts are sweet. ;)
     
  17. jrs93accord

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    $880.00. I do not think so. If it was in original condition, it might bring about $650 - $700 tops. Like others have said, a BOMAR sight on a Commander makes no sense. I like my Colts, but unless the price on this one was less than $600, I would not even touch that one.
     
  18. Jason D

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    You guys wouldn't like my Commander in .38 Super with a full Bomar Rib.
     
  19. Jason D

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  20. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    I've seen a DL Shockley custom job on a Gold Cup National Match Model with the Bomar Rib.