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Colt Wiley Clapp Commander.

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by NEOH212, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. NEOH212

    NEOH212 Diesel Girl

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    Does anyone remember if Colt made this gun in a all steel variant? I know they had the one with the alloy frame. I really like this pistol but would like it better if I could find one made all from steel. (I'll keep my fingers crossed!)

    Anyone have one?

    Impressions?

    If they didn't make it in a all steel configuration, does anyone know of another company offering a equivalent gun (or very close to it) made of all steel?

    Note: Price is no object.

    Thanks!

    :wavey:
     
  2. seanmac45

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    I own the Wiley Clapp Commander and it's a sweet little pistol. It runs great and carries nicely due to the lighter weight. Best of all, it's a modern Colt with series 70 firing system which was what finally caused me to purchase.

    I'm sure there are many Colt clones in commander size configuration. On the higher end I would recommend a Wilson Combat Professional models.

    I am sure others will be able to recommend more alternatives.

    Good Luck
     
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  3. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Guncrafter, Nighthawk and Ed Brown all make steel framed Commander size guns with those features. Of the three, I'd recommend Guncrafter.
     
  4. Rinspeed

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    Give Jason Burton a call. :wavey:
     
  5. bac1023

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    If price is no object, I wouldn't be looking at Colt. :cool:
     
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    :thumbsup:
     
  7. NEOH212

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    Thanks everyone. Bac, your point is well taken! :supergrin:

    I'm going to give Mr. Burton a call to see what he has to say.
     
  8. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Yeah, if you really want a Colt, just get a Commander and have it done your way. :cool:
     
  9. TexasLEO

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    another vote for Guncrafter
     
  10. RetailNinja

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    FWIW,

    There is a Wiley Clapp government model out this year that has a steel frame. For the price, I'd just go with a Colt Gunsite 5".

    I really love my Wiley Clapp commander.
     
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    Guncrafter Industries...........