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Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by got2hav1, May 3, 2012.

  1. got2hav1

    got2hav1

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    My first 1911. After much searching and reading and handling 1911s I settled on a new Colt Combat Commander in brushed stainless. Feels great in the hand, well balanced, and a smooth trigger. I have not shot it yet, just picked it up today, but I think it will be a great shooter. The choice came down to a used Kimber CDP ll or this Colt which was new. I could have been just as happy with the Kimber because it felt great as well. Here are a couple of quick cell phone pictures, let me know how you like it.:supergrin:

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  2. Folsom_Prison

    Folsom_Prison Brew Crew

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    Excellent choice!
     
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    TSAX USAF Vet

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    That's a beauty!:supergrin:Congrats
     
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    Very nice choice :thumbsup:
     
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    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Very nice... Enjoy! :supergrin:
     
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    I applaud your choice of the COLT. If you want one, a Kimber can always be found.
     
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    .45 hawtness!
     
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    Congrats very nice !!
     
  12. fnfalman

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    Congratulations!!!

    I bought the Lightweight Commander XSE late last year. The gun shot low with various loads so I had the 10-8 rear sight put in and she shoots dead on now.

    I switched out the ambidextrous safety lever for a left-only safety lever. The Colt ambi safety is rather flimsy and if you're not a lefty, it doesn't do squat for you.

    I also switched out the plastic mainspring housing for a steel one, and ditched the one-piece guide rod for the GI short guide rod & plug (strictly personal preference - also makes gun disassembles and reassembles a hair easier). Oh, and did away with those funky grip screws for the flat tip grip screws. When I want to take the grip panels off for cleaning, I don't want to have to go hunt up a hex head wrench.

    Otherwise, it shoots tight and the trigger isn't half bad for a factory trigger.

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    Very nice

    Congrats! :cool:
     
  15. KS Trekker

    KS Trekker That Guy

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    My 1911 XSE Commander shoots low as well. I am thinking about replacing the sights. Congrats on the new Commander, you will love it!

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    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    I think that there is a rash of Commander lengths that did not get calibrated correctly. My Talo CCO also shot low (regular Colt three-dots sights and not Novak). Colt corrected it and threw in a steel mainspring housing for free. The problem is that it took three months.

    That's why I just took the XSE to the local smithy and spent $70 on a new sight plus labor. Colt would make it good free of charge...just takes a wee bit of time.
     
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    Thanks for the advice! I'll probably go the local smithy route as well. The pistol fires nice tight groups about 3-4" inches low at 10 yards.
     
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    Bac, thanks for the 1911 guide. I spent a lot of time reading thru that. It was very informative. :cool:
     
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    Thanks Fin, I will keep that in mind. I have sights on my short list for sure. The Colt ones are not bad as they are but if they need adjustment anyway, I can replace with better ones.:cool:
     
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    Thanks Trekker. I am liking it so far. Excited to take it out and put some rounds thru it.