My First 1911...Colt Commander

Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by LeSabreUltra, Jun 13, 2009.

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  1. LeSabreUltra

    LeSabreUltra New Member

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    Apr 25, 2007
    Alabama
    Yep, I finally bought one today. Saw a guy shooting a Dan Wesson (really nice gun by the way) and it pushed me to go out seeking a Colt Commander specifically, I've been wanting one for a while.

    I thought about Springfield, and others, but I wanted a really good one (not saying Springfield isn't, just doesn't carry the weight that the name Colt does) without going into the expensive custom stuff that you get with Dan Wesson, Les Baer, or Kimber. What really sold me though is that I held a Colt Commander once and just loved it. Perfect size to me, with the 4 inch barrel and great weight balance, finish, and trigger.

    Anyway, here's mine.

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    Pictures aren't the best, I know. I'm too excited right now to setup the picture taking stuff I guess, I'll get more later. You can see it's still got the factory oil and stuff on it so I'll need to clean it.

    Makes me wonder why I didn't buy one sooner. :)
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  2. TranterUK

    TranterUK Guest

    I love it. There is nothing you need to do to it.
     

  3. LeSabreUltra

    LeSabreUltra New Member

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    Apr 25, 2007
    Alabama
    Thanks, that's my thoughts too, I don't think I'd want to change anything either!
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  4. glocknut

    glocknut Active Member

    Holy Moley...that's the blued version of my Stainless! It looks good blued!!!! :D

    I just shot mine today for the first time. Its the second commander i bought. My other is a lightweight series 90 i think?

    Here's the pics of mine.... congrats on owning a great gun!!!! :)

    mike
    gn

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    Yours has better grips than mine....
     

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  5. LeSabreUltra

    LeSabreUltra New Member

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    Apr 25, 2007
    Alabama
    Thanks glocknut! The great thing about 1911's is that grips are easy to find, with a huge selection. I bet that stainless of yours would look great with some rosewood grips on it. :D

    I haven't been able to get it to the range yet...weather and work haven't been letting me...hoping for this weekend though.

    It's time to get serious with the picture taking!

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    Very happy with my Colt. :)
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  6. jacksonco

    jacksonco New Member

    very nice. I like it a lot. I have a Colt xse Commander and would like to have a blued one to go with it some day.
     
  7. glocknut

    glocknut Active Member

    Nice picture taking you did there... :D

    mike
    gn
     
  8. paladin

    paladin New Member

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    Jun 17, 2009
    Congratulations. It looks like a beautiful pistol.

    Question: Is not the barrel 4.25 inches?
     
  9. Doc1911

    Doc1911 New Member

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    Jun 29, 2009
    USA
    A blue COLT Commander - great weapon. Congrats. :)
     
  10. 40CalJoe

    40CalJoe New Member

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    Jun 28, 2009
    In the middle
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  11. redhart

    redhart New Member

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    Aug 9, 2008
    east coast
    Well I wont post a pic of mine,its got scratches,the grips are worn you all will make fun of it.But it is an everyday work tool and is dependable.
     
  12. Doc1911

    Doc1911 New Member

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    Jun 29, 2009
    USA
    Some of those are the best pics - post it. Anyone who makes fun of a "used" gun must not have carried one for anytime .... You should see some of mt old LE weapons .... (most of my pics look good - only because I took pics when they were new ... )
     
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