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A Commander's Journey

Discussion in 'Handguns' started by V-Tach, Oct 31, 2018.

  1. V-Tach

    V-Tach TGT Addict Forum Sponsor

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    A customer was shooting this Commander when the front of the slide around the barrel bushing broke out. He didn't want to fix it, he said he no longer trusted it. I bought it from him and sent it Colt. They replaced the slide assembly (complete) and barrel (they didn't cover it under warranty). I just got it back this morning after 6 months.

    I am sending the frame to Clark's Custom Guns for the front strap to be checkered 25 lpi and a proper beavertail installed. I am sending the slide to Novak's to have the front and rear of the slide dovetailed and have Novak sights installed.

    As the Commander's journey progresses I will post update pics.......I have a lot planned for this little Colt......and the journey is just beginning.....

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  2. orbitup

    orbitup Sticker Cop TGT Supporter

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    I like a good story.
     
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  3. Moonpie

    Moonpie TGT Addict Lifetime Member

    Already a fine looking weapon.
    It will be even nicer when finshed.
    Looking forward to the pics.
     
  4. pronstar

    pronstar Well-Known TGT Supporter

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    I love these build threads


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  5. Vaquero

    Vaquero Pre-ban Staff Member Admin

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    I'm in!
     
  6. AustinN4

    AustinN4 TGT Addict

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    My very first large bore semi was a commander back in the 60s.. Wish I still had it, but that is true for every firearm I have sold.
     
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  7. Byrd666

    Byrd666 TGT Addict

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  8. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

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    Yep...
     
  9. SQLGeek

    SQLGeek Mildly Proficient at 3 Yards TGT Supporter

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    Not bad for a 1911.... ;)

    Seriously, commander size is about my favorite 1911. Look forward to seeing where this one goes.
     
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  10. bigwheel

    bigwheel Active Member

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    I was the proud owner of a Colt Commander for about two hous one time. I had a pal who wanted one and had 300 bucks..and the other pal had one who said he would like to sell for two hundred. So I took the money and stepped and fetched. Paid the bar tab for a week or two. My DNA test dont show any Jewish blood but I know how red necks work.
     


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