Colt Commando any Python Grip?


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Hz1098
January 23, 2011, 11:44 PM
Looking to replace the original plastic grips on a Colt Commando to preserve the originals and to find something a little more attractive. I understand that Colt Pythons are designed on the same basic frame. Some people say the grips will work on each other. Will any Python grip work on the Commando? I'm looking for some classic looking wooden service style grips. Also trying to find a decently priced leather holster if anybody has suggestions.

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788Ham
January 24, 2011, 12:12 AM
Might check with Hogue and see what they have available. No idea on the holsters.

waidmann
January 24, 2011, 10:05 AM
Hunter's medium framed holster, with a retention strap is about the cheapest leather still around. If you are going with a molded one you will likely have to go Colt specific since the Army Special/Official Police/Commando is a sort of .41 framed gun.

Any grip specified for the above names should work. CDNN's on-line catalog has some decent wooden grips that are reasonable.

rcmodel
January 24, 2011, 01:03 PM
replace the original plastic grips on a Colt Commando to preserve the originalsThat's all well intended.

But more original grips, rifle sights, etc. have been separated from guns and lost to collectors by doing what you suggest then probably any other reason.

Despite your good intentions to keep the grips with the gun, at some point in time they will end up in a box of junk at an estate auction.

And get sold for $2 bucks to someone who collects boxs of junk, and never heard of a Colt Commando in his life!

rc

Hz1098
January 24, 2011, 02:58 PM
Thats a good point rcmodel. I am having a difficult time tracking any decent replacement grips down anyway, I might just keep the originals on. Will the old plastic hold up after 65 years? I intend to make this a shooter not just sit in a closet. There is another Colt OP that is nickel plated with a family inscription on it I dont really want to fire that one that often.

rcmodel
January 25, 2011, 03:11 PM
Will the old plastic hold up after 65 years?They should hold up just fine if you don't drop the gun on a rock and break them.

rc

Coal Dragger
January 26, 2011, 02:28 AM
You might check with Herrett Stocks, since they custom make revolver stocks based on a tracing of the frame, rear of trigger guard, plus the serial number and make and model. Some grips also need a tracing of the shooter's hand. Don't know what you're looking to spend, but they can probably make a set of stocks for your old Commando.

Lucky Derby
January 26, 2011, 12:49 PM
Any grip for the Python should work.

As to holsters, most LGSs have a used holster bin. I have found some remarkable bargins looking through them over the years.
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Vern Humphrey
January 26, 2011, 02:43 PM
The Commando is Colt's military version of the Official Police.m This is the old .41 Colt frame. The same frame is used for the Commando, Official Police, M357 and Python. Grips for those guns are identical.

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