Alloy Commander


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MtrCty
January 13, 2004, 09:33 PM
I just saw a used alloy frame Commander at a local gun store for $475.00. I need some feedback on this. I'm in the market for one , but not sure about the alloy. what should I check for? Thanks!!

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stans
January 14, 2004, 07:06 AM
Check the frame for cracks where the dust cover meets the rails and around the slide stop pin hole. Look for excessive wear and a lack of anodizing on the frame rails. Look for gouging of the frame feed ramp. $475 sounds like a good price, unless the gun is excessively worn. Aluminum frame 1911 pattern guns have a reputation for lasting 15,000 to 30,000 rounds, some go longer, some don't. I think Kimber puts a 20,000 round warranty on their aluminum frames.

JohnBT
January 14, 2004, 09:25 AM
The old Kimber catalog I have says they tested them to 20,000 rounds with no 'measurable wear'.

JT

stans
January 14, 2004, 12:57 PM
My bad, it was not a statement of warranty, just test results.

Smoke
January 14, 2004, 02:37 PM
Good price if its in decent shape.

Hard to find a alloy Commander around here. They don't sit in the shops long.

Smoke

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