Got myself a father's day present - Colt Commander


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wojownik
June 17, 2012, 12:26 AM
Couldn't resist this when I saw it. Colt Commander Stainless, Series 80. $725. Wife's present to me is some free time to hit the range with the new toy.

I'm thinking of adding some nice rosewood or walnut grips, and maybe upgrading the trigger. That's about it, I think I like her pretty much as she is...


http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q490/viher001/2012-06-16_22-03-56_140.jpg


This rounds out my 1911 collection (for the moment)...

http://i620.photobucket.com/albums/tt284/viher_photos/IMG_2692san.jpg

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Centurian22
June 17, 2012, 01:24 AM
Very nice! Happy Fathers Day!

Robbins290
June 17, 2012, 07:49 AM
veey nice

Downeast
June 17, 2012, 08:26 AM
Wow, very nice. Looking forward to a range report.

ACP
June 17, 2012, 02:59 PM
I just bought the exact same gun last week. So far 200 rounds of ball ammo, no problems.

wojownik
June 17, 2012, 04:46 PM
Took her out to for a quick trip to the range today. All I can say is ... sweeeet.

OK, I can say a bit more. I played with several brands of ammo - 4 mags each of WWB, Federal and Fiocci. Functioned flawlessly through all of them, though I must say my stainless wonder was pretty sooty after the WWB.

I found it to be accurate, and gave me groups that were tighter than my Colt 1991A1 full size (but not as tight as with my Springfield). This is a nicely balanced pistol. It rests in my hand quite nicely and points naturally - I seemed to get on-target much faster with the Commander than with the Government. Perceived recoil was pretty much the same as the full size, and the muzzle flip just a bit greater.

Comparing the Commander to my older 1991A1, today's Commander really outshines the 1991A1 I picked up in the late 1990s.

It feels good, looks good and shoots very well.

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