Colt Commando Special Holster


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giggitygiggity
October 12, 2012, 10:11 PM
Hi, I'm looking for a nice leather holster for a Colt Commando Special revolver. I can't seem to find any besides custom-made ones and universal nylon/cloth holsters. Any assistance is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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rcmodel
October 13, 2012, 11:39 AM
The S&W Victory Model and Colt Commando used the same holster.
Here are pretty nice repros of the real deal for not much money.

Belt:
http://www.pacificcanvasandleather.com/holsters/pcl_12_r.htm

Shoulder:
http://www.pacificcanvasandleather.com/holsters/pcl_12_sh.htm


This is the real deal Vietnam era GI holster I put mine in.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j219/rcmodel/KTOG/Commando1.jpg

rc

Old Fuff
October 13, 2012, 01:09 PM
Another excellent source for vintage leather is one of our members with the user name robbt.

The World War Two, Colt Commando model is identical to that company's Official Police model with either a 4 or 2 inch barrel, the latter being very rare if original and not rebarreled. I presume that revolver you have has a 4" barrel, and you will find that robbt has an excellent selection of holsters at very reasonable prices.

Gordon
October 13, 2012, 02:28 PM
I wore the shoulder holster RC linked to for a couple years with an S&W in it very satisfactorily. The later plainclothes assignment issued Bucheimer shoulder holster was not nearly as good FWIW.
BTW a Ruger Security Six 4" model holster works for that Colt you mentioned.

Mac Attack
October 13, 2012, 03:14 PM
Any holster made for a Colt Detective Special will work. I use a holster made for a SP101.

SharpsDressedMan
October 13, 2012, 03:51 PM
The Detective Special and Commando are different frame sizes. Not every DS hoslter will be loose enough to fit the WWII Commando.

Mac Attack
October 13, 2012, 03:56 PM
The OP was asking for a holster for a Colt Commando Special which is the same as a Colt DS but was a less expensive model made during the Colt strike of the 80's. I have one in my pocket right now. If the OP is talking about a Commando then you are correct.

Guillermo
October 13, 2012, 05:52 PM
Detective Special and Commando are different frame sizes

nope

both D-frames

Guillermo
October 13, 2012, 05:56 PM
giggitygiggity

any Police Positive Special, Detective Special, Cobra holster will do.
lots of companies hake the same holster for K-frame S&Ws

Old Fuff
October 13, 2012, 07:06 PM
Both Colt and Smith & Wesson have a bad habit of reusing names and assigning them to later and unrelated products. It appears that the respective advertising/sales departments lack something when it come to new ideas. :rolleyes:

In this case Colt first assigned the name Commando to the World War Two version of their Official Police model. Decades later they used again on a cosmetically degraded Detective Special or Cobra (I forget which and am too lazy to look it up). The opening post does not identify which of these revolver is the one in question, but rcmodel correctly identified it for what it should be. However giggitygiggity needs to clear up the point because holsters are not interchangable between the different models.

Jaymo
October 13, 2012, 08:11 PM
Cosmetically degraded?
It was a Parkerized finish.

Gordon
October 14, 2012, 01:13 AM
With no polishing or grinding down of surfaces because there was a strike by Union gunsmiths going on.

Old Fuff
October 14, 2012, 11:08 AM
With no polishing or grinding down of surfaces because there was a strike by Union gunsmiths going on.

Yup! Plus the usually checkered walnut stocks were plain and uncheckered. These were functional revolvers, but not up to Colt's usual top-drawer standards.

Jaymo
October 14, 2012, 07:07 PM
My mom's CS has rubber stocks. Polishing is not needed on a Parked gun.
I understand that Park isn't up to the standards of Colt's Royal Blue. No argument there.
But, it's a very functional finish.

Jim Figaniak
October 14, 2012, 07:49 PM
BLACKHAWK,Leather Compact Askins Holster ( Colt 1911 Civt / Comm ) size 01.Found mine at local gun shop but Blackhawk has them on line.Hopes this helps.Great looking & grweat fit.
Jim

rcmodel
October 14, 2012, 07:57 PM
I still have a feeling we are talking about either a Colt Commando, or Colt Commando Special Revolver here!!

I doubt a 1911 holster is gonna fit.

rc

420Stainless
October 14, 2012, 08:09 PM
Yup! Plus the usually checkered walnut stocks were plain and uncheckered. These were functional revolvers, but not up to Colt's usual top-drawer standards.
I was very excited to see a hardly used one of these in my local dealer case a month ago. Didn't mind the parkerized finish a bit, but when I looked at it close and seen all the gaps and felt what seemed like a lot of endshake, I just had to walk away. One of the biggest disappointment in my life. I wanted that thing in my pocket.

Mac Attack
November 13, 2012, 09:51 AM
I just received my Milt Sparks PMK for my Commando Special on Friday and am extremely happy with it. When I ordered it in April I was hoping to get a Sparks VMII but they did not make one for a Colt DS and the only holster I considered was the PMK. Workmanship is excellent and the holster fits my gun like a glove but not so tight that you have a hard time drawing it. Overall I am extremely happy with it and glad I ordered it.

The Lone Haranguer
November 13, 2012, 09:51 PM
Quote:
With no polishing or grinding down of surfaces because there was a strike by Union gunsmiths going on.

Yup! Plus the usually checkered walnut stocks were plain and uncheckered. These were functional revolvers, but not up to Colt's usual top-drawer standards.
I had an Agent like this. It was ... functional.

bannockburn
November 14, 2012, 11:15 AM
I also had one of the parkerized finished Colt Agents. It was definitely not so functional.

Let's just say it was cylindrically challenged; as in the cylinder had an issue with completing the full 6 round circuit. Most likely the cylinder assembly was off-center to the frame and this was causing the binding problem.

At any rate this was not one of Colts better efforts and probably should have been left in one of their bottom drawers.

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