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1911 Commander Frankengun for $499?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by TMann, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. TMann

    TMann Member

    May 16, 2007
    Washington State, U.S.A.
    Just curious what others here thought about a gun that I spotted this afternoon at a local gun shop:

    The gun is a commander-sized 1911 with a blued Colt slide on a no-name frame. Judging by its weight, the frame appears to be an alloy frame. The slide and component fit well; there was no slide rattle; the safety and slide lock worked smoothly. The hammer is a standard commander-style hammer. The magazine looked used and didn't have a brand-name on it. Overall the gun looked good and did not appear to have been abused.

    The price for this little guy was $499. I realize that there are numerous government size 1911's that sell close to that price new. However, it is much harder to find a used commander size gun for that price around this area.

    Thanks in advance for the input.

  2. ckone

    ckone Member

    Oct 3, 2008
    See if they'll let you shoot it, if it shoots good and you're happy with it then it's a good deal, and if it doesn't, you'll be getting something else... if you can't put some rounds through it I'd pass.

    FYI, RIA's cost that or less and you can find commander-sized ones too if that's what you're after, they are good guns that you can enhance to your liking over the course of time without going broke (at just over $600 the STI Spartan is a GREAT gun you may want to take a hard look at).
  3. Dr.Rob

    Dr.Rob Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2002
    Centennial, CO
    That Colt slide is worth at least 2 bills. For that price I'd try it.

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