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Colt 1911 XSE Commander- Round Count Updated from Time to Time

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by cyclopsshooter, Oct 16, 2011.

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  1. RyeDaddy

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    Just picked mine up today. Put 75 rounds through it right out of box without a hitch. ACCURATE! The duckbill grip safety has to go, and I'm gonna have it bob-tailed. Maybe have the slide done in black if it won't cover up the rollmarks. I really like it! Worth the wait and the money!
     
  2. cyclopsshooter

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    NICE! Post a pic :)
     
  3. cyclopsshooter

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    Just ran another quick 50 at 10 yards (still not cleaned)- used the ol proven 7 rounders and the two factory 8s No malfunctions with the 7 rounders but each of the 8 round mags did the same last round vertical jam-

    My verdict is that Colts are reliable outa the box- no question about the pistol but be ware of the new mags Colt is putting out.

    On another note, I think my brass is hitting the belt clip leaving a ding.. I'm just now getting into reloading (Dillon 550) will this ding cause reloading problems? (dinged case in photo)

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    Co-worker shot 8 more rounds while I was typing this-

    Round Count: 270
     
  4. cyclopsshooter

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    Couldnt help it... cleaned her for the first time at 270 rounds, she was a dirty girl with that cheap ball.

    Ordered some low-rise Novak night sights too :D
     
  5. cyclopsshooter

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    Ok, went back and ran seven rounds of 230gr Speer Gold Dot at 10 yards from a rest (a crappy little rest) Anyway, this is the group, the top flier might have had a little flinch behind it and just to make one more excuse the front sight post darn near covered the black center of the target..

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    Round Count: 277
     
  6. cyclopsshooter

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    slow afternoon here in the shop- another 50 ball

    round count: 327
     
  7. No Quarter

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    Seems like she is purring away.

    I ran 150 rounds through my stainless combat commander today. Had a ball!

    Boringly consistent. Figured the gun runs better with white lithium grease on the rails than the CLP or Ballistol i have been using.

    Saw a Talo Night Defender (Colt) show up lightly used in the gun case today. I intend to go back Monday and make that momma MINE.

    Please keep the updates coming. I am enjoying this thread.
     
  8. cyclopsshooter

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    I had one of those Talo Night Defenders in the shop about a year ago- Sweet little pistol it is-

    Hmmm.. rather sore tonight in the lower joint of my right thumb Metacarpal.. Wonder how that happened?..

    By the way, please FEEL FREE to post photos of your favorite "Colt" 1911 shooter.
     
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  9. cyclopsshooter

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    Knew I had an extra 5" barrel in a box somewhere... You thinkin what I'm thinkin?

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  10. cyclopsshooter

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    50 rounds today, first 8 went down the 5" barrel for testing of fit- seems the barrel likes a Wilson #4 link , had to narrow the the hood a bit. All 50 went without malfunction, should send the barrel off soon to get threaded.

    Round count : 377
     
  11. para38super

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    I had the same problem with my Colt 8rd mags, but cured the problem with Wolff +5% springs. They pretty much became power mags. Do your mags have the skirted follower or do they have the devel follower(shooting star follower)? Can you post some pics, I was told those skirted follower mags use propietary springs from Checkmate.

    By the way nice Colt you have there, I have a government model and pretty happy with it. I have had a couple issues with mags, but when running good mags it runs perfect. I use Colt 7rd and Wilson 7rd for carry.
     
  12. Greg528iT

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    I'd think that as well. but, how does that barrel seat in the bushing? There should be a slight taper to the barrel at the tip that nests to the bushing and keeps the barrel pointed straight fwd.
     
  13. cyclopsshooter

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    Greg, the barrel seats well but i do not recall having a taper, the barrel is a take off from an older colt 1991a1.

    Installed my novak trijicons today :)

    FIRED 6 ROUNDS OF FEDERAL +P

    ROUND COUNT: 383

    Edit- The 91a1 barrel has no taper
     
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  14. cyclopsshooter

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    11/1/11 Got my first STUPID SCRATCHES today ... Sat the slide down on the workbench without noticing the metal filings near the vise.. then gave it a gentle nudge to make room for an emergency customer bore-sight... :banghead: Bound to happen sooner or later but hoped to hold it off longer..
     
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    Oops.
    I got my first idiot mark the first time I tried to put the slide stop back in. :)
     
  16. Greg528iT

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    It might just be a Springfield design. My (2) 5" Springers have a neck down just aft of the barrel end. Like the bigger taper of the Bull barrels, but very slight. I see how such a taper would allow the barrel to pivot on the link easier, when the slide retracts, but allows a very snug fit when in battery.
     
  17. cyclopsshooter

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    The 70 series Colts and the earlier 80 series have a taper too.
     
  18. cyclopsshooter

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    The Trigger

    I am just amazed at the trigger on this piece- Glass breakingly crisp... I wish I could find out how a factory production 80 series trigger can be this clean..

    I don't have an accurate way to measure the weight but my gut says 4 lbs - its no 70 series Gold Cup but there is NO creep-

    Dammit... Now I got it in my head to detail strip in again to take a closer look.. brb

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    The sear and disconnector are most definitely MIM but the sear contact surface seems to be pretty smooth and the wear marks from the hammer hooks are even, a good sign.. The disconnector has a high polished look to it. The hammer hooks have been ground back to the same depth as the mating sear surface (note the photo gives the illusion of longer hammer hooks but that is not the case) (this is critical in a good trigger job- too often though, a home job will remove too much, do it unevenly, or both.. causing hammer follow)

    The 80 series plunger levers seem to be stamp cut steel. they are polished and de-burred from the factory as well. (they are just as shiny as the disconnector but this is not seen in the photo due to their angle.)

    The plunger in the slide does not seem to feel any different than other 80 series Colts that Ive handled.

    Anyway... its a crisp trigger :)
     
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    My S80 Commander is creep free, and breaks crisply at 4.75# as measured on a Lyman digital..... right out of the box.

    So nice.....
     
  20. cyclopsshooter

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    50 rounds of PMC Bronze today- using 4 Wilson 10 rounders and one no name 10 rnd mag. No malfunctions.

    Round Count: 433
     
  21. cyclopsshooter

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    Buddy of mine showed up with his Glock 19 and challenged me to a shoot- 7 rounds each- he lost :)

    Round count 440
     
  22. cyclopsshooter

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    Put a mag into a stump today

    Round Count 448
     
  23. para38super

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    I love hearing your updates, have you done anything to your Colt 8rd mags to make them work?
     
  24. cyclopsshooter

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    Not yet, being lazy, still using old Colt 7 rounders and some 8 rnd wilsons... :)
     
  25. para38super

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    I have been using Colt 7rd mags and Wilson mags as well. Please lets us know when you fixed them and how you fixed them.

    Do your Colt 8rd mags have a teflon coated follower with a skirt or are they with out a skirt?
     
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