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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. cyclopsshooter

    cyclopsshooter Member

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    Replaced the mag spring in my older Colt 7rnd carry mag- sent 7 downrange.

    LIGHTWEIGHT COMMANDER (First 200 not shot by me)
    Round count: 833
    Pistol failures: 3**
    Mag related failures: 1
    Shooter related failures: 4*
     
  2. cyclopsshooter

    cyclopsshooter Member

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    It is a hard life

    Quads, mud, and painting are not the friendliest things to firearms. Pretty sure the laytex will peel off :D

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    Took care of a friends dogs last week.. one took off and wouldn't come back until I fired a shot in the air. You can always count on a trained Lab to respond to a gun shot!

    One Gold Dot

    LIGHTWEIGHT COMMANDER (First 200 not shot by me)
    Round count: 834
    Pistol failures: 3**
    Mag related failures: 1
    Shooter related failures: 4*
     
  3. 1KPerDay

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    remind us what the asterisks are for please
     
  4. cyclopsshooter

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    For the most part, user stupidity...
     
  5. cyclopsshooter

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    Yeah, the asterisks are awkward... And it has been nearly 100 rounds since that magtech ball ammo. I had customer shooting out of the same batch with his well proven S&W 1911 and he choked on a few.. He was also due for a new recoil spring, as am I.. Maybe the slide return was light enough, and the magtec ammo was just enough outa spec for the two to lightly meet. I know.. I think too much and it does no good :p

    LIGHTWEIGHT COMMANDER (First 200 not shot by me)
    Round count: 834
    Pistol failures: 0
    Mag related failures: 1
    Ammo: 3
    Shooter related failures: 4
     
  6. cyclopsshooter

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    50 rounds of Blazer with the Wilson 10s, no problems and much cleaner burning that UMC or Magtech.

    LIGHTWEIGHT COMMANDER (First 200 not shot by me)
    Round count: 884
    Pistol failures: 0
    Mag related failures: 1
    Ammo: 3
    Shooter related failures: 4
     
  7. cyclopsshooter

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    Did a 100% detail clean tonight. It is amazing how quickly and deeply crap can get. Actually scrubbed the slide and frame in the sink with soap and a toothbrush. Someone once told me to keep my guns clean.. maybe he was right.. simply amazing.
     
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    That was the 'Ghost of the DI past' that told you that.(With apologies to Charles Dickens).

    Good trooper.

    Simply amazing.

    Fred

    PS still enjoying the journey.

    F
     
  9. cyclopsshooter

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    1000 rounds

    116 rounds today- had to do the extra 16 :) Damn, she's dirty again... :p

    LIGHTWEIGHT COMMANDER (First 200 not shot by me)
    Round count: 1000
    Pistol failures: 0
    Mag related failures: 4 *Tried an NOS Trip-K mag that was really tight with the rounds, had to help the slide on the first 3 (I think it will break in)
    Ammo: 3
    Shooter related failures: 4
     
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  10. cyclopsshooter

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    Dumped a 4th of July mag. 7 rounds. The pistol is nearly always with me, nothing really of note other than my cousin knocking it off a workbench onto concrete (left some small impact divits on the rear of the mainspring housing at the bottom of the grip) And his boy spilled milk on it on a camping trip a few weeks ago.

    LIGHTWEIGHT COMMANDER (First 200 not shot by me)
    Round count: 1007
    Pistol failures: 0
    Mag related failures: 4
    Ammo: 3
    Shooter related failures: 4
     
  11. cyclopsshooter

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    shooting competition with a co-worker today, we tried to see who would be the first to hit a quarter taped to a target... george won... 30 rounds

    edit 8 more

    LIGHTWEIGHT COMMANDER (First 200 not shot by me)
    Round count: 1045
    Pistol failures: 0
    Mag related failures: 4
    Ammo: 3
    Shooter related failures: 4
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  12. cyclopsshooter

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    new ed brown 18lb recoil spring... finally! sent 55 downrange no problems

    LIGHTWEIGHT COMMANDER (First 200 not shot by me)
    Round count: 1100
    Pistol failures: 0
    Mag related failures: 4
    Ammo: 3
    Shooter related failures: 4
     
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    Dang, I haven't been following this but maybe get a new magazine or throw that thing in the river maybe. Oh nevermind.. I see now how you might be doing the math/this thread.
     
  14. cyclopsshooter

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    yeah, the gun is perfect- the problems boil down to bad colt 8rnd mag springs, cheap ammo, and human error.. by accident or stupidity...
     
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    Those are Shooting Star magazines with Colt's logo on'em. Colt hasn't produced magazines in-house in 'bout 50 years.
     
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    Right! Sorry, I was schooled on that qualification a few pages back... didn't know it had been 50 years though!
     
  17. cyclopsshooter

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    Aluminum Frame rail wear at 1000 rounds

    Actually it is 1100 rounds and practically no wear to the rails... in fact it has barely had an impact on the nickle finish..

    Guess I'll have to do more shootin then... :p

    Did a detail clean today to make sure there wasn't any milk still hiding inside.

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  18. cyclopsshooter

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    Wow... it has been a while since I have shot this... better rectify that :)
     
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    How is the trigger compared to when you first shot it?
     
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    It cleaned up- a slight relief cut on the sear helped quite a bit. In my experience most Colt 1911 triggers get noticeably better after their first 50 rounds.
     
  21. Georgia45cal

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    How often are you suppose to change the recoil spring?

    I was surprised to see you changed yours with less than 1,000 rounds.
     
  22. cyclopsshooter

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    31 rounds downrange-

    LIGHTWEIGHT COMMANDER (First 200 not shot by me)
    Round count: 1131
    Pistol failures: 0
    Mag related failures: 4
    Ammo: 3
    Shooter related failures: 4
     
  23. cyclopsshooter

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    Sent 1 downrange in a training session

    LIGHTWEIGHT COMMANDER (First 200 not shot by me)
    Round count: 1132
    Pistol failures: 0
    Mag related failures: 4
    Ammo: 3
    Shooter related failures: 4
     
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    Added an after market rail called the Tick by TRG which is held by the slide stop. It works pretty well but I did not care for the cast slide stop they sent so I tweaked an extra Colt one i had.

    Add one Streamlight TLR2 and we were off

    sent 35 rounds downrange playing with the light and laser :)

    Will post picks in a few days

    LIGHTWEIGHT COMMANDER (First 200 not shot by me)
    Round count: 1167
    Pistol failures: 0
    Mag related failures: 4
    Ammo: 3
    Shooter related failures: 4
     
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    Been a while since I ran a box through this and did so yesterday. 57 fun rounds- Did a detail strip with thorough cleaning.. all is well- Left off the belt clip and put the redwood stocks back on :)

    LIGHTWEIGHT COMMANDER (First 200 not shot by me)
    Round count: 1224
    Pistol failures: 0
    Mag related failures: 4
    Ammo: 3
    Shooter related failures: 4
     
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