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Commander Arrived - 1st 1911 Project Begins

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by doc540, Jan 8, 2010.

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  1. doc540

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    The well-worn Commander arrived today.

    OK, so I've been infected with this custom 1911 virus.

    I'm putting together (actually my gunsmith friend is) a 9mm Combat Commander to shoot and, sometimes, carry.

    It's so worn he said he wouldn't do anything to the trigger. It feels about right.

    I have some Ed Brown accessories on the way along with Novak geezer sights.

    And, props, to this "EGW" comany. The gal answering the phone REALLY knows her stuff.

    They might be machining a stainless, Commander barrel bushing when they do their usual run Monday.

    Here's the "theme" I'm going for, looks-wise:
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    Bear with a noob, will ya?
     
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  2. WC145

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    So... Is this going to be "The One"?
    You're killing me with these posts, you're going through Commanders like they're underwear. I think you should stick to that great looking Colt snubby you have and call it good!:D
     
  3. doc540

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    This is #3.

    #1 was a LW .45 which the internet experts said wouldn't hold up to high round counts

    #2 was a steel frame 9mm which was too nice to modify.

    #3 is the shooter...so far, so good
     
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    Those internet experts...... what do they know.
    #1 I'd have shot it
    #2 I'd have modified it and shot it
    #3 There ya go
     
  5. doc540

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    there's the "project" element, too

    Really enjoying that part of the deal.
     
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    Interesting color concept. I went the other way.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I really like those Commanders...


    Projects are great ways to learn, research, try...


    Hey, wish me luck that maybe I can find a nice old 'worn' one also! I'd love to do a Commander Project, you bet...


    Good luck with yours Doc540!
     
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    thanks

    keep watching the classifieds, gunbroker, and other online auctions!

    To the vigilant goes the prize.
     
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