new Colt Commando Special .38 snub

new Colt Commando Special .38 snub

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    new Colt Commando Special .38 snub

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    OK, I'm impulsive. Just a little. But the tax return has this one covered. I hope this gun shoots as well as it feels, because it's pretty awesome.

    All steel, parkerized, 6 shots, and weighs in loaded at 28 oz, exactly the same as my Glock 27 loaded 9+1. Nice smooth trigger, nice sight picture.

    If things work out, this could definitely be a carry gun. Maybe with the hammer spur ground off. Hopefully do a range report for y'all next week.

    Here's something about the gun I found on the web:

    A Little History

    The Commando Special was a limited time offering from Colt.

    During the big Colt strike of the mid-1980's, Colt didn't have enough polishers still working to do the amount of work needed.

    So, they introduced a series of Colt revolvers with unpolished black finishes, and had the available polishers concentrate on the premium guns like the Python, and the easier to polish 1911 autos.

    These were nothing more than standard guns, only unpolished and with flat black parkerized finishes.

    There was a "Peacekeeper" which was an unpolished Trooper Mark V, an unpolished Detective Special known as the "Commando Special" and an unpolished Cobra and Agent.

    For unknown reasons, Colt didn't assign special names to the unpolished Agent and Cobra versions.

    The Commando Special was only made from 1984 to 1986.
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    Congrats! I like that a lot! Never seen one before, but I like it a lot.
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    Nice find.
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    Good score!!

    Think carefully about bobbing the hammer though as it is a one way trip. You can't "un"bob it if you change your mind.
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    Cool

    You done real good on this one !
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    Congrats! I like it.
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    Nice snub!
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    Great find. I actually handled one today at the Syracuse gun show, and thought someone cleaned off the blueing. It was selling for $225. Bunker
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    Great, practical concealed carry revolver! Easily concealed and easy to shoot well and accurately.

    It's your revolver to do with as you please but the hammer spur represents choices. Once removed, a choice is removed. A draw from the pocket is easily accomplished by lightly pressing the tip of one's thumb against the end of the hammer's spur with no need to take the thought and trouble to "cover the hammer spur with the thumb."

    How'd you manage the photo of the sight picture? I've tried for those before and never seem to get a good result.

    A range report is anticipated.


    Oh Bunker. $225 was half price.
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    What bmcgilvray said unless it was a total shot out piece of poop it was well worth twice what they were asking.
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    Cool piece...I wouldn't change anything on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmcgilvray View Post
    How'd you manage the photo of the sight picture? I've tried for those before and never seem to get a good result.
    Just luck. I have this basic Kodak digital that has a close-up setting, but it decides what is the point of focus. Smart camera, knows where to sight!
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    Colts are smooth shooters. You'll love it. I carry a Detective and Cobra 38 (twin of the Detective but alloy). Highly accurate - especially the Detective with the added weight of all steel. Mine are both early-60s. Great Carrys - and they shoot 6.

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    Great find! I have a DS and the trigger is better than some other guns I've had work done on. As other have said, you might want to carefully consider bobbing the hammer. It's not a bad thing to have SA capability. Enjoy!

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    Great find and a nice little bit of Colt history, rather than bobbing the hammer I think Colt made a shroud that could be gunsmith installed if you can find one.
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