Colt Wiley Clapp Commander - a great .45acp carry gun

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    Colt Wiley Clapp Commander - a great .45acp carry gun

    I've been a fan of Colt 1911's for a long time. Recently, I decided to pick up another Commander... one which I would have little, if any, desire to modify or tweak... one which I would feel I could function test for 500 rounds or so and then put directly into my carry gun rotation.

    I've been interested in the Colt Wiley Clapp Commander for quite some time now. I really like aggressive FS checkering, Novak profile sights, single-side minimalist thumb safety, and the upswept beavertail grip safety. The WC Commander has it all.

    Only thing that bothered me about the gun was the odd-shaped grips and, in a minor way, the bottom edge of the MSH which would benefit from a tad bit of rounding.

    I swapped out the grips for a pair of aggressive VZ Diamond Back grips and suddenly, the gun feels great in my hand. I'll likely do a little recontouring of the bottom edge of the MSH and call it good. Thanks to Colt for producing such a well appointed Commander, straight out of the box. BTW, the WC grip panels actually feel good when mounted on one of my Colt Government models... so I'll likely keep the grips.

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    Nice Colt!

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    Where post? Really wanted to see the new .45.
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    They are very nice pistols, congratulations.
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    Good looking gun, I hope you enjoy it.

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    Colt Wiley Clapp Commander - a great .45acp carry gun

    Great post OP. You found a gun you liked and made it fit you perfectly. Kudos!
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    Very nice. In my opinion the "Wiley Clapp treatment" adds real value and utility to any handgun.

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    Hello 3RidersApproach, this is a very nice firearm you will enjoy the heck out of it. Great choice...Looks great with the new grips.

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    Nice gun! I'm really liking those grips.

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    Thanks, folks. I hope Colt produces more of these kind of great pistols. They are winners!

    Now I think I probably need to pick up the Government version of this gun.

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    Very nice 1911. Congrats.
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