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.
A couple of images...