Help me out, Colt guys

Help me out, Colt guys

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    Help me out, Colt guys

    Will be grabbing a Commander very soon. Am leaning towards the 1991 version (04091U) as it is readily available, and I prefer a single side safety. But I may have a line on an XSE (04012XSE). I like the beavertail on the XSE over the duckbill on the 1991. So long as I can find decent sights for the 1991 I'll probably head that way. What do you guys think?


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    The standard sights are quite usable, they're just not "sleek" those on the XSE.
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    Single side safety plus beavertail

    I also like a single side safety instead of an ambi safety on a 1911. But I prefer a beavertail to a ducktail for the grip safety. I had a couple of Colt Gold Cups converted to a Wilson beavertail and round hammer from their original tang hammer both for comfort and for looks. I don't know why Colt has been so slow to go over to high ride beavertails.

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    Either one should be a good choice, beaver tail grip safety is nice, prevents hammer bite. My only reservation is I'd rather not have any 1911 that has a firing pin block like the Series 80 Colt. I prefer the Series 70 style without the firing pin block. Fewer parts, more simple, maybe a better trigger pull though most people cant tell any difference in the trigger pull of a Series 80 or Series 70 with or without the firing pin block.

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    I would have preferred the single safety but I got a deal on this gun. So I took it as is. Barely used OTD for 850. A friend told me about it, and then said if you don't buy it, I will. My first and only 1911. Some pictures to hold you over till you get yours. Good Luck and enjoy.





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    Great thing about 1911's they can be modified to fit the man or the mission. So shoot it for a while then you can change it if you need to.

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    I love my XSE! Even a standard Commander is a nice 1911, and a great starting point.

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    Either way you go, you will be making the right decision.
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