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    Say hello to the newest member of the family!

    So I got a proverbial bug up my chimney and decided I couldn't live without a 1911. I was short on cash and decided I could live without my XD-9SC...so i traded it off along with an older model digital camera for this baby.






    It's a Colt Lightweight Commander XSE.

    Took it out to the range and right out of the box I shoot it more accurately than I ever shot my XD Subcompact, it just feels right in my hand.

    The moment I can get an appointment with an instructor I am going to add it to my CCW Permit.

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    Nice firearm. You won't be sorry that you made the trade.
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    Naw, just took the picture with my right hand.
    "Life exists at a level of complexity almost beyond our ability to comprehend. It's a well known fact that if you try to take apart a cat to see how it works one of the first things you have on your hands is a non-working cat" - Douglas Adams

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    Very nice addition Ryan. Congrats!

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    My favorite size! For some reason I find I like shooting the Commander more than a Govt. Personal quirk I guess but I sure love mine!
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    Quote Originally Posted by robinsonre View Post
    So I got a proverbial bug up my chimney and decided I couldn't live without a 1911.
    Aaaaawh, now you've done it. You've opened the door. Welcome to the grand obsession.
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    Nice gun. Welcome to the word of 1911's!

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    nice gun. enjoy it.
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    Awh, she's a beauty! It will be more comfortable to conceal than the XD. IMO

    I'm not familiar with that line- does the "lightweight" mean the frame is alunimum and the slide steel? (the finish is different on slide from frame in the picture)
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    She is a beauty! Now remember to provide lots of care and feeding.
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    Excellent acquisition, and great choice for a CCW! Add a holster from one of the great custom makers that frequent CombatCarry.com and you're good to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kylebce View Post
    does the "lightweight" mean the frame is alunimum and the slide steel? (the finish is different on slide from frame in the picture)
    Yes, sir.
    Aluminum frame, steel slide.

    Excellent choice!

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    Good for you, looks like you got a good shooter.
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    Nice 1911. Watch out! They're like Lays potato chips, you can't have just one.


    Quote Originally Posted by p8riot View Post
    Aaaaawh, now you've done it. You've opened the door. Welcome to the grand obsession.
    For a minute there thought you said GARAND obsession. Which is another virus in and of itself.
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    Congrats...

    on the new 'addition' to the family!

    Very nice!

    Stay armed...stay safe!

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