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Detonics Combatmaster

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    Cool Detonics Combatmaster

    After a thread search, does anyone have experience with the new production Combatmaster?

    http://www.detonicsusa.com/combatmaster.html

    TIA
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    No personal experience with their new CM but I know a Member on another forum that purchased one not too long ago. He also has a few older model (Mk 1, 5 & 6) CMs and states the new CM is far more superior to the previous models.

    The new CombatMaster is patterned after the old Mk V model which featured a matted Slide and fixed rear sight.

    My CombatMaster Mk VI was manufactured in 1981. I just replaced the Recoil Spring Assembly which tightened Slide to Barrel fitment. It was very accurate before the installment, but now it's accuracy improved to the point that it's the most accurate 1911 I've ever owned.

    Bar None!

    Here's a photo of my recently acquired Mk VI...



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    Everything I've read concerning the CombatMaster has been great.
    It's likely going to be my next every day carry.
    The new ones are reportedly as good or better than the first ones.
    I had an original & I loved it and miss it to this day.
    It was a fantastic compact firearm.

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    My buddy has one and it shoots great. Feels great in the hand, not to mention it was dead on out of the box. If the price doesn't bother, its a GREAT gun. IMO
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    Cool Detonics

    los - great looking MK VI. It is outstanding, the best looking Detonics I've seen old or new. And you say it shoots too!

    There is a 1977 (new/unfired) on Gunbroker, it is not ss, would it be worth the $'s.

    http://gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=71013668

    Well, guys I think I am going to have to put one of these on the list, thanks for the input.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    Everything I've read concerning the CombatMaster has been great.
    It's likely going to be my next every day carry.
    The new ones are reportedly as good or better than the first ones.
    I had an original & I loved it and miss it to this day.
    It was a fantastic compact firearm.
    Ooooooooooo QK.. ...<Elmer Fudd voice here> youuuuuuuu said a verwyy badd thing <evil grin and wringging hands here> hehehehehe.. ......Just for that... ....I'm going to find a nice Detonics Combat master for you to buy from me hehehe
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    Quote Originally Posted by mag44laf View Post
    los....There is a 1977 (new/unfired) on Gunbroker, it is not ss, would it be worth the $'s.

    Well, guys I think I am going to have to put one of these on the list, thanks for the input.

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    Mag,

    Thanks for the kind words. I really got lucky with my find for sure.

    Great find on [your] CM. Looks to be in pristine condition. Love that little bobbed hammer. It appears to be a very early production piece as the serial number places it at the 542nd produced CM. Check out the slanted slide serations (rare) and original [colt] type thumb safety. Definitely a great find.

    FYI, the Magazine IS NOT factory. All OEM/factory Detonics will have ".45 A.C.P." stamped on the bottom plate,..not "45 AUTO". Besides that, everything else looks original, i.e; rug and manual. The subject CM is definitely in original factory configuration. Even the grips look new!

    I think the price is in line with a vintage NIB piece like this. You will not be disappointed if you get it. All Detonics CombatMasters have the SS Coned Bull Barrel. This particular model, I believe, were the first to come with a double recoil spring assembly which was good to reduce recoil.

    Probably a good idea to replace the spring assembly with the newer triple spring set-up. Detonics sells them for $29.99.

    If you get it, let's maybe get together with the other proud owners and start an "Official CombatMaster Owner's " thread.

    Good Luck.!
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    I ordered my first CombatMaster last Thursday, and it's expected to get to my dealer on Tuesday. I ordered a set of Larry Davidson G10 grips for it. And yes, there will be snapshots taken.

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    Ken,

    Congrats on your acquisition. Your photography is amazing! I'm a big fan of your work.

    Please do come back and share your thoughts with respect to your newly acquired CombatMaster.

    And by all means,..PLEASE post as many photos as you'd like!

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    Cool Detonics

    los - I am going for the 1977, hopefully the poor quality photos will work in my favor.

    If Ken had taken the pics, it would be priceless!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mag44laf View Post
    los - I am going for the 1977, hopefully the poor quality photos will work in my favor.

    If Ken had taken the pics, it would be priceless!

    Mag44Laf
    Noted!

    If you get it, ..I'll send you a new set of Pachmayer wrap-around grips.!

    Good Luck Buddy!
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    Yup! That's a real early Detonics CM made around 1977...........They were also named the "associate" at that time as well.......They started production numbers at the 2000 mark and continued......sooo that gunon Gunbroker is a real keeper for sure! The early ones also had the arched mainspring housing... as I recently bought on like it.. but slightly higher SN range.
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    Noted!

    If you get it, ..I'll send you a new set of Pachmayer wrap-around grips.!

    Good Luck Buddy!

    los - The dealer indicated the problem is with his flash, and that the finish is perfect. I've got my fingers crossed.

    The factory says that many significant changes have taken place, since the mfg. of this pistol. The predominant change was going to stainless.

    Others are the 3 spring recoil system upgrade, along with a myriad of tolerance and core metals revisions. However, I think parts are interchangeable which says a lot about the management team. These pistols were accurate out of the box from the beginning.

    Mag
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    What's the deal with the rear sight? Why is it not mounted farther back?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JT View Post


    What's the deal with the rear sight? Why is it not mounted farther back?
    The claim was, it's an aid to cocking if you carried hammer down.
    "The pistol, learn it well, carry it always ..." ~ Jeff Cooper

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