Is CombatMaster the only solid S/S auto?

Is CombatMaster the only solid S/S auto?

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    Is CombatMaster the only solid S/S auto?

    Besides the Detonics CombatMaster, how many other Semi Autos are manufactured with 100% (Internal and External) Stainless Steel components and use no MIM parts?

    Whether compact or full size, not just limited to the 1911 platform.

    Not including Grips or Sights, of course .

    ~ Pocket Carry Handguns such as the incredible Seecamp LWS32 and LWS380 should not be considered.
    What we've got here is failure to communicate.


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    dan wesson


    Wilson combat

    ed brown

    les baer

    basically the top end makers

    Dan wesson is one of the exceptions and the best buy out there for my money in a production gun

    as for other platforms i cant say

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    Thanks Bud.

    Whats the Price for the Wesson and is it offered in a Compact model?
    What we've got here is failure to communicate.

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    4 1/4th barrel is small as they go

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    Get a Dan Wesson Bobtail Commander...all S/S, no MIM...very affordable. You can find it on line for a bit over $800 (buds). It is my EDC and I love it......

    FYI I carry it in a Tucker Texas Heritage IWB holster with a Bullhide belt....very concealable. I AM a big guy (6'3" 240lbs) so I can hide a pretty large handgun....

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    My Kimber Pro-Carry HDII is all stainless, with the exception of the springs.
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    ditto the dan wesson Stainless are looking super good for the money.
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    I highly recommend the combat master. The short grip makes it very easy to conceal. Functions flawlessly with 8rd mags too.

    I think Kahr makes some all stainless guns.

    If rust is your concern there are several autos with a stainless slide and aluminum frame, such as the R9
    Last edited by Dingle1911; May 4th, 2007 at 08:38 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goawayfarm View Post
    My Kimber Pro-Carry HDII is all stainless, with the exception of the springs.
    He did say with no MIM parts and Kimbers are full of them

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    Sig GSR 1911's are all stainless, no MIM. The prices range around $700 to $1200

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bud White View Post
    He did say with no MIM parts and Kimbers are full of them
    Not mine......I replaced them...........everything that I could replace has been.....hammer, sear, mainspring housing, disconnector, grip safety, trigger & added an ambi-safety. The only original parts are the frame, slide & barrel........even changed the sights.
    Last edited by goawayfarm; May 4th, 2007 at 10:30 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goawayfarm View Post
    Not mine......I replaced them all!
    Thats cool cant say i blame ya from all the mim stuff ya read with kimbers to bad you can't buy it that way

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bud White View Post
    Thats cool cant say i blame ya from all the mim stuff ya read with kimbers to bad you can't buy it that way
    My reasons weren't really anything to do with MIM parts.......I just didn't like some of the original features (or lack of...). The original trigger pull wasn't great, so I replaced hammer, sear, disconnector...etc. I am left handed & it didn't come with an ambi-safety. I also wanted a magwell, so there went the mainspring housing. I had an issue with the grip safety, originally it did not have a 'memory bump', so I added one. Changed the grips, added night sites & forward slide serrations.

    So I guess you're probably right.....it isn't really a Kimber anymore.
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    yes gotta have a ambi safety i understand as im a lefty

    what grip safety did you use i dont care for the non bump on the kimber either was thinking ed brown on the 1 kimber i have

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    It's an Ed Brown....actually the SECOND one. I had one on it before that I think was a King. IT BROKE....the tab inside that connects the left side to the right broke off. So I replaced it with a Brown.....(sorry just re-read your post, this was the ambi-safety that broke) In the picture you can see the ambi-safety has not been bead blasted since it was replaced.

    I had a flat Ed Brown grip safety that I had a piece of stainless barrel added to it & welded smooth. I posted a picture of it here somewhere.

    (here it is:)http://www.combatcarry.com/vbulletin...3&d=1174944678
    Last edited by goawayfarm; May 4th, 2007 at 11:56 PM.
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