New Colt Commander 1911 Lightweight

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    New Colt Commander 1911 Lightweight

    Well I couldn't resist the urge. I was in my local gun shop the other day and saw a Colt 1911 I fell for. She was made in the 80's, with a bunch of work done like: a hammer guard, Ed Brown barrel, new clip release post, hogue grips, 4 lb pull trigger, as well as newer sight. I paid $580, the asking price for it that day. Impulse buying is not always a good way to go, but I liked the gun. Anyone out there think I paid too much?

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    There are several times I know I have payed to much but heck life is to short to worry about it. Just enjoy your new gun

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    As long as the work was done right (and done by a pro) you did not pay too much.
    Pics would sure help.
    Ed brown barrels are nice.
    The real test as to if you got a super great deal or a "not so good" deal will be in the shooting of it and how the gun feeds and functions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rossman View Post
    Well I couldn't resist the urge. I was in my local gun shop the other day and saw a Colt 1911 I fell for. She was made in the 80's, with a bunch of work done like: a hammer guard, Ed Brown barrel, new clip release post, hogue grips, 4 lb pull trigger, as well as newer sight. I paid $580, the asking price for it that day. Impulse buying is not always a good way to go, but I liked the gun. Anyone out there think I paid too much?
    You can never pay too much for a gun...
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    What you DID get sounds reasonable to me, certainly not a 'con job!' OMO
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    Modified Commander pricing

    Quote Originally Posted by Rossman View Post
    She was made in the 80's, with a bunch of work done like: a hammer guard, Ed Brown barrel, new clip release post, hogue grips, 4 lb pull trigger, as well as newer sight. I paid $580, the asking price for it that day.
    I think you did quite well. A stock Colt often requires some aftermarket parts to make it better, and you got a gun that somebody already improved, at some expense to themselves. It sounds like there is $200 worth of parts and gunsmithing in that Commander. A Commander in good condition will generally sell in the $600 and up range these days, so you got the improvements for free.

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    Key is in what QK said. It can have all kinds of neat aftermarket stuff slapped on it, but if it wasnt done correctly you just bought someone elses problems.

    With that said, I've wanted a Colt LW commander for some time now. I just havent broke down and bought one. I hope you enjoy it.
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    hey rossman...get a picture posted promptly with extreme haste.

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    picture this

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    VERY nice!

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    Great. Shoot the heck out of it. Then make it your constant companion commander.
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    congrats good looking colt

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    Mighty fine!

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    Looks good.
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