My Colt came back home...

My Colt came back home...

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    My Colt came back home...

    Little things make me happy... I recently got my Colt lightweight commander back from the gunsmith.

    I keep telling myself to leave the classic Colt alone but have had the following done: Dehorn slide & controls, fit EGW angle bore bushing, Wilson beavertail grip safety, Wilson single sided thumb safety, short trigger with action job, and of course some Davidson grips.

    The trigger fits my small hands so much better... For such a seemingly insignificant mod it really changes the feel and helped me shoot better. At 26 ounces unloaded it feels so much lighter on the hip than my all steel Raptor Pro did. And I can't explain this, but the percieved recoil is comparable. Albeit I never shot them side by side.

    Shameless pic with some HBE leather.

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    Nice piece!!!!!!!!

    I have had short triggers put into every 1911 that didn't come with one for the same reason you mention.

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    Wow! Your smith does good work! Congrats!
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    Ah, just got back from the range... I'm so much better with the short trigger and I'm sure the action job helps too. I've had four 1911's, Springer gov't loaded, Para gov't tactical, Kimber Raptor Pro, and finally this one. The full size pistols were good but too heavy to ever carry (for me). This one is a keeper.
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    Pushing me over the edge

    Got my Colt LW Commander in January, swore I would leave it alone. Yours looks to be an XSE like mine. I was happy with my initial quality, as good as my mid 90's Officer's, and it has shot perfect for seven months. I've got the itch to bobtail mine. Yours looks great, guess there's no harm keeping up with the Joneses as an excuse to bob mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ICTsnub View Post
    Got my Colt LW Commander in January, swore I would leave it alone. Yours looks to be an XSE like mine. I was happy with my initial quality, as good as my mid 90's Officer's, and it has shot perfect for seven months. I've got the itch to bobtail mine. Yours looks great, guess there's no harm keeping up with the Joneses as an excuse to bob mine.
    I seriously thought about bobbing mine... That would get expensive quick because you know I'd have to have something else done too! On top of that I hear re-anodizing the aluminum is pricey and you have to be certain it's a quality job. Good luck and post pictures!

    AZHusker just had his bobbed Kimber Pro Carry done up and refinished... very nice.
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    Is the EGW bushing thicker than OEM or did you have the barrel crowned? Looks sweet whatever you did. I like the trigger and reverse plug too. Overall a gorgeous 1911, you should be proud of it.

    I've got a 1991 Combat Commander on layaway now, that was the only Colt Commander they had in stock so I jumped on it. Mine's blue but I'm planning on roughly the same configuration you've got with yours and a refinish of some sort. When it's done it'll replace my Nighthawk T3 as my daily carry. Gotta love those Commanders, one of the best carry guns available.
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    That is one beautiful 1911.

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    I haven't seen a factory alloy bobtail, so I am mulling over cutting up a perfectly good pistol. I'm leaning towards Jess at On Target. Got about $200 in the change jar, so it may happen sooner than later.

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    That's what it's all about. Getting it changed around so that it fits you and your hand perfectly.

    I think more people should opt for a short trigger. They will probably shoot and hit better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ICTsnub View Post
    I haven't seen a factory alloy bobtail, so I am mulling over cutting up a perfectly good pistol. I'm leaning towards Jess at On Target. Got about $200 in the change jar, so it may happen sooner than later.

    BTW, is your avatar a dal or a dane?
    Dal or Dane? Um, I don't follow... It's a shoulder mount of a big ole ugly boar from the depths of the Dirty South. We like to hunt nasty piggies that run off our deer down here!

    Quote Originally Posted by maclean3 View Post
    Is the EGW bushing thicker than OEM or did you have the barrel crowned? Looks sweet whatever you did. I like the trigger and reverse plug too. Overall a gorgeous 1911, you should be proud of it.

    I've got a 1991 Combat Commander on layaway now, that was the only Colt Commander they had in stock so I jumped on it. Mine's blue but I'm planning on roughly the same configuration you've got with yours and a refinish of some sort. When it's done it'll replace my Nighthawk T3 as my daily carry. Gotta love those Commanders, one of the best carry guns available.
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    Replace the T3? Why? Those are gorgeous@!

    The EGW does have a thicker flange than OEM, but it is not EGW's thick flange model I don't believe. It's their 'carry bevel angle bore' bushing. They have some that are real thick!

    And no, I didn't get the barrel recrowned although it would have been a very nice touch. Mostly cosmetic on a defensive pistol and I didn't want to run up the bill any more!@
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    Very nice, GingerKid.
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    You have a great looking pistola there...
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