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This is a discussion on Just mine within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I have had this Colt Officer's ACP about 25 years. It has had Heinie sights installed by Heinie and a recoil spring plug modified, also ...

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    Just mine

    I have had this Colt Officer's ACP about 25 years. It has had Heinie sights installed by Heinie and a recoil spring plug modified, also by Heinie.

    Made the leather goods myself, with a pocket knife and a couple of $0.25 cent needles.

    Just bought a ambi stainless steel safety and installed it. Still needs some polishing to remove all the roughness from the part. But it works smoothly after several hours of work with needle files and then 400 grit paper.





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    I like it, very nice....
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    Very nice, the leather work is terrific. Great job.
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    Great looking set up. Good work.

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    Character, that setup has character. Very nice.
    We will be much better off when we learn to deal with things as they really are, instead of how we wish them to be!

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    That's a different retention on the right side safety, what is it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ICTsnub View Post
    That's a different retention on the right side safety, what is it?
    It looks like a Mueschke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jca1 View Post
    Very nice, the leather work is terrific. Great job.
    The holster is a unique design, only metal is the snaps. I can leave the gun in a lock box and walk through a metal detector, something you can't do with the spring steel reinforced holsters. Yet, I can reholster one-handed.
    It is a pain in the fingers to sew by hand. I've carried that holster about 20,000 hours, summer and winter in the last 3 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OD View Post
    It looks like a Mueschke.
    Yes, it is Brownell's part number 621-145-102

    Next one I do, my other gun, I might put on the extended safety.

    I used needle files with safe edges so I could widen slots without risking making them deeper. Fit the safety to a bare frame until it moves freely, then fit the right side. last install the disconnector and sear and fit the safety lug [mine required no fitting, only the "to the frame" needed any fit.
    The traction grooves were more like a cheese grater, so they were filed and then the flats were filed and polished with 400 grit paper.

    I like the retention method better than those that are retained by the grip panel and better than the Kimber in which the hammer pin retains the safety but the concealed slot could be jammed and hard tp clean. This is not likely to be stuck. IMO.
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    This has 'Old School' written all over it and that makes it very appealing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saber View Post
    This has 'Old School' written all over it and that makes it very appealing.
    Well, I am old.

    I'm broke so I have to do my own work, for function.
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    Another fine job there, Jim. Nice to see you on the forum here. Keep up the good work!

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    Nice rig.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geno View Post
    Another fine job there, Jim. Nice to see you on the forum here. Keep up the good work!
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    Nice Colt. Wish I had the extra cash to have one. The holster isn't a piece of art, but if it's comfortable and holds you gun where you want, what more can you ask?

    Now, clean the rust/dirt out of the grip screws; that nice Colt deserves better! ;-)
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