Colt's XSE SERIES COMBAT COMMANDER STAINLESS .45 ACP

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    Thank you, Sir.
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    Thanks for the correct spelling - nice pull of the patent, too!

    Is the Smith & Wesson 1911 a version of this Mr. Swartz character?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catalina View Post
    Thanks for the correct spelling - nice pull of the patent, too!

    Is the Smith & Wesson 1911 a version of this Mr. Swartz character?

    TIA
    No Sir, not really. It does work off the grip safety, but that is where the similarity ends. It is kind of a "C" shaped flat piece of steel, #7 in the patent.

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    So s&w's don't stick up in the sight like kimbers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by saltysquid View Post
    So s&w's don't stick up in the sight like kimbers?
    They are more similar to the Series 80 than Kimber.
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    ok, thanks.
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    Thanks everyone for the info. If your gun goes into the vault what the others said is true. No initial wipedown, zero maintenance and it could be years or never if you see it again. Darn shame as I've seeen some primo guns rusted all to h*** in them.

    I'm in the hunt for a shooter grade Commander. I had the SA Champion that was a lemon and want to give a shorty another try.

    If my H&K P7 doesn't trade I'm going to continue to reluclently stay packing the HP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saltysquid View Post
    ok, thanks.
    You're welcome Sir.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xXxplosive View Post
    i agree, would hate to loose my 30+ year old Combat Commander with all the work I've had done on it but if it saves your life, it has done it's job.......at least once.

    Also, it used to be when you got a gun back from the PD is was all marked up and numbered with a Dremmel tool......saw that a few times done.

    Also, would not purchase a new Colt with the "Fireing Pin Block".....don't want nothing blocking the fireing pin...ever.
    That's why all my Horses ar Pre 80's.....when Colt was a force to reckon with.
    Holy crap… marking the gun with a Dremmel tool! I understand now why people carry Glocks
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    No Dremel used in Pennsylvania

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    Holy crap… marking the gun with a Dremmel tool! I understand now why people carry Glocks
    After my shooting (District Attorney ruled it justified) it took about 6 or 7 months to get my Glock 22 back from the PA State Police crime lab. It. Was returned to me inside an evidence box designed for pistols, a trigger lock securing it, and the only markings were the initials of the ballistic forensic examiner, which were marked by a Sharpie inside the magwell. Even though some rubbing alcohol could easily wipe this away, I chose to leave them their as a reminder to myself and perhaps it may speed up the process the next time the pistol is sent to their lab!

    Be safe.

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    I purchase a XSE in 2006. Within 50 rds I had a local gun smith replace the barrel link as it was jamming.

    Link replaced, no problems since.

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    Huh?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sportsterguy View Post
    I recently started packing my 77 vintage Browning HP that is in 99.9% condition and am having second thoughts on wearing the finish. Also don't want to lose it if I ever have to use it when needed.
    Let me play Devil's Advocate here for a moment. Why did you buy the Hi-Power? As a show piece? You've got one of the best semiautos ever made, so use it as it was intended!

    As for losing it to LE, how long depends on when the matter is settled. If that's your concern you should carry a cheap Sat. Night Special and put the HP back in the showcase. But then, what good is having a fine piece of firarm like the HP again.

    Unless you plan on selling it down the road for a profit, carry it. It can always be refinished if need be. The real value of your HP is that it's there when you need it and you can rely on it, not its 99.9% condition.

    I've never bought a firearm and been concerned about its resale value. That's a bit like buying a car and never taking it out of the garage for fear of getting it dirty. They're meant to get wear & tear, just don't abuse.

    And go ahead and get the Colt. Two guns is always better than one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    That's a bit like buying a car and never taking it out of the garage for fear of getting it dirty.
    Would you commute in a Lingenfelter Corvette everyday or would you take the Honda Civic?
    Knowing that it's going to get door dings, rack up a bunch of miles and maybe get towed every once in a while.

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    If my $2000 dollar pistol saves my life, I could care less if it has property room invoice number stenciled on it. My life to me is worth at least that much
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    How about you find a Series 70 Government Re-Issue. It has no firing pin block. My wife gave me one last year for my b-day, and I love it. But then again I carry a Glock. If something happens to it, I can find one just like it :)

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