Really digg’in this LW Commander

Really digg’in this LW Commander

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    Really digg’in this LW Commander

    Can’t stop shooting it! My once fired brass is really piling up, lol.

    Big shout out and thanks to @OD* for helping me get the thing back together last night after I took the lower down to stop the rattle of the grip safety when I walk, lol. I had pins in the wrong holes and God only knows what else.

    Ordered some Metalform 7 round mags for it that work like a charm ( thanks again Dan)

    I wish, I had jumped on the 1911 bandwagon years ago. I’ve shot and carried them on and off most of my life, but never really understood how they worked, or why they sometimes had issues.

    Now, I’m learning things and, what I have learned is that they are plenty reliable enough to depend on, if you use magazines that are good, correct feed lip design, know how to check and fix extractor tension, and keep a proper weight recoil spring in them.

    I am am going to wear the blue off this gun, and hopefully 10 years from now I’ll be able to post a pic here of a well used, old Colt
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    I have been addicted to them all of my life...just never owned a single one that I had issues with. I would carry one today, but I am lazy and like the lighter guns for carry. I still shoot them a pile. And, every time I shoot one, I still come away amazed that this gun was designed so many years ago...his genius cannot be denied (by reasonable, experienced folks). And, as much as I like the government model size...the Commander is where its at...seriously.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shootnlead View Post
    I have been addicted to them all of my life...just never owned a single one that I had issues with. I would carry one today, but I am lazy and like the lighter guns for carry. I still shoot them a pile. And, every time I shoot one, I still come away amazed that this gun was designed so many years ago...his genius cannot be denied (by reasonable, experienced folks). And, as much as I like the government model size...the Commander is where its at...seriously.
    Get you a LW Commander and you can carry it all day! Since I’ve had mine, I have done some 18 hour work days with it in a Milt Sparks Summer Special ( Thanks @matthew03 ), and it’s about as easy to tote as my G26 AIWB.

    Those 10 less ounces really do make a difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glockman10mm View Post
    Get you a LW Commander and you can carry it all day! Since I’ve had mine, I have done some 18 hour work days with it in a Milt Sparks Summer Special ( Thanks @matthew03 ), and it’s about as easy to tote as my G26 AIWB.

    Those 10 less ounces really do make a difference.
    Seriously, I am going to give one a try...you are correct, 10ozs is a "ton" in gun weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shootnlead View Post
    Seriously, I am going to give one a try...you are correct, 10ozs is a "ton" in gun weight.
    You won’t be disappointed. And the new Colts come with the double recoil spring that they claim allows for 15,000 shots before it needs changing. It does help some with recoil also, however that’s kind of negated by the light frame.

    Now I have the steel commander and the LW model. Best of both worlds. I’ll use the steel model for IDPA.
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    You're very welcome, G-man, it's fun to help if I can, and there's always something I can learn in the process.

    The Commanders are excellent pistols (both the Combat & LW), I hope you enjoy the heck out of yours.
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    Try as I might, no carry gun feels as good in my hand as a light-weight, single-stack .45.
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    Thanks for the comments glockman10mm. There isn't a gun that I'd rather shoot than a 1911. In today's gun world, there are plenty with greater capacity and other bling, but I don't think any stack up to the "shootability" of a 1911. For less weight and small size, I like the LW CCO models.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glockman10mm View Post
    Get you a LW Commander and you can carry it all day! Since I’ve had mine, I have done some 18 hour work days with it in a Milt Sparks Summer Special ( Thanks @matthew03 ), and it’s about as easy to tote as my G26 AIWB.

    Those 10 less ounces really do make a difference.
    I've been thinking of getting one of these, glad to hear good things about them.
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    Bought my first LS commander Colt in 1972. Carried that for a few years and then started carrying gov models for 28 years, occasionally bringing the LW commander into service. Back around 09, I custom ordered an Ed Brown LW Kobracarry commander because they came with long triggers and sights I didn't like. They fitted the short trigger and put a different set of night sights on it for me before shipping it.

    LW commanders are one of my favorite pistols to carry and shoot. Alas, the Brown hasn't seen the light of day for years now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AzQkr View Post
    Alas, the Brown hasn't seen the light of day for years now.
    That right there is 1911 cruelty
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    Quote Originally Posted by glockman10mm View Post

    I am am going to wear the blue off this gun, and hopefully 10 years from now I’ll be able to post a pic here of a well used, old Colt

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    I love my LW Commander. It and my LW BHP compete every morning as to which I'll pick to carry.
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    I've shot an extensive amount of Bullseye 25 & 50 Yds, with 1911 series pistols, basically rebuilt Colt models. Jokingly I've said, I could have filled several 55Gal drums with the empties. As this is written I have examples of Colt and Springfield Armory, thou I have a preference for Colt. Oh yes, I also had a S&W SC model. At this late date I'm not that enthusiastic with 1911 series as the preferred EDC.
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    I’ve only been shooting handguns for about 5 years - just turned 50, got a late start. I find that there’s no handgun I consistently shoot better than a 1911. I don’t always carry one, but with a lightweight commander or CCO there’s no reason not to.

    And I too have learned a TON on this forum from @OD* . I’m not sure there’s anything about 1911’s he doesn’t know!

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