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Old 11-16-2015, 03:43 PM
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When I made my trip to the range today I decided to bring the gun I inherited and have hardly shot. Bought 100 rounds of Winchester white box FMJ for range. I brought out the beauty. It's the 70 series Colt Combat Commander. I tell you this is a damn fine shooting gun. A lot of you guys have forgotten more about guns then I know, but this gun really shoots beautifully. I go monthly with my G23 and put 100 rounds thru it. I love the Glock and would trust it with my life. It is one of my carry guns along with a Ruger LCR 38 +P.

I can't believe how much more accurately I can shoot with this old Colt. I may not know much about guns, but I do know this Colt is a damn fine shooting gun. I wouldn't like it for a carry, but I will damn sure bring it out more often. Not a very good pic, I didn't choose the grips but haven't changed them either.
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That is awesome. Wish I inherited a 1911. That will be my next purchase. An old Colt would be cool to find in good condition.

I also like the LCR for carry duty.
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No way that a 104 year old design could perform that well.
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when we were kids my uncle would let us each shoot his old colt 1911, that was always a fun day.
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Old John Browning knew what he was doing. I love the 1911...
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You can't tell by the pic, but the gunsmith said it was in excellent shape. It has Wilson sights on it. A buddy told me based on the serial number it is about a 1973 model. When my BIL passed he had a box full of handguns. My sister told me to pick one. They were all older, mostly 38's and 25's. Then in the bottom of the box a found a case with this in it. My choice was easy.
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No way that a 104 year old design could perform that well.

Yeah! Otherwise they would dominate competition shooting since invented.
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Here is why they are simply the best:
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No way that a 104 year old design could perform that well.

As long as you don't have to conceal carry they are great...
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Originally Posted by cphilip View Post
Old John Browning knew what he was doing. I love the 1911...
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As long as you don't have to conceal carry they are great...
They make little ones.
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Originally Posted by Shag View Post
They make little ones.
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As long as you don't have to conceal carry they are great...
I carry a Colt Defender almost every day.
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As long as you don't have to conceal carry they are great...
Not many wonder-nines as skinny as a 1911. The width is what has to be concealed, unless you are wearing a speedo. To get skinnier you go single stack or even to an even more anemic round. With the wonder bullets, you can get 3/4" expansion. Yowza!
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I found the same to be true with my 1911. I can shoot it more accurately than I can some of my other guns, (even one that I've put a few thousand rounds through) because it just points naturally for me.

I know there are newer designs with better reliability, accuracy, capacity, etc, but I can shoot a 1911 better than I can most of my other handguns. I flick the safety off almost automatically, and feel much better handling it in the dark (if I needed to) than I would some of my other pistols.
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Originally Posted by jobowker View Post
I found the same to be true with my 1911. I can shoot it more accurately than I can some of my other guns, (even one that I've put a few thousand rounds through) because it just points naturally for me.

I know there are newer designs with better reliability, accuracy, capacity, etc, but I can shoot a 1911 better than I can most of my other handguns. I flick the safety off almost automatically, and feel much better handling it in the dark (if I needed to) than I would some of my other pistols.
If I was in a gunfight, give me my glock 23.........I'm just really comfortable with it, and after 1000's of rounds it has never not gone bang. Never
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Not many wonder-nines as skinny as a 1911. The width is what has to be concealed, unless you are wearing a speedo. To get skinnier you go single stack or even to an even more anemic round. With the wonder bullets, you can get 3/4" expansion. Yowza!
The weight of a,commander is what I was referring to. A small 1911 is still very heavy.

Glock 43 is very concealable and light if you want thin...
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Originally Posted by jobowker View Post
I found the same to be true with my 1911. I can shoot it more accurately than I can some of my other guns, (even one that I've put a few thousand rounds through) because it just points naturally for me.

I know there are newer designs with better reliability, accuracy, capacity, etc, but I can shoot a 1911 better than I can most of my other handguns. I flick the safety off almost automatically, and feel much better handling it in the dark (if I needed to) than I would some of my other pistols.
I feel the same as above. They are natural feeling especially if one started young with a 1911.
It just to darn heavy to carry at 37 oz. Night stand only for me.
Currently leaning towards M&P Shield in 9mm.
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As long as you don't have to conceal carry they are great...
There is no safer action for concealed carry than than the 1911. In condition 2 it requires 4 separate and deliberate actions to activate the firing pin. I carry condition 1 which some people are scared of,or consider irresponsible and unsafe. In actuality however A 1911 or single-action pistol in Condition 1 is comparable to a striker-fired, safe-action pistol, like a Glock, which is always in a semi-cocked condition when a round is in the chamber anyway. The initial pull of this trigger performs generally the same function as the thumb safety of a 1911 or single action. It’s also comparable to any variety of double-action semi-autos with the safety off, as the trigger press cocks the hammer and fires the gun in one single motion, though the long and cumbersome double-action trigger press is designed neither for control nor accuracy.
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The weight of a,commander is what I was referring to. A small 1911 is still very heavy.

Glock 43 is very concealable and light if you want thin...
Amen, I'll admit the weight makes you less likely to carry it. That is the BIG drawback.
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Actually the G36 would be the closest comparison Glock to a Compact 1911. Both .45 ACP and both same rounds. And the Glock weights 1.6 ounces less. Man up... hit the gym!

Comparing a 43 is apples to oranges. Its a 9mm...

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