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dscottw88
12-01-2010, 23:18
I'm new to 1911s. But I'm looking to purchase one. I do know a couple of things I'd like to have in my 1911. I want a Commander size model because I like the size of the 4.25" model. I know I want the 1911 to be parkerized because I'm going to want to refinish the pistol. And I know I want the pistol to have 3-dot Night Sights. I also don't want a junk pistol. Springfield has a decent contender with the loaded Champion Model, But I don't know If I want to settle with a 4" Model. Is it possible to find the pistol I'm looking for for around $700-$800? Thanks for the Help.

Cochese
12-02-2010, 01:42
I think you should "settle" for the loaded Champ or a lightweight champ/op.

dscottw88
12-02-2010, 11:15
Does S&W make a decent pistol? I found this -

https://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/11747

bac1023
12-02-2010, 11:17
You really don't need it to be parked to have it refinished.

knedrgr
12-02-2010, 12:32
Does S&W make a decent pistol? I found this -

https://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/11747

It's a fine pistol. But the Lightweight Champion is pretty nice too.

dsa1115
12-02-2010, 12:34
Find a Colt Commander and have nightsights installed. You can't go wrong with a Colt.

knedrgr
12-02-2010, 12:39
Other than over pay for the Colt name...no thanks. I rather sPent the money on another branded 1911.

jrs93accord
12-02-2010, 14:42
Other than over pay for the Colt name...no thanks. I rather sPent the money on another branded 1911.

Sometimes you can find a nice slightly used Colt Commander for as little as $600.

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/jamesrea_2006/jamesrea_08/jamesrea09/DSC00699.jpg

bac1023
12-02-2010, 14:42
Sometimes you can find a nice slightly used Colt Commander for as little as $600.

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/jamesrea_2006/jamesrea_08/jamesrea09/DSC00699.jpg


Very nice James :)

RonS
12-02-2010, 15:45
Just get a Colt Commander.

Nothing against the Champion, but I wish I had spent the money for a true Commander, with a regular barrel bushing and original design recoil spring mechanism.

Since you say you want it parkerized for refinishing I assume you want it painted? Most refinishers can beadblast it and park it for adhesion for a reasonable cost prior to coating it if that is what you want.

dscottw88
12-02-2010, 16:51
I can apply GunKote, I just know that parkerizing takes it rather well. I'm unfamiliar with blasting, And Would like to keep this project at home.

Upon Further research... I guess its not all that bad if I went with the Stainless Steel. The look has really begun to wear on me. Is the Colt Commander worth looking at or is it really overpriced?

http://www.topgunsupply.com/colt-combat-commander-stainless-steel-.45acp-xse.html

Hokie1911
12-02-2010, 17:35
I can apply GunKote, I just know that parkerizing takes it rather well. I'm unfamiliar with blasting, And Would like to keep this project at home.

Upon Further research... I guess its not all that bad if I went with the Stainless Steel. The look has really begun to wear on me. Is the Colt Commander worth looking at or is it really overpriced?

http://www.topgunsupply.com/colt-combat-commander-stainless-steel-.45acp-xse.html

If was my cash...I'd spend $100 more and get a STI Ranger2.

knedrgr
12-02-2010, 19:24
I can apply GunKote, I just know that parkerizing takes it rather well. I'm unfamiliar with blasting, And Would like to keep this project at home.

Upon Further research... I guess its not all that bad if I went with the Stainless Steel. The look has really begun to wear on me. Is the Colt Commander worth looking at or is it really overpriced?

http://www.topgunsupply.com/colt-combat-commander-stainless-steel-.45acp-xse.html

Check out the fitting on that grip safety...looked like a blind smith did that job. :shocked:

If was my cash...I'd spend $100 more and get a STI Ranger2.

+1 on this. Better sight options. Parts fit pretty darn tight.

knedrgr
12-02-2010, 19:28
Sometimes you can find a nice slightly used Colt Commander for as little as $600.

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/jamesrea_2006/jamesrea_08/jamesrea09/DSC00699.jpg

Yeah, not bad. Worth it.

glock2740
12-02-2010, 19:39
Does S&W make a decent pistol? I found this -

https://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/11747
Nice gun for a good price.