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Agent6-3/8
12-05-2010, 16:09
I finished my XSE Commander project this afternoon. I'm very happy with the way this one turned out considerirng its the first time I've taken on a project of this scale requiring more extensive frame modification and a complete refinish. I resisted my natural urge to be cheap and used only quality parts for this build.

Wilson Bullet Proof grip safety
Wilson Round Butt mainspring housing
Caspian SS barstock extractor. (the factory extactor had a bad casting mark on the hook face that caused FTE's)
Harrison Design Extreme Service medium length trigger
EGW Heavy Duty thumb safety
10-8 rear sight, .140" notch
Novak "Target Ring" tritium front. (only Novak night sight option for the XSE cut)

After everything was fitted and tested, I bit the bullet and invested in a blast cabinet. ($100 from Tractor Supply...an excellent investment, BTW) While aluminum oxide and glass beads are the standard, I had plent of sand on hand and though I'd give it a shot. It left me with a matte finish very similar to Colt's factory matte, but IMO, more attractive as it has a more metallic look to it. Flats were polished up to 400 grit.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v320/J_Weaver/Shooting/ColtXSE023.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v320/J_Weaver/Shooting/ColtXSE018.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v320/J_Weaver/Shooting/ColtXSE017.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v320/J_Weaver/Shooting/ColtXSE019.jpg

thecableguy
12-05-2010, 16:37
Looks great. That is something to be very proud of.

brzusa.1911
12-05-2010, 19:19
I agree, it does look great and something for you to be proud of. Congratulations!

rd21
12-05-2010, 19:31
:notworthy:

BEER
12-05-2010, 23:46
damn that's a good looking gun. if it had a magwell and no front serrations it'd be perfect.

Agent6-3/8
12-05-2010, 23:53
Thanks guys! :wavey:

glock2740
12-06-2010, 00:12
Looks great.

Happy Hunting
12-06-2010, 00:55
Very similar mods to those on mine. I hate the sights they start out with.

steve1911
12-06-2010, 02:02
Nice!


1911club#410

Hokie1911
12-06-2010, 07:48
Nice job! :thumbsup:

Road Dog
12-06-2010, 09:01
Very nice!

RD

bobtail1911
12-06-2010, 09:36
Awesome gun!

EdMac87
12-06-2010, 10:11
Good looking gun!

I wish I had the ability(and confidence) to do that.

Tactical black
12-06-2010, 11:26
Looks nice. :cool:

BEER
12-06-2010, 12:55
you know, if that first pic was made bigger it'd be a really slick desktop background.

Agent6-3/8
12-06-2010, 13:36
you know, if that first pic was made bigger it'd be a really slick desktop background.

:supergrin:


How big do you need it? Not sure I can upload it much larger without loosing quality.



Thanks for all the compliments guys! :wavey: I intended to test it with my carry ammo (230g HST) today, but its very cold and snowing. The cold I don't mind so much, but I don't want to lose all the brass in the snow.

rcamp
12-06-2010, 18:02
did u bob that frame yourself for the MSH?

woodrowNC
12-06-2010, 20:15
wow. i'd be really proud if i could do that. you should be.
i'm starting to really like those xse's

Agent6-3/8
12-07-2010, 08:57
did u bob that frame yourself for the MSH?

Yup, I installed the MSH then blended the frame to match with a dremel. Once fitted i then polished out any tool marks before blasting.