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12131
09-04-2012, 17:07
A Wiley Clapp designed Colt Commander.
Worth the price tag? Or a little too high?
http://www.centermassfirearms.com/handguns-semi-automatic-revolvers/semi-automatic-handguns/colt-21st-century-commander-1911-45acp.html

4Baldy
09-04-2012, 17:22
To much money for me. I have a S&W PD sc Commander that will shoot right with this one. I paid about 1/2 that price for it. Good luck with it if you can get it.

dakrat
09-04-2012, 17:52
not for me. I would look at Dan Wesson's in that price range.

faawrenchbndr
09-04-2012, 18:11
Way overpriced! Darn near Les Baer range.

Goldendog Redux
09-04-2012, 18:11
I like Colts. The Wiley Clapp is OK I guess. I would most definitely pick up a Dan Wesson over the Wiley Clapp. Especially in that price range.

glock2740
09-04-2012, 18:20
Way overpriced! Darn near Les Baer range.
I agree.

PlasticGuy
09-04-2012, 19:13
I'm not a fan of the Commander size in general, and that particular one is way overpriced.

Look at a CCO if you want something better for concealment, or buy a Les Baer version if you absolutely need a Commander. Either option is better than your Plan A.

TexasVine
09-04-2012, 19:44
I love mine! There's quite a few upgrades on the Wiley Clapp Commander that you will not find on a standard model.

Sportmans Finest in Bee Cave, TX (Austin Area) has one for sale. They were great in giving me a price break when I purchased mine. Ask for August and tell him Mike sent you.

As far as comments on how it compares with other 1911s, and mind you I don't come close to a guy's advise like bac, I think it's a quality and unique piece. My experience is with Dan Wesson's, Kimbers and Springfield's as well as Colts. Over or under priced is in the eyes (hands) of the beholder!

Check out my review:
http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1408507

I replaced my Grips with the same oval tactical grip style in faux ivory from Altamount Inc which made the original grips for Colt.
http://i359.photobucket.com/albums/oo36/Klozures/DSC_0137.jpg

12131
09-04-2012, 19:56
I love mine! There's quite a few upgrades on the Wiley Clapp Commander that you will not find on a standard model.

Sportmans Finest in Bee Cave, TX (Austin Area) has one for sale. They were great in giving me a price break when I purchased mine. Ask for August and tell him Mike sent you.

Check out my review:
http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1408507
http://i359.photobucket.com/albums/oo36/Klozures/DSC_0137.jpg
Have you shot it since the initial review? If so, how is it? Trigger? Reliability?

TexasVine
09-04-2012, 20:19
Have you shot it since the initial review? If so, how is it? Trigger? Reliability?


Yes, It has been flawless. Very little (hard to notice) trigger creep out of the box. But once the trigger breaks its crisp and clean. Fits great in my hand and easy to carry. A little bit snappier than a full size all steel 1911. Very accurate and reliable.

brianfede
09-04-2012, 21:14
I prefer the Dan Wesson Guardian at that price range, however, my buddy was looking at the gun and I think Central Florida Pawn has them in stock for $1379. Note, I have never dealt with Central Florida Pawn so I cannot vouch for them but might be worth checking them out. I also would agree that Les Baer's are worth a look, and while I like the Govt Les Baer's (TRP) the only commander size Baer's I shot you couldn't sling shot and instead you had to use the slide release.

fnfalman
09-05-2012, 08:05
The original grip panels have some weird sloping to it. Otherwise, it's just a Lightweight Commander Series 70 with some minor mods.

bac1023
09-05-2012, 08:24
Too much, in my opinion.

I really wish they wouldn't put front serrations on a commander slide.

venenoindy
09-06-2012, 12:33
IMO just paying for a name.

B.Reid
09-06-2012, 12:46
I hate the stocks, other than that it looks nice.

Roering
09-06-2012, 13:04
Too much, in my opinion.

I really wish they wouldn't put front serrations on a commander slide.

I wish they wouldn't put them on any slide.

Road Dog
09-07-2012, 10:42
I like it, but not for $1475.

JuneyBooney
09-07-2012, 21:29
Colts hold their value pretty much. I am sure it is a nice 1911. Colt's quality has come back up and very few blems in the new guns.

MoCop
09-09-2012, 19:06
Never cared for the aluminum framed 1911's. I'd pass.