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faawrenchbndr
01-30-2013, 13:10
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/Colt%20Wounded%20Warrior/90eacb51eda5719f742ea34c1aec8c53.jpg

Adopted an orphan Colt today,........#8 out of 10 made.
Was a Special run from Colt's Custom Shot spec'ed by a member on 1911 Enthusiast
It is a sweet pistol, think of it being a MEU build of sorts. It will soon get a short,
black Harrison trigger. Love the old school feel with a nicely fitted GS, gold bead
front sight kicks butt!

Here's a link to build info: http://1911enthusiast.com/showthread.php/1142-Enthusiast-Edition-A-Review!

And the required pics,.......

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/Colt%20Wounded%20Warrior/DSC01403.jpg

And with a set of Colt Ivory grips,......

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/Colt%20Wounded%20Warrior/DSC01413.jpg

BigDeeeeeeee
01-30-2013, 13:36
Very nice, congrats!

MD357
01-30-2013, 13:56
Seriously, one of these 1911 companies should hire me for marketing. If Colt only understood that if they released this configuration, they'd have guys standing out the door a mile long. Including me.



Got quite the collection now eh FAA??

glock2740
01-30-2013, 14:14
Congrats Greg! That's about as classy as classy gets. :thumbsup:

faawrenchbndr
01-30-2013, 14:41
Pictures do not do it justice,........GS is fit better than any Colt I've ever seen.

GVFlyer
01-30-2013, 14:47
Very nice...are the other 9 spoken for?

fnfalman
01-30-2013, 15:03
Only if it were chambered in the correct caliber...

Three-Five-Seven
01-30-2013, 15:13
Suggest you cericote or paint the existing trigger.

Long triggers are much easier to control. And, the bow is already fitted to the gun. If it's aluminum, get some of that AR Black Pen stuff by Birchwood Casey.

If you don't need to fit a new trigger bow for some practical reason, leave well enough alone.

faawrenchbndr
01-30-2013, 15:33
Very nice...are the other 9 spoken for?

Yes,......however there is another run starting. Check 1911Enthusiasts
for details. I believe it is on the Colt page.
Contact Feral, he is in contact with Brent at the Custom Shop
Here is a link to the new order.....

http://1911enthusiast.com/showthread.php/1150-Wounded-Warrior-Gun-2-Sign-Up-Thread


Only if it were chambered in the correct caliber...

45 works for me........still Ned to try the 38 Super

Suggest you cericote or paint the existing........


Thanks for the suggestion, but,.........
I think I know what trigger works best for me. CeraKote or paint is a very
poor choice on a trigger shoe. I'll stick with the Ionbond Harrison triggers.

Steel Head
01-30-2013, 16:59
Very nice.
I like the wood grips better:whistling:

prez1967
01-30-2013, 18:36
that looks great Greg! Congrats!

ca survivor
01-30-2013, 18:44
Very nice, congrats!

Dubble-Tapper
01-30-2013, 18:51
That thing is pretty. I too like the wood grips.


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faawrenchbndr
01-30-2013, 19:12
Thanks guys,.......the wood grips will be the ones that get left on.

bac1023
01-30-2013, 19:26
That's beautiful, Greg :thumbsup:

Congrats! :cool:

GoBow
01-30-2013, 20:02
Very, very nice!

Wyoming
01-30-2013, 20:23
Very nice!

Pay no attention to fnfal. When Scooter runs out of Perpetration H he can get really opinionated.

The correct caliber for the 1911 is 45 ACP and alway will be.

mleroux21
01-30-2013, 21:30
Congrats! Nice Piece. May I ask what the damage was?? Would love to order if price within reason.

Marc

fnfalman
01-30-2013, 21:35
Very nice!

Pay no attention to fnfal. When Scooter runs out of Perpetration H he can get really opinionated.

The correct caliber for the 1911 is 45 ACP and alway will be.

Bah! Earl and Bob Lee Swaggers didn't use no sissy, slow .45!!!


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Wyoming
01-30-2013, 21:41
Bah! Earl and Bob Lee Swaggers didn't use no sissy, slow .45!!!


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:rofl:

Oh yeah! Even a dope up Lance Armstrong can't out run a 45.

BTW, I haven't the heart to tell you I bought three Colt 1911's at the end of 2012. all Commanders and two of them are in 38 Super. They all could use a trigger job:embarassed:

ArmoryDoc
01-30-2013, 22:55
That is such a beautiful Colt. :)

fnfalman
01-31-2013, 07:46
:BTW, I haven't the heart to tell you I bought three Colt 1911's at the end of 2012. all Commanders and two of them are in 38 Super. They all could use a trigger job:embarassed:

Which Commander in .38 Super? I could use another one for my stash.

fnfalman
01-31-2013, 07:47
BTW, that ivory grip is terrible looking. May I take it off your hands for cheap?

glock2619
01-31-2013, 07:49
Good grief that's nice.

How would one go about getting in line for the second run? I'm in no hurry.

SigFTW
01-31-2013, 10:00
That is sweet looking, congrats!!

hk_shootr
01-31-2013, 11:28
Good grief that's nice.

How would one go about getting in line for the second run? I'm in no hurry.

There was a link in post #9.....I would like to get one was well

matt_lowry123
01-31-2013, 13:51
Very cool

Short Cut
01-31-2013, 14:47
Sweet! Those ivory grips really set it off too. :patriot:

faawrenchbndr
01-31-2013, 14:59
Put a short Harrison trigger in today

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/Colt%20Wounded%20Warrior/ColtWoundedWarriorwithHarrison.jpg

prez1967
01-31-2013, 15:58
keeps getting better and better! I've been meaning to try a short trigger in one of mine... always liked how it looks but have no idea how it'll feel

faawrenchbndr
01-31-2013, 16:10
keeps getting better and better! I've been meaning to try a short trigger in one of mine... always liked how it looks but have no idea how it'll feel

I used to prefer a long trigger with thin grips.
I tried a friend's Baer with a short trigger & standard grips,....love it!

m814
01-31-2013, 20:00
I can't get used to the short trigger. I have a short C and S trigger in my CCG Talo. Long triggers in my other 1911s. The short triggered 1911 I constantly shoot to the left if I don't reposition my finger tip. But, I have long fingers. I had a Harrison short on my Baer and same thing. Just thought I would try the short trigger again. Got a medium on the way. For me, the shorts come to almost the second joint on my index finger. The long sits just past the first joint. I think I have a straighter trigger squeeze with the long trigger.
I love the lines on that pistol. Looks incredibly similar to my CCG.
http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/image3121.jpg

Wyoming
01-31-2013, 20:23
Which Commander in .38 Super? I could use another one for my stash.

All three are what Colt now call Lightweight Commander. To me all aluminum frame are Commander. Steel frame are Combat Commander. Somewhere it all changed were today steel frame are called Commander and the aluminum frame are called Lightweight Commander.

The first 38 Super "Commander" is stainless steel slide on mat sliver frame with ambidextrous safety.

The second is a 38 Super "Commander" with mat black slide that has a big dot night sight. The frame is mat silver that needs a ambidextrous safety. (I already bought one and will install) The grips have flat checkering. This pistol is new Talo that now available.

I carry a 45 "Commander" type pistol for about 10 month a year. It mostly is a Kimber Super pro Carry two tone but I have others that will fit the same gun belts.

I didn't get the 38 Super to carry but to have. What ammo do you use should I decide to carry a 38 Super?

fnfalman
02-01-2013, 20:13
All three are what Colt now call Lightweight Commander. To me all aluminum frame are Commander. Steel frame are Combat Commander. Somewhere it all changed were today steel frame are called Commander and the aluminum frame are called Lightweight Commander.

The first 38 Super "Commander" is stainless steel slide on mat sliver frame with ambidextrous safety.

The second is a 38 Super "Commander" with mat black slide that has a big dot night sight. The frame is mat silver that needs a ambidextrous safety. (I already bought one and will install) The grips have flat checkering. This pistol is new Talo that now available.

I carry a 45 "Commander" type pistol for about 10 month a year. It mostly is a Kimber Super pro Carry two tone but I have others that will fit the same gun belts.

I didn't get the 38 Super to carry but to have. What ammo do you use should I decide to carry a 38 Super?

I presume that the first CDR is used? Colt hadn't listed it for three years now. As for the Talo, I picked up two late last year.

For defensive ammo I use Buffalo Bore 115-gr JHP.


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Ruggles
02-01-2013, 20:49
Sexy little bugger, looks incredible :)

Congrats!

Wyoming
02-01-2013, 21:01
I presume that the first CDR is used? Colt hadn't listed it for three years now. As for the Talo, I picked up two late last year.

For defensive ammo I use Buffalo Bore 115-gr JHP.


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Yes the first one is used. Things sometimes just happen. When I was searching GB for 38 Supers I found a 45 Commander also used just like the 38 Super so I bid on it and won.

Added Buffalo Bore web site to my favorite search. :cool:

sawgrass
02-01-2013, 21:11
Put a short Harrison trigger in today

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/Colt%20Wounded%20Warrior/ColtWoundedWarriorwithHarrison.jpg


Beautiful, love it.
But tell me about color? Silver/Black?

GWG19
02-01-2013, 21:31
Very nice!

faawrenchbndr
02-02-2013, 06:02
Beautiful, love it.
But tell me about color? Silver/Black?

The silver is in it now,..........thought about putting a black one in.
Think I may leave it as is.....

Dr.Midnight
02-03-2013, 06:17
http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/ae155/Jacquo72/Drool.jpg