Written on: 24/04/2008
I live in Yemen and thats where it is. I hit tins 30 metres out quite accurate close range of coyrse I won't shoot over 30 metres it will lose accuracy then. the grips are cheap but you can buy new ones for them really cheap like pachmayr. the trigger pull is heavy is a lot. this is why it loses accuracy. if I could find another I would love to buy it and I think you should do to. better than some colts I reckon when you have done a trigger group. (read more)
Written on: 13/06/2007 by EvanB (1 review written)
I was going to get a Springfield XD .45 as my brother in law recently got one. I went to my favorite gun shop / range and looked at them and was talking with the owner. He allowed me to shoot one that he had for example and it was nice but I got to thinking about the 1911 and was still unsure. My brother in law has had a Colt Combat Commander for 25 or more years so I asked the question; "If you could only keep one, Commander or XD .45, which would it be"? No question he said, the... (read more)
Written on: 27/12/2006 by rugerman (25 reviews written)
At the time I had a Colt .45 commander and a Para-ord. .45. So, I got to compare the two of them. Both scored a 10 on dependability. And on general combat accuracy. On ease of handling I gave the Colt a 10 and the Para an 8. Why? Because the Para had a larger grip than the colt to use a hi-cap magazine. I have short fingers therefore the Colt handled better. (read more)
Written on: 09/06/2006 by Vulcanator (13 reviews written)
I will make no bones about it, I am a die hard fan of the M1911 pistol, one of the best if not the best semi-automatic pistols ever made.
After many years of desire I have decided to trade in my Springfield Armory 1911 for a Commander. I was in the market for a no nonsense 1911 for carry purposes, there are so many sold by different manufacturers with too much bull on them I find ironically the Commander with the least bells and whistles on it is actually made by Colt!
A trip to the local... (read more)
Written on: 17/11/2005 by Kevin Johnston (2 reviews written)
If you are a collector the Colt 1911 Commander Series 70 is a must for your collection. It is a well made, good looking pistol. There is no doubt that there are a lot of new model 40's and 45's that have the advanced features you need for conceal and carry, or competition shoots, some cheaper, some more expensive, and I own a few, but I still can't put away, or ever get rid of my Colt Combat Commander. (read more)
Written on: 10/08/2005 by DunRanull (1 review written)
I have owned at least seven 1911s of various sorts. These include a WW2 Remington, a Mexican model that was completely chromed, two .45 Combat commanders and one in 9mm, an Officer's ACP, and a Systema Colt made for Argentina. All of these functioned well as is except for the Officers, which is cranky, kicks and bites, and is prone to front sight loss and barrel bushing breakage. Its just too small for the round. I like the .45s, even tho I have owned and used many other handguns including... (read more)
Written on: 31/03/2005 by EBROOKS (17 reviews written)
I got acquainted with the 1911 U S Army .45 in basic infantry training in 1962 at Fort Ord (Monterey County, California).
I saw it demonstrated with tracer ammo (to show the trajectory). The trajectory is like throwing a rock. In the same demo a "grease gun" was demonstrated, which was the same. No surprise, they both use the same cartridge.
We were required to field strip the weapon as part of the familiarization. The barrel comes out and is short (about four inches). But what I noted was... (read more)
Written on: 01/10/2004 by Sifu456 (61 reviews written)
The Colt Commander was bought in 1989 before 1911s came with any modern features; it was just a raw gun that could be used for self defence.
After suffering through firing this weapon, I decide to make it as accurate and as comfortable to shoot as my Beretta 92SF. I added the beaver tail, guide rod, millets from and back sights, polished and throated the barrel and put wolf springs inside. Now this gun is probably the most accurate handgun I own and its fun to shoot. But it wasn't that way... (read more)