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31st May 2004, 07:14
I have just added a new Colt 1991 Stainless Steel Commander to my collection. I am looking forward to shooting it this week while I am on my vacation.
I am very pleased with the fit and finish. If it shoots as good as it looks, I will truly be a happy camper.
I will post a range report as soon as possible.
Here is a picture.
Glad to have a new forum to be a part of.
Best Wishes to all,
31st May 2004, 07:50
Congratulations on your purchase. I am sure that you will really enjoy that pistol. Looks like a very long trigger on that model; I like that! Look forward to your range report.
31st May 2004, 07:55
My Series 80 stainless Commander is my most carried pistol. IMHO you can't beat the combination of reliability, accuracy, balance, and concealability.
My experience with the 1991 series is with a basic Government Model which has been lightly customized. It's also 100% reliable, and accurate.
31st May 2004, 09:22
Thank you both for your responses.
This is a nice addition to my collection of colts which includes a Gold Cup National Match, a Gold Cup Trophy, a Defender and now this Commander.
I recently sold a Springfield Armory TRP (first addition). They are fine pistols, but I am just happier with Colts.
I really do look forward to trying it out. I am going to shoot it with a friend who helped me sell the TRP. Definately need to let him shoot it.
Nice Pony...........now it needs a little Bling! Novak's, bobtailed, stag grips, 25lpi frontstrap checkering.......................etc,etc,etc.......... :)
31st May 2004, 12:34
Commanders look great! Especially the ones Colt are building now. The roll marks look classy, and glad to see the pony is right where it should be!
The only compact size Colt I own is the Series 80 'Compact' model, with a 3.5" barrel. It's the older roll mark 1991-A1. It doesn't look nearly as good as yours, but it sure shoots. I practice off-hand at 21ft, and have no problem blowing the X-ring out of the targets.
Looking forward to your range report.
31st May 2004, 21:03
I love my Commander too.....it's in blue. All my guns are black.....must be a color thing...
31st May 2004, 22:33
Nice pistol, GCT. Glad to see Colt stopped using plastic triggers! :)
1st June 2004, 00:46
Thanks for the pick...I have been debating for awhile as to my first 1911. After that pick, I think that a colt 1991 ss commander will be my choice. :D
1st June 2004, 04:42
I am stilll debating what I will do to customize. The only thing so far is to order a SS Les Baer serrated main spring housing from Brownells. I am also going to install a reduced (19 lb) main spring. I will probably leave the sights alone. I thought about Heinie's Night Eyes, but the cost of sights and the install are nearly half the price of the gun :( . I am going to shoot it first. I had forgotton just how nice the stock white dot sights really are. I would like a fitted beavertail, but in all reality the factory ducktail safety feels pretty good. Checkering is definately out, TRP was checkered and it did not do that much for me. I will post if I decide to do any other mods. Thanks for your suggestions.
I hope that mine shoots as well as yours. From everything I have heard the ORM 1991s were great guns.
Rotz, 1911WB, mkink,
I appreciate the nice commments. I too am glad that the trigger is not plastic. I am 99% sure that I will not replace it.
Best to all and welcome to our new forum,
1st June 2004, 20:43
now that is one pretty Colt. I have just Got to get moving, and find another one myself. I have carried my old Series 70 Commander so long that its almost grown attached to me.
2nd June 2004, 20:07
Nice pistol, GCT. Glad to see Colt stopped using plastic triggers! :)If no one liked those long solid plastic triggers, why can't I find one?
BTW, Nice Commander. But, I've never seen one that wasn't.
3rd June 2004, 14:32
Shot GCT's new Commander this afternoon. Ammo was Winchester white box. Gun worked flawlessly. He done good.
4th June 2004, 05:24
We did indeed take the new Commander out for a few rounds (around 60). It preformed flawlessly. Could not really shoot a great deal for accuracy based on range conditions. This gun does seem to be accurate at around 15 yards. I will be able to test more for accuracy next time out.
I have now installed a Baer SS serrated Main Spring Housing and 19lb main spring. Seemed to drop the pull by about a pound. I am guessing it is about 4 to 4 1/2 lbs now. I don't have a guage, but it is a bit heavier than my Defender which has been measured at 4lbs. The Baer housing matched the finish almost perfectly. It was a bit tight but worked (I don't understand why everything Baer is so tight).
After shooting and finding a new local gunsmith that has been highly recommended by my dear friend AHammer my plans now include:
Smith and Alexander beavertail w/o speed bump (ordered)
Heinie sights (Slant pro or Original Straight Eight Night Sights)
Shooting and more shooting.
Hope to have it completed by the middle of July.
I will post a new picture and another range report then.
Thanks to all who are on board.
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