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Thread: Colt Wiley Clapp Commander question

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    Colt Wiley Clapp Commander question

    How many versions of the Colt Wiley Clapp Commander were there?

    I've seen some with front serrations and some without. Were there any other differences?

    Thanks

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    Some Wiley Clapp Commanders have short stub thumb safety, some have extended, triggers, grip panels, etc.

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    I bought mine in 2013. I think it was around 2015-2016 that the front cocking serrations (FCS) went away. I think there was also a minor change in the size of the grip screws. Although I have never seen a different thumb safety on a known new one it is something that often gets changed out by owners. It would also not surprise me Colt would install a "normal" thumb safety if they ran out of the one that should be on the pistol.




    I think it was 2016 the 9mm and SS models were introduced.

    Some friends who have shot mine do not like the checkering on the front of the frame in the grip area (think it is too aggressive) and some do not like the thumb safety.
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    I have one of the early runs. The original one was sent back to Colt for jamming issues. The pistol still had the same issue when i got it back. I bought it from Davidsons and they replaced it with a new one.

    I changed out the thumb safety on mine. I didn't like the little nub. I would've preferred not to have the front cocking serrations.

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    I didn't even consider buying one -- because of the front cocking serrations and front strap checkering.
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