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Old 06-26-2012, 06:47 PM
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Finally a Colt owner




As the title says I finally located and purchased my first Colt... a NIB Stainless XSE model!! It's been a 2-3 month search and after scouring a few auctions sites and seeing what one just sold for on those I feel like I got a GREAT deal and I definitely got what I wanted versus settling for something else. Pics forthcoming after I get her cleaned up and lubed!!
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Old 06-26-2012, 06:50 PM
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Is it a 5 inch Gov. or 4.25 inch Commander?
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Old 06-26-2012, 06:52 PM
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Good things come thos that wait! But it did not happen without pics.
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Old 06-26-2012, 06:52 PM
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Thats what i said a few months ago now i have 2 welcome to the addiction. enjoy the hell out of it fatman
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Old 06-26-2012, 06:57 PM
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Congrats I have the Colt Commander XSE Stainless and I love it Enjoy and welcome to Colt
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Old 06-26-2012, 06:58 PM
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Is it a 5 inch Gov. or 4.25 inch Commander?
4.25" Commander
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Old 06-26-2012, 06:58 PM
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Good things come thos that wait! But it did not happen without pics.
I know!! I know!!
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Old 06-26-2012, 07:45 PM
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You da man,Siklid!

I still remember the excitement of my first Colt. And I have forgotten most of the other stuff that happened since then!

Happy shooting!
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Old 06-26-2012, 07:58 PM
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You da man,Siklid!

I still remember the excitement of my first Colt. And I have forgotten most of the other stuff that happened since then!

Happy shooting!
My wife told me I was like a 30yo kid in a candy store when she got home from work!! And then she asked... "Are you gonna get tired of that one and sell it in a few months too?" I said "No baby, it's a COLT!!" And then I got the roll of the eyes as she walked off... Oh well, now to start saving up for a Series 70!!
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Old 06-26-2012, 08:22 PM
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Every Colt fan should own a Series 70 of some stripe;but,I think it may be prudent to not be in too big of a hurry.

I trust that Colt has some great things in store.
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Old 06-26-2012, 08:29 PM
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Congratulations on your first Colt. I got my first about 4 months ago, a new Series 70. I have a stainless Officers ACP on the way as I type this and have a gun show to go to this weekend. I will be looking for either a 01918 or a nice Commander at the show. Good luck with you new sickness.
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Old 06-26-2012, 09:13 PM
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My first was a Combat Commander,satin nickel,in 1976. Then,a S70 Gold Cup,a LW OACP,a McCormick brushed hard chrome OACP;and,finally,a Lightweight Government XSE.

It is a journey to be savored.
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Old 06-26-2012, 10:46 PM
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Congrats!
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Old 06-27-2012, 05:23 PM
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http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/l...t/IMAG0050.jpg
http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/l...t/IMAG0053.jpg

And here she is... crappy cell phone pics, but it's all I have at the moment!! Man, I love this gun and can't wait to put some rounds through it!!
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:06 PM
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Excellent Colt,sir!

Makes me want to get a new Commander.

I know you will enjoy it.

Your cell phone pics look better than my camera pics.
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:26 PM
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Excellent Colt,sir!

Makes me want to get a new Commander.

I know you will enjoy it.

Your cell phone pics look better than my camera pics.
Thanks!! She is a beaut and I got to actually get my on her before purchase vs purchasing online at an auction... I absolutely have no regrets on this purchase so far. I knew what I wanted, I patiently hunted it down, and I didn't settle for less... and this is where I ended up!!
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Old 07-07-2012, 01:09 PM
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Well, finally got her to the range today and this is what I came up with:



8 Rounds of WWB 230gr FMJ at 15 Yards



16 Rounds of WWB 230gr FMJ at 15 Yards (Same Target as Above)

After I put a few mags through her to get things moving and do some reliability checks with different mags (the 2 factory mags and 2 WC 47Ds) and just get used to her nuances... I decided that I would get a little more serious and see how she was with accuracy. Turns out that I am VERY impressed as I figured I would be. Had ZERO malfunctions with any of the four magazines I used today and for a stock pistol out of the box (with the usual field strip cleaning and lube job) I felt like I was shooting something more along the lines of a semi custom. All in all I think Colt really has their stuff together and now I am completely hooked for life!! Now just to come up with the funds for the next purchase, but at least I have this one to keep me busy until then.
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Old 07-07-2012, 02:34 PM
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Nice shooting! Great choice for your first of many more Colts!
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Old 07-07-2012, 05:26 PM
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That is a great pistol and great shooting. Hope that you continue to enjoy that one. Looks as if you got a really good shooter.
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Old 07-07-2012, 06:04 PM
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Man, great shooting and nice pistol. I have the SS commander and love it, but I couldn't shoot it like you did. Congrats...
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Old 07-07-2012, 07:12 PM
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My wife told me I was like a 30yo kid in a candy store when she got home from work!! And then she asked... "Are you gonna get tired of that one and sell it in a few months too?" I said "No baby, it's a COLT!!" And then I got the roll of the eyes as she walked off... Oh well, now to start saving up for a Series 70!!
I laughed my rear end off when I read this........and, my wife laughed even harder.
It sounds exactly like all of my reasons to never buy another gun.........this will be the very last one I buy!!!!! I won't need another gun......ever (ha-ha!).

And, her eyes just roll around in her head!
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Old 07-07-2012, 07:45 PM
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Thanks for all the comments!! I really couldn't have imagined that this one would have shot this well without some work done to it, but as long as it shoots like this bone stock... it will remain that way. With these results, I see no reason to spend the money on a reliability job, "upgrades", or even a trigger job (even though the trigger does have a bit of slop in it). I had initially wanted to have some mods done to this pistol when I bought it, but it looks to me like I've got a winner the way she sits. And, as the old saying goes, "if it ain't broke... don't fix it" I think I will take these words to heart this time and enjoy my new acquisition...
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Old 07-07-2012, 08:14 PM
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I walked out of the gun store today with a Colt XSE Government today too!
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Old 07-07-2012, 08:35 PM
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I walked out of the gun store today with a Colt XSE Government today too!
Mine is an XSE Commander, but if that Goverment shoots as well as the Commander... I PROMISE, you won't be disappointed!! The O4012XSE I shot for the first time today was outstanding is every aspect of what I asked or expected of it. I hope to be able to see the same results in the future and will post updates as they come about. Hopefully, after a couple of thousand rounds down range I will still be as impressed and at this point I don't see any reason not to be...
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Old 07-08-2012, 07:16 AM
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I recently bought the Model 1991 Combat Commander in black..........a great pistol for the money. I've put 200 rounds thru it and not one malfunction. And, it is very accurate. I'm sure you'll love yours.


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