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Old 08-16-2018, 07:26 PM
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Guncrafter Industries Bobtail Commander

Hey all, I just picked up my first GI a No Name Bobtail Commander in 9mm. I'm very excited first GI and first bobtail, double firsts.

Any other GI bobtail owners on here ?
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Old 08-16-2018, 08:09 PM
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Does wanting one count?..

Congrats! .....but, we do need pics and a range report.
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Old 08-16-2018, 08:47 PM
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Guncrafter Industries Bobtail Commander

Congrats on the new name. I love my government no name and have been eyeing up a commander for a couple years. Iím sure the 9 mm will be soft shooter. We need pictures...


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Old 08-16-2018, 08:47 PM
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OP's GTG as far as posting pictures, he'll come through...BUT I did notice in his Signature Line, where it *** used *** to say 'Now my collection is complete' is somehow missing.
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Old 08-17-2018, 11:40 AM
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OP's GTG as far as posting pictures, he'll come through...BUT I did notice in his Signature Line, where it *** used *** to say 'Now my collection is complete' is somehow missing.
It should say "screw it" I'm buying more 1911's
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Old 08-17-2018, 11:42 AM
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I won't have it till next week but here are the sellers pictures - does that count

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Old 08-17-2018, 11:51 AM
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I was looking at that pretty sucker on the other site too. Man that's a nice pistol. Congrats on the pick up!! I've been contemplating getting a 9mm compact 1911 but other 45's keep coming up! Anyway, congrats again! I hope you enjoy it.
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Old 08-17-2018, 09:02 PM
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I won't have it till next week but here are the sellers pictures - does that count

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Very nice 9mm Commander. Congrats on the new GI!


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Old 08-18-2018, 11:08 AM
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Very nice! One of these days Iíll get a 9mm 1911.


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Old 08-18-2018, 11:52 AM
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Old 09-03-2018, 06:17 PM
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Do we have a range report yet? Dying to get one
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Old 09-05-2018, 09:32 PM
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Ok, somehow I ended up with a GI bobtail commander and Dan Wesson Guardian all in the same week A week ago Sunday was the first range session for both. Both are 9mm, both are pre-owned and very lightly fired.

The Dan Wesson came with 4 DW 9 round mags and in the GI I ran 9 round Ed Brown's I had bought by mistake - funny how things work out. First impressions the GI weighs like twice as much - well I'm exaggerating - I'll weigh them tomorrow at my office on our digital mail scale. It's substantial.

The Aluminum frame on the Guardian is perfect for conceal carry and makes the gun feel incredible manageable to have on your hip all day compared to the all steel GI. The GI also seems much thicker through the grip area even with the slim aluminum grips.

As one would think the DW is quite snappy and follow-up shots via double taps required extreme concentration and being aware to take an extra half second to aquire the target. The GI, has far diminished recoil as you would expect from a heavier gun. Double taps came much easier and really without much thought. BTW, I'm talking body mass acquisition to the chest and stomach at 15, 25 and finally 30 ft

Bulleyes shooting the GI is a tack driver, extremely accurate while the DW suffered from some pulls and low shots (user error :grin as the lightness of the gun takes some getting use to and some additional stiff wrist awareness.

I do like the rear site on the GI far less and like the more traditional rear site of the DW.

Both guns functioned flawlessly through double taps, triple taps and while unloaded the entire magazine. 150 rounds were fired in each gun.

As you can tell, I like them both. For daily carry I would have to choose the Guardian as the less weight is just to dramatic to ignore, for the range and maybe home defense the GI is simply amazing, VERY accurate and VERY fun to shoot because the bullet ends up where you are aiming, literally.

I have owned DW's before but honest to God, for the money, I do not think there is a better 1911. It's a ton of gun for $1,100 to 1,200 pre-loved. The last picture the target, is the GI at 40 ft while bullseye shooting

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Old 09-07-2018, 03:15 PM
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If you remove the Aluma grips, you'll be surprised at how heavy those are. If you put a new set of lighter grips on the GC, you'll probably be less apt to be shocked by how heavy it is in comparison.
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Old 09-07-2018, 06:07 PM
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If you remove the Aluma grips, you'll be surprised at how heavy those are. If you put a new set of lighter grips on the GC, you'll probably be less apt to be shocked by how heavy it is in comparison.
Compare the weight of your typical 1911 G10 grips to your Aluma grips. The difference is substantial relatively speaking. Been there/done that.
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Old 09-07-2018, 11:50 PM
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Wow, OK, will do. I just assumed the aluma grips were well aluminum and light. I have a set of blue/black thin G10's on the way from VZ, we'll see
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Old 09-08-2018, 06:56 AM
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My sons GI LW NN CCO 9mm is nearly 8 oz lighter than my 38 super all steel version.
Definately palpable. He shelved his G19 EDC for the GI soon after he got it, for accuracy, being slimmer and no trade off in weight.
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Old 09-08-2018, 09:28 AM
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My sons GI LW NN CCO 9mm is nearly 8 oz lighter than my 38 super all steel version.
Definately palpable. He shelved his G19 EDC for the GI soon after he got it, for accuracy, being slimmer and no trade off in weight.
I've got that same CCO and have been carrying it for something like a couple years. It is a really great carry configuration. During that time, I've tried a few other carry guns as well, but have always come back to the GI CCO. It is very well-made, light, very slim, and the round butt is a really nice touch that helps it just disappear.

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Old 09-22-2018, 03:54 PM
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Old 09-22-2018, 06:53 PM
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Those look like some great carry grips.

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Old 09-23-2018, 08:12 PM
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I like em, they are the thin version and I always anted some blue grips so....
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Old 09-23-2018, 09:17 PM
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I like em, they are the thin version and I always anted some blue grips so....


Iím a big fan of thin grips as well, especially on a carry gun.


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Old 11-11-2018, 02:53 PM
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Here's a 9mm bobbed commander I recently picked up. Love it!
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Old 11-11-2018, 03:28 PM
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Here's a 9mm bobbed commander I recently picked up. Love it!
That looks awesome! Love me some GI.

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I loved the way the bob tails looked and carried. I simply couldn’t shoot the, very well. I finally gave up and went to a standard GI Commander. They are awesome shooters.
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Iím considering a similar GI bobtail commander in 9mm.
My dilemma is steel frame or LW. It wonít be carried but Iíve shot CCOs in LW and steel and do appreciate the weight difference.
Any opinions?
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