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Old 08-17-2016, 05:37 PM
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I only like the venomous snakes. We used to catch rattlers and milk them when I was a young teen. Believe me, it is a ton of fun to roust them from their nests, milk them, and then have a rattlesnake B-B-Q. Most get released but some kept one or two for hatbands or a belt.
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Old 08-17-2016, 07:37 PM
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Are these newer WC's as sharp edged as the older ones?
I haven't handled any other Wiley Clapps than my Commander but I found the edges to be pretty sharp, sharp enough that a carry bevel is on the list of work that I'm having done to it.
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Old 08-26-2016, 11:40 AM
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Just wanted to share!

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Old 08-26-2016, 08:13 PM
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Thought I would throw a dirty picture of my stainless Clapp.




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Old 09-11-2016, 04:59 PM
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Thought I would throw a dirty picture of my stainless Clapp.




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Nice WC...
Is that the stock trigger? Or did you replace it?
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Old 09-11-2016, 05:50 PM
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Nice WC...

Is that the stock trigger? Or did you replace it?


That is the trigger that came in it, I have a Harrison medium that I will put in sometime this week though.


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Old 09-11-2016, 09:07 PM
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Eric, I just bought one, a stainless Wiley Clapp Commander, Thursday, mine has the same trigger as yours. Also mine does not have the rowel Commander hammer, it has the newer style, what does yours have?? I prefer the newer style hammer. Mine is a early two digit serial number, from Bill Hicks.

I have put 500 rounds through it the past four days, it has not failed in any way, and is way more accurate than I am. Mine is very tight, no rattles. I have read complaints that they are not very well put together, but mine is super. Pictures will follow.

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Old 09-11-2016, 10:04 PM
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I also like the gun you have. Who is BEC?
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Old 09-12-2016, 12:26 AM
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I also like the gun you have. Who is BEC?
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Old 10-30-2016, 06:24 AM
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WC Ivory

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Well shot, well worn WC with new shoes. Elephant Ivory that has been in the safe for over ten years waiting for this project. 10 and 20 year service pins from my agency inlayed by Paul Persinger of El Paso. The crappy cell phone pics do not do this gat justice
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Old 10-30-2016, 05:11 PM
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Old 03-07-2017, 07:55 PM
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My first Colt in 4 years!

I bought my first pony in 4 years yesterday! I picked up a NIB Wiley Clapp Govt. Took it to the range today for a very quick function test. It went through 100 rounds of WWB and 17 rounds of Winchester PDX1 Defender just like my 2011 S70 and 2013 ANVIII; without a hitch. Not even the slightest bit of hesitation in loading, firing and ejecting. I did not have time today to check out the accuracy but am quite sure it is impressive as the metal targets that it was knocking down without issue were small and 15-25 yards out.

I am very pleased with the fit and finish of this weapon. The slide to frame fit is tighter than any of my Colts and he trigger is the lightest and most crisp of all the previous examples I own. This is the first pistol I have owned with front strap checkering and I am very impressed! Much more sturdy purchase of the gun than my Kimber Super Carry Pro HD's "fish scale" type front strap.

Only negative: The grip safety is a baby rattle.

Overall, I am very pleased to own another Colt!

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Old 03-07-2017, 08:07 PM
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I bought my first pony in 4 years yesterday! I picked up a NIN Wiley Clapp Govt. Took it to the range today for a very quick function test. It went through 100 rounds of WWB and 17 rounds of Winchester PDX1 Defender just like my 2011 S70 and 2013 ANVIII; without a hitch. OT even the slightest bit of hesitation in loading, firing and ejecting. I did not have time today to check out the accuracy but am quite sure it is impressive as the metal targets the it was knocking down without issue were small and 15-25 yards out.

I am very pleased with the fit and finish of this weapon. The slide to frame fit is tighter than any of my Colts and he trigger is the lightest and most crisp of all the previous examples I own. This is the first pistol I have owned with front strap checkering and I am very impressed! Much more sturdy purchase of the gun than my Kimber Super Carry Pro HD's "fish scale" type front strap.

Only negative: The grip safety is a baby rattle.

Overall, I am very pleased to own another Colt!

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Old 03-07-2017, 08:19 PM
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Thanks! I have been a huge fan of Colt since I bought my first 1991 in 2010! This is definitely the favorite of my stable. What makes me (and my wife...for different reasons) really happy is there is nothing on it that I want/need to change or modify/customize! Excellent pistol!
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Old 03-07-2017, 08:32 PM
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Thanks! I have been a huge fan of Colt since I bought my first 1991 in 2010! This is definitely the favorite of my stable. What makes me (and my wife...for different reasons) really happy is there is nothing on it that I want/need to change or modify/customize! Excellent pistol!
This thread shows how excellent these pistols are and how much they are loved!
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Old 03-07-2017, 10:14 PM
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I've bought over a dozen Colt 1911s over the years. I have had a number of them customized, usually with some sort of front strap treatment to add traction (serrations, etc.)

I have finally come to the conclusion that, for me any way, front strap checkering is essential. Serrations are a nice feature over bald front strap, but not as effective as good quality checkering.

Today, the Wiley Clapp models are the only Colts that I will purchase, unless I am planning and OK with extensive custom work, after-purchase, which I'm no longer willing to do. That means... WCs are the only Colts that I would buy in these days.

It's too bad that it took Colt so long to provide a series like the WCs. And, they're still just considered "special runs".

If Colt had half a brain (which I'm finally convinced that they do NOT) they would have created a full, standard line of pistols, much like the Wiley Clapps, with front strap checkering, beavertail grip safeties, and Novak sights. They could still do that, totally aside from the Talo exclusive Wiley Clapp models. But will they? Of course not. Colt does not possess even 'half-a brain'. Pretty sad state of affairs for what was once one of America's greatest, most illustrious firearm brands.

At least, we have the Wiley Clapps! Thank the Lord. May Colt continue to offer the full Wiley Clapp line of pistols for many years to come.

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Old 03-08-2017, 01:31 AM
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How About a Colt Wiley Clapp Picture Thread

The Stock Trigger is/was poorly fitted and the pull left something to be desired. I stoned the hammer hooks to .020 and fitted a true radius sear and disconnector; debating on a Teardrop or slotted hammer. I fit an EGW Safety and Slide Stop. And Challis Bushings.

Also needed is a new FP Stop(to prevent clocking) and a refit on beavertail

At What point does the gun cease to be a "Wiley Clapp"


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Old 03-08-2017, 01:33 AM
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The Stock Trigger is/was poorly fitted and the pull left something to be desired. I stoned the hammer hooks to .020 and fitted a true radius sear and disconnector; debating on a Teardrop or slotted hammer. I fit an EGW Safety and Slide Stop. And Challis Bushings.

Also needed is a new FP Stop(to prevent clocking) and a refit on beavertail

At What point does the gun cease to be a "Wiley Clapp"
You still have the Clapp... with mods.
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Old 03-08-2017, 01:38 AM
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Soon to come Enhanced Hammer and New FP Stop and G10 Grips. Current Trigger Breaks at 4lbs without Creep. The gun has Up and down as well side to side play; however that has not deterred me from EDC


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Old 03-08-2017, 12:25 PM
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Old 03-08-2017, 03:32 PM
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Love mine, I'll get some photos this eve and get em up.
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Old 03-08-2017, 05:22 PM
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That is a beautiful Clapp!
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Old 03-13-2017, 12:08 PM
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As promised. I purchased this baby used at my LGS, I only wish people would learn the correct way to break an automatic down and put it back together without getting that ugly "idiot" scratch on it, obviously it came with it. Can't get over how easy it is to carry, my new favorite.
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Old 09-10-2017, 10:23 PM
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Here is my WC along side a new defender. All stock except for the new grips. Picked those up from altamont.
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Old 09-10-2017, 10:49 PM
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An old photo but this WC Government has 25,000 rounds on it now. It is so reliable and accurate that not only is it my range gun but my primary carry gun also. I will be buying a second one this year.

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