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Old 01-11-2020, 11:09 AM
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Valkyrie - considering new one.

Considering one in .45, how do others like theirs?
My requirements are Commander slide with Officer alloy frame in .45.
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Old 01-11-2020, 11:38 AM
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I bught one the end of last year, new though it was manufactured in 2015 going by the serial number. Looks just like your picture.
So far it’s a tack driver. Still breaking it in running a few different magazines for reliability.
Fit and finish are excellent and is the trigger. Uses a ramped match barrel with the alloy frame.
I had an issues with the thumb safety that I was able to rectify. Recommend.
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Old 01-13-2020, 10:59 AM
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Excellent choice. I have one. Great shooter. Been flawless. Feeds everything I've tried (Ball, HST, golden sabers, gold dots, ranger type T). Shop around, prices vary greatly. They can be had for < $1100 new (non-blem).
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Old 01-14-2020, 11:57 AM
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I have one each 9MM & 45 of the Valkyrie Commander size. The 45 is my EDC. Both great pistols. No issues. Shoot the 45 often, feeds everything I've tried including my hand loads. Going to try some coated round nose this weekend, we'll see how that goes.

I did swap out the sights for Kensight adjustable rear - Fiber optic front. Nothing wrong with the stock just personal preference.

Good luck with your decision!
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Old 01-15-2020, 06:48 PM
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Just placed the order today and got it at a great price, should to have it by Friday. Hope to make it my EDC once I run some rounds through it.

Thank you for the help everyone!
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Old 01-16-2020, 06:00 PM
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I had one in 9mm and it's one of the few guns I've regretted selling. I have an ECP now and it's nice but I seem to shoot the Valkyrie better. I also had a Specialist and Guardian both in 9mm but didn't shoot them as well as the Valkyrie. I think you'll be very happy with it.
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Old 01-21-2020, 07:01 PM
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Thanks everyone, I know you have seen a Valkyrie before but this one is mine.
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Old 01-21-2020, 07:36 PM
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Thanks everyone, I know you have seen a Valkyrie before but this one is mine.
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Old 01-21-2020, 07:42 PM
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I bught one the end of last year, new though it was manufactured in 2015 going by the serial number. Looks just like your picture.
So far it’s a tack driver. Still breaking it in running a few different magazines for reliability.
Fit and finish are excellent and is the trigger. Uses a ramped match barrel with the alloy frame.
I had an issues with the thumb safety that I was able to rectify. Recommend.
What was the issue?
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Old 01-22-2020, 04:18 PM
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Looks like a winner TenRing !!
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Old 01-22-2020, 05:24 PM
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Excellent choice.
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Old 01-25-2020, 05:47 PM
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What a great carry 1911!

Cleaned it today and fit and finish are excellent.

Put over 400 rds through it of mixed manufactures, weights, bullet profiles and even an assorted mix of my reloads, not one issue, fired everything.

Finished with 15rds of my prefered personal protection ammo. Hornady Critical Duty. Shot about 1/2" high of POA/POI @ 10yards...perfect.

Could not be happier with the Valkyrie......shes going to Church dirty tomorrow.
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Old 01-25-2020, 09:17 PM
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Sounds like it's proving itself nicely.


As difficult as it was to initially wrap my mind around....church carry is something that I've begun doing as well.
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Old 01-26-2020, 09:42 AM
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Nice find Tenring - glad you found one. I've had my 9mm Valkyrie Commander for a little over 2 years now and it continues to be my favorite carry piece.

What holster are you using?
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Old 01-26-2020, 01:07 PM
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In the Waist Band C -flex by Kelly Gun Leather....Milt Sparks Clone. He is local to me, I have to contact Steven Kelly and see how he is doing, he was backed up over a year last I spoke to him. I dont have a pic right now, but similar to this OWB for my Sig 238: Same color, black Horse with shark trim.
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Old 01-26-2020, 01:19 PM
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Found a picture of his C-Flex and mag carrier:
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Old 01-26-2020, 05:12 PM
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What was the issue?
The thumb safety would engage during recoil, even without my thumb anywhere near it. It wouldn’t actually move up and engage in the normal sense, past the detent.
What I found was the ledge that contacts the sear was 3x the length it should be, which by moving a few thousandths of an inch would contact the sear not allowing the hammer to fall for the next shot. When I just touched the TS the hammer would fall to half cock notch.
I filled the leading edge of the ledge to allow more movement before the proper contact surface engaged the sear.
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Old 01-27-2020, 11:51 AM
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Found a picture of his C-Flex and mag carrier:

Great looking leather.



Did you find the fit of your Valkyrie to be any different in the holster that other 1911 ?



I wasn't sure if the ball cuts and carry cuts would alter the snug fit in a holster.


I have a want for one of these Valkyries and hoping it'll be fine in my commander holsters.
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Old 01-27-2020, 07:00 PM
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Great looking leather.



Did you find the fit of your Valkyrie to be any different in the holster that other 1911 ?



I wasn't sure if the ball cuts and carry cuts would alter the snug fit in a holster.


I have a want for one of these Valkyries and hoping it'll be fine in my commander holsters.
My Valkyrie fits great in all my commander holsters, just like it was made for them. I will be ordering a Garret Silent Thunder shortly for it, they make awesome holsters as well.

https://www.giholsters.com/
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Old 01-27-2020, 07:21 PM
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The thumb safety would engage during recoil, even without my thumb anywhere near it. It wouldn’t actually move up and engage in the normal sense, past the detent.
What I found was the ledge that contacts the sear was 3x the length it should be, which by moving a few thousandths of an inch would contact the sear not allowing the hammer to fall for the next shot. When I just touched the TS the hammer would fall to half cock notch.
I filled the leading edge of the ledge to allow more movement before the proper contact surface engaged the sear.
Question - when you reference “ledge” what are in this picture (link) are you referring to ? Thanks

http://dave2.freeshell.org/1911/safety2/safety2.htm
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Old 01-27-2020, 09:33 PM
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Excellent choice. I have one. Great shooter. Been flawless. Feeds everything I've tried (Ball, HST, golden sabers, gold dots, ranger type T). Shop around, prices vary greatly. They can be had for < $1100 new (non-blem).
DubfromGa - if you are considering one, be sure to follow vinogeeks advise and shop around, I saved $240 just checking two online shops - thank you vinogeek!
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Old 01-28-2020, 06:16 PM
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Question - when you reference “ledge” what are in this picture (link) are you referring to ? Thanks

http://dave2.freeshell.org/1911/safety2/safety2.htm
Responded to you PM.
I am referring to the sear contact area was too large, not in height but in length.
There wasn’t enough sear clearing area.
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Old 02-01-2020, 03:23 PM
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Responded to you PM.
I am referring to the sear contact area was too large, not in height but in length.
There wasn’t enough sear clearing area.
Thanks for the pics
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Old 02-01-2020, 04:53 PM
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My Valkyrie fits great in all my commander holsters, just like it was made for them. I will be ordering a Garret Silent Thunder shortly for it, they make awesome holsters as well.

https://www.giholsters.com/

Agreed....I've got two of his holsters. They really do well. Both are IWB models. Minimal bulk and nice adjustability.

I want to add a comfortable OWB that conceals well for commander length slides. I may go with Garrett. Been leaning towards Kramer horsehide, too.






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DubfromGa - if you are considering one, be sure to follow vinogeeks advise and shop around, I saved $240 just checking two online shops - thank you vinogeek!

So very true.

I made a deposit on a nib non-blem .45 Valkyrie cco. Price was $1,065.

I quit looking around after finding that deal....didn't think I'd beat it enough to matter....plus it's with a dealer I've used quite a bit over the years and they've been very solid in each transaction.
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Old 02-02-2020, 07:21 PM
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I have the .45 Valkyrie CCO and it's a wonderful gun! I was shooting it yesterday along with my Les Baer UTC and at 15 yards, and for me, it was a little bit more accurate than the UTC using ball ammo. I bought it for carry and it fills that role perfectly.

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