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Old 01-03-2020, 09:03 PM
taltexan taltexan is offline
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Colt lightweight commander 45 acp

Looking for my first 1911. Interested in the above, any deals out there on this model. Wiley Clapp looks good but 7 round mag and prices I have seen kinda puts a damper on that model for me.
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Old 01-04-2020, 04:13 PM
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I really like the Wiley Clapp models. They are a bit pricey but the features are very nice in my opinion and they prevent the cost of having to send the pistol off to a smith to do the work later. I personally prefer the government size but thats just me. If you dont want to spend that much the Colt government classic is a great option. I just picked one up for $694.00 which I think was a fair price. Good luck.
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Old 01-04-2020, 05:48 PM
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Colt sells their own 1911 LW commander, beavertail grip safety, round commander hammer, 3 dot sights, 8 rnd mag, comes with two. Price was $999.99 in my area. Pretty nice pistol
I'd go that route.
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Old 01-04-2020, 06:14 PM
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Wiley Clapp looks good but 7 round mag and prices I have seen kinda puts a damper on that model for me.
You can shoot any aftermarket 1911 magazine in the gun so that is a non-issue. I like the front strap checkering and the series 70 action. It also has a National Match barrel. You can pick one up for about $1150.

https://gun.deals/search/apachesolr_search/098289042248
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Old 01-04-2020, 06:40 PM
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I have one of the earlier Wiley Clapp Commanders. The only thing wrong with it is serrations on the front and they don't do that any more. They are also a couple hundred less expensive. Couple years ago bought a DW Valkyrie 9 MM Commander, I like it too.
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Old 01-04-2020, 07:50 PM
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Check Buds.

https://www.budsgunshop.com/mobile/p...mander+o4840xe

I had this model a few years ago. Excellent gun. Totally reliable.
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Old 01-04-2020, 07:59 PM
Sandhills Write Sandhills Write is offline
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I have both the Wiley Clapp and the regular light weight Commanders, both are excellent pistols. Get which ever you like the best
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Old 01-04-2020, 08:12 PM
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You can find used for $700-$900
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Old 01-05-2020, 06:58 AM
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Colt sells their own 1911 LW commander, beavertail grip safety, round commander hammer, 3 dot sights, 8 rnd mag, comes with two. Price was $999.99 in my area. Pretty nice pistol
I'd go that route.
I've got one of these and vouch too. It is a very nice pistol.

Some will say the bluing is more black than blue and I agree. So if you are buying from Bud's or somewhere be aware of that.
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Old 01-05-2020, 07:45 AM
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taltexan I paid 1050 for my 04840wc last year new from local dealer . It had been there misplaced for 2 years so I got it for close to cost to move it , so I got a bargain . 7 round mag ?? Is that really a big deal ? Your going to buy more mags right !! But some 8 rounders for carry and 10 rounders for back up ! Or buy a double stack some thing , maybe an RIA if you need a all metal 1911 .
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Old 01-05-2020, 11:16 AM
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Looking for my first 1911. Interested in the above, any deals out there on this model. Wiley Clapp looks good but 7 round mag and prices I have seen kinda puts a damper on that model for me.
If you don't mind an older, used one, try the used cabinet at McBride's Guns in Austin if you're able to get there. They usually have them $525-$675.
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Old 01-05-2020, 01:30 PM
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I bought a Colt/Talo Clapp Commander new in 2013. Still love and carry it. I use Wilson Combat mags in it. Seems like Colt mags are very hard to find but deals on 3 WC mags pop up pretty often in LGSs and online.
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Old 01-05-2020, 11:34 PM
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Brownells have Checkmate mags on sale at different times. Checkmate makes Colt mags, and even at full price the Checkmates are cheaper than the Colt mags. I have over 20 of the Checkmates, never had a problem with any of them.
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