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Old 03-17-2020, 09:49 AM
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Vic Tibbets Bobtail Commander

This came up for sale on another forum and being a fan of bobtails, 9mm's and stainless 1911's -- along with an interest in getting into more custom builds and away from the semi-builders I'm delighted to own this unique little beauty.

I reached out to Vic on LinkedIn and he responded pretty quickly that he didn't have any of his build records left but he would be interested in doing anything I wanted to the gun through Wilson and he would do the work himself. I would like the slide-release flattened and the night sights are clearly dead (and dated 2002).

I was also told these grips are pretty unique; MD labs grips ( https://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=1512 )

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Old 03-17-2020, 05:17 PM
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Kind of surprised no trigger guard high cut was done , with all the work the was
done to it . Nice pistol
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Old 03-17-2020, 07:27 PM
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Kind of surprised no trigger guard high cut was done , with all the work the was
done to it . Nice pistol
was that even a "thing" 18 years ago? The sights are dated 2002 so I assume it was built around then.

I'm sending it back to him at Wilson and he's going to replace the sights, I guess I could have some frame work done
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Old 03-20-2020, 08:40 PM
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A " thing " I don't really know . I know it was done to 1911's before 2002 .
I think as a shooter gets more and more experienced its just something you
gravitate to . Getting a higher more comfortable yet commanding grip .

Again Really nice pistol you got . I bet it would not cost much to have him
high cut it . Ether way you have a fine pistol .

If you ever get a chance to hold an ACW . Robs high cut frame is outstanding .
It feels more like the pistol is a natural extension of your hand .
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Old 03-22-2020, 04:01 PM
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Kind of surprised no trigger guard high cut was done , with all the work the was
done to it . Nice pistol
Looking at the pics, it seems the front strap is cut higher than a traditional 1911, not as high as some do these days (ACW, Colt Custom Shop), but higher than others (DW, Ed Brown).

Kind of a middle ground, like what LB does but with a little more of a gentle curve -- but to my eye definitely high cut.
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Old 03-23-2020, 01:44 PM
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Good eye. It's a very traditional for the time period style of high cut. Best left alone.

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Looking at the pics, it seems the front strap is cut higher than a traditional 1911, not as high as some do these days (ACW, Colt Custom Shop), but higher than others (DW, Ed Brown).

Kind of a middle ground, like what LB does but with a little more of a gentle curve -- but to my eye definitely high cut.
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Really nice looking 1911.

I will reframe from commenting on the caliber.
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Old 03-28-2020, 11:40 AM
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I will reframe from commenting on the caliber.
LOL, I shoot everything a lot so it's cheaper and I carry a 38 super daily (with +p's) if that makes you feel better
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